Central Park’s Swedish Cottage

Plan a fun, child-friendly day out in NYC this year. The much beloved marionette theater at The Swedish Cottage in Central Park is reopening in February 2022 with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December. In the heart of the park, the marionette theater hosts fairy tale puppet shows for the younger set. Children will love the old-fashioned dolls and colorful sets. Now playing is ‘Wake Up, Daisy!’ -a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Round out your trip to the theater with a visit to Central Park’s 100+ year-old merry-go-round which opened in 1871 (and reopened after being pandemic-closed for 18 months). The 57 horses are being restored and upgraded. If the kids are still awake, wander over to the Central Park Zoo before grabbing a hot chocolate and heading home with a day of great memories.

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