Indoor places to play on Long Island
Whether it's too hot or too cold, if you want to take the kids somewhere to play indoors, we've got you covered.
For a modest fee, children can bounce, run, jump and slide, play games, drive go-karts and more at these local venues, all while parents relax and maybe even chat with one another.
Take a look at the many indoor places for kids to play in Nassau and Suffolk.
Active Kidz Long Island(Credit: Uli Seit)
200 Robbins Lane, Jericho, 516-621-6600, activekidzlongisland.com. Hours- Call for open play. 20,000-square-foot family entertainment center. Interactive floor laser frenzy game; Battlequest Laser Tag arena; inflatables; four-level indoor playground; Cannonball Airblast; arcades; dance parties; belay rock-climbing wall; Ninja obstacle course; two bowling lanes. Fee- Call or check website.
Air Trampoline Sports(Credit: Newsday / Patrick Mullooly)
1850 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma, 631-619-6000, airtrampolinesports.com. Features- In addition to eight inflatables, JUMP in Ronkonkoma has a game room where kids use tokens to play Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero for Xbox 360. There are also inflatable slides and mazes for the younger set.
Bouncers and Slydos(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
1835 New Highway, Farmingdale, 631-752-2324, bouncersandslydos.com. Features- Kids ages 5 and younger can play on a 20-foot-high, bright yellow, red, blue and green slide and then climb eight stairs in the middle and ride down the chutes at Bouncers and Slydos in Farmingdale. There are nine inflatables in all during open play.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports(Credit: Bounce! Trampoline Sports)
310 Michael Dr., Syosset, 516-762-1300, bouncesyosset.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Indoors, 50,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines for dodgeball, slam drunk basketball, six foam pits and open bounce time.
Bounce U(Credit: Julie Cappiello)
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-777-5867, bounce.com/cities/farmingdale.ny. Hours and fees- Vary, call or check website. Slides and inflatables, obstacle courses.
Bowlmor Long Island(Credit: Bowlmor Long Island)
895 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, 631-271-1180, bowlmor.com. Features- A new arcade, adding more entertainment to its glow-in-the-dark bowling alley. There are 44 games including a giant Connect Four, Candy Crush, 4 Racer Mario Kart, skeeball and basketball hoops. You'll also find a glow-in-the-dark air hockey game with dozens of pucks used at once, a giant crane game packed with prizes and a photo booth. Fee- The price of the arcade games range from $1 to $4.
Chuck E. Cheese's(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
Chuckecheese.com. Hours- 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Indoor complex with kiddie rides, video games, skee-ball, air hockey, restaurant, toddler zone. Stores in Hempstead (516-483-3166), Hicksville (516-433-3343), West Islip (631-376-1800) and Patchogue (631-654-9374). Fee- Call.
Dave and Buster's(Credit: Newsday / Howard Schnapp)
1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-542-8501, daveandbusters.com. Hours- 11:30 a.m.-midnight Sun.- Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Amusement complex with video and virtual-reality redemption games, bowling, billiards, sports bar, restaurant. Fee- Call.
24A Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-918-9060, dreamnastics.com. Features- Parents and their children can enjoy classes together. You'll find mats, toys, slides, trampolines, air logs and much more, as well as a baby zip line.
Fit Fusion Interactive(Credit: Fit Fusion Interactive)
67 W. Main St., Oyster Bay, 516-802-3088. Features- Classes for children and adults, or both at the same time, in karate, interactive gaming classes, competitions, interactive dance stations and more.
Fun4All(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
200 Wilson St., Port Jefferson Station, 631-331-9000, fun4all-ny.org. Hours- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Indoor playground. Slides, towers, inflatables, tunnels, preschool areas, moon room, game room. Fee-$10 ages 3-13, $5 younger than 3 Mon.-Fri. (excluding holidays); $13 ages 3-13 and $6 younger than 3 on weekends, school holidays.
Fun Station USA(Credit: Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez)
40 Rocklyn Ave., Lynbrook, 516-599-7757, funstationusa.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Indoor bumper cars, laser tag, giant play maze, helicopter ride, video and redemption games, food court, turtle ride, carousel and virtual reality.
Greenport Antique Carousel(Credit: Newsday / Peggy Lundquist)
Front Street, Greenport, villageofgreenport.org, 631-477-0248, ext. 211. Hours- Call or check website. Restored 1920s carousel in glass pavilion. Fee- $2, $20 for 15 tickets.
Gymboree Play & Music
Gymboreeclasses.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. hands-on activities help develop children's cognitive, physical and social skills as they play; ages birth to 5. Gym, art, music and sports; Preschool Steps and birthday parties. Sites in Oceanside (516-764-2659), Woodbury (516-367-3950), Westbury (516-542-6147) and East Northport (631-368-2059).
High Velocity Indoor Paintball(Credit: Elaine Vuong)
235 S. Fehr Way, Bay Shore, 631-242-2096, hvpaintball.com. Hours- 6-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sun. 25,000-square-foot indoor arena, changes weekly; pro shop. Consent and waiver forms required. Fee- $25; $75 for 2,000 paintballs.
Hot Skates(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
14 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, 516-593-1424, hotskates.com. Features- Indoor maple wood skating area, snack bar and game room. Hosts children's birthday parties, adult nights and private events.
Island Raceway & Hobby(Credit: Uli Seit)
1015 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 631-592-1844, island raceway.com. Hours- Noon-9 p.m. Tues. and Fri., 2-9 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., closed Mon. Radio-controlled car racing and parts shop. Clay-and-dirt track with twists and turns. Fee- Call; $25-an-hour rental available.
Kangaroo Kids Inflatable Party Center
1015 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, 631-871-8762, kangarookidsparty.com. Features- This indoor play space features inflatables, tricycles and other toys for children ages 10 and younger. Fee- $10, siblings $7.
Karts Indoor Raceway(Credit: Kirsten Luce)
701 Union Pkwy., Ronkonkoma, 631-737-5278, karts1.com. Hours- 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Indoor facility; laser tag, track racing (52-inch for adult pro track), laser maze, league and corporate racing. Fee- Call.
Kitchen Times Party Place(Credit: Ken Spencer)
691 Broadway, Massapequa, 516-795-4980 or 516-735-6919, kitchentime.net. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Hands-on: making cookies, pretzels, pizza or full meals. Two-hour parties include a cake-decorating session.
Long Island's Laser Bounce(Credit: Laser Bounce)
2710 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, 516-342-1330, lilaserbounce.com. Hours- 10 a.m.- midnight Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Laser tag, arcade games, inflatables, Ballocity. Fee- Call.
Laser Kingdom(Credit: Laser Kingdom)
Two locations: 133 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-694-6148, and 544 Middle Country Rd., Coram, laserkingdoms.com, 631-698-0414. Hours- Noon-8 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., noon-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Laser tag family amusement center. Fee-$8 for 2 games Mon.-Thurs., $10 Fri.-Sun., school recess and holidays.
Lazerland(Credit: Erin McKinley)
54 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Cormack, 631-543-8300, lazerlandofli.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Indoor laser tag, dodgeball, gaga pit, arcade room, snack counter.
Le Play Cafe(Credit: Newsday / Estelle Lander)
2465 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, 516-308-7053, leplaycafe.com. Features- Half of Le Play Cafe is a coffee cafe, the other half is a play area for kids. For the little ones, there are stations where they can climb, dress up, play instruments and pretend to bake or shop in a market.
Long Island Puppet Theater(Credit: Long Island Puppet Theater)
10 Heitz Place, Hicksville, 516-932-5469. Performances are staged with either hand puppets or marionettes. Interactive magic shows, craft workshops.
Nunley’s Carousel(Credit: Stacy Quinn)
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, 516-572-4111, cradleofaviation.org. Hours- Noon-5 p.m. daily July-Labor Day. Built in 1912, the carousel was restored and reopened in 2009. Fee- $2, $20 for 15 tickets.
Once Upon a Sundae(Credit: Newsday file / Ari Mintz)
20 S. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, onceuponasundae.com, 516-233-6166. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Kid-size ice cream parlor; various dress-up themes available, includes pizza, crafts, activities and create-your-own sundae.
Once Upon a Treetop(Credit: Once Upon a Treetop)
151 Dupont St., Plainview, 516-349-1140, onceuponatreetop.com. Hours- Open play 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. and Thurs.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues., Wed., Fri. Private parties on weekends. An 18-foot-tall eucalyptus tree serves as an enchanting treehouse. There's also a train station, grocery store, schoolhouse and rooms with interactive play. Fee- Open play: $12 walkers, $6 crawlers.
Plasterkraze(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
1310 Middle Country Rd., Selden, 631-689-5231, plasterkraze.com. Hours- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. An arts-and-crafts studio and party center. Fee- Varies.
Pole Position Raceway(Credit: Steve Pfost)
40 Daniel St., Farmingdale, 631-752-RACE, polepositionraceway.com. Hours- Noon- 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., noon-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Indoor go-kart park lets up to 10 drivers compete side-by-side on two quarter-mile tracks. Fee- $25 per race for drivers 58 inches and taller; $22 per race juniors (48-58 inches and at least 8 years old); $5 license required for first race each week; memberships include 1-year race license.
Port Jefferson Raceway(Credit: Jennie Eckhaus-Katz)
1021 Portion Rd., suite 12, Ronkonkoma, 631-696-7721, portjeffraceway.com. Hours- 1-10 p.m. Tues-Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., closed Mon. Three slot-car tracks, each eight lanes wide. Fee- $6 for 15 minutes; $10 for 30 minutes; $18 for 1 hour (includes car, controller and track time).
Q-Zar(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
151 Voice Rd., Carle Place, 516-877-7200, qzarny.com. Hours- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Mon., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Call ahead for open laser tag times. Indoor laser tag; arcade games in a Star Wars-type maze. Blow Out Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. includes continuous laser tag ($20 a person). Fee- $7 a session.
Safari Adventure(Credit: Randee Daddona)
1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead, 631-727-4386, thesafariadventure.com. Hours- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, open 9 a.m. second Sat. of the month for children with special needs; call or check website. Inflatable bouncers, video games and a 1,100-square-foot, four-level playground of tubes, tunnels, slides and obstacle courses; Motion Commotion projector game; cafe. Fee- $14 ages 4 and up, $9.25 for 3 and under.
Sandbox Playspace(Credit: Sandbox Playspace)
51 Gibson Ave., Huntington, 631-421-1600, sandboxplayspace.com. Features- This drop-in play space is geared toward babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids can roam the different stations, which include kitchen play, a hardware store, a teepee, a wood slide, a flower market, a dress-up area and more.
Simplay(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
180 Commerce Dr., Hauppauge, 631-617-6363, simplayny.com. Hours- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 15,000 square feet with 8 sports simulators, including golf (87 PGA courses, such as Bethpage Black, Pebble Beach and PGA National), football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, zombie dodgeball and carnival games. Fee- $40 an hour per simulator. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., $50 nights and weekends.
Sky Zone(Credit: Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park)
Two locations: 111 Rodeo Dr., Deer Park, 631-392-2600, skyzone.com/deerpark; 269 Rte. 25A, Mount Sinai, 631-938-1420, skyzone.com/mountsinai. Hours- Call or check website. Indoor trampoline park. Fee- $12 for 1/2 hour to $27 for 2 hours; $3 for sky socks.
Strike Force Sports(Credit: Meghan Giannotta)
450B Commack Rd., Deer Park, 631-242-1197, strikeforcesports.net. Hours- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Indoor 40,000-square-foot combat simulation facility similar to paintball, not elimination-based. Nerf, Nerf Rival and Airlift parties. Pro shop and guest lounge with 10 monitors. Fee- Call.
Susa Sports(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
114 Parkway Dr. S., Hauppauge, 631-813-1599, susaacademy.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Indoor, 40,000-square-food multisport facility. Leagues, tournaments, clinics, camps, training and parties. Soccer, lacrosse, football, kickball, dodgeball, basketball.
The Brick Center(Credit: The Brick Center)
481 Johnson Ave., Bohemia, 631-572-8801, thebrickcenter.com. Features- Kids can unleash their creativity by building unique creations, playing games and more simply by playing with Lego bricks. Programs are tailored to specific age groups and areas of interest.
The Cup O’ Fun Cafe(Credit: Candi Callahan)
6 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, 516-872-2600, cupofuncafe.com. Hours- Open-play hours subject to change, call to confirm 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon., noon-6 p.m. Tues., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat, noon-4:30 p.m. Sun. Interactive indoor playground with more than 8,000 square feet: a multilevel climbing unit of slides, tunnels and a mini rock climbing wall. Fee- $11 first child, $9 each sibling; $7 crawlers.
Tiki Action Park(Credit: Kirsten Luce)
1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-471-1267, tikiactionpark.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. Go-karts, 45-game arcade, mini-golf, akee-ball, laser maze, snack bar. Parties and special events.
Turf Island(Credit: Julie Cappiello)
3573 Maple Court, Oceanside, 516-543-4345, turfisland.com. Hours and fees- Call or check website. 20,000-square-foot indoor sports facility with 2 turf fields; lacrosse, football, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball and more.
United Skates of America(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford, 516-795-5474, unitedskates.com. Features-Weekly skate nights featuring laser lights and special events such as All You Can Eat Pizza Night every Wednesday starting 6/29. There's also a cafe, arcade and skate lessons are available. Fees- Vary by type of skating, call or check website.
Wood Kingdom(Credit: Wood Kingdom)
Two locations: 111 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-845-3804, woodkingdomwest.com. 544 Middle Country Rd., Coram, 631-451-0411, woodkingdomeast.com. Features- Kids can test ride all the Wood Kingdom play sets in the showroom of the Farmingdale and Coram Medford locations on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; kids can snack on free juice and cookies.