Meet the Neighbors: Kid’s Summer Fun

Meet the Neighbors: Kid’s Summer Fun
July 10, 2024 Christina Soot

Downtown Albany isn’t just for adults— it’s a vibrant destination packed with family-friendly activities and shops waiting to be discovered! Here’s a rundown of some fantastic options:

Albany Summer Passport 122 2nd Ave. SW(541) 928-0911

Kids and their families can discover new places, visit some favorites, learn about Albany and enter raffles to win prizes! Sign up at the Albany Visitors Association.

Albany Carousel & Museum 503 1st Ave. W(541) 497-2934

Take a whirl on Albany’s hand crafted carousel and explore the carving and painting studios. Treat the family to ice cream and snacks at Carousel Café, and don’t miss the Carousel Gift Shop for toys, puzzles, clothing and more. Keep an eye out for their frequent events and consider renting their party rooms.

Brigitte’s Place Fine Fabrics 325 1st Ave. W(541) 979-3121

Join the fun with summer youth sewing and seasonal crafting classes at Brigitte’s Place. They also offer engaging after-school programs.

Emma Downtown 422 1st Ave. W(541) 926-1717

Find the perfect baby gift at Emma Downtown, featuring a delightful selection of toys, books and adorable outfits.

Enigma Escape Experience 431 1st Ave. W(541) 368-0299

Embark on an exciting adventure with the family at Enigma Escape Experience. Strengthen teamwork and problem-solving skills while tackling thrilling puzzles together.

Jack N Jill Children’s Resale 236 Lyon St. SE(541) 928-5437

Discover a treasure trove of gently used baby and children’s toys, clothing, and furniture at Jack N Jill Children’s Resale.

Monteith Riverpark and Riverfront Community Center 489 Water Ave. NW (541) 917-7760

Explore the new playground and splashpad at Monteith Riverpark, opening Thursday, July 4th. River Rhythms offers a free pre-concert children’s craft area on Thursdays in July and early August. Albany Parks & Recreation provides a variety of classes for kids and youth at the Riverfront Community Center. Party rentals are also available.

Spearit Beads & Co. 415 1st Ave. W (541) 791-4313

Unleash your creativity at Spearit Beads with their extensive selection of jewelry-making supplies. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned beader, they have something for everyone. Be sure to check out their classes, too.

Splatter Box 131 Montgomery St. NE (541) 231-7922

Experience a messy good time with the whole family at Splatter Box. It’s the ideal spot for birthdays or any occasion that calls for creative, hands-on fun.

Stoked 2 Sk8 250 Broadalbin St. SW #103(541) 248-1593

For kids passionate about skateboarding or those eager to learn, Stoked 2 Sk8 offers everything from gear and apparel to skate lessons and an indoor ramp for evening and Sunday sessions.

Surefire Design 201 2nd Ave SW (541) 928-7339

Paint your own pottery at Surefire Design and create keepsakes your family will cherish. They’ve got mugs, plates, and more for your personal touch.

Downtown Albany is brimming with opportunities for family enjoyment—don’t miss out on the excitement!