LOADING

Type to search

The Best Businesses and Shops for Kids in Westchester

Share
Tig & Peach
Photo by Cristina Lozito

– Editors’ Picks –

Indoor Play Space

Tig & Peach
Pelham; www.tigandpeach.com

Chicly styled Tig & Peach offers an aesthetically pleasing respite from the typical loud and overstimulated kids’ play space. Whether choosing the membership or open-play option, parents and their littles will enjoy the STEAM-friendly magnet wall, custom-designed indoor playground, art room, and wooden tent, as well as parent-child classes that include sign language, English/Spanish music, art and movement, and yoga. The center also hosts parenting seminars and other community-building events.

Performing-Arts Program

Sandbox Theatre
Mamaroneck; www.wstshows.com

Inspiring creativity in kids is no easy task, but don’t tell that to the drama maestros over at Mamaroneck’s Sandbox Theatre, who make it seem simple. Founded in 2008, the theater has long been known for bringing out kids’ inner stars, thanks to a year-round program of inventive productions, fun camps, and fascinating classes, all tailored to the needs of budding performers.


 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by MADE (@madeartstudio) on

Pottery-Painting Classes

Made Art Studio: my art + design
Mamaroneck; www.madeartstudio.com

Both kids and parents alike can unleash their creativity at this extremely welcoming Mamaroneck studio offering more than 300 pieces of pottery to transform with paint. The studio also offers wet clay and private pottery wheel classes, adult classes, canvas painting, mosaics, and after-school and summer drop-off programs, not to mention an on-site Art To-Go Store, in case you just want to pick up a pretty piece.


 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by DIY Slime (@diyslimeshopny) on

Rainy-Day Fun

D.I.Y. Slime
Larchmont; www.diyslimeshopny.com

Skip the trashed kitchen and let the kids go nuts on a rainy day at the new D.I.Y. Slime shop in Larchmont. This genius idea comes courtesy of local mompreneurs Stacey Sarver and Nicole Fiftal, who wanted to create “a fun place for kids to be creative” while scoring points with parents. At D.I.Y. Slime, you get the instructions and ingredients to make slime, including more than 40 varieties with 75 add-ins — everything from gold leaf to cotton-candy scented to glow-in-the-dark pigment.


Micro-Boutique

Trendmat
Millwood; www.shoptrendmat.com

This defunct Fotomat-turned-accessories-haven gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “shop small.” In the 30 sq. ft. space (not a typo), shoppers can find trendy costume jewelry, handmade bracelets, printed headbands, and purses for women — especially teens and girls. Owner Sarah Stocker Shapiro hand-selects all products for her trendy collection.


 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by LittleRagsAndRiches (@littleragsandriches) on

Designer Kids’ Clothing

little rags & riches
Armonk; www.littleragsandriches.com

When mass-market kids’ clothes just won’t do, it’s Little Rags & Riches to the rescue. This Armonk boutique (and e-commerce site) offering pint-size high fashion from international designers, including Monnalisa, Sonia Rykiel, and Junior Gaultier, as well as upcoming labels, like Fun&Fun and Mummymoon, for infants through teens. A beautiful shoe line, plus some toys and gifts, round out the offerings.


Sweet Birthday Party

Birthday Baking Party at Flowerbake by Angela’s Cake Decorating
Pelham; www.flowerbake.com

Parents won’t need to clean sprinkles off the floor, thanks to Angela Scalamogna, who hosts kid-friendly baking parties in a private room at her pretty-as-a-picture Pelham bakery. A variety of customizable experiences for ages 5+, include cake, cookie, or cupcake decorating, with hands-on instruction on frosting, working with fondant (unicorn cake, anyone?), and plenty of sprinkles, as well as themed party décor and pizza, so parents won’t have to worry about a thing.


Beauty Bash

Sparklicious
Mount Kisco; www.sparklicious.com

Indulge your mini-beauty mogul with a party from Sparklicious that allows them to create from scratch their own lipglosses, sugar scrubs, body butters, and soaps. Parties vary based on age range: 3- to 5-year-olds can enjoy sparkle manicures, hair glam, like feathers or jewels, and making their own lotions, while cosmetic queens in their teens can revel in a makeup lesson and application from a professional makeup artist.


Photo courtesy of Dream TeePee Party

Sleepover Party

Dream TeePee Party
Katonah

Host an adorable themed slumber party for your little ones without the hassle of the setup or cleanup. Founder Jennifer Mitchell will deliver to your door teepees, pillows, air mattresses, sheets, blankets, area rugs, twinkle lights, lanterns, and breakfast trays for an enchanted evening and return the next morning to clean it all up. A fairy tale for kids and parents alike!


Tennis Instructor

Martin Byrne at Yonkers Tennis Center
Yonkers; www.yonkerstennis.com

With more than 20 years’ experience, Martin Byrne shares with newbies and pros at YTC his impressive knowledge of the sport (he is also USTA Net Generation certified and was a NJCAA National singles champion and doubles finalist). Through private and semi-private lessons, he helps improve technique and skill, and players enjoy his enthusiastic nature and goal-oriented approach.


Special-Needs Sports Programs

Backyard Sports Cares
White Plains; www.byardsportscares.org

Pairing special-needs kids with youth of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, Backyard Sports Cares offers programs for ages 5-15 at Purchase College in addition to after-school programs in communities across the county. The professionally designed curriculum pairs each special-needs student with a student/coach or high school peer mentor to create a physically active one-on-one environment where students and mentors can learn about each other.


– Readers’ Picks –

After-School Program

Mike Risko Music School
Ossining; www.mikeriskomusicschool.com

Baby Clothes

hip-kid
Chappaqua; www.hip-kid.com 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by alltogethernowkids (@alltogethernowkids) on

Baby Gifts

All Together Now
Mount Kisco; www.alltogethernowkids.com

Bicycle Shop

Danny’s Cycles
Scarsdale (plus three other county locations); www.dannyscycles.com 

Bookstore

Scattered Books
Chappaqua; www.scatteredbooks.com 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by hip-kid (chappaqua) (@hip.kid) on

Boys’ Clothes

hip-kid
Chappaqua; www.hip-kid.com

Children’s Library

Ossining Public Library
Ossining; www.ossininglibrary.org 

Dance School

Logrea Dance Academy
Ossining; www.logreadance.com

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by The Tasty Table (@thetastytableny) on

Dining With Kids

The Tasty Table
Ossining; www.thetastytableny.com

Family Theater

Actors Conservatory Theatre
Yonkers; www.actshows.org 

Girls’ Clothes

hip-kid
Chappaqua; www.hip-kid.com

Kids’ Haircut

Kidstyles Salon
Bedford Hills; www.kidstylessalon.com

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Phil The Magic Man (@philthemagicman) on

Magician

Phil the Magic Man
Pleasantville; www.philthemagicman.com

Martial Arts School

Balanced Martial Arts
Eastchester; www.balancedmartialarts.com

Music School

Mike Risko Music School
Ossining; www.mikeriskomusicschool.com

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by All About the Dress👗 (@allaboutthedressny) on

Party Clothes

All About the Dress
Armonk; www.allaboutthedressny.com

Party Place

Breaking Ground Dance Center
Pleasantville; www.breakinggrounddance.com

Preschool

World Cup Nursery School & Kindergarten
Chappaqua; www.worldcupnurseryschool.com

Private School

St. Patrick’s School
Yorktown Heights; www.stpatricksschoolyorktown.org

Public School District

Irvington Union Free School District
Irvington; www.irvingtonschools.org

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by HOUSE OF SPORTS (@official_house_of_sports) on

Sports Facility

House of Sports
Ardsley; www.houseofsportsny.com

Summer Day Camp

SummerTech
Purchase; www.summertech.net 

Place to Take the Kids (Not A Restaurant)

Play Group Theatre
White Plains; www.playgroup.org

Teen Fashion

Lester’s
Rye Brook; www.shop.lesters.com 

Toy Store

Penny & Ting
Ossining; www.pennyandting.com

You Might also Like