Things to do in MELVILLE with kids

It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • White Post Animal Farm

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    Melville

    Animal fun, train rides, fun events, and a famous fall festival, all at this great family farm experience in New York State!

  • Adventure Park at Long Island

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    (3 miles) Wheatley Heights

    7 acres of challenging aerial forest park perfect for those active kids over 7 years! Bridges, ropes, zip lines all make up part of this canopy adventure in Long Island.

  • Monster Mini Golf

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    (6 miles) Deer Park

    Family fun with an 18 hole, indoor Monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf!

  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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    (7 miles) Deer Park

    Bounce the day away with this New York State indoor trampoline park, with open jump, foam pits, dodgeball, basketball, and so much more!

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (8 miles) Centerport

    A look into the life of one of the richest men in the world at this fascinating museum, mansion and planetarium!

  • Long Island Childrens Museum

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    (11 miles) Garden City

    Long Island Childrens Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups.

  • Le Play Cafe

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    (11 miles) Bellmore

    Indoor play center and coffee lounge for kids 6 months to 6 years old. Open play 7 days a week and birthday parties available too.

  • BounceU of Smithtown

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    (14 miles) Nesconset

    Great parties, themed bouncing and open bounce sessions at this New York State indoor play center for kids of all ages!

  • Queens County Farm Museum

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    (16 miles) Floral Park

    The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm ...

  • BounceU of Oceanside

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    (17 miles) Oceanside

    Open bounce fun, themes, and birthday parties galore at this New York State indoor bounce center!

  • Rye Playland

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    (18 miles) Rye

    Playland is Metro New York's great family amusement park and entertainment center. Featuring more than 50 rides and attractions for children and adults, Playland also offers free entertainment and ...

  • Tiki Action Park

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    (18 miles) Centereach

    Great kids fun in New York State with Tiki Action Park, with go-karts, mini golf, and arcade, and so much more!

  • Chelsea Piers Connecticut

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    (19 miles) Stamford

    Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a whopping 400,000 sq. ft. indoor sports complex with a ton of fun activities for the whole family!

  • The Bruce Museum

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    (19 miles) Greenwich

    The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.

  • Best Time Ever

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    (21 miles) Stamford

    Arts and Crafts Studio where kids of all ages can get creative in a huge variety of ways.

  • Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio

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    (21 miles) Stamford

    A creative and fun art experience in Stamford, Connecticut where both kids and parents can learn the art of pottery.

  • Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour

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    (21 miles) Norwalk

    Just a short boat ride away is the beautiful lighthouse showcasing lift for a 19th century light keeper, as well as stunning scenery and curious wildlife!

  • Fun 4 All Play Centre

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    (21 miles) Port Jefferson Station

    Great open play in New York State with tunnels, slides, treehouse play, towers, bouncers and preschool play areas!

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    (21 miles) Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    (22 miles) Norwalk

    Lots of hands on and fun learning for children under 10 years in this entertaining museum in Connecticut!

  • Queens Zoo Wildlife Center

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    (23 miles) Flushing

    A beautiful zoo with a feel of a national park, in Flushing, NY. Naturalistic settings offer great animal experiences, all native to the Americas.

  • New York Hall of Science

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    (23 miles) Queens

    New York science fun with more than 450 interactive exhibits, teaching kids all about the STEM subjects, whilst having a great time!

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (24 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • Bronx Zoo

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    (24 miles) Bronx

    The world's largest urban zoo features world-class exhibits featuring get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.

  • Architots

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    (25 miles) Middle Village

    Architots® it is a design based approach to childrens programming, an animated universe of characters, and a physical space where children can come to explore the worlds of architecture, art and ...

  • Greenburgh Nature Center

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    (25 miles) Scarsdale

    A relaxing and nature filled day out for the kids on this 33-acre nature preserve with trails, animals and indoor environmental education center.

  • New Canaan Nature Center

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    (25 miles) New Canaan

    The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

  • Bounce N Play

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    (25 miles) Astoria

    Open play bouncing and birthday parties at this fun New York indoor play center, with bounce houses, gym and toddler area

  • Valley Falls State Park

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    (26 miles) Fairmont

    Once the site of a lumber and grist mill community, the scenic treasure of Valley Falls State Park is located only a short drive from Fairmont and Grafton. This 1,145 acre day use park hosts a ...

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (26 miles) Fairfield

    Commemorate Martin Luther King Day with a weekend of activities and events, free with admission including- The Life and Times of William Webb: An African American Civil War Soldier from ...

  • Family Drop-In Program Paint Off

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    (26 miles) Fairfield

    Drop-in to help paint a collaborative mural on paper based on the beautiful scenes of coastal Connecticut in the Art for Everyone exhibit. Artist Deborah Bassino will involve everyone in this fun and ...

  • Art for Everyone

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    (26 miles) Fairfield

    Explore the museum’s latest exhibition featuring paintings of Connecticut scenes inspired by the landscape and the shore. Create an art project based on each day’s theme. Thursday – Summer ...

  • Sprain Ridge Park

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    (26 miles) Yonkers

    The Park’s 278-acres include a swimming pool complex, arboretum and 2 picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails fairly well spread ...

  • Kids Fun House

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    (26 miles) Ridgewood

    A fun, colorful indoor playground and arcade for kids.

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

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    (26 miles) Yonkers

    Kids aged 3 to 12 can immerse themselves in this fun indoor LEGO based play center, with rides, soft play and 4D movies! Great LEGO fun in New York!