Family-Friendly

Buffalo’s strong sense of community, easy lifestyle and affordability are just a few of the attributes that make our city a great place to raise a family.

Family enjoying an outdoor UB on the Green performance.

Family enjoying an outdoor UB on the Green performance.

Solid Schools

Western New York is home to excellent school districts, many of which have received statewide and national recognition.

There are numerous private school options, including parochial schools.

Options for residents of Buffalo include the Buffalo Public Schools, as well as a growing number of charter schools. The Buffalo district’s  has repeatedly made Newsweek’s list of the top 10 high schools in the U.S.

Family enjoying an outdoor UB on the Green performance.

Family Fun at Every Turn

In Western New York, your family can explore nature, absorb culture and have fun at every turn.

Our family-friendly destinations and attractions include:

  • The extensive .
  • A that’s home to animals from the Arctic to the rainforest.
  • Numerous nature centers and campgrounds.
  • where history comes alive with re-enactments and demonstrations of military life.
  • First-class amusement parks, including and . plus many thrilling walks and rides around .
  • A that hosts traveling exhibitions and summer camps, a ,  and even a .
  • A and , one of the largest, free outdoor festivals in the country.
  • Family concerts hosted by the .
  • Free family nights at the world-renowned .
  • Slopes for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing.
  • Festivals throughout the year