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Indoor Activities to Keep Kids from Bouncing off the Walls

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Is the cold weather keeping you cooped up? Have no fear, the cure for cabin fever is easier than you think. Indoor play can be as fun as you make it and a snowy day is a good excuse to use your imagination and try something new. Whether you enjoy getting crafty or you prefer something more physical–there’s a way to satisfy your inner boredom–no matter the size of your group. Here is a list of the best indoor winter activities for kids and families on Long Island.

Indoor Play Places

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

111 Rodeo Dr

Deer Park, NY 11717

(631) 392-2600

https://www.skyzone.com/deerpark

Sky Zone Trampoline Park is a place you will never stand still. Embrace your inner acrobat while freestyle jumping in the trampoline courts. Slam dunk like your favorite NBA basketball player inside the Sky Slam. Enter the ultimate dogeball championship with your friends. Show off your gymnastic skills flipping into a foam block pit. Whatever you decide, you will enjoy wall-to wall aerial action at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

 

Air Trampoline Sports

1850 Lakeland Ave

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

http://www.airtrampolinesports.com/

Air Trampoline Sports has something for everyone including aerobics, dodgeball and basketball. They has over 16,000 square feet including a foam pit, 3 dodgeball courts and 2 basketball slam dunk lanes, for hours of endless fun.

 

Kangaroo Kids Inflatable Party Center

1015 Grand Blvd

Deer Park, NY 11729

(631) 871-8762

http://www.kangarookidsparty.com/

Kangaroo Kids is a great place to bring kids if they have lots of energy to burn off. Live it up in an entertainment room filled with tunnels, slides and a bouncing room. Channel your competitive spirit with complimentary basketball shooting, foosball and air hockey.

 

Fun Station USA

40 Rocklyn Ave

Lynbrook, NY 11563

(516) 599-7757

http://funstationusa.com/
Fun Station USA is a place filled with a plethora of indoor fun including video games, laser tag, bumper cars, flight stimulators, roller coaster stimulators, a play maze and much more. This is great place if you can’t decide on just one indoor activity or if your kid usually gets bored after doing one thing.

 

Fun 4 All

200 Wilson St

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

(631) 331-9000

http://fun4allpark.com/home.html

Fun 4 All is a great indoor play place for the entire family. Families can explore different worlds through giant inflatable’s, creative and scientific displays and interactive games as well as slides, bouncers and game machines. There is also a climate-controlled all-age mega playground that has swirling slides, a 5-tier trampoline, tree house, tunnels, bouncers, and much more. Fun 4 All, is a great place to families to spend time together and play.

 

Safari Adventure

1074 Pulaski St

Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 727-4386

https://www.thesafariadventure.com/

Safari Adventure is known for being one of the cleanest children’s play centers on Long Island. This four-level play area is filled with enormous bouncers and over 30 videos games. There is also a sensory calming spa which is great for hyperactive kids, children with anxiety or anyone looking to relax. Kilimanjaro, an African themed structure, is the softest play unit on the island. There are also cargo nets, tunnels and other fun obstacles to tackle at Safari Adventure.

 

The Sandbox Playspace

51 Gibson Ave,

Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 421-1600

http://www.sandboxplayspace.net/

The Sandbox believes play is the soul of childhood. The Sandbox Playspace is a great place to gather, play and connect. The play area has handcrafted toys made of natural materials such as wool, silk and wood. The Sandbox is perfect for young children, 5 years and younger.

 

Laser Bounce

2710 Hempstead Turnpike

Levittown, NY, 11756

516-342-1330

https://lilaserbounce.com/

Laser Bounce is an interactive play arena for kids. Enjoying bounce houses, obstacle courses, laser tag and a ball pit and games all under one roof.

 

Q-ZAR 

151 Voice Rd

Carle Place, NY 11514

(516) 877-7200

https://www.qzarny.com/

Qzar is known for being “the game that runs on adrenaline not batteries.” Enjoy an intense workout while listening to upbeat music while testing your laser skills in a 4,000 square foot battlefield. This game requires skill and strategy, just like a video game.

Museums

Long Island Children’s Museum

11 Davis Ave

Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 224-5800

https://www.licm.org/

Did you know that playing promotes healthy childhood development? Activities and programs at Long Island Children’s Museum help children master skills and discover new passions. Programs are available for children from pre-school to high school that teach how to craft, cook and dance.

 

Children’s Museum of the East End

376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

(631) 537-8250

https://www.cmee.org/

The Children’s Museum of the East End was started by 7 mothers who want to provide more educational opportunities for children on the East End of Long Island. The museum has educational exhibits and programs as well as other art and community workshops that foster learning and spark imagination.

 

Cooking Classes

Celebrations In the Kitchen

63 E Old Country Rd

Hicksville, NY 11801

http://www.celebrationsinthekitchen.com/

Cooking is an important life skill; it also teaches kids basic math skills through measuring and sequencing. With shows like “Chopped Junior”, “Kids Baking Championship” and “MasterChef Junior”, more kids are becoming interested in cooking and baking. Celebrations in the Kitchen, offers cooking, baking, and decorating classes for kids and adults. They are also allergy-friendly and can provide nut-free, dairy-free and egg-free parties.

 

Kitchen Time’s Party Place

691 Broadway

Massapequa, NY 11758  

(516) 795-4980

http://kitchentime.net/

Kitchen Time’s Party Place has been in operation over 30 years. They offer cooking parties for children, adult cooking classes and other special activities. They provide 2 hours of fun and instruction for all ages. Kids will love their Frozen themed baking parties and events.

Roller Skating

Hot Skates

14 Merrick Rd

Lynbrook, NY 11563

http://hotskates.com/

Hot Skates is a Long Island landmark since 1980. Enjoy gliding across the maple wood skating surface, while listening to music on a state-of-the-art sound system. They also have a professional grade video system, making it a great place to watch sporting events while skating.

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