The Children's Safari
6 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream, NY 516-872-2600
Interactive indoor playground with more than 8,000 square feet facility- 3 private party rooms, arcade games, 2 play areas, sand pit and a multi-level climbing unit comprised of slides, tunnels, and a miniature built in rock climbing wall, animal stuffing room, themed party packages available.
"The kids really enjoy it there," says Candi Callahan of New Hyde Park, who brings her sons, Ryan, 17 months, and Nicholas, 4, here often. "They meet other kids. All the toys are age-appropriate. It's supervised and the entrance and exits to the play areas are blocked so the kid can't leave without you seeing them."
There are also monthly themed events.Hours: 10 a.m-4 p.m. Mon. and Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Thur. all year. Saturday and Sunday, call for hours.