Island Fencing Academy
101-32 Dupont St. Plainview, NY 516-576-0646
Fencing instruction and competition in a safe environment.
Why it's fun: Younger kids spar with plastic sabers; older kids get metal ones. The party is a one-hour group lesson, with instruction, masks, jackets and other equipment provided. "We explain fencing," says Boris Khurgin, an academy partner.
For ages: 4 and older
Extras: Parents provide all food and party accessories.