17 Free Things to Do with Long Island Kids This Winter

The Huntington’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled to return in March 2022. Photo by Cliff Weissman Photography
The Huntington’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled to return in March 2022. Photo by Cliff Weissman Photography

Winter on Long Island means getting creative when keeping the kids entertained and engaged. But the cost of indoor play spaces and fun zones, museum admissions, and theater can add up. So how to do it without breaking the bank? Lucky you. We've rounded up FREE events for Long Island kids and families happening this winter.

We found library events, nature walks, parks, free venues and in these uneasy times, even a parade or two. 

Remember, you can always check our events calendar for FREE events by using the "free" search filter. Be sure to also keep an eye on our Winter Fun Guide as we continue to update it with more season-specific ideas like sledding and winter walks.

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Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event, and read more about local public safety protocols here. Some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge, so always confirm details before departing.

Flip Circus at the Smith Haven Mall
Smith Haven Mall - various times Pick
Kids Eat Free at The 3rd Rail Bar and Grille
The 3rd Rail Bar and Grille - 4:00 PM
Greenport Cherry Blossom Festival
Greenport Village Hall - various times
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Art Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides