During the summer days a fun way to spend your afternoon with friends (with kids) specially if they are visiting from out of town is to enjoy Central Park, and while at it pay a visit to the famous Victoria Gardens. This fun amusement park is especially wonderful for younger children. Our group had 4-8yrs old kids and they had a total blast! The rides are contained in a small enclosed space so you don’t have to worry about kids wandering off like at Coney Island, and there’s little walking between attractions. Most of the rides are gentle (a few have height requirements), and there aren’t any teens rushing through the crowd. Plus, you can’t beat the location at Wollman Rink in Central Park, just steps from the zoo, Heckscher Playground and the famous Central Park carousel. They also have a cash foodcourt and a couple fun food karts for the kids to snack on.