44 By Colette Connolly There’s an array of fun activities that visitors to the county can avail of. In this edition of Westchester Guest, we’ll give you the scoop on the best indoor and outdoor activities for kids, places where you can enjoy the Hudson Valley’s breathtaking beauty, where to find the best homemade ice cream and the helicopter ride that will cap off your day. Legoland Activity Center Ridgehill Shopping Center, Yonkers We all remember those iconic Legos from our childhood, but these days Lego-making has taken on a whole new form. At the Legoland Activity Center in the Ridgehill Shopping Center in Yonkers, kids can do a whole lot more with the fun plastic bricks. This family attraction offers hours of indoor fun, including rides, interactive activities and a big play structure to explore. The Legoland experience consists of a Lego factory tour, the video-inspired Kingdom Quest game, the Merlin’s Apprentice carnival ride, the new Star Wars Miniland model display, the Lego Master Builder Academy, where a Lego pro will show you the ropes, the opportunity to MakingyourSummerStayinWestchester all the More Fun create an ultra-fast Lego racing car at the center’s Build & Test zone, and an animated movie in its 4D cinema, among other fun activities. Three types of tickets are available, including the Ultimate Flexible Ticket for $29.95, which gives vis- itors the choice of visiting any day of the week and at any time; the Extra Value Package for $19.95, which offers select times and dates for admission, and the Online Saver Ticket for $15.95, which can be purchased for admission to the Center on select times and dates. For more information, go to https://westchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/ Playland Park, Rye Whether you’re looking to cool off in the nearby Long Island Sound or you’re seeking additional outdoor activities for your kids, head on over to Playland Park. There’s something for everyone at Playland, including over 20 rides for the little ones in the park’s Kiddyland area. They include the Kid- die Coaster, Playland Express, the Jump ‘n Bean, the Crazy Submarine and more. Playland is not just for kids, though. Adults can have lots of fun, too, and if you’re the thrill-seeking type, Playland offers rides like the Super Flight; an antique steeplechase race called the Derby Racer; Starship 2000 and Dragon Coaster, among others. All-in-all, you’ll find good, old-fashioned family fun at Playland, with additional attractions like lake cruises, min- iature golf, a swimming pool, and the boardwalk and sandy beach to enjoy. Fireworks displays can be seen every Friday night in July and August. For information on the park’s hours and admission, go to http://playlandpark.org/. Muscoot Farm, Somers Feel like visiting a farm during your Westchester stay? Check out Muscoot, a restored 19th century dairy farm, now part of the Westchester County Parks system. Kids and adults will have a blast there since there’s a lot of open space for children to run around, not to mention the variety of animals to learn about and view, including cows, pigs, turkeys, goats and horses. The buildings on the Muscoot property are a treasure trove of history. You’ll find a blacksmith shop, a wagon house, an ice house and a dairy barn. There is also a farm museum showing the kinds of farming tools that were used during the 19th and 20th centuries. There is also a beautiful herb garden on the property as well as a large vegetable and flower garden that supplies the local Westchester Food Bank with much-needed produce. The Muscoot grounds also contain five hiking trails, the shortest being .3 miles and the longest being 3.5 miles. For more information, visit http://www.muscootfarm.org/ Photo courtesy of Legoland