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.
Bouncers and Slydos
WHERE 1835 New Highway, Farmingdale, 631-752-2324, bouncersandslydos.com HOURS Call ahead for current times. 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. COST $15 to bounce, $18 to bounce and zip line.
Bowlmor Long Island
WHERE 895 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, 631-271-1180, bowlmor.com. HOURS Mon, Wed-Thurs: 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Tues, Fri: 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat: 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. INFO $7 lanes for bowling plus an arcade with video and challenge games. COST Call ahead for prices.
Active Kidz Long Island
WHERE 200 Robbins Ln., Jericho; 516-621-6600, activekidzlongisland.com. Hours: Call for open play schedule. INFO 20,000-square-foot family entertainment center featuring an interactive floor laser frenzy game; laser tag arena; inflatable fun zone, cannonball blast; arcade, rock-climbing wall and Ninja Warrior obstacle course. COST no admission fee, attractions are pay for play; call or check the website for prices.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports
WHERE 310 Michael Dr., Syosset, 516-762-1300, bouncesyosset.com. HOURS Open play Mon-Thurs: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Sat: noon-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. COST $24.99 for one hour, $34.99 for two-hours, $54.99 for three hours; call or check the website for pricing on other packages.
Chuck E. Cheese's
WHERE Stores in Hempstead (516-483-3166), Hicksville (516-433-3343), West Islip (631-376-1800) and Patchogue (631-654-9374). 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. COST Varies per package, call ahead.
The Clubhouse (East Hampton)
WHERE 174 Daniels Hole Rd., East Hampton; 631-537-2695, ehitclubhouse.com HOURS noon-11 p.m. Mon, Thurs, noon-midnight Fri, 10 a.m.-midnight Sat, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. INFO While it may turn into more of an adult venue at night, during the day kids can bowl or play in a video game arcade. COST no admission fee but prices vary for attractions are pay for play; call ahead or check the website for prices.
Cup o' Fun Cafe
WHERE 6 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream; 516-872-2600, cupofuncafe.com HOURS Times vary to accommodate private events; call ahead or check online to confirm open play schedule. 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. COST $16 first child, $14 each sibling; $8 crawlers.
Dave and Buster's
WHERE Locations: Massapequa (1 Sunrise Mall; 516-809-8511) Westbury (1504 Old Country Rd.; 516-542-8501) and Islandia (1856 Veterans Memorial Hwy.; 631-582-6615); daveandbusters.com HOURS Sun-Thurs: 11:30 p.m.-12 a.m.; Fri-Sat: 11:30-1 a.m. (2 a.m. in Westbury) 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.
WHERE 24A Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-918-9060, dreamnastics.com HOURS Open gym hours: Mon, Wed: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Fri: 10 a.m.-2 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. COST Call ahead for prices.
Flight Fit n' Fun
WHERE 1850 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma, 631-619-6000, flightfitnfun.com. HOURS Opens at 9 a.m. daily, closes at 9 p.m. Mon-Thurs, closes at 11 p.m. Fri-Sat and 8 p.m. Sundays. Sensory friendly jumps 9 a.m.-10 a.m. every first Sunday of the month: $17 for the hour (includes parent and child) 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. COST call ahead for costs; advance ticket purchase and waiver available on venue website.
WHERE 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 six months-10 years. Features an interactive play area that allows for jumping, throwing and other equipment intended to enhance locomotion and athletic skills. COST Four consecutive weeks of classes: $109, $218 for eight weeks, annual family membership: $49. Call or visit the website for more information.
Greenport Antique Carousel
WHERE 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. COST $2
High Velocity Indoor Paintball
WHERE 235 S. Fehr Way, Bay Shore; 631-242-2096, hvpaintball.com HOURS Wed-Fri: 6 p.m.-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. COST $25; $25 for 500 paint balls, $45 for 1000, $75 for 2000. For more information call ahead or visit their website.
Karts Indoor Raceway
WHERE 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". COST Call ahead for prices; for more information visit the website.
Laser Bounce Levittown
WHERE 2710 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown; 516-342-1330, lilaserbounce.com HOURS Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. INFO Features include laser tag, arcade games, inflatables and the "Ballocity" interactive play arena. COST $14.95, adults: $5 (adults only permitted to participate in Ballocity); open play hours are available on the venue's website.
WHERE 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: noon-10 p.m., Sat: noon-9 p.m. INFO Laser tag is this spaces main attraction, but there is also an arcade. COST $10 for two games; call for more information on promotional pricing.
WHERE 54 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack, 631-543-8300, lazerlandofli.com. HOURS Thurs: 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri: 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun: 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. COST Varies on package. Call or visit the website to get more information.
Long Island Puppet Theater
WHERE 10 Heitz Pl., Hicksville; 516-932-5469, lipuppet.com. HOURS Shows are on Tues-Sun:t 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. INFO Performances are staged with either hand puppets or marionettes. Interactive magic shows, craft workshops. COST $13 if you order tickets ahead, $15 at the door. They do book parties and private events so call or check the website beforehand.
WHERE 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. COST $18 for walking children, $9 for crawlers, infants are free and additional adults $5. (Rate includes the child and two adults).
WHERE 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. COST $2. For more information call or visit their website.
Once Upon a Sundae
WHERE 20 S. Village Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-233-6166, onceuponasundae.com HOURS Open play Tues-Wed: 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Thurs-Fri: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. INFO Kid-size ice cream parlor; various dress-up themes available, includes pizza, crafts, activities and create-your-own sundae. COST $8 first child, $6 for siblings. Call or visit the website for more information.
Once Upon a Treetop
WHERE 151 Dupont St., Plainview, 516-349-1140, onceuponatreetop.com. HOURS Open play: Mon, Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues, Wed, Thurs: 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. COST $16 walkers, $12 crawlers (One parent free with one child; each additional is $5). For more information visit the website or call ahead.
WHERE 1310 Middle Country Rd., Selden; 631-689-5231, plasterkraze.com HOURS Mon-Thurs: noon-6 p.m.; Fri: noon-8 p.m.; Sat: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m-5 p.m. INFO Arts-and-crafts studio and party center. COST prices vary per item to paint.
Port Jefferson Raceway
WHERE 1021 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma, 631-696-7721, portjeffraceway.com. HOURSTues-Fri: 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., INFO Call ahead for prices or other information.
Pump It Up
WHERE 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. COST Open play $14.95 (add $3.95 for a food option). Call for prices of special events and classes.
WHERE 151 Voice Rd., Carle Place, 516-877-7200, qzarny.com HOURS Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-12 a.m. (Call ahead or check website for open laser tag times.) INFO features indoor laser tag and arcade games in a Star Wars-type maze. "Blow Out" Fridays and Saturdays (8 p.m.- 12 a.m.) includes continuous laser tag ($20 a person). COST $7 a session.
WHERE 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.-midnight, 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. COST $30 one race; $65 annual membership. For more information call or visit the website.
WHERE 1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead, 631-727-4386, thesafariadventure.com. HOURS 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily (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. COST ages infant-2: $10-$13, ages 3-10 $14-$18; ages 1-2, (infants free with older children); adults free. Call or visit the website for any more information.
WHERE 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. COST $20 first child; $10 second child; $10 infants older than 10 months.
WHERE 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. COST $45 an hour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Thurs; $55 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Thurs. For more information call or check the website.
Sippy Cups Cafe
WHERE 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. COST $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
WHERE Locations in Deer Park (111 Rodeo Dr.; 631-392-2600; skyzone.com/deerpark) and Mount Sinai (269 Route 25A; 631-619-9771; skyzone.com/mtsinai HOURS vary, may be closed on Mondays or Wednesdays INFO Indoor trampoline park with foam pits, dodge ball, basketball and a warped wall. COST Prices vary between parks; for any more info on pricing or hours visit the website.
The Brick Center
WHERE 481 Johnson Ave., Bohemia, 631-572-8801 HOURS Open build Monday and Friday 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.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. COST $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
WHERE 1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach; 631-471-1267, tikiactionpark.com HOURS Closes seasonally, hours vary during open days. INFO features go-karts, 50-game arcade, mini-golf, skee-ball, laser maze, snack bar. Parties and special events. COST Packages vary. For any more information call ahead or visit the website.
United Skates of America
WHERE 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; 516-795-5474, unitedskates.com HOURS Public Skate times vary. INFO Weekly skate nights featuring laser lights and special events; there's also a cafe, arcade and skate lessons are available. COST $12.50 public skate, $5 skate rental. For more information on early bird specials, special events and more call ahead or visit the website.
WHERE Two locations: 120 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale, 631-845-3804, woodkingdomwest.com. 544 Middle Country Rd., Coram, 631-451-0411, woodkingdomeast.com. HOURS Open Play Monday-Friday at Wood Kingdom West: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Wood Kingdom East: 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 showrooms. Kids can snack on free juice and cookies. COST $12 Wood Kingdom West (Does vary depending on day); $10 Wood Kingdom East. For any more information call ahead or visit the websites.