Jaime Sumersille

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New Rock Climbing Venue Opens on Long Island

Have your kids taken to couch climbing like it's an Olympic sport? Get them off your furniture, out of the house, and over to The Gravity Vault in Melville, where they can explore more that 20,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing space. From easy beginner courses to rough terrain, your family can tackle more than 100 climbing stations. 

This is an ideal activity for active families with children ages 4 and older. Find more local Long Island play spaces in our Kids' Sports Centers Guide or Indoor Play Spaces Guide.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Night Creatures, Dr. Seuss, Chocolate Fest, Irish Dancers

This weekend learn more about the animal kingdom at Quogue Wildlife Refuge's Creatures of the Night program, Bats, Bees and Butterflies at the Long Island Children's Museum, or Track It Down at Jones Beach State Park.

See what hi-jinks Junie B. Jones is up to on stage in Bellmore or what magic Peter Pan has in store in East Islip.

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our March GoList or Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Dinos, Engineers, Harborfrost, Maple Sugar

Close out the February school break with a bang! Celebrate winter in Sag Harbor at HarborfrostLearn how to tap a tree for sap at Benner's Farm's maple sugaring demonstration. Get up close with some Fearsome Jaws of Dinosaurs at Caleb Smith park. Hunt for shark teeth and have a toothy good time at the Whaling Museum's Toothpalooza celebration.

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our February GoList or Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

Presidents Day Weekend Events for Long Island Kids

Head into Presidents Day weekend and start the school break off right. Let it go at the Engeman Theater to watch The Snow Queenbased on Disney's Frozen. Party at Planting Fields Arboretum and help it celebrate the 100th birthday of the Camellia House. Soak in nature on Presidents Day at workshops in Stony Brook, Smithtown, and Oyster Bay.

Planning ahead for the February school vacation week? Check out our guide to camps and workshops, or try these 30 Fun Things Happening on February Break.

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our February GoList or Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

7 Drop-In Art Spots for Long Island Kids

Have a little Picasso on your hands? A budding artist whom you would you like to get drawing on paper instead of your walls? These Long Island-based art spots offer drop-in classes, painting parties and more. No long-term commitments necessary. Pop in for some arts and crafts and get your creative juices flowing.

For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Valentine's Parties, Princesses, Purim

Love is in the air this weekend. Show your littlest loves some Valentine's Day fun at a party at Tots on Track, the Be Mine Ball at the Long Island Children's Museum, or the Sweetheart Princess Tea at the Long Island Aquarium. Drop in for Valentine's Day crafts at the Maritime Explorium, Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, or the Vanderbuilt Museum

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our February GoList or Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

You also might want to look ahead to summer with our Long Island Camp Guide, with camp information for all ages, locations, and interests.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself

Best Indoor Play Spaces for Long Island Toddlers

While most indoor play places cater to a range of ages, some parents feel more comfortable when there are areas designated for younger children. At most of these locations, children ages 5 and younger are the primary focus and can play freely without being knocked down or bumped into by an older crowd.

We've rounded up a list of play spaces on Long Island that are geared toward little ones.

And for more indoor ideas, check our our Inside Activity Guide.

Birthday Party Venues for Active Kids on Long Island

If you have a thrill-seeker on your hands, Long Island boasts many birthday party options of active and adventurous kiddos! Zip line your way to an unforgettable birthday party adventure with these cool party venues, from ropes courses to climbing walls, and both indoor and outdoor options.

Don't forget to peruse our Long Island Party Guide It offers plenty more options for putting together a great party for your child.

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