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Top Destinations for Children’s Recreation in Brooklyn

Apr 30th 2014 at 3:27 AM

One of the best things about staying in Brooklyn is the wealth of entertainment options available. This is true in the case of both adults, as well as kids. There are plenty of attractions to visit for the kids around Brooklyn. From museums to nature parks and theme parks, you name it and you can find them around here. If you are someone who is looking for recreational activities for your children in Brooklyn Heights, here are the options that you have got.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Undoubtedly, it is one of the best places to visit for the entire family. Children will love the exclusive play areas that have been created for them. One of the good things about the park is the view that it offers since it is located on the Brooklyn water front. Another good thing about the park is the fact that it is open throughout the year. Come winders and the kids can have a great time ice-skating at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza. The park is also an excellent place for kids to learn about the varieties of plant species. One can find a wonderful variety of flowers and shrubs in the park.

Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
Another popular destination for kids in Brooklyn is the Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. This amusement park has been ranked among the best in the US and contains many attractions for both adults and kids. One can enjoy as many as 25 thrill rides in the amusement park. Some of these include the Sea Serpent Roller Coaster, the Red Baron Airplanes and the Free Fall. Children are known to throng this amusement park throughout the year.
Prospect Park Zoo
This is another favorite with Children Brooklyn. The zoo has a wide variety of animals. Children can also participate in the educational workshops that take place in the zoo regularly. The sprawling zoo is spread over an area of about 12 acres. One of the highlights of this zoo, which is located right in the heart of Brooklyn, is the ‘Discovery Trail’.

Coney Island Beach
One of the best places in the world to watch horseshoe crabs is the Coney Island Beach. May and June are the months when these creatures come out in hundreds. Entire families flock to the beach during these times. It is an excellent place to while away time sunbathing or swimming. The idyllic settings and the cool breeze that always blows in the area make it a favorite place for relaxing. Kids will especially love building sand castles at the beach. Just near the beach are two playgrounds too- the Brighton playground and the Poseidon playground, both extremely popular with kids. One can find dozens of kids enjoying a whale of a time at these playgrounds.

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