Jaime Sumersille

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Presidents Week Camps and Classes for Long Island Kids

Presidents Week 2017 is approaching, leaving many parents wondering how to keep their kids occupied while school is out. Chase away the winter blues and boredom cries with these classes, activities and camps taking place during the break.

From science experiments to jewelry making and sports skills, these Long Island camps have it all. Drop in for a day or the entire week.

And for more events and activities, be sure to check out our Inside Activity Guide and Long Island Events Calendar.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Red Yarn, a Super Bowl Party and 'Nature Nick'

It's Super Bowl weekend and Kidville Wantagh can help your family celebrate with a football-themed party and fun. It's full steam ahead at a free model train show in Farmingdale. Nature lovers can join the monthly Young Naturalists Club meeting in Sayville, participate in some backyard birding at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge or peep "Nature Nick's" live animal show at East Woods School.

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 might also want to look ahead to summer with our Long Island Camp Guide, with camps for all ages, locations, and nearly every interest.

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

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf Opens at Roosevelt Field in Garden City

Dragging the kids along for another trip to the mall? Tired of them complaining as you meander from store to store?

At Roosevelt Field mall in East Garden City, you can take a break at the new Glowgolf, a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf facility. Located on the concourse level near LensCrafters and the kids play area, you can grab a club and ball and embark on a glowing adventure through 27 holes. 

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Lunar New Year, Alice, Winter Hikes

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Lunar New Year celebrations in Stony Brook, Oyster Bay, Garden City and Cold Spring Harbor.

Bundle up and head outdoors for a guided hike of the William Floyd Estate or Tanglewood Preserve, or learn about winter birding in Quogue.

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our January 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 Event Calendar yourself

Best Indoor Play Spaces on Long Island: Nassau County

The chilly weather might force your little ones indoors, but they don't have to be confined to your living room all winter long.

After you've made your umpteenth fort and your kids are climbing the walls, get up and out with our list of play places across Nassau County. And don't forget to check out our rundown of Indoor Places in Suffolk County, as well as Play Cafes on Long Island.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Three Little Pigs, Madagascar, Deer Detectives

Hark! Who goes there? On January 21-22, the theater is calling. 

Catch The Three Little Pigs, Madagascar or Shrek, Jr. this weekend. Or decorate a kitty cat cake with your little chef at Bake Me A Cake in Lindenhurst. Meow — that sounds like delicious fun.

If you'd rather be outdoors, head to Connetquot River State Park Preserve for clues on how to become a deer detective, or search for seashells on the seashore on Fire Island. Say that three times fast.

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our January 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 listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself

The Best Family Sledding Spots on Long Island

Say it ain't snow. But it is. 

Parents with kids eager to brave the outdoors don't have to leave Long Island to find ideal sledding spots. We've rounded up a few places where you can hit the local powder for FREE. Safety first though, so be sure to check surroundings for sticks, rocks and more, and wear a helmet and proper snow gear to keep warm. Bring your own equipment to these snow-covered destinations and be ready for some fun.

Don't forget to check our January GoList and Event Calendar for more ideas on winter entertainment for your family, whether the weather outside is frightful, or delightful.

There's also plenty of seasonal fun in our Long Island Winter Fun Guide, from skiing to hot chocolate spots to FREE events all winter.

Family Memberships on Long Island Worth the Price

Skipping the line, early invites, and additional discounts on events, food and merchandise are some of the members-only perks families can gain when opting to purchase a membership to one of their local kid hot spots. Here on Long Island, there are plenty of educational and entertaining opportunities for families to take advantage of year-round, from museums to water parks. And if you're going to visit the same destination more than once, or several times, in a year, a membership might make financial sense, too, as it will often save you money in the long run. Not all will, though.

We've rounded up some of the top kid spots around Long Island and done the math on their memberships to find the ones that are most worth it for frequent visitors. Read on for these local deals, which will hopefully put a little more money back in your pocket for the new year, plus deliver your family to the front of the line—an almost invaluable perk on busy school holidays!

Find more ideas in our Classes and Enrichment Guide and Indoor Family Fun Guide, which is filled with play space reviews and more.

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