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

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

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
Music and Movement at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Halloween Drive-Thru at Stew's
Farmingdale Stew Leonard's - 11:00 AM Pick
Creature Feature at the Jones Beach Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center - 1:30 PM Pick
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze: Long Island
Old Bethpage Village Restoration - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides