Your family can have run of the Long Island Explorium when you book your private Explorium Express visit. Photo courtesy of the venue
Your family can have run of the Long Island Explorium when you book your private Explorium Express visit. Photo courtesy of the venue

New Year's Weekend Best Things To Do on Long Island With Kids: New Year's Eve, Nature Hikes, and More

Well, that's a wrap: 2020 has come to an end. Start the new year on the right foot with a family hike, get your competitive juices flowing with a Pac-Man face-off, or watch the ball drop from the comfort of your couch.

If you're looking for winter break entertainment, we've rounded up 30 things to do on Long Island, plus some fun virtual picks like this online coding camp and a FREE crash course in wizarding on our Poppins@Home site.

Our Event Calendar is updated daily with family-friendly fun, and we've got plenty more seasonal picks in our Winter Fun Guide, from fun places to play when the flakes fly to exciting getaways to fend off cabin fever, and more.

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 appropriate social distancing. 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.

Places featured in this article:


Bayville Adventure Park's Winter Wonderland

The Nesting Place
upcoming events
(Sat Dec 19, 2020 - Sat Jun 26, 2021) Toddler Sensory Storytime Saturdays
Tiny Tots at Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL - 9:30 AM
Our Backyard - Seasonal Outdoor Exhibit
Long Island Children's Museum - 10:00 AM
Lighthouse Tower Tours
Wilderness Visitor Center - 11:00 AM
NeiSci Tuesdays
- various times
Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties
stemtastic - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides