When school is in session, kids have other students to socialize with and they’re kept busy with activities and homework. When school is out and the outdoor temperatures are below freezing, the best place to head is an open play place.
Open play places make a great outlet to simply let kids be kids. They can jump, run, laugh and, most importantly, have fun!
Check out open play places over mid-winter recess or for weekends when it’s too cold to be playing outdoors.
229 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY
Cost: $14-$20, depending on package and available discounts.
Located on the former site of FunZone, @Play Amusements has been completely renovated to provide more fun for kids than ever!
200 Robbins Lane, Jericho, NY
Cost: $4 to $21 (depending on attraction and games)
There are attractions here for all ages. Enjoy laser tag, an inflatable fun zone, rock wall climbing, arcades and so much more. Open play hours are available on its Events Calendar page or by calling.
Air Trampoline Sports
1850 Lakeland Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY
Cost: $15 For One Hour or pay more for longer play time
Kids and adults can jump as high as they want in an open area! Also enjoy a three-lane foam pit, a basketball court, a dodgeball section and an arcade area.
Bouncers and Slydos
1835 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY
If your kids enjoys obstacle courses, they’ll have a great time here with the over-sized inflatables set up along an exciting obstacle course complete with a sky-high slide, zip line and so much more! It offers exciting fun for kids 2 years old and up.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports
310 Michael Drive, Syosset, NY
Cost: $10 for 30 minutes or pay more for longer play
This indoor trampoline park is great for adults and kids to have fun together! Play indoor sports and working out together. They also have a separate zone called Bounce! Jr. for those 6 and under.
2710 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY
Cost: $12.95 Per Session
Like the place is called, it’s complete with laser tag fun and bounce houses.
1074 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY
Cost: $14, $9.25 For Children Under 3 Years Old, Free for Infants and Adults
This place is ideal for any child between the age of 1-10. There’s 4-level soft play structure playground, bouncers and arcade and skill games to enjoy.
TotSpot at Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
Cost: Sign up for free time ticket with museum admission purchase ($12, Free for Children Under 1)
For those with toddlers and older kids, this makes a great indoor play place to entertain both. Kids can crawl, climb, jump, slide and do pretend play.