7 Places for Long Island Kids Who Love an Adrenaline Rush
If you're headed on the highway and looking for adventure with your thrill-seeking kids, we've got some hot spots for you. Walk the plank, take a fast ride or slip and slide at these places that can give the entire family the ultimate adrenaline rush. And for more family fun, visit our Long Island Summer Guide.
Pole Position Raceway
40 Daniel Street, Farmingdale
This indoor go-kart racing park lets up to 10 child and adult drivers at a time compete in side-by-side racing on two separate, quarter-mile tracks. Kids must be at least 48 inches tall (usually 8 to 11 years old) to race. Races last about 10 minutes each.
Karts Indoor Raceway
701 Union Parkway, Ronkonkoma
This 27,000 square foot go-kart facility has two indoor tracks. The karts boast four different speeds.Drivers must be at least 54", however passengers can be 40-53". Lazer Warz, Rollerball, Game Room and cafe also on premise.
Tiki Action Park
1878 Middle Country Road, Centereach
This outdoor track offers single and double go karts (57" minimum height requirement for drivers; 40" minimum height requirement for passengers). You can also get a 30 or 60-minute unlimited pass. Tiki Action Park opens for the season each March. Mini golf and games are also on premise.
The Adventure Park at Long Island
75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
This outdoor park is comprised of seven different climbing and ziplining trails, with varying levels of difficulty . Platforms, cables, bridges and more make up more than 140 unique challenges.This park is for ages 7 and up.
Air Trampoline Sports
1850 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma
This is another brand new indoor play facility located in Ronkonkoma. Air Trampoline Sports offers 16,000 square feet of trampolines. The space is divided into four spaces: A three-lane foam pit, a basketball court, a dodge ball section and a large, open area where kids can just run and bounce. There is also an arcade area, as well as refreshments. If you're interested in hosting a party, there are private party spaces.
60 Skyline Drive, Plainview
For a family bonding time that really rocks, try Island Rock. This is a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility that offers the closest thing to real rock you can find. Island Rock has walls for first time climbers to the experienced expert climber.
C & B Archery
11 Commercial St., Hicksville
Calling all archers! C & B offers hands-on instruction before the shooting at targets begin, making it easy for first-time shooters to learn.
Photo Courtesy: The Adventure Park at Long Island.