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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.

bumper cars
Having fun on the bumper cars at the Castle!

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 FirefightingEnjoying 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


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kids at Hurds Farm
Obstacle course at the farm

3. For old fashioned fun, visit Hurd's Family Farm
Agritainment is TOP NOTCH at this local farm. We usually visit the farm with friends and the ages of the children range from toddler to pre-teen. Everyone always has a blast from the jumping pillow to the cow train, apple launcher, slide, obstacle course and so much more. Hurd's Family Farm. www.hurdsfamilyfarm.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

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Hudson Valley Renegades Game
Hanging out with Renegades mascot,
Rascal at Dutchess Stadium

5. Sports fans of all ages will hit the fun out of the park at a Renegades Game
Take them out to the ballgame! Your entire family will have a blast at Dutchess stadium from the family-friendly food to the entertianment and that's not even talking about the ball game! Every game is themed, always family-friendly, costumed characters walk around for fun photo ops, they kids corner has a bounce house to get the wiggles out and so much more! A must do. Hudson Valley Renegadeswww.milb.com/hudson-valley

catskill mountain railroad
Playing with trains at the Catskill Mountain Railroad

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.catskillmountainrailroad.com


Cheesing it up at the Aerodrome
Museum!

7. Adventurous kids will love the planes at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Little ones will enjoy running around on the lawn, watching the planes fly over their heads and crafting during kids fly weekend while the older ones will love the history of the planes, the stories they tell, exploring the museum and watching the planes take off. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. oldrhinebeck.org


The splashpad will be open soon enough!

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. www.dutchessny.gov



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