From dodgeball to obstacle courses to Ga-ga, classic childhood games are making a comeback at kids' birthday party venues across Long Island. Here's where to find them.
Active Kidz Long Island
200 Robins Lane, Jericho
Activities include Cannonball Blast (this dodgeball-on-steroids game involves running through obstacles while dodging and retrieving Nerf balls shot from 8 cannons), $7; and Lazer Frenzy (kids navige an obstacle course of laser beams to get from one side to another), $4. They also do birthday parties.
114 Parkway Drive South, Hauppauge
Birthday party sports options include kickball, dodgeball, ga-ga, wiffleball, and more. Call for pricing packages.
Family Time Fitness
41 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
“Retro”-themed birthday parties for kids, including sports like dodgeball, are available upon request.
Give It Your All Sports
2127 Lakeland Avenue, Ste. 5, Ronkonkoma
Parent and child programs offer kickball and a 38-foot obstacle course, $90 for 10-week session. Vacation and camp programs offer Wiffleball, dodgeball, obstacle course, kickball, and more; prices vary. They also do birthday parties.
54A Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Commack
Friday and Saturday dodgeball (includes complimentary game of laser tag): 7:30pm-11pm, $20; 9pm-11pm, $15. Open play: $10 per half hour, $20 per hour. They also do birthday parties.
Matt Guiliano's Play Like A Pro
1745 Express Drive, North Hauppauge
Call for dodgeball pricing and scheduling information. They also do birthday parties.
Progressive Gymnastics East
2200 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park
Jump rope classes are offered on Wednesdays at 5:30pm for kids 5 and up. Jump rope, relay race, obstacle course, and other "retro" activities can also be included in birthday parties and in various other programs.
The Sports Arena
620 Middle Country Road, St. James
Friday and Saturday dodgeball/gaga: grades 3-5, 5:30pm-7pm, $10; grades 6-8, 7:30pm-9pm, $10; pre-registration preferred. They also do birthday parties.
575 Underhill Boulevard, Syosset
(516) 921-GAGA (4242)
Gaga for ages 5-6 years through adult, $15 for children during Open Play sessions; adults must either rent the pit or throw an adult party to play. They also do birthday parties.
Also see: Retro Sports for Kids
The Rise of Ga-Ga