A colorful day out in New York with @littletwins_bigapple and @fomofeedkids
We teamed up with FomoFeed Kids and the wonderful twins from @littletwins_bigapple for a fun-filled afternoon in Lower Manhattan. If you have a spare afternoon and are stuck for ideas for what to do with Kids in New York City, then we have just the thing for you. It’s guaranteed to be a colourful and fin-tastic trip out with the kids.
We first headed to admire the colourful murals at the World Trade Centre. The latest art had been created by numerus street artists. The colorful murals cover the construction walls of the soon to be 2nd World Trade building, the last skyscraper that is to be built as part of the redevelopment of the property.
If you fancy checking out the artist work here are their Instagram accounts; The Multicolored Heart Mural is by artist Hektad (@hektad_official), The black and white city print is by the artist Hydeon (@hydeon) and the wonderful colourful planters are by the artist Sebastian Mitre (@sebastian.mitre)
“the twins were ready for any unexpected downpour in their Holly and Beau, colour changing, kids rainwear”
It was a beautiful but blustery day in the city and the twins were ready for any unexpected downpour in their Holly and Beau, colour changing, kids rainwear. They wore the Pirate Boys raincoat and the Unicorn Girls raincoat, almost blending into the colourful murals.
Next stop, to hide from the cold wind that was whistling through the buildings, was The Oculus. A futuristic transpiration hub and architectural marvel. The Oculus was designed by Santiago Calatrava, and is a must visit when exploring Lower Manhattan. Aside from being a transportation hub for the subways and NJ transit, the structure holds a large shopping and retail centre. Many think the structure looks like a whale, or a rib cage – what do you see?
The Oculus is also known as Westfield World Trade Center which is the name of the mall inside it, just incase you fancy a spot of shopping too.
After warming up inside The Oculus we ventured back outside and made our way to the final and most exciting stop on our adventure. The Seaglass carousel at the Battery.
“Iridescent, glowing fish that lift and twirl passengers in irregular fishy swim patterns”
The magical Seaglass Carousel is an aquatic theme, to conjure the Battery’s history as the first home to the New York Aquarium. Instead of horses, on this carousel you will find Iridescent, glowing fish that lift and twirl passengers in irregular fishy swim patterns.
We climbed inside two of the 18 massive fish, buckled in, and then sat back as the fish glided up and down and rotated up to 160 degrees, as if by magic—all synchronized to music and a LED light show that made you feel like you were underwater. It’s safe to say the twins loved it.
Insider tip: Ride at night, so you can really experience the gorgeous light show at its brightest and most colorful.
If you want to see how magical the ride was, head over to our Instagram and watch our NY takeover story, in our highlights.
So that concluded our fun afternoon in Lower Manhattan, but we’ve got lots of other fun trips planned so keep an eye on our blog to find out what we get up to next.
If you fancy giving this one ago, it’s open 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm. Tickets cost $5 per person, purchased on-site. Ride lasts approx. 3-and-a-half minutes. All children under 42 inches tall must ride on an adult’s lap. Children under 6-months-old ride for free.
SeaGlass Carousel At The Battery
State Street at Pearl Street, NYC
Have you visited any of these colourful attractions? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.