While many think of Downtown Albany as a grown-up destination, there are lots of family-friendly spots and kid-specific activities and shops to explore.
Here are some fun options:
Albany Carousel & Museum 503 1st Ave. W – (541) 497-2934
Delight in a ride on Albany’s hand-carved carousel. Enjoy ice cream, snacks and burgers at the Carousel Café. Check out the Carousel Gift Shop for puzzles, clothing, jewelry, plush and more. Party room and events.
Brick Circuit LEGO® and Toy Store 333 1st Ave. W – (541) 207-1336
Step into a kid’s LEGO® paradise. Brick Circuit offers LEGO® kits, mini figures and building tables with bricks by the cup. Also, board games, STEM toys and UGEARS® models. The party room is great for birthdays and gatherings.
Brigitte’s Place Fine Fabrics 325 1st Ave. W – (541) 979-3121
Learn a life skill while having fun at one of the Brigitte’s Place after-school and summer youth sewing and seasonal crafting classes.
Emma Downtown 422 1st Ave. W – (541) 926-1717
For the perfect baby gift, Emma Downtown has just what you’re looking for. Blankets, books, toys, outfits and more.
Enigma Escape Experience 431 1st Ave. W – (541) 368-0299
Looking for a fun adventure for the whole family? Enigma is the perfect place for leadership, growth and bonding while solving amazing puzzles.
Jack N Jill Children’s Resale 236 Lyon St. SE – (541) 928-5437
Jack N Jill offers a large selection of gently used baby and children’s clothing nicely organized to make shopping a pleasure. You will also find a good selection of furniture, strollers, toys and décor.
Natural Sprinkles Bakery 202 2nd Ave. SW – (541) 704-0445
Kids love stopping in and moms too for natural cupcakes or tasty cookies. They bake using local ingredients and make their own sprinkles. Ask about food allergies and custom sprinkles.
Reds Boutique / Little Reds 222 1st Ave. W – (712) 520-0160
Step upstairs to Little Reds for a selection of baby and children’s clothing and accessories. You’ll find pretty flower girl dresses, fun holiday dresses and seasonal outfits for sizes NB-5T.
Riverfront Community Center 489 Water Ave. NW – (541) 917-7760
Albany Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes for kids and youth. RCC is open during the Waterfront construction.
Spearit Beads & Co. 415 1st Ave. W – (541) 791-4313
Featuring a large selection of jewelry making supplies, Spearit Beads offers everyone, from the novice beader to the professional beader, a plethora of choices for all your creative needs.
Splatter Box 131 Montgomery St. NE – (541) 231-7922
Splatter Box offers fun, messy, unique experiences for families and people of all ages to enjoy. The perfect place for a birthday and a messy good time.
Stoked 2 Sk8 250 Broadalbin St. SW #103 – (541) 248-1593
Whether your kids are avid skateboarders or considering their first ride, Stoked 2 Sk8 is your destination. They offer skateboards, components, grip tape, safety gear and apparel. Stoked 2 Sk8 also has an indoor ramp (evenings and Sundays) and skate lessons.
Surefire Design 201 2nd Ave SW – (541) 928-7339
Bring the family for a fun experience painting your own pottery and creating memories. Select from mugs, plates, characters, seasonal, tiles and more to add your personal look and flair. Surefire Designs is the perfect place to make gifts for loved ones.