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Explore a range of parks this summer

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Max Tunney, Long Beach

Looking for fun this summer? If you are not going to a sleepaway camp, and spending all day at the beach is not for you, there are other ways to spend your time. I like amusement parks and Long Island has a few good ones. I also added my favorite place that’s not on Long Island.

SPLISH SPLASH in Riverhead costs $42.99 for adults and $32.99 for kids. And they won’t let you bring your own food into the water park. Most parks only have one season pass. But this one has three, ranging in price from $57.99 to $119.99. Check their prices and benefits at

ADVENTURELAND in Farmingdale is great fun. Admission for one person is $29.99. The season pass starts at $124.99. They also have added benefits so it is worth checking online at

HERSHEYPARK in Pennsylvania is probably one of my favorites and not just because of the chocolate. I like it because of the rides, food and the hotel. The price of admission for a day changes depending on the season, but it ranges from $32.95 to $62.95 and kids younger than 2 are free. You could also buy a two-day ticket at a discount. The season passes are $160. Find out more at

TIKI ACTION PARK in Centereach is a fairly new and popular attraction. It offers go-karts, miniature golf, and an arcade. There are no season passes or tickets but you have to pay a current amount of money for the go-karts and the mini golf. Go-kart prices range from $7 to $50. Almost every kid loves go-karting so this place is going to be big this summer. Learn more at

BAYVILLE ADVENTURE PARK I have never been there but I plan to this summer. This place has lots of options for a kid who wants to have fun. It has miniature golf, bumper cars that go in the water, rock climbing, rope courses, a fun house, bungee jumping house, and an ice-cream parlor. The price varies on what you want to do you but can buy the VIP daily pass for $31.75. See all you can do at

So ask yourself today, what park on this list do I want to try out?

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