The dog days of summer are coming to an end. It’s time to get in those last few days at the beach, splash around at a water park, and spend some quality time outside soaking up the sunshine. There are also still plenty of fairs and festivals going on throughout the month of August and into September to jollily celebrate the end of summer.
With the time of year, the countdown to school starting up again is also fresh in kid’s minds. Thoughts of teachers, classes, textbooks, and homework are running rampant. Don’t let the impending school year put a damper on your end of summer activities! The kids may be busy getting ready for back-to-school, but there is still time to pencil in some end of summer fun.
On Long Island there are many activities and attractions geared specifically towards kids, many of them perfect for saying goodbye to summer in style.
- Race your friends around the track while go-karting.
- Cool off and make a splash at Splish Splash in Riverhead.
- Fly through the trees at an aerial park on Long Island.
- Sink a hole-in-one playing mini-golf.
- Ride a roller coaster at Adventureland in Farmingdale.
- Spend the day looking at and petting different animals.
- Go to an August festival or fair and enjoy the many festivities going on around you.
- Take a walk on the beach and collect seashells or take a dip in the water.
Looking to say goodbye to summer in style from home? Here are some fun ideas and activities to do right from the comfort of home.
- Why not cool down with a sweet treat and make homemade ice cream.
- Once it becomes dark, go outside and catch fireflies. Be gentle though and make sure to release them after you catch them.
- Add some color to your wardrobe by tie dyeing some of your clothes!
- Make a few bucks by opening up your own lemonade stand and selling thirst quenching drinks to the neighbors.
- Take a dip in the swimming pool and play a game of Marco Polo.
How do you plan on finishing off your summer in style?
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