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Happy National Sibling Day



Places in the Hudson Valley siblings can play together

National Sibling Day

Did you know that April 10th is National Siblings Day? Every year social media seems to blow up with endearing photos of happy-faced brothers and sisters and I wonder if behind the smiles they fight as much as my boys do. At home there is little they seem to agree on but when we are out they morph into best friends. For me, it can be tough to find places to take them they can enjoy together.

In honor of National Siblings Day here are a few of our favorite places siblings of any age can enjoy.

1. The competitive kinfolk can play together at The Castle Fun Center

Attractions include go karts, laser tag, roller skating, mini golf, an arcade, bowling, batting cages and the list goes on! Chester. thecastlefuncenter.com

Enjoying a trip to the Museum of Firefighting

Enjoying a trip to the Museum of Firefighting

2. The family looking for learning will find fun at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting 

Families can appreciate firefighting history, culture and service in ways perfect for their age. Whether it be through the collections of gear, equipment and photographs or through the interactive kid- friendly exhibits throughout the museum. Children can complete the Jr. Firefighter Challenge Course, learn all about safety and prevention, pretend play on the trucks and so much more. Hudson. fasnyfiremuseum.com

3. The adventurous crew will find a thrill at the Zipline Adventure Tours 

The most daring can soar 60 feet above the valley on 4.6 miles on lines and reaching speeds up to 50 MPH but the most family friendly experience including short zip lines, rope bridges, and wooden platforms to climb on. Afterwards, kids of every age can climb on the adventure tower at the base of the mountain filled with obstacles and climbs. Hunterziplinenewyork.com

Spending the afternoon with the animals at the Trevor Zoo

Spending the afternoon with the animals at the Trevor Zoo

4. Animal aficionados will adore the Trevor Zoo 

Host to more than 180 exotic animals, over 80 different species and a variety of endangered species this zoo is a great place for kids of all ages to explore. Older kids can take time to learn about each species as well as wildlife conservation and environmental protection. Young kids enjoy getting up close with so much wildlife. You can pack a picnic and eat right in the zoo or head to the nearby tribute gardens for some playtime at the park. Millbrook. www.millbrook.org

5. Lego-lovers will lust after so many Legos at Legoland Discovery Center 

Even if the kids aren’t head over heels for Legos there still might be something they would enjoy. A 4D theater, rides, large play structure and a master builder area provides fun for most ages. Yonkers. legolanddiscoverycenter.com

6. Take a ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad 

Take a quick trip through the Catskill Mountains with a stop at the Empire State Railway Museum. Or tube down the Espous and take the train back up the river in the summer time. The Catskill Mountain Railroad also holds many special events throughout the year including holiday and foliage rides. Kingston. www.catskillmtrailroad.com

Painting in the studio at Poughkidsie

Painting in the studio at Poughkidsie

7. Creative kids will love to paint or play at Poughkidsie 

Here babies have a place to explore on their own, preschool aged children will love the imaginative play village and even pre-teens and teens have a chance to be creative in the studio with access to dozens of projects and hundreds of supplies open to them. Poughkeepsie. poughkidsie.com

8. The great outdoors gives everyone room to grow at Bowdoin Park 

The Hudson Valley is sprinkled with some wonderful parks but one of our favorites, Bowdoin Park provides a splash pad for cooling kids off in the summer, picnic areas, hiking trails, Hudson River views, playgrounds and much more. My kids love playing in creeks, watching the trains go by, an exploring. 



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