It can be difficult to keep your child occupied, especially if it’s a hot or a rainy day. Luckily, there is plenty to do in Syosset that is fun for the whole family. Whether you’re in the mood to jump on trampolines, go bowling, or eat Italian ices, Syosset has it all.
AMF Syosset Lanes
111 Eileen Way, Syosset516-921-7575
For an exciting day of bowling and games, go to AMF Syosset Lanes. With its 48 all-star lanes, new interactive arcade, vibrant video walls, and billiards, the fun doesn’t stop. There is also a full-length sports bar with flat-screen TVs where you can enjoy a nice meal. It also offers lane-side service so you don’t have to stop playing when your young bowlers get hungry. AMF Syosset Lanes also offers parties for kids, adults, and businesses. Check the website for daily specials and bowling rates.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
Bounce! Trampoline Sports is the perfect place for adults and kids to stay busy and moving all day. There is a large area for open jumping, slam-dunk basketball, dodgeball courts, and more. There is also Bounce! Jr., an area reserved for kids ages 6 and younger to jump and play in the foam pits or on the inflatable Bouncy Houses. Jump N Glow is an event held every Friday and Saturday night from 8-10pm and includes free glow in the dark face paint! If you love to jump, Bounce! also offers birthday parties and other celebrations. Every bouncer must have a signed waiver, and though bounce socks are mandatory ($3), you can buy them once and bring them back every time you jump. Prices for open jump range from $15 for 30 minutes to $30 for 2 hours, plus add-ons (special even prices vary).
Cultural Arts Playhouse
170 Michael Drive, Syosset
516-694-3330 (main office)
Why go to the city when you can see an off-off Broadway show right on Long Island? Take your family to Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset for a dinner-and-a-show experience. There are many productions to choose from. Cultural Arts Playhouse was founded in 1995 by owner Bruce Grossman and has produced more than 500 shows. Some of the musicals include adult actors, but most shows feature its students—kids and young adults. You can purchase tickets in advance online. Prices vary.
150 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
Take your kids for a great meal and even better dessert at Friendly’s. You won’t hear them complain after you get them a Friend-z from Friendly’s (or at least until they finish eating it!). Keep your child occupied with a coloring page and signature ice-cream treat that will keep them happy for hours.
575 Underhill Blvd. (Main Lobby), Syosset
Frozen Ropes batting cage doesn’t let the weather stop you from practicing your swing. Rent a batting cage for either 30 or 60 minutes and enjoy hitting either softballs or baseballs. There are different rental options to choose from and you must reserve the cage in advance. Frozen Ropes also gives semi-private or private lessons to whoever wants to work on their game. You must reserve the cage in advance. Save time and fill out the waiver before going; available on the website.
49 Ira Road, Syosset516-933-1785 516-226-1313
Krafty Hands is a place for kids and families to create their own masterpiece crafts. It has everything from plaster-craft and wood-craft painting to sand art, stuff-a-pet, T-shirt decoration, and more. There is no limit to what kids and families can create. Celebrate a birthday at Krafty Hands with painting and crafts, dancing and games with a DJ, face painting or tattoos, pizza, and more. There are many party packages to choose from. Krafty Hands is the place to be for a relaxing, creative, and enjoyable day. Check the website for printable coupons.
180 Michael Drive, Syosset
Do you have what it takes to escape the room? Grab your friends and family and head over to Puzzle Break to test your mental and teamwork skills. Puzzle Break is a collaborative, real-life escape-the-room game to challenge the whole family. You have one hour to crack clues, solve puzzles, decode locks, and escape the room. The recommended age is 8 years old, but there is no age requirement for players. The in-room game operators can help manage the game to make sure younger participants are able to enjoy the experience and solve puzzles. The cost is $30 per person.
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream
80 W. Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream has been famous for 85 years and has more than 30 different water-ice flavors and more than 60 Sherbert (Créme Ice) flavors. Choose two or more flavors for the perfect combination. Ralph’s Ices also offers sugar-free ices, ice cream, fruit smoothies, icebergs, twisters, and more. It’s the perfect snack to help you cool down on a hot day. It’s so good, your kids will beg you to take them every day.
204 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset516-654-4600
Acai bowls are the current trend. For a tasty and healthy snack or meal, go to Super Bowls, an acai bowl shop that also offers delicious fruit smoothies, salads, quesadillas, homemade soups, and more. Acai is an antioxidant-packed super fruit indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. Bowls are made by blending frozen acai berries with strawberries and bananas and a little bit of soy milk to make a thick smoothie and adding it to a parfait with other fruits, homemade granola (Super Bowls has gluten-free or nut-free, just ask), coconut, and is finished with a drizzle of honey. This is the perfect place to take your kids for a great snack or meal, and they will love looking at all the bananas the franchise has.
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
Technically located in Woodbury, the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park is the place to stay active and busy all year round. The 46-acre lot park has a public pool that is open during the summer and an ice-rink that is open during the winter. There is a children’s play area, picnic area with barbecues, five tennis courts, a softball field, handball and basketball courts, and more. There are tons of activities to choose from that the whole family will enjoy.
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