There’s no better excuse to get out and explore the city than a visit from out-of-town grandparents. After all, these Spoilers-in-Chief come ready for some serious quality time with your children, not to mention they’re often anxious to lend a helping hand by entertaining the little ones—and injecting them with a little culture in the process. Click through for seven fresh itineraries fit to please visiting grandparents and NYC regulars alike—that’s one for every day of the week.

Queens County Farm Museum

This 300-plus-year-old farm is New York State’s longest continuously farmed site and at 47 acres, the City’s largest parcel of undisturbed farmland. Opened year-round, it’s an idylic spot where you can feed goats, explore the fields, and check out the livestock and farm implements. There are guided tours on weekends and seasonal special events—such as hayrides and a farm maze—throughout the year. It’s the perfect place for Young-at-Heart MacDonalds and their even younger pals.

Eat: Your best bet is to B.Y.O. lunch and eat it at the Farm’s expansive indoor and outdoor picnic areas. In fact, why not make packing the picnic the activity before the activity and have the kids and grandparents shop for and prepare the food before you go? There must be an old family recipe they can somehow make use of.

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Glen Oaks
718-347-3276
Online: queensfarm.org

photo: via Queens County Farm Museum Facebook page 

What’s your favorite thing to do with visiting grandparents? Tell us in the comments!

—  Meredith Barnett