Best Things To Do on Long Island in October 2021 with Kids

Enjoy a day of wonder at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Enchanted Forest Family Event. Photo courtesy of the museum
Enjoy a day of wonder at the Nassau County Museum of Art's Enchanted Forest Family Event. Photo courtesy of the museum

The crisp autumn air has been sneaking in more and folks are ready to take in all that fall has to offer on Long Island.

Our Fall Fun Guide is is jam-packed with our picks for the best apple picking, corn mazes, and other must-do fall outings. 

Our activity calendar is growing by the day with Halloween events and more. Below, we've rounded up our curated list of the best things to do this October with kids. Read on for these can't-miss activities.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: On Long Island, especially now, really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP. Subscribe to our newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox.

Places featured in this article:


Gateway's Not-So-Scary Halloween Adventure

Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Westhampton Free Library - 5:00 PM Pick
Montauk’s Free Outdoor Concerts on the Green
Montauk Village Green - 6:30 PM Pick
Summer Concert Series at Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park - 8:00 PM Pick
Town of Islip Summer Drive-In Movie Series
Casamento Park Pool - 8:00 PM Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides