Enjoy some old-fashioned fun at the Barnyard Adventures at Harbes Family Farm. Photo courtesy of the Farm
Enjoy some old-fashioned fun at the Barnyard Adventures at Harbes Family Farm. Photo courtesy of the Farm

Best Things to Do on Long Island in May With Kids

May is here, and it's shaping up to be a comeback month! We're excited to welcome the return of anticipated annual events like the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, the first pitch of the Long Island Ducks season, and the reopening of Long Island's largest water park, Splish Splash.

We've got tons more fun all across the region, including must-visit parks and playgrounds, cool eats, and come Memorial Day weekend, fun in the sand and surf on our favorite Long Island shores for families.

Read on for the full, fabulous list of must-dos this May, and find more seasonal happenings in our Spring Fun Guide.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

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.

Places featured in this article:


The Landmark on Main Street
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sat Sep 4, 2021) Landmark's Live Outdoor Series

South Fork Naturakl History Museum
upcoming events
(Sun May 16, 2021 - Sat Aug 21, 2021) SoFo's Young Birders Club

Showcase Cinema du Lux Farmingdale
upcoming events
(Sat May 22, 2021 - Sun May 23, 2021) PJ Masks Heroes Forever

Jones Beach State Park
upcoming events
(Fri May 28, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) 2021 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

Fairfield Properties Ballpark
upcoming events
(Fri May 28, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Season Opener for the Long Island Ducks
Tiny Tots at Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL - 9:30 AM
Lighthouse Tower Tours
Wilderness Visitor Center - 11:00 AM
Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties
stemtastic - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides