$5 for a pony ride - the little one enjoyed it! You can take more serious riding classes here too.
A scenic trail with waterfront views. Easily accessible from the main parking lot of Pelham Bay Park / Orchard Beach. The hiking trail is mostly flat so good with kids.
Still early in the day so the beach was not crowded yet.
Found this unassuming Thai restaurant in Bensonhurst with great Yelp rating. Food is tasty and prices are very reasonable. Weekday lunch sets are exceptional values but we live too far away to come during the week.
This is a good petting zoo and farm - expect to see all the usual farm animals plus a couple of exotic encounters (giraffes, camels). Admission tickets are pretty pricey ($25 pp) and they charge extra for all the special items inside (e.g. Pony rides, feeds for animals).
The highlight was definitely feeding the giraffes - they were super friendly and hungry 😄. Feeding the birds was fun too but they are aggressive, and they can poop 💩 on your too.
Get there early as soon as they are open (10am). The place can get very crowded on the weekends especially if the weather is nice. There were less than 10 families during the first hour when we were there. When we left around noon, the place was crowded and there was a line at almost every animal site.
Mother’s Day brunch!