Monday is Columbus Day, and that means the kids are off from school. Here are 10 fun events to keep your family entertained all weekend long:
Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park (2 Prime Ave., Huntington). Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides and games, two food courts, pony rides, a petting zoo and more from 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. Price: Free, fee for rides.
The Dees’ Frontier Family Fun at Dees' Nursery (69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside) From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday (and every weekend through October), you'll find an interactive petting zoo, gem mining, pumpkin painting, pony rides, a free trip through the "Spooky Walk" and more. Price: Free, small fee for some activities.
Not So Scary Days at Bayville Scream Park (8 Bayville Ave., Bayville). On Saturday, Sunday and Monday (and weekends through the end of October), from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the scream park features less-scary versions of the haunted houses with no live actors. Families can enjoy Uncle Needles' Fun House and Mirror Maze, The Temple of Terror, a Pumpkin Bounce, a Halloween Express Train Ride, crafts, a pumpkin patch, Halloween storytelling, hermit crab races and more. Price: $24.75 Scream Park only, $31.75 for Scream Park and Adventure Park.
Disney's Mary Poppins at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown). Watch this classic Disney tale come to life and join the magical adventures of Mary Poppins and the Banks children on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 2 p.m. Price: $15.
Farmingdale Fire Dept. Colombus Fair and Carnival (Main Street, Farmingdale) Celebrate all weekend long with a carnival, kiddie rides, games, food, live entertainment and a parade. Carnival open Friday 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-11 p.m. and Monday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Price: free, fee for rides and games.
Build a Boat and Superhero Crafts at The Whaling Museum and Education Center (279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor). From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, kids can use their super imagination to make superhero crafts. Dress up in a superhero costume to get half-priced admission. Price: $12 per participant Saturday. Included with admission Monday.
Ravenous Raptors at Vanderbilt Museum (180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport). Grades kindergarten through third are encouraged to explore the collections, learn about birds of prey and create an owl using natural materials on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Price: $20.
Make Your Own Slime at Stew Leonard's (261 Airport Plaza Blvd., Farmingdale). Kids 4-10 can make their own slime (blue, pink or green) while enjoying pizza and refreshments on Monday from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Price: $14.
If you're still looking for some fun, check out more can't-miss fall activities for kids on Long Island.