Long Island Weekend Wrap Up, April 9-10: Petting Farm, Fishing Frenzy, Rapunzel and More

Things to Do on Long Island with Kids

Is it possible to see rabbits, eat cotton candy, fish and watch a damsel flee to freedom all in one weekend? Well, it is, and you’ve come to right place! Whether you’ve got a thrill for adventure or a sweet tooth, we have some awesome, amazing and astounding events listed here for you this weekend!



Long Island Rabbit Show
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Exhibition Hall
1303 Round Swamp Road
Saturday, April 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All Ages
Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for children 5-12, children under 5 free
Over 1,500 bunnies will be giving  the Easter Bunny a run for his money at the Long Island Rabbit Show this weekend! Old Bethpage Village Restoration presents the annual Long Island Rabbit Breeders Association show, a favorite among families as 1,500 varieties of breeds and classes of rabbits are displayed. After you’ve seen all the unique and extraordinary rabbits in the exhibit, be sure to explore and discover all the wonderful and fun features at the Village!

Rock the River Spring Festival and Fundraiser

Rolling River Day Camp
477 Ocean Avenue
East Rockaway/Oceanside, NY
Saturday, April 9
Rain Date: Sunday April 10
11 a.m to 3 p.m
All Ages
Free Admission
Where can you enjoy carnival rides, facepainting, music, food, crafts and much more this Saturday? Why, at the Rock the River Spring Festival and Fundraiser hosted by Rolling River Day Camp! With free admission and entertainment, there is fun for every person in your family. This year’s festival will raise money to support a very special cause. Rolling River has a scholarship fund which sends students from the Peninsula Counseling Center to camp free of charge. Ride and food tickets are available for purchase to support this charitable cause.

Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure
Bellmore Theatre
222 Pettit Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 783-7200
Saturday, April 9
11:00 am
All Ages
Admission: $10
Calling all pirates who want to sail the high seas! Come along on a pirate adventure with Dora and friends at the Bellmore Theatre. Enjoy free popcorn and soda as you watch Dora, Boots and her friends on an exciting adventure on the sea!

Building Bridges
Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10
3:00 pm
Ages 5 and up
Admission: $3 with museum admission $2 LICM members
Be a part of constructing and building bridges in this workshop at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Discover how bridges are built and learn about the role engineers play in the building them. Create your own model as you watch a clip of Cyberchase that teaches about geometry and space.

Benner's Farm Opening Weekend
56 Gnarled Hollow Road
E. Seatuket, NY
Saturday, April 9
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
All Ages
Admission: $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids (Be sure to bring cash as credit cards are not accepted)
Come join friendly farm animals for the opening weekend of Benner's Farm! See and feed farm animals like goats, geese, ducks, turkeys, pigs, cows and a host of other farm animals. (Think Charlotte's Web!) Included in the admission is a walk through a scenic nature trail and a ride on the famous swing (known as the biggest in Long Island) hanging on the biggest and oldest White Oak Tree in the area. Also included in your admission is a cup to feed the animals.

Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Belmont Lake State Parkway
625 Belmont Ave
West Babylon, NY
Saturday, April 9
10:00am to 4:00 pm
All ages
Admission: $8.00 per vehicle
Call in case of inclement weather
Calling all avid anglers! Come and enjoy open fishing at the Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival! Receive fishing instruction, learn how to properly cast a fly, and enjoy childrens' activities such as hands-on educational displays and temporary tattoos. You are encouraged to bring tackle and bait if possible.

CM Performing Arts
931 Montauk Hwy
Oakdale, NY
Saturday, April 9
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
All Ages
Admission: $9, $20 with ‘Hair Raising’ event after the 2pm show
Catch the long haired adventure fantasy of Rapunzel at the CM Performing Arts. This engaging and funny play shows the life of Rapunzel and the role her hair plays in her destiny! After the show, join Rapunzel for the ‘Hair Raising’ party where she shows girls Rapunzel 101: Hair and Kid Friendly Makeup!

All Kids Fair
Melville Marriot
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Sunday, April 10
All Ages
Admission: $5; Free for ages 2 and younger (Grandparents attend for free when accompanied with a parent or child with admission ticket)
Come and learn all there is to learn through kids events, activities, education and so much more at the All Kids Fair! With over 85 exhibitors and 20 classes, this is one event you don’t want to miss! Exhibits and classes include; your child’s future, finances, education, health and many other topics. Quacker Jack from the Long Island Ducks Baseball Club will be there to meet and greet children and there will be a special visit from Ms. Empire Royalty! Kids will enjoy a ride on the ‘fun bus’ and a treat from Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream!