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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau and Suffolk counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids on Long Island. Start planning your weekend now.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

Looking to plan an awesome weekend on Long Island packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-friendly family fun planned for this weekend right here in Nassau and Suffolk counties. From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you'll find something to do that keeps the whole family having fun! Plan your weekend on Long Island with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (vritual and in-person) events happening throughout Long Island. And check out our ManhattanBrooklynQueensWestchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

IN PERSON Mindful Journey: Toddler Sensory Story Time Saturdays

WHEN: Dec. 19 - Jun. 26, Saturdays, 10am
WHERE: The Nesting Place, 2043 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Get ready for some messy fun! Each Week toddlers will experience a story in an exciting new way. Every story is paired with a unique sensory experience to stimulate young minds through all their senses. All classes offer open play, story time, and a variety of sensory experiences. Advanced registration required.

WANT TO GO? $20. 631-412-2994.
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IN PERSON Glow in the Park

WHEN: Mar. 27 - Jun. 12, 4-8pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Get ready to experience our exciting courses in a cool and alternative way! Evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! Glow in the Park is a nighttime event where our outdoor adventure park literally glows! Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes and traverse through the treetops. And you have toe-tapping music to keep your adrenaline flowing! You can?t miss Glow in the Park! It takes your rope climbing and ziplining fun to the next level. Flip the fun upside down as you experience the same adventure at night, and allow your senses to come alive with the bright lights hanging from the trees. Each of the trails is lined with multi-colored LED lights to guide your throughout the courses. They also provide a safety briefing to go through harnessing with you, so don't worry if you've never been to a park like this before. Book online. 

WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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Vandy Land ANIMATED PROJECTION SHOW AND MINI GOLF

WHEN: Apr. 1 - 24, Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Play 18-holes of mini golf featuring an animated projection show that is synced to music!

WANT TO GO? $85 per group per hour up to 6 people; $75 members. 631-854-5579.
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Dog Friendly Days at Old Westbury Gardens FREE

WHEN: Apr. 3 - 18, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring Fido to the garden and for a day in the gardens.  WANT TO GO? 516-252-3392.
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Seal Watching Cruise Long Island

WHEN: Apr. 10 - 25, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

If you love wildlife, you’re sure to love this seal watching and eco-tour! Take a leisurely tour of the local bays in the the comfort of a 44-foot enclosed boat and encounter seals and other wildlife. This is a great tour for families!

Each year, more and more harbor seals inhabit the bays on the South Shore from the late fall to the early spring. Here, they have no fear of predators and are free to find mates and give birth to pups. Once the pups are large enough to travel, usually by the end of April, the seals start the migration back north for the summer months.

Please note that since seals are a migratory species that migrate into the area due to water temperature and the availability of food, we cannot guarantee when they will arrive or leave the area. Due to the weather during the time of the year these cruises are offered, it is  recommended to wear water resistant boots and warm clothing. 

WANT TO GO? $30 ages 11 and older; $20 ages 5-10; free for children 4 and younger. 516-5217-744.
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Baby Animal Weekend

WHEN: Apr. 10 - 25, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Visit the Garden of Eden Farm for Baby Animal Weekends!  There will be baby goats, pig, chicks, and sheep for kids to visit!  Plus, get a chance to play in the Fun Fields Play area! Purchase tickets in advance. 

WANT TO GO? $9.95. 631-722-8777.
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays FREE

WHEN: Apr. 11 - 25, Sundays, 9-11am
WHERE: Chuck E. Cheese, 11-15 Hanover Place Delco Plaza, Hicksville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, is marking Autism Awareness Month with the return of its Sensory Sensitive Sundays program. The program creates dedicated playtime designed specifically for children with autism and other special sensory needs, offering a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.



WANT TO GO? 516-433-8819.
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays FREE

WHEN: Apr. 11 - 25, Sundays, 9-11am
WHERE: Chuck E. Cheese, 162 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, is marking Autism Awareness Month with the return of its Sensory Sensitive Sundays program. The program creates dedicated playtime designed specifically for children with autism and other special sensory needs, offering a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.

WANT TO GO? 516-483-1908.
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays FREE

WHEN: Apr. 11 - 25, Sundays, 9-11am
WHERE: Chuck E. Cheese, 155 Sunrise Hwy., West Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, is marking Autism Awareness Month with the return of its Sensory Sensitive Sundays program. The program creates dedicated playtime designed specifically for children with autism and other special sensory needs, offering a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.

WANT TO GO? 631-376-1812.
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Spring Volunteer Day FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17, 12-2pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work prepping the Museum for warmer weather. During the museum's first-ever Volunteer Day, children (and their grownups) are encouraged to join in for an afternoon of outdoor spring cleaning. Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? 631-537-8250.
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Earth Day Recycled Craft Class

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17, 3-4pm
WHERE: The Nesting Place, 2043 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Create and take home a festive Earth Day Craft made of recycled materials! Ages 2-5. Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? $25. 631-412-2994.
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Family Composting Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17, 2-4pm
WHERE: Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Have you been looking for an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint? Learn the basics of composting at SMLI! Learn how to start your own compost at home and the benefits it provides.  See what should and shouldn't be added and what to do with the final product: "black gold". Be sure to come back in a month for our follow-up class, where you can ask questions about your at-home compost and learn even more from our expert guest speakers! Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 members. 516-627-9400.
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IN PERSON Gardening In The Park FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17, 9am-12pm
WHERE: The Common Ground, Rotary Park between Gillette and Candee Avenues, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day surrounded by nature and help maintain the gardens of The Common Ground. WANT TO GO? 631-664-4230.
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IN PERSON and ONLINE Prospective Family Day FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Now is the time to enroll your child for summer camp! Rolling River operated for Summer 2020 with no COVID cases and we plan to continue implementing our successful strategies for Summer 2021. Parents can feel confident that their children can experience a fun and engaging summer while also remaining safe. Learn more about their summer program at otheir innovative "Prospective Family Day"- a unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp activities while parents attend an interactive information session with the Directors. Due to the pandemic, Prospective Family Day will be hosted in one of three ways based on the health climate at the time: In person, socially distant "Parent Information Session" and supervised camp activities for the kids In person, private campus tours. Virtual zoom information session Rolling River will confirm the format one week prior to the scheduled event. There is limited group space for Summer 2021 so don't miss your chance to "sea" Rolling River is one of the top day camps on Long Island!

WANT TO GO? 516-5932267.
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IN PERSON A Princess Brunch

WHEN: Apr. 17 - 18, 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm
WHERE: The Milleridge Cottage, 585 N Broadway, Jericho, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come shrink down to the size of your favorite toys at The Milleridge Cottage's "Brunch with the Toys" event!  Meet your favorite Cowboy Toy, Cowgirl Toy, Porcelain Doll, and Space Ranger Toy! Reservations required. 

WANT TO GO? $37.95; $27.95 children ages 2-12. 516-931-2201.
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Children's Storytime FREE

WHEN: Apr. 17 - May. 15, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Book Revue for Storytime with Nana Carol! WANT TO GO? 631-271-1442.
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