Things to do in RIVERHEAD 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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  • Atlantis Marine World

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    Riverhead

    Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at the only public Aquarium on Long Island, offering interactive fun, adventure, and education. Take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a ...

  • Splish Splash

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    (4 miles) Riverhead

    Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like ...

  • Long Island Game Farm

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    (8 miles) Manorville

    Explore a fun zoo and game farm with hundreds of animals, both exotic and indigenous, with plenty of interactive areas for kids too!

  • The Animal Farm Petting Zoo

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    (10 miles) Manorville

    Hundreds of animals, most from the rescue program, at this New York zoo, as well as playgrounds, puppet theater, a train AND a FREE pony ride!

  • Children's Museum of the East End

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    (19 miles) Bridgehampton

    A fun and interactive museum showcasing what makes the East End special, with emphasis on those who call it home! Great learning experience for kids in New York!

  • 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!

  • Tiki Action Park

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    (22 miles) Centereach

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

  • Captain Bobs Thimble Island Tours

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    (24 miles) Stony Creek

    Since the 1950's generations of families have returned each summer to Stony Creek for a relaxing boat ride around the Thimble Islands. Whether it's your first ride or your umpteenth ride, each ride ...

  • Bounce Fun Center

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    (26 miles) Clinton

    offers a range of inflatable slides, obstacle courses and classic bounce houses for all ages to play on plus video game arcade.

  • BounceU of Smithtown

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    (26 miles) Nesconset

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

  • Bounce U of North Branford

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    (29 miles) Stratford

    Bouncing everywhere! BounceU specialize in children's birthday parties, as well as fun open bouncing play!

  • Art Plus Studio

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    (30 miles) New Haven

    Family fun every other weekend where you can spend quality time with your kids painting, eating and discovering your inner Picasso!

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

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    (31 miles) New Haven

    From Egyptian mummies to saber-toothed cats to the once mighty dinosaurs — you can find it all at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History!

  • National Helicopter Museum

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    (31 miles) Stratford

    The Museum contains hundreds of photographs and models tracing the history of the helicopter both in the United States and around the world. Stratford is the birthplace of the American helicopter ...

  • The Barnum Museum

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    (33 miles) Bridgeport

    On January 1, 1842, P.T. Barnum opened his first museum on lower Broadway in New York City. Almost 166 years later, The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut carries on the extraordinary legacy of ...

  • Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

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    (33 miles) Essex

    Steam train and riverboat adventures in Connecticut perfect for the whole family! Dinner train trips also

  • Monkey Joes

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    (33 miles) Hamden

    Come and join us at monkey Joe's Connecticut's newest family fun Center. Ideal for children 2 years old to 12 years old. Monkey Joe's is an indoor inflatable fun and exciting party and play center ...

  • Connecticut River Museum

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    (33 miles) Essex

    Where the River comes to life. Located on the waterfront in historic Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is the perfect place to explore the heritage and experience the wonders of New England’s ...

  • Captains Cove Seaport

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    (33 miles) Bridgeport

    Since 1982, Captain’s Cove Seaport has grown from a vacant lot and a handful of slips to one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and seaport complexes. Located on Historic Black Rock ...

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (34 miles) Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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    (34 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!

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (34 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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    (34 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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    (34 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 ...

  • Monster Mini Golf

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    (36 miles) Deer Park

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

  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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    (36 miles) Ansonia

    An outstanding adventure playscape for younger children in Connecticut, with butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trails, and real life animals!

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    (36 miles) Bridgeport

    With three floors of hands-on fun with science, and daily Planetarium shows all included with admission, this family friendly discovery museum is great for those active kids who just love learning!

  • Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

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    (36 miles) Bridgeport

    Fun climbing and zip lines for those over 5 years with tree top trails and challenging activities and adventures in Bridgeport, CT!

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (37 miles) Centerport

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

  • Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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    (37 miles) Niantic

    Hands-on fun in Connecticut for kids who love to learn through play, with indoor and outdoor exhibits perfect for those up to 9 years!

  • Gillette Castle

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    (37 miles) East Haddam

    It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

  • Prime Climb Indoor Rock Climbing

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    (38 miles) Wallingford

    Our mission is for folks of all ages to discover the fun and fitness benefits of climbing year-round in a safe, comfortable, and friendly state of the art indoor setting.

  • Andies Bounce Barn

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    (38 miles) Seymour

    A bounce-tastic farmyard themed indoor play and bounce facility for those bouncing, active kids from 2 years to 10 years.

  • Adventure Park at Long Island

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    (39 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.

  • Brooksvale Park

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    (39 miles) Hamden

    The entire family can enjoy of all sorts of outdoor adventures. Playground & Swings, hiking, sledding, Softball Fields, and an animal petting zoo.