We know, it can be difficult to decide on something sporty, active and entertaining to do – when there are so many amazing activities to chose from for kids. Luckily there are plenty of options in the city to have your kid take one off classes and see if they like them instead of committing to lengthy workshops.
Thankfully, there’s a way to find out about all the best Manhattan children’s activities with a simple swipe of a smartphone. GoBambino is designed to connect parents with the best activities for kids in Manhattan in a variety of categories, from arts to dance classes, there’s something for everyone – and if you’re looking for sports activities for kids in Manhattan, you might want to consider the following:
Hell’s Kitchen Tennis Academy
Offer drop in classes – for kids of ages 4 – 9. There are specialized classes that are narrow in age as well as mixed age groups. Coaching is available at all levels, making this an enjoyable activity regardless of whether your child is a beginner or the next Venus/Serena Williams. Try a one hour class and if your child enjoys it – they offer 10 packs allowing you to save some extra money on tennis classes for your kid. Tennis classes available in the GoBambino booking app for instant bookings.
Penguin city swim offers private swim classes as well as private ones for your kids – you can start your kids swim training early on. They hold classes on the Upper East Side in various times of the day. Swim classes available to book on GoBambino.
If you’re looking to save money – the NYC Parks & Recreation department provides free swimming lessons during the summer for children as young as 18 months at a variety of public pools in Manhattan. Children who have mastered the ability to swim at least 50 meters in good time can even join free swim teams. Check out swim time schedules on GoBambino
Manhattan Community Boathouse is a non-profit organization which provides kayaking lessons from its base at 56th Street, right on the Hudson River. These lessons run from June to September. Best of all? They’re completely free.
Athletics with BeFitNYC
BeFitNYC is part of the Parks department which offers a variety of athletic activities and programs. Some are free, and others are available at a small cost, but there’s plenty for sports-mad youngsters to get involved with, particularly during the summer months.
Over the years, biking organizations have made it safer to cycle the streets of Manhattan than ever before, with designated bike lanes and changes to local road rules. If you want to take your kids biking under more controlled conditions, it’s worth heading to Central Park, where there’s a six-mile circuit which is closed to traffic between 10am and 3pm.
If you’d like to find more Manhattan children’s activities, why not give Go Bambino a try today? It’s the all-in-one activity aggregator designed to help you and your children connect with something new.