Many kids on Long Island like spending time outdoors, but since winter has everyone cooped up inside, we are sure your youngsters are getting cabin fever.

Looking for something to do that the whole family can enjoy? Here are a few suggestions for family-friendly activities on Long Island.


Since 1962, Adventureland has been Long Island’s best family destination! Enjoy a day of rides, attractions, games, and other activities. Adventureland Amusement Park, situated at 2245 Broad Hollow Road in Farmingdale, New York, is just over an hour east of New York City and offers over 30 fun and thrilling rides and activities. With a selection of thrill attractions, family rides, kids rides, and water rides, Adventureland has something for everyone!

Long Island Aquarium

Various unique living species and amazing attractions can be found in this aquarium. The Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit, for example, allows guests to dive into the aquarium and swim with sharks while being protected by a steel shark cage. Penguins, seals, gators, stingrays, sea lions, and other aquatic species can also be seen.

The Animal Farm Petting Zoo

This 10-acre park is ideal for getting up close and personal with nature and wildlife. The majority of the animals can be petted and fed. Monkeys, parrots, llamas, deer, wallabies, reptiles, emus, cows, pigs, and many other creatures can be found here. Hand-feed baby goats and adorable piglets

Pony rides are free, as are the Super Cow Musical Puppet Show, the Super Slide, the playgrounds, and the picnic spots. The safari tour train is available for an extra fee and there are options for birthday packages, a play date, and group tours as well.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit educational organization that exhibits the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the fastest planes in the world, and a guided missile submarine.

Through its collections, exhibitions and programming, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum aims to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth by promoting awareness and understanding of history, science, and service.

Enroll in an Art Class

You can only do so much to keep the youngsters from getting bored and when they do, they may end up painting your walls. Here is a solution for them to allow their creative impulses to flourish in a safe and fun environment. There are a variety of kid-friendly art classes that teach youngsters how to create art in a creative and inventive way. Picasso Kidz in Greenlawn and Not Just Art in Oyster Bay are two art studios that are perfect for your little artist!

Are you planning to buy a new home on Long Island in 2022? Contact the professionals at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC if you are relocating or simply moving to a different neighborhood. We can assist you with the mortgage or refinancing every step of the way.

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