It’s been a tough winter, and the worst part it that it’s not over yet. When going outside is not an option, many kids and moms alike can start to feel trapped. But luckily enough, from way out east to the Queens boarder, there are lots of indoor activities for kids on Long Island to help cure even the worst case of “cabin fever.” The best part is that these places are open year-round, so no matter the season families can stop in for some guaranteed fun!
ACTIVE KIDZ LONG ISLAND
Located in Jericho, Active Kidz Long Island offers numerous activities all under one roof. Where else can kids play laser tag, jump on inflatables, climb on an adventure maze, go bowling, have a “Cannonball blast” and go rock climbing? Why Active Kidz of course! They also have an arcade where kids can win tickets and turn them in for prizes.
Located in Syosset, Bounce is another trampoline park that offers multiple jumping “courts,” basketball courts, foam pits, giant inflatables and even a trampoline bungee jump. Bounce also has a special court dedicated to kids age 2-6, so even the littlest members of the family can have fun.
Read our full review: Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Syosset
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END
Located in Bridgehampton, the CMEE offers a place where kids can explore a turn-of-the-century General Store with a replica soda fountain and costumes to try on, make noise in the “Musical Forest” visit their “Crawler Garden” with cuddly bugs, discover how a windmill works and so much more!
Read our full review: CMEE – Children’s Museum of the East End
IMAGINATIONS AT PLAY
Located in Ronkonkoma, Imaginations at Play offers hands-on fun and activities designed for children aged 6-months to 11-years-old. The 8,000 square foot play area includes a soft play jungle gym, an imagination village, and water table.
Located in Commack, Lazerland offers a multi-level facility to play laser tag. They also offer a new sports stadium where team dodgeball, soccer, t-ball, kickball and Nerf hockey are just a few of the possibilities. In addition, Lazerland offers an arcade area.
LE PLAY CAFÉ
Located in Bellmore, Le Play Café bills itself as an “indoor play area and coffee lounge.” It’s a place where parents can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or have an uninterrupted conversation while their kids play nearby building “skyscrapers,” cooking up meals or dressing up like a superstar!
Located in Deer Park, Sky Zone is the newest indoor trampoline park that features trampolines for just about anything…jumping, exercising, dodgeball, volleyball and basketball games. Sky Zone even has programs designated for “little jumpers” ages 5 and under that they call Toddler Time.
ONCE UPON A TREETOP
Located in Plainview, Once Upon a Treetop is not like anything most parents have seen before. It’s a miniature city entwined with different rooms where kids can head to the supermarket, pretend to be teachers in their very own classroom (which includes a chalkboard wall), practice being veterinarians (on stuffed dogs and cats), “drive” a fire truck or climb up the treehouse in the back and slide down for the biggest adventure of all.
Written By and Photos by Kim Como