If you’re looking to get out of the house and head into to some fun with your kids this winter, this is the guide for you! Scroll through below for some options, including free activities! We have provided links to all for convenience.
Fantastic Gardens Farmers Market
67 Avery Ave., Patchogue
Saturdays and Sundays year round
10am to 2pm
Port Jeff Farmers Market
109 Main Street, Port Jefferson
Sundays thru April
10am to 2pm
45 W. Main Street, Bay Shore
Details include: No fee & no minimum Monday-Thursday, Credit Card must be given to hold reservations. Monday-Thursday cancellations must be given within 24 hours. No-shows or last minute cancellations will result in a no show fee of $100.00. Friday-Sunday no-shows or last minute cancellations will result in a $200.00 fee.Minimum $200 check spend Friday-Sunday.
Mirabell at Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stonybrook
Parties will get their own server for two hours and have the full menu available to order from. $150 minimum on food and drinks. Fits up to 6 people. Reservations required
264 West Ave., Patchogue
Details include: Full Size (Max of 6 people) Tuesday – Thursday $75 Rental Fee, Friday – Sunday $150 Rental Fee
Tiny Igloo(2 People) Tuesday – Thursday $50 Rental Fee, Friday – Sunday $100 Rental Fee
Price includes 1st round of drinks & maximum of 2 hours.
6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Each group of guests gets a private couch, comfy seats, speaker, and adjustable heater inside the greenhouse overlooking this stunning Riverhead vineyard. Fits 2 to 6 people. $100 per person min. Reservations required for the daily 1-4 p.m. time slots.
The Baker House 1650
181 Main Street, East Hampton
The heated, hygge amenity features cozy seating, blankets and games for up to six guests. Reserve two-hour slots from noon to 8 p.m. (10 p.m. on weekends), and order bubbles and bites including crudités and meat and cheese boards. Ticket proceeds benefit Veterinarians International
Our local libraries are INCREDIBLE resources. They typically offer a full calendar of events that includes virtual events for all ages as well as grab & go activities for some fun at home! Click each link for each library’s calendar of events.
Long Island Museums
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.,Garden City
Explore over 150,000 square feet featuring 75 air and spacecraft from a hot air balloon to an actual Apollo Lunar Module and learn about Long Island’s role and why we are called the Cradle of Aviation. Our eight exhibit galleries are in chronological order and throughout the museum our volunteer docents are there to share their aerospace experience. There are over 30 hands-on exhibits, a half dozen cockpits to climb into and many short films through-out the exhibits.
Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill
Delve into the Parrish Collection of more than 3,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and mixed media to learn more about our artists and individual art works. In Artist Stories, explore the dynamic history of artists of the region from the 1820s to the present through historic photographs, biographical information, a timeline, and interactive maps
Long Island Children’s Museum – Garden City
11 Davis Ave, Garden City
The Long Island Children’s Museum offers 14 interactive exhibits plus live theater, art spaces and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages.
The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Ave, Huntington
The Heckscher Museum of Art presents dynamic exhibitions and inspiring museum programs, serving the people of the Town of Huntington and all of Long Island. It maintains an important Permanent Collection that includes more than 2,300 pieces by American and European artists.
Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Ave, West Sayville
The Long Island Maritime Museum is committed to the research, preservation and interpretation of our region’s rich nautical heritage and the role of Long Island in our national maritime story. Whether it’s boat building, shipwrecks, shellfish harvesting or recreational boating that captures your imagination, it’s all here under our roofs, in our galleries and at our many events and programs. Young and old alike will discover the links between the Island’s maritime and natural histories and will encounter some of the amazing creatures living in our local waters. Plan to visit and experience this wonderful south shore gem.
Long Island Children’s Museum – East End
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
With over 7,000 square feet of exhibition and program space designed by Lee Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, CMEE soon became one of the most visited museums in Eastern Long Island bringing in nearly 75,000 visitors annually. CMEE upholds its mission “to spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities and to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences” by presenting educational exhibits and programs and by partnering with other arts and social service organizations to address issues that concern families in the community.
Outdoor Ice Skating
Buckskills Winter Club
178 Buckskill Road, Easthampton
Check their website for the daily schedule
Tanger Outlets Deer Park Ice Rink
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
Open Wed & Thurs 3:30-8, Fri 3:30-9, Sat & Sun 11-9
Southhampton Ice Rink, Southampton
668 County Road 39, Southampton
Check open skate session days and times at the link provided.
The Rinx at Harborfront Park
101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Open Monday-Friday varying times, select link to see daily times and rates. No reservations required.
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society
8 Little Neck Road, Southampton
Saturdays thru March
2 hour cruise
Must pre register through link provided
Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY
Saturdays and Sundays at 9 AM
Must register by calling (631) 668-5000 ext 0
Jones Beach Seal Walk
West End 2-Jones Beach State Park
150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh NY
Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Must pre-register through the link provided
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
South Shore Nature Center
130 Bayview Ave, East Islip
Fire Island Lighthouse boardwalk
Field 5, Robert Moses State Park
67 Yaphank Middle Island Road, Yaphank