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Best Indoor Play Spaces on Long Island: Suffolk County

It’s too cold or rainy to play outdoors and your exuberant kids are rampaging through the living room. It's time to go out and play! But where? Here are some fun indoor play spaces we’ve found in Suffolk County (and check out our list of places in Nassau County). Many are also party spaces, so be sure to call them before heading over to be sure they are open for public play. And don’t forget your cozy socks—many of these spaces do not allow shoes, even on non-bouncing adults. And also take a look at 5 More Indoor Play Spaces on Long Island.

January GoList: The Best Things To Do with Long Island Kids this Month

Winter is here and there is a chill in the air. That can definitely make keeping the kids occupied a lot harder. The last thing any parent wants is a child inflicted with cabin fever, so we've compiled a list of Long Island activities sure to please your little ones. From ringing in the New Year and taking a family hike to building a model airplane and looking at the night sky, there are plenty of indoor experiences to chase away the winter blues. And of course, for more things to do during the month, check out our Long Island Events Calendar, which is updated regularly.

Holiday Fun for Long Island Kids on the East End

While the East End of Long Island is known for its summer fun, there's also plenty to do during the holidays. From live theater and crafting to welcoming in the winter solstice and ringing in the New Year, here is a sample of what's going on in this area of the island.

Keep checking out our Long Island Events Calendar, which is being updated daily. And for more seasonal fun, take a look at our Holiday Guide.

Hanukkah Celebrations for Kids and Families on Long Island: Festive Parties, Activities and Menorah Lightings

Hanukkah festivities, crafts and activities are underway across Long Island. Giant menorahs will be lit, dreidels spun, and latkes devoured.

You'll also find car parades, fire jugglers, ice skating events and more. Here are some of the most fun family-friendly celebrations, and be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide for more events this month. Happy Hanukkah!

December GoList: Things To Do with Long Island Kids this Month

'Tis the season for tons of family-friendly events and activities. From holiday light displays and breakfast with Santa to watching The Nutcracker and ringing in the New Year, there is something merry and bright going on practically every day of the week this month on Long Island. So bundle the kids up and enjoy everything the season has to offer.

And for even more fun, check out our Long Island Events Calendar, as well as our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.

The Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays on Long Island

Watch your little ones' faces light up as they see the glow coming off these spectacular holiday light shows across Long Island. That's not all! Most are full-on destination stops with hot cocoa, ice skating and photo ops with Santa and more.

And don't forget to also check out some of the Long Island homes with awesome holiday lights displays, as well as our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.

Long Island Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving is a feast usually prepared and served in our homes. But sometimes it is really lovely to take a break from the hot kitchen and let someone else do the cooking, cleaning and moving furniture around. Drop the day-long prep for Thanksgiving and head out to one to these Long Island restaurants that are serving up a turkey dinner. This way, you can maybe enjoy a Thanksgiving runvolunteer for those in need or (gasp!) relax a little.

Just be sure to call ahead for reservations and have a happy Thanksgiving! And for more tips and activities this season, check out our Long Island Holiday Guide.

9 Family-Friendly Places to Watch Football with Long Island Kids

Sure as autumn leaves change color, baseball season quickly becomes football season on Long Island. Armchair quarterbacks eager to watch the big game with their kids have plenty of options across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including play centers, family-friendly sports pubs and even the stadium itself. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites where you can watch all the action and still keep an eye on the kids.

And for more ways to have fun with the whole family, be sure to check out our Long Island Events Calendar.

Safe Trick-or-Treating on Long Island

Looking for a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience this Halloween? Several Long Island villages provide trick-or-treating right in town, offering plenty of fun for kids while allowing parents to feel at ease. The events usually begin early, so young children can go in the afternoon and not worry about feeling intimidated by bigger kids. Many villages also shut down traffic in a section of town, so little ones can wander without worrying about cars. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through town, visiting local businesses while the kids collect treats. Some local malls also provide indoor trick-or-treating, which can be especially alluring on a particularly cold or wet Halloween. And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide, as well as sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Halloween Fun for LI Kids in the Hamptons & North Fork

Ghouls, goblins and scary get-ups are all the rage this time of year. On the East End of Long Island, there are as many ways to celebrate Halloween as there are seeds in a pumpkin. From the North Fork to the South, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites just in time for the holiday. Here you’ll find haunted houses, spooky walks, parties and even trick-or-treating tips to keep your young ones in the spirit of the season.

And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide.

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