No need to check the weather report. It’s cold. And it is, was, or will be snowing soon.
When you’re done climbing your own walls, head to these new play spaces in Brooklyn and scale theirs.
Mr. and Miss Ants in Their Pants (ages 3 and up) will find an outlet for all that pent-up energy in the club’s impressive four-story play structure — a maze of tubes, slides, obstacles, and even a zip line. If that’s not enough to tire them out, an eighteen-foot rock-climbing wall should finish the job. 159 North 4th Street, between Bedford and Driggs Avenues (877-543-9558 or klub4kidz.com), $12 for one child; $20 for two children; additional $8 for rock-climbing.
Akin to a sprawling basement rec room that city kids will never know, the center’s padded play area is strewn with bean bag chairs, easels, and ride-ons, making it perfect for the 5 and under crowd. Imaginations soar with a play kitchen, market, reading corner, and slide. All of this is set against a mural depicting a city block where kids and animals run wild — and the forecast is always sunny. 33 Nassau Avenue, at Dobbin Street (718-387-2071 or playspacenyc.com), $10 for a day pass.
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Why: It is easy being green
When: Wed., 6 p.m.
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., at Canal St. Tickets at 212-601-1000 or 92Y.org. Adults, $12.
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Class
What: Kids ages 2 and up concoct pink treats with butter cream frosting and fondant hearts.
Why: Here’s hoping you’re the object of their affection.
When: Sat. Ages 2-4 years, with caregiver, 9-10 a.m.; ages 5-8 years, drop off, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Where: Taste Buds Kitchen, 109 W. 27th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. (212-242-2248). Adult and child pair or child alone, $50.
African American Arts Festival
What: Celebrate Black History Month with a blues performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop band; the show culminates in a New Orleans-style second line parade.
Why: Junior loves to scat, stomp, and syncopate.
When: Sun., 2 & 3 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave. (212-721-1223). Adults and children, $10.
Photos: Courtesy of Klub4Kidz; Courtesy of Play