Winter is knocking at our door -- making kids and parents less willing to go outdoors to play. Fortunately, there are always indoor attractions. Here are some new games and amusements that play places have added to their rosters for the coming cold season:
200 Robbins Lane, Jericho, 516-621-6600, activekidzlongisland.com
WHAT'S NEW Active Kidz has expanded its Cannonball Air Blast game, with a panel of four new blasters for each team that shoot Nerf-style balls the size of golf balls. Within the next few weeks, the center plans to add clear cylinders on the walls that kids can aim for and watch their balls travel through the tubes. The center also has added two bowling lanes this year.
INFO Opens at 11 a.m. daily; see website or call for prices and packages that range from $4 to $35; advance sign-up required.
310 Michael Dr., Syosset, 516-762-1300, bounceonit.com/syosset
WHAT'S NEW Bounce! has added a volleyball court, offering fast-action, rotating volleyball faceoffs to its options. The court does not have a trampoline floor. Bounce! also has added several rope swings over the foam pits; kids swing out over the foam and drop into the middle of the pit.
INFO 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 3 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays; hours subject to change; call to confirm that center isn't sold out; $16 for one hour, $28 for two hours, which includes all trampoline options and volleyball. (The bungee sport jump costs $8 more for each session.)
1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead, 631-727-4386, thesafariadventure.com
WHAT'S NEW Safari Adventure has added Motion Commotion, powered by iPlay. A projector mounted on the ceiling projects 10 different computer-generated games onto the floor that run for four minutes each. Kids, for instance, can kick a virtual soccer ball into a goal, stomp on firecrackers and hear them burst, and chase mice that peek out from Swiss cheese.
24A Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-829-8099, dreamnastics.com
WHAT'S NEW Dreamnastics is moving to a bigger space in the same shopping plaza, with a grand opening planned for early 2014. The new space will enable Dreamnastics to expand gym offerings to kids from 4 months to 5 years old. -- previously they catered only to kids up to age 4. Also planned is a 20-foot-long trampoline-style tumble track.
INFO 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with weekend classes; call for open play and class schedules; $432 for 16-week class; open play is $25 a session or $75 for five sessions.