Therapeutic meets functionality at the newly opened Sensory Beans children's gym in Wantagh. Designed for children with sensory and special needs, the open-play space offers a vibrant and engaging world of visual and tactile stimulation. It is a family-facilitated gym for Long Island children of all ages and abilities.
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The hunt is on this weekend for Easter eggs across Long Island. Drive to the easternmost end of the North Fork for a panoramic egg hunt in Orient. Take part in a lakeside hunt in North Babylon or on the sprawling grounds of the Smithtown Historical Society. Participate in a Passover scavenger hunt at The Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington.
Long Island schools are closed for nearly a week and a half for spring break this year. With so much time to fill, why not check out these daily and weekly offerings.
Whether you're entertaining your budding scientist or your Wild Kratt wannabe, there's a camp to satisfy seemingly every interest. For more spring break ideas, be sure to check out our daily event calendar.
Take a trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house while watching Red Riding Hood on the Long Island Children's Museum stage. Roll, pull, sculpt clay creations and more at the Family Ceramics Workshop at Gold Coast Arts Center. Send your imagination soaring with gravity-defying acrobatics performed by the Cuisine & Confessions acrobatics troupe at Staller Center.
Easter's just around the corner. Check out our roundups of bunny brunches and breakfasts and egg hunts. And for more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our April GoList or the just-released Spring Fun Guide.
Continue your St. Patrick's Day celebration at parades in Farmingdale, Rockville Centre and Montauk. Get hooked on crochet at Creative Corner. Go full-steam ahead to the Smithtown Historical Society for a model train show, or laugh out loud with the Peanuts gang during the play You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Wind down winter with some nature explorations. Create a suncatcher at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve or learn how to chase a leprechaun's rainbow at Jones Beach. See what feathered friends begin their migration at a family-friendly Fire Island bird walk.
March to the beat of the pipes and drums at the Glen Cove St. Patrick's Day Parade. Or hop on over to the Children's Museum of the East End for a physics-related Easter activity—the annual Egg Drop Challenge.
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, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.
The Easter Bunny is just a fabled symbol of the holiday, right? At Storybook Experiences family and children's photography in West Islip, this folkloric character comes to life in a magical meet-and-greet that enchants and engages. Walk through the cottage doors and you are transported to a charming bunny village, delicately decorated in spring decor. Customers can wait in the bright playroom, equipped with a big-screen TV playing your favorite cartoon films on demand.
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.