Lakeside’s “Rollerskate in the Tot-Spot” skate session caters to the three-and-under crowd. Held every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the toddler-only skate session features games, music, and activities. Kids even get a snack!
Lakeside’s Wednesday KIDtivity series kicks off with a free fitness class with PopFit Kids from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. If the kids aren’t tired, stick around for the free puppet show at 1 p.m. Featuring tattooed “hipster” puppets from Brooklyn’s own Puppetsburg, the 45-minute-long performance is geared towards the zero- to 3.5-year-old set (though we know plenty of adults who are fans).
At 2 p.m. kids can take advantage of a free roller skating session on Lakeside’s 16,000 sq. ft. covered rink. And if your tyke is obsessed with playing kitchen, don’t miss The Creative Kitchen’s kid-friendly cooking class at 4 p.m.
The tyke-centric activities continue on certain Sundays. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lakeside’s popular “Figure 8 Playdate” series gives kids the chance to skate with their favorite storybook character (Curious George on 8/2 and Where the Wild Things Are on 8/16). The two-hour skating event includes a meet and greet, story time, arts and crafts, and breakfast.