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Indoor Play

Bring on the wind, rain and snow Rochester! There are plenty of indoor places to keep us playing.

Search by Map

Our interactive map shows many of the places listed on the website and more added by other local families. You can add to it too! You can view locations on the map here on the website, but for a more user friendly experience and to add your own locations (AKA “steps”) download the app. (It’s free!)

Search by location to see the various “Steps” we and our community have located that relate to the family fun in NY. On a desktop or via the app, you can also filter by “Parks and Playgrounds”, “Indoor Activities”, “Eat ‘n Play”, “Seasonal” and more!

We will continue to add family friendly activities to the map so be sure to check back!


Rochester Playbook’s Mission

Rochester’s Playbook is on a mission to spread the love of play and exploration around Rochester and the Finger Lakes region by sharing straight forward details on family friendly outings! We believe community play can be accessible regardless of financial standing and physical abilities. Play is for all!

We are working towards becoming a non profit and thank our sponsors for fueling our efforts and keeping this site alive! A big thank you to Dick’s House of Sport, RMSC, RocVentures, Align Outdoors, Tree of Life Chiropractic and Living With The Magic Vacations for keeping us going! If you love RPB, show our sponsors some love!


A Word

From Our Founder

Playgrounds have the amazing power to bring together people of completely different ways of life to simply play.  With each “tag you’re it” and race down the slide our children are creating bonds with the greater community and broadening their world view. Maybe a child notices the inability of a peer to fully utilize the playground due to physical limitations and so that child begins to raise money for more inclusive elements. Maybe a family notices a bare Little Free Library at the park and so they start a book drive and fill that once empty library with thought provoking and enriching books. Maybe a mother sees another mom having a bad day and a lasting relationship is born. A visit to a playground has so much more potential beyond expending that seemingly endless energy of your offspring. Seeds are being planted and communities are bonding.

– Sara Snyder


 Upcoming Events & Activities

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Homeschool PE at DSG: Ice Skate

Homeschool PE at DSG: Ice Skate

Nov 30, 11:00am - Nov 30, 12:00pm+3Dec 7, 11:00am - Dec 7, 12:00pmDec 14, 11:00am - Dec 14, 12:00pmDec 21, 11:00am - Dec 21, 12:00pm

DICK'S Sporting Goods200 Eastview MallVictor, NY14564 Map

This program is designed for young homeschooled athletes that want to further their healthy and active lifestyle. We've booked the ice rink just for you. Join DSG for laughter and fun. Pricing includes skate rental!

Cost: $8
Ideal Ages: 6-17 yrs

Questions? Contact
DSG at eventsROC@dcsg.com

2 interested
Skate with Santa

Skate with Santa

Dec 3, 1:00pm - Dec 3, 2:00pm+1Dec 3, 2:15pm - Dec 3, 3:15pm

DICK'S Sporting Goods200 Eastview MallVictor, NY14564 Map

Join DICK’S House of Sport and jolly ole’ St. Nick himself - Santa Claus for DSG 2nd annual Skate with Santa holiday activity!

During this popular ice skating event, families will have an opportunity to hit the ice to holiday music and festive holiday decor. Santa Claus will be on the ice, providing all children an opportunity to give him their holiday wish list, and take photos with him (Santa loves selfies!)

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 2 Sessions available
1pm-2 pm
2:1515 pm-3:15 pm

Cost: $10 adults, 12yrs+
$8 children, under 12yrs
(activity will be held on the ice. To participate, patrons must be on skates, minimum age to skate is 2 yrs with accompanied adult)
Plus, $6 skate rental. Skate trainers available for FREE.
Families welcome!
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396 interested
Youth Night

Youth Night

Dec 17, 7:00pm - Dec 17, 9:00pm+1Jan 21, 7:00pm - Jan 21, 9:00pm

RocVentures1044 University AveRochester, NY14607 Map

Come check out Youth Night! This is a fun opportunity for kids to get together and enjoy a night of climbing, games, and fun activities while you get the night off!

🟡 Ages 6+
🟡 High Ropes Course
🟡 FREE pizza
🟡 $35 for members, $40 for non-members

Sign up now!

23 interested
Sensory Play & Story Time

Sensory Play & Story Time

Dec 19, 10:00am - Dec 19, 11:00am

1235 Hilton Parama Corners Road Hilton, NY 14468 Map

I’m so excited to be working with Mamaste Cafe and Play to offer a monthly sensory play and story time class! The class will be on the third Monday of each month from 10-11am. Each class is themed and full of fun!

• $15 per child
• Stay and play for FREE after the class
• 10% off of parent drinks when registered for the class

Our next class is Monday December 19th at 10am. Our theme is hot coco! ☕️

Space is limited to 15 students!

Register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLgkEA2vTx5ZTGyq9sQC-6cRZXoZEgXKAsxtGuj3haKYkjFA/viewform
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30 interested  ·  3 going
Climbing Camp

Climbing Camp

Dec 23, 9:00am - Dec 23, 3:00pm+5Dec 26, 9:00am - Dec 26, 3:00pmDec 27, 9:00am - Dec 27, 3:00pmDec 28, 9:00am - Dec 28, 3:00pmDec 29, 9:00am - Dec 29, 3:00pmDec 30, 9:00am - Dec 30, 3:00pm

RocVentures1044 University AveRochester, NY14607 Map

When school is out, climbing is in! We offer day camps for a variety of holidays and school breaks, including RCSD, West Irondequoit, Webster, Pittsford, Penfield and Brighton.

13 interested


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Rochester Play BOOK available now!


Currently taking pre-orders on #RocPlay Shirts and ROC ABC Posters


4 reviews for Rochester's Playbook (With Coupons!)

  1. Kiley

    My kids love flipping through the book! They decided on their own to take turns picking out adventure! The book has given us so many fun ideas and we’ve made some great memories because of it! And the coupons in the back are INCREDIBLE. They’ve definitely saved us more than the price of the book!! I can’t recommend it enough!

  2. Annie

    Rochester’s Playbook has been an amazing addition to our home library. My boys (ages 8 and 5) love to pick out new places to go to & explore. They get excited about the coupons at the back of the book, too! The photos in the book give you a great idea of what to expect once you get there, and the book includes helpful info such as if there’s a small fee to enter, if it’s stroller-friendly, etc. My favorite feature is the “Location Index” in the back where I can select which town we’re visiting, and my kids can select activities from there that are all located in that town. Definitely worth it!

  3. Carina

    The Playbook has transformed our adventuring, especially around the Rochester area! My children love to flip through the pages to find new places to visit and I love that the coupons are coordinated to the locations and easy to use. We have planned birthdays, visits with our out of town relatives and special after school outings with the help of the Playbook. Thank you for making such a useful and fun resource that our whole family enjoys!

  4. Ashley H (verified owner)

    We have been LOVING this playbook! Our kids (ages 4 & 6) love to pull it out and search for which fun adventures they’d like to do! If we know we have somewhere to be in any given town, they look up what’s nearby and plan our adventure! They especially love to find the ones that have coupons for fun treats too! This makes a GREAT gift too, especially for parents that are new to the area or people looking for some fun new places to explore!

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Latest Adventures

Check back frequently to see our latest outing and all the details!

Heyer-Bayer Memorial Park

Heyer-Bayer Memorial Park

Rudman Rd, Irondequoit, NY 14622

Heyer-Bayer Memorial Park is a small neighborhood park in Irondequoit with a brand new inclusive playground! There is a decent sized field right next to the playground for more running around!




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