We are fortunate in so many ways to live on Long Island. In what other region of the country can you pack your kids up for a morning train ride to New York City, then whisk them off later to one of the Hamptons’ most desirable beaches?
From Nassau County to Suffolk and all the way to the East End, Long Island has creative play spaces, wonderful children's museums, farm fun, great parks and playgrounds, over-the-top seasonal celebrations, and even amusement and water park fun. And that’s just a beginning.
How do you pick 100 activities every family on Long Island must experience? Well, it’s not scientific. We have no algorithms to determine them for us. Instead, we rely on you, our Mommy Poppins’ Long Island enthusiasts, for ideas, as well as our parent-strong local parent writers.
Here’s what we came up we came with, but we’re still open to suggestions. Chime in to the conversation with us on Facebook.
Here's a handy new addition: Enjoy a free, printable version of our favorite LI activities with kids. Print it out and attach it to your refrigerator just in case you're ever in need of inspiration.