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
200 Robbins Ln., Jericho; 516-621-6600, activekidzlongisland.com. Hours: Call for open play schedule. Info: 20,000-square-foot family entertainment center. Interactive floor laser frenzy game; Battlequest Laser Tag arena; inflatables; four-level indoor playground; Cannonball Blast; arcades; dance parties; belay rock-climbing wall; Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Price: no admission fee, attractions are pay for play; call or check the website for prices.
Flight Fit n' Fun
1850 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma, 631-619-6000, https://www.flightfitnfun.com/. Hours: Open play Monday through Thursday 4-8 p.m., Friday 12-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m-7 p.m. Info: a court featuring several trampolines, a tumble track, three dodgeball courts, a foam pit, trampoline wall and two hydraulically lifted basketball lanes with dunking ability. The arcade offers such games as air hockey, a hurricane simulator and basketball shooting, and the toddler area has age-appropriate trampolines and foam building blocks. Price: call ahead for costs; advance ticket purchase and waiver available on venue website.
Bouncers and Slydos
1835 New Highway, Farmingdale, 631-752-2324, bouncersandslydos.com. Info: An inflatable obstacle course, starting with a ladder climb that leads to either a slide or zipline, as well as a course that starts with an inflatable ladder that leads to either a slide or air mattress jump; a 90-foot inflatable zipline is also available. Price: $12 to bounce, $15 to bounce and zip line. Call for times or visit the website for more information.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports
310 Michael Dr., Syosset, 516-762-1300, bouncesyosset.com. Hours: Open play Monday through Friday 4-8 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Times vary on vacation schedule and holidays) Info: Indoors, 50,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines for dodgeball, slam drunk basketball, six foam pits and open bounce time. Price: $22 1-hour; $32 2-hour Call or visit website for more information.
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-777-5867, bounce.com/cities/farmingdale.ny. Hours: Open bounce is every Thursday 4:15-6 p.m. (every last Thursday is Cosmic Bounce). Info: This space features about six different bouncers for kids to choose from. With tee ball, slides and climbable bouncers the fun is endless. Price: $14.95; $16.95 (Cosmic Bounce). Call for hours and visit the website for more information on pricing.
Bowlmor Long Island
895 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, 631-271-1180, bowlmor.com. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.; Tuesday and Friday 12 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday 11-2 a.m.; Sunday 11-12 a.m. Info: Arcade with 44 games, including a giant Connect Four, two Mario Karts games, two motorcycle racing games, Candy Crush, skeeball, basketball hoops, Sink-It ball toss game, a photo booth, a large prize crane (as well as two smaller cranes) and Pac Man-style air hockey, among other choices. Price: games range in credit prices. Call ahead for more details and costs.
Chuck E. Cheese's
Info: 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. Info: 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). Price: Varies on package call ahead.
Cup o' Fun Cafe
6 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream; 516-872-2600, cupofuncafe.com Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Open play hours subject to change, call to confirm or check website/ Facebook page). Info: features an interactive indoor playground with more than 8,000 square feet: a multilevel climbing unit of slides, tunnels and a mini rock climbing wall. Price: $14 first child, $12 each sibling; $7 crawlers.
Dave and Buster's
Locations: 1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-542-8501 and 1856 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Islandia, 631-582-6615; daveandbusters.com. Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11:30 p.m. -12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:30-2 a.m. Info: Amusement complex with video and virtual-reality redemption games, bowling, billiards, sports bar, restaurant. Price: Varies on package. Call or visit the website for more information.
24A Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-918-9060, dreamnastics.com Hours: Open gym is Monday 1-6 p.m. Wednesday 1-6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 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. Class times vary. Price: Call ahead for prices and times of classes.
Fit Fusion Interactive
67 W. Main St., Oyster Bay, 516-802-3088. http://www.fitfusioninteractive.com/ Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Classes for children and adults, or both at the same time, in karate, interactive gaming classes, competitions, interactive dance stations and more. Price: Classes vary in price. For more information call or visit their website.
180 Michael Dr., Syosset; 516-364-1500, greatplay.com. Hours: Classes require advance registration; call for open gym session times. Info: Offers play programs for children ages 6 months-10 years. Features an interactive play area that allows for jumping, throwing and other equipment intended to enhance locomotion and athletic skills. Price: Four consecutive weeks of classes: $109. Full summer package is $245. Call or visit the website for more information.
Greenport Antique Carousel
Mitchell Park, Front St., Greenport; 631-477-0248, villageofgreenport.org Hours: Open hours change seasonally; call ahead or check website. Info: Restored 1920s carousel in glass pavilion. Fee: $2
High Velocity Indoor Paintball
235 S. Fehr Way, Bay Shore; 631-242-2096, hvpaintball.com Hours: Wed.-Fri: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., 6-10 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: features a 25,000-square-foot indoor arena, obstacles change weekly; pro shop. Consent and waiver forms required. Price: $25; $75 for 2,000 paintballs. For more information call ahead or visit their website.
Kangaroo Kids Inflatable Fun Center
1015 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, 631-871-8762, kangarookidsparty.com. Hours: Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m.- 9.p.m. Features: An indoor play space featuring inflatables, tricycles and other toys for children ages 10 and younger. Price: $10, siblings $7. (Open play for two hours). Call for more information on open play schedule.
Karts Indoor Raceway
701 Union Pkwy., Ronkonkoma, 631-737-5278, karts1.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.- 1 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Info: Indoor facility featuring track racing, The Launch laser maze, small-ball blacklight bowling, a cafe and an arcade. Available for events; height for driving alone is 52", passengers with adults must be 40". Price: Call ahead for prices. For more information visit the website.
Kitchen Times Party Place
691 Broadway, Massapequa, 516-795-4980 or 516-735-6919, kitchentime.net. Info: All events for children are hands-on, two-hour sessions that involve cooking and eating; foods prepared include meatballs, garlic bread, pizza, salad, pretzels and chocolate candies. Call ahead for hours and fees.
Long Island's Laser Bounce
2710 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown; 516-342-1330, lilaserbounce.com Hours: Fri-Sat: 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Info: Current features include laser tag, arcade games, inflatables and the "Ballocity" interactive play arena. Price: Call ahead for prices; open play hours are available on the venue's website.
Two locations: 133 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-694-6148 and 544 Middle Country Rd., Coram, 631-698-0414; laserkingdoms.com Hours: Sun-Thurs: noon-8 p.m., Fri-Sat: noon-9 p.m. Info: Laser tag is this spaces main attraction, but there is also an arcade. Price: $10 for two games.Call for more information on promotional pricing.
54 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack, 631-543-8300, lazerlandofli.com. Hours: Friday 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: Indoor laser tag, dodgeball, a gaga pit, an arcade room and snack counter. Open play hours change regularly so call in advance. Price: Varies on package. Call or visit the website to get more information.
Long Island Puppet Theater
10 Heitz Pl., Hicksville; 516-932-5469, lipuppet.com. Hours: Shows are on Tuesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Info: Performances are staged with either hand puppets or marionettes. Interactive magic shows, craft workshops. . Price: $13 if you order tickets ahead, $15 at the door. They do book parties and private events so call or check the website beforehand.
140 Eileen Way, Ste 200, Syosset; 516-921-1004, momosclubhouse.com Hours: Open play is Monday and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10 a.m.-3 p.m., but check website for scheduling changes. Info: The space has a three-tier jungle gym with slides and obstacle course, open area for crawlers and wheeler riding, play camper, play farmer's market, art nook, LEGO nook, bean bag wall and play cafe; also features cafe for adults serving coffee, snacks, beverages and baked goods. Price: $18 for walking children, $9 for crawlers, infants are free and additional adults $5. (Rate includes the child and two adults)
Located next to to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, 516-572-4111, cradleofaviation.org Hours: Tues-Fri: noon-4 p.m.; Sat-Sun: noon-5 p.m.,Info: Built in 1912, the carousel was restored and reopened in 2009. Price: $2. For more information call or visit their website.
Once Upon a Sundae
20 S. Village Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-233-6166, onceuponasundae.com Hours: Open play Tuesday through Thursday 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Info: Kid-size ice cream parlor; various dress-up themes available, includes pizza, crafts, activities and create-your-own sundae. Price: $10 first child, $8 second child. Call or visit the website for more information.
Once Upon a Treetop
151 Dupont St., Plainview, 516-349-1140, onceuponatreetop.com. Hours: Open play Monday and Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: a 16-foot-tall eucalyptus tree provides a treehouse; there's also a train station, grocery store, schoolhouse and rooms with interactive play. Price: $12 walkers, $6 crawlers. For more information visit the website or call ahead.
1310 Middle Country Rd., Selden; 631-689-5231, plasterkraze.com Hours: Monday through Thursday noon-6 p.m.; Friday noon-8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m-5 p.m. Info: Arts-and-crafts studio and party center. Price: prices vary per item to paint.
Port Jefferson Raceway
1021 Portion Rd., suite 12, Ronkonkoma, 631-696-7721, portjeffraceway.com. Hours: Tues-Fri: 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Info: Three slot-car tracks, each eight lanes wide. Price: $6 for 15 minutes; $10 for 30 minutes; $18 for 1 hour (includes car, controller and track time). For more information visit the website or give them a call.
Pump It Up
225 Community Dr., Suite 250, Great Neck; 516-466-7867, pumpitupparty.com. Info: Features inflatable obstacles, slides and tunnels for children 35-inches in height or taller (smaller kids can play in the "Tot Spot"), as well as interactive games and a soft ball air cannon. Price: Open play $14.95 (add $3.95 for a food option). Call for prices of special events and classes.
151 Voice Rd., Carle Place, 516-877-7200, qzarny.com Hours: Sun-Mon 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues-Thurs 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-12 a.m. (Call ahead for open laser tag times.) Info: features indoor laser tag and arcade games in a Star Wars-type maze. Blow Out Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. includes continuous laser tag ($20 a person). Price: $7 a session.
40 Daniel St., Farmingdale, 631-752-7223, rpmraceway.com. Hours: Mon-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri noon-11 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Info: Drivers compete in groups separated into ages 6-11 (must be four and five feet tall), ages 12-17 and adults with valid driver's licenses (must be at least 4' 10" in height). Racers must have temporary race licenses or a membership. Price: $20 one race; $55 annual membership. For more information call or visit the website.
1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead, 631-727-4386, thesafariadventure.com. Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Opens at 9 a.m. every second Saturday of the month for special needs children) Info: Daily open play with inflatable bouncers, video games and an 18-foot, four-level playground with slides, tunnels, tubes and obstacle courses; features Motion Commotion projector game and a full cafe. Price: ages 3-10 $17; ages 1-2 $12; infants $12 (without older kid, free otherwise); adults free. Call or visit the website for any more information.
51 Gibson Ave., Huntington, 631-421-1600, sandboxplayspace.com. Hours: Open Play Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 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. Toys are handcrafted from natural materials. Price: $20 first child; $10 second child; $10 infants older than 10 months
180 Commerce Dr., Hauppauge, 631-617-6363, simplayny.com. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Info: 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. Price: $45 an hour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Thurs; $55 5-9p.m. Mon-Thurs. For any more information be sure to call or check the website.
Sippy Cups Cafe
3890 Merrick Rd., Seaford, 516-221-3814, sippycupscafe.com Hours: Tues-Fri 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.(Hours to vary week to week). Info: Play area aimed at children ages six and younger, with a climbing and sliding structure, play train set, a play kitchen and a LEGO table, books and large stuffed animals; also has a a cafe serving fresh-roasted coffee, teas, snacks and baked goods. Price: $14 first child, $10 second child and $6 crawlers; guests will be asked to sign a waiver the first time they bring kids to play. For more information visit the website or call ahead.
Sky Zone 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: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Weekend hours vary Info: Indoor trampoline park with foam pits, dodge ball, basketball and a warped wall. Price: $26 90-min; $29 two hours. For any more info on pricing or hours visit the website.
Strike Force Sports
450B Commack Rd., Deer Park, 631-242-1197, strikeforcesports.net. Hours: Mon.-Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Info: 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. Price: $22-$37 for public sessions. For more information on pricing and hours call or visit the website.
114 Parkway Dr. S., Hauppauge, 631-813-1599, susaacademy.com. Info: Indoor, 40,000-square-food multisport facility. Leagues, tournaments, clinics, camps, training and parties. Soccer, lacrosse, football, kickball, dodgeball, basketball. For more information on tryouts, registration and price call or visit the website.
The Brick Center
481 Johnson Ave., Bohemia, 631-572-8801, thebrickcenter.com. Hours: Open build Monday and Friday 6:30-8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-12:30p.m. Info: 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. Classes are about an hour long and vary in price. Price: $18 90-min, $99 Monthly Pass (Good for all three open build days) For information on classes, events or prices, call ahead.
Tiki Action Park
1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach; 631-471-1267, tikiactionpark.com Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Info: features go-karts, 50-game arcade, mini-golf, skee-ball, laser maze, snack bar. Parties and special events. Prices: Packages vary. For any more information call ahead or visit the website.
3573 Maple Court, Oceanside, 516-543-4345, turfisland.com. Info: 20,000-square-foot indoor sports facility with 2 turf fields; lacrosse, football, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball and more. Call ahead or visit the website for any additional information on pricing and registration.
United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; 516-795-5474, unitedskates.com Hours: Public Skate Daily 1-6 p.m. Info: Weekly skate nights featuring laser lights and special events; there's also a cafe, arcade and skate lessons are available. Price: $12.50 public skate, $5 skate rental. For more information on early bird specials, special events and more call ahead or visit the website.
Two locations: 120 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-845-3804, woodkingdomwest.com. 544 Middle Country Rd., Coram, 631-451-0411, woodkingdomeast.com. Hours: Open Play at WKW 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: Each location is individually owned and operated. Kids can test ride all the Wood Kingdom play sets in the showroom of the Farmingdale and Coram Medford locations. Kids can snack on free juice and cookies. Price: $12 WKW (Does vary depending on day); $10 WKE. For any more information call ahead or visit the website.