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On your next family fun day, give your kids a Scandinavian adventure. The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center makes a great toddler outing, rain or shine. Let the kids dash off to whatever is calling out to them. Active play is to the right, filled with the Nordic toys kids love. Let loose their inner engineers as they work the tracks on a fully landscaped Brio train table. Or let them get in touch with architecture as they explore with Legos. A country kitchen gives a glimpse of Europe while providing some hands-on learning. When they’re ready to move, direct then through a lit-up tunnel that connects to the sensory realm of play. On this side, little ones can romp around as much as they like, as surfaces are all soft. Steps, ramps, and a climbing wall let them test their balance. If they need a hideout, a giant mushroom house is waiting for pint-size tenants. Light tables provide fun for little hands, and a stash of clogs are primed for little feet. Scandinavia House also offers sing-alongs and story times, but by now you’ve probably worked up an appetite. Put a final Scandinavian slant on the day with a stop downstairs at the Smörgås Chef café. There are real Swedish meatballs for the kids, and maybe an Odin’s Tipple or two for mom and dad.

Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center

58 Park Ave New York NY 10016

(212) 779-3587

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