You ask us all the time to let you know what you can do with your little ones – so we are going to do this more often! Here’s a bit of a wrap up of family-friendly events for THIS WEEKEND:
Fearless Family Play Day – Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum, Canalside, Buffalo. Saturday, November 2nd from 10-5. (included with admission)
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York – the first Saturday of each month, Fearless Family Play Days offer a full day of fun and engaging healthy activities located throughout the museum. Kids can make a grape smoothie and all kinds of other fun activities. $3 off admission with BCBS Membership Card!
Fall Fun at The Maize – 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, NY – ALL WEEKEND – 10 am to 11 pm
Get Lost & Find Fun in WNY’s Original Corn Field Maze. Miles of Twists, Turns, & Dead End Trails create this year’s “Supernatural” Design. Three Mazes, 2 Adult and a Family Maze carved into 8 acres of Corn and all new Interactive Maze Games to help you find the exit. Fun for all ages!
Evenings at Dusk we offer Flashlight Nights where you can conquer the MAiZE by Moonlight! Friday and Satruday Night, the Family Maze is transformed into the Winchester Family Business where you will Hunt or be Hunted! The Adult Mazes remain no scare. Hayrides, 100’s of Pumpkins, Fall Decor & More! 20+ Activities, Attractions and Special Events! Groups, Troops & Clubs Welcome!
Broadway Princess Party – Academy of Theatre Arts, 4231 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY – Saturday, November 2nd – 2 PM & 7 PM
Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine in this hit concert, direct from NYC! Your every dream will come true as these knockout voices sing the petticoats off every princess song in the book, sharing hilarious and heartfelt stories of their royal antics backstage, on stage, and beyond! Critics call it: “spectacular,” “enchanting,” “empowering,” – this is the princess party you WISH you’d had as a kid. Catch the carriage and embrace the adventure – bring your besties, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your mom, your kids (ages 6 and older, please) or anyone who will be tempted to sing along! Dress in your best royal attire (or cosplay) and you may even win a prize! Come see what over 18 million fans are raving about on YouTube!
Mums Exhibit at The Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY – November 2nd and 3rd from 10-4:30 (included with admission)
The Botanical Gardens’ oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 119th anniversary. The Chrysanthemum (Mum) Exhibit has taken a bit of a spooky turn this year! MUMster Mash is this year’s theme that shows a mad scientist lab, a spooky cemetery, ghosts, mummies and more. The seasonal fun will be accompanied by thousands of BOOtiful mums. Halloween may be over, but this exhibit is worth seeing and is up through the weekend!!!
Canalside – Grain Elevator Light Display – 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY (FREE)
Check out one of Buffalo’s historic grain elevators in a spectacular new light! This evolving light show transforms the structure into a contemplative artistic lighting installation that can be enjoyed from the boardwalk at Canalside and from the Outer Harbor. You can see the facade of this vacant architectural icon filled with light every evening, all year round, at nightfall until 11:00 pm.
Buffalo Locust Street Art Classes, 138 Locust Street, Buffalo , NY – November 2nd from 1-3- (FREE)
At Locust Street Art, we’re proud to give the children of Buffalo, NY the chance to develop as artists in an encouraging and accessible environment, absolutely free of charge. Art is a uniquely rewarding form of self-expression, and it’s also been linked to the development of critical thinking and interpersonal skills, especially in children. If you’re looking for a program that will give your child a positive outlet for self-expression and also help them grow as a person, then our painting and drawing class might be for you.
No matter what your child’s skill level or artistic aspirations might be, they’ll fit right in at Locust Street Art.
Woods Walk – Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY – all day! FREE
Take in nature, get some exercise and have fun together enjoying the great outdoors! There are about three and a half miles of gentle trails for you explore daily from sunrise to sunset.
Visitors are requested to sign in and out at the main trailhead kiosk and obey the posted rules. Interpretive pamphlets corresponding to the Lily Pond Loop, Footprint Trail, and Beech Tree Trail are available at each trailhead kiosk or inside the Environmental Education Center. Interpretive signs are found along the State Symbols Trail and History Trail. Benches are available on most trails.
Kid’s Club at Michael’s on Transit – Michael’s Store, 5055 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY – Saturday, November 2nd 10-noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $3 per project, supplies included. Adult must remain on premises during the 30 minute crafting session.
Breezy Hill Alpacas Fall Fest – Breezy Hill, 7403 Northwoods Rd, Arcade, NY – November 2nd 9-3
Come meet all twenty five friendly, fluffy alpacas. Welcome our two new baby girls, Peanut and Phoebe. Walk an alpaca through the obstacle course. Learn everything you want to know about alpacas. Sweeten up your day with some local honey from Woodchuck’s WNY honey. Eat some tastefully simple treats.
Trek Tifft – Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY Tifft Nature Preserve Visitor Center – Sunday, November 3rd from 2-3:30
Buffalo, NY,Pile in the car and head over to Tifft for a relaxing adventure in the great outdoors! Drop in on Sunday afternoon and join us for a guided tour of the preserve. Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. $2 donation per person is appreciated.