Kids Activities in East Side

50% Off Go-Kart Rides at Stratford Speedway

Stratford Speedway

Stratford

$48 $24

Go-kart racers vroom around a grand-prix-style track, hugging curves during 20–25 laps in four five-minute sessions

Up to 51% Off at My Three Sons Family Fun Center

My Three Sons Family Fun Center

Central Norwalk

$24 $12

Kids 10 aged and younger dodge laser beams in a black-lit maze, bounce in the inflatable Jumpy House, and eat made-from-scratch pizza

Half Off One-Hour Guitar Lessons

Michael J. Perrotta-Guitar Lessons

Setauket-East Setauket

$60 $30

Guitar students can delve into all genres of music, learning how to read standard notation and tablature and the principles of music theory

Up to 57% Off Paddleboard Lessons

Long Island Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Co.

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructors teach students basic paddle techniques for propelling & maneuvering, how to remount & how to read tide & wind conditions

The Long Island Museum – 50% Off Admission or Membership

The Long Island Museum

Stony Brook

$18 $9

(18)

Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Long Island's past with art, carriages, and cultural artifacts

Up to 60% Off Bowling for Two, Four, or Six

Port Jeff Bowl

Port Jefferson Station

$30 $14

Groups of two, four, or six can strike down pins at a family-friendly bowling alley with a sports bar and lounge

Up to 54% Off Voice or Piano Lessons

New Haven Academy of Performing Arts

New Haven

$70 $35

Vocal coach teaches Mix-True Bel Canto style of singing to help students build range; pianist gets people playing piano after one lesson

Sky Zone – Up to 46% Off Trampoline Time

Sky Zone

Bethel

$52 $34

Burn off energy and calories on a wall-to-wall half pipe of trampolines at a park that opened in February 2014

Up to 63% Off a Tennis Camp or Lesson

Sportime

Kings Park

$560 $329

Campers aged 6–16 complete tennis drills, match play, cross-training, and fun activities; on-staff tennis pro leads private lessons

Up to 54% Off Bounce-House Open Play or Party

Bounce U of Smithtown

Nesconset

$38.85 $17.99

The two-hour birthday party for up to 13 also includes pizza, beverages, glow necklaces, and a link to online party images of Click's Pics

Up to 70% Off The Little Gym Classes and Membership

The Little Gym

Ridgefield

$115 $35

Children ages 4 months to 12 years learn gymnastics and other sports during interactive classes

57% Off Music Lessons

Amanda's Piano Studio

Commack

$120 $52

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50% Off Kids' Open-Play Sessions at Lil' Builders

Lil' Builders

Nesconset

$30 $15

Kids unleash their creativity in 60-minute open-play sessions, building Lego creations brick by brick

50% Off Lego Party Package for Up to 10 Kids

Bricks 4 Kidz New Haven

Moy Tung Kung Fu

$250 $125

Kids explore their creativity during a 90-minute Lego party that includes a guided building project and take-home goodies for all guests

Up to 60% Off Ice Skating at Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury

$29 $14

Families spend an afternoon skating around the icy arena and break to snack on popcorn and hot chocolate

Up to 59% Off Half- or Full-Day Kids' Summer Camp

STEP Preschool

Smithtown

$225 $149

Air-conditioned facility with indoor ice rinks, track, swimming, trapeze, put put golf, batting cages, arts and crafts and academic training

50% Off Indoor Play Area

Tot Town Party And Play

Brookfield

$8 $4

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Up to 60% Off Bowling at Larkfield Lanes

Larkfield Lanes

East Northport

$63 $25

Groups of up to six take to one of 20 bowling lanes with rental shoes and sodas; optional bumpers ease play

Up to 53% Off Two Games of Bowling with Shoes

Coram Country Lanes

Coram

$35 $17

Family-owned bowling alley has multiple lanes to host competitive or friendly games

44% Off Week of Kids' Summer Camp

World Gym - Coram

Coram

$410 $229

Kids practice athletic skills such as swimming and sports, make arts and crafts, and learn hands-on science; lunch and snack provided

Up to 50% Off Kids' Indoor-Playground Sessions

Wood Kingdom of Brookhaven

Coram

$30 $15

Indoor space with wooden playground equipment, including slides, swing sets, and miniature climbing walls

Up to 50% Off Laser Tag at Laser Kingdom

Laser Kingdom

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Players don specialized vests before exploring a highly stylized environment of rising fog, flashing lights, and thumping techno beats

Up to 52% Off at World Gamer Nation

World Gamer Nation

Greenlawn

$21 $10

LAN parties let gamers compete against each other on different computers, or on consoles from Playstation 3 to Xbox 360

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf and Go-Kart Rides

The Only Game in Town

North Haven

$40 $20

Mini golf, go karts, arcade games; party package includes pizza and soda

57% Off Music Lessons

Melodic Melodies

Lake Ronkonkoma

$100 $43

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Up to 54% Off Sports Camp or Batting Cages

Matt Guiliano's Play Like a Pro

Hauppauge

$325 $150

Instructors channel kids’ excess energy into kickball, dodge ball, and soccer throughout the week; batting cages offer swing practice

50% Off Moonwalk Rental

Funky Monkey Party Rentals

Redeem from Home

$50 $25

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Half Off Kids' Bounce Passes at Fun Factor

Fun Factor Brookfield

Brookfield

$22 $11

Kids bound over inflated obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles while parents watch nearby; toddler area contains age-appropriate toys

Up to 52% Off Private Music Lessons

Huntington Bay Music

Huntington

$60 $29

Lessons focus on guitar, piano, violin, or singing; instruments are available to rent for an extra fee

57% Off Music Lessons

Guitar Asylum

Bohemia

$105 $45

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44% Off Entrance to CoCo Key Water Resort

CoCo Key Water Resort

Waterbury

$68 $38

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Passes grant all-day access to attractions such as water slides, water basketball, and an arcade

Up to 52% Off at Boomers!

Palace Entertainment

Medford

$24.99 $12

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating

Northford Ice Pavilion

North Branford

$24 $12

Pairs or groups of 4 or 35 enjoy hours of ice-skating, complete with skate rentals

Up to 48% Off Weekday Open-Jump Package at Sky Zone

Sky Zone- Deer Park

Brentwood

$54 $35

Valid between Tuesday and Friday, packages include two hours of open-jump time as well as a complimentary pair of jump socks for each person

Up to 50% Off Bounce House Sessions and Party at BounceU

BounceU

North Branford

$12 $6

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Up to 57% Off at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem

$10 $7

Art gallery, cultural programs, and kids' events based around Eastern and Western traditions; Japanese garden meanders through the grounds

Up to 54% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Step Into Liquid

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Participants take to the water atop standup paddleboards for lessons and guided sunset paddles

Up to 62% Off Bounce-House Open-Play Sessions

Kangaroo Kids Inflatable Party Center

Deer Park

$50 $19

(17)

Open access to a world of inflatable tunnels, foam slides, and bouncy floors

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Ms. Roe's Music Center

Deer Park

$38 $19

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Up to 51% Off at Deer Park Bowl

Deer Park Bowl

Deer Park

$61 $29.99

16 well-oiled lanes welcome pairs of bowlers for three games with shoe rental, bar pizza pie, and a pitcher of beer or soda

51% Off Kids' Educational Summer Camp

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bellport

$175 $85

Kids can craft with Legos, build amusement-park rides, and more during five-day summer camps

The Long Island Maritime Museum – Up to 61% Off

Long Island Maritime Museum

West Sayville

$290 $179

(3)

Board a restored 1888 oyster sloop, investigate the history of wrecks and rescues, or explore a campus of vintage nautical buildings

45% Off Activities or Open Play

Seeds of Love Creative Enrichment

Bay Shore

$75 $41

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Up to 64% Off Bowling for Two, Four, or Six

Wallingford Bowl

Wallingford Center

$23 $11

(10)

This bowling alley boasts 40 synthetic lanes with automatic scoring systems, as well as an arcade, snack bar, and a bar and lounge

Up to 70% Off Private Music Lessons

iSchool of Music and Art

Multiple Locations

$84 $25

Private sessions instill the fundamentals of guitar, piano, drums, bass, voice, strings, or woodwinds

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Long Island Drum & Music School

Plainview

$100 $49

Drawing on diverse styles like jazz and rock, certified instructors teach fundamental rhythms and beat-keeping skills to budding drummers

63% Off Music Lessons

Momentum School Of Music

West Islip

$125 $46

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Up to 53% Off Baseball Summer Camp or Training

Prospect Sports

Multiple Locations

$375 $175

Learn baseball skills and play games in summer camp, or increase strength, agility, and speed in custom Prospect 365 programs

Up to 42% Off Children's Tennis and Sport Camp

Sportime

Syosset

$565 $329

Campers take tennis lessons and play games with their peers, practicing tennis as well as basketball, soccer, and other sports

Up to 48% Off at Bounce! Trampoline Sports

Bounce! Trampoline Sports

Syosset

$64 $39

(17)

Trampoline courts encourage leaps, flips, basketball slam-dunks, and cushioned falls into a foam pit

Up to 50% Off Tennis Instruction

Proform Tennis Academy

Rye Brook

$525 $315

Instructors help students hone tennis techniques and strategy during summer day camp sessions and private lessons

Up to 62% Off Baseball or Softball Lessons

Hardball Training Center

Multiple Locations

$65 $25

Pitching, batting, and fielding taught by instructors with collegiate or pro experience

Grand Prix New York – Up to 46% Off Go-Karting

Grand Prix New York

Mount Kisco

$35 $19

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Adults, kids, and teenagers race around go-kart tracks at speeds of up to 40 mph, then go head to head in the video-game arcade

Up to 58% Off Standup Paddleboard Rental From Surf's SUP

Surf's SUP

Fire Island

$65 $29

Glide across the water of Great South Bay using an elongated surfboard and paddle; private lesson available from experienced surfer

Up to 43% Off MBYC Day Camp

Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club

Mamaroneck

$2,967 $1,785

Campers learn and play during MBYC Day Camp with activities such as tennis and other sports, swimming, and arts and crafts

Up to 53% Off Youth Football Camps

JF Camps LLC

Multiple Locations

$240 $119

Chris Snee leads lineman camp; kids learn the basics during instructional camps

50% Off Inflatable Playground Admission

Bounce! Fun Center

Clinton

$10 $5

Staff members supervise kids while they bound through bounce houses, slides, and inflatable obstacle courses

Select Local Merchants

The only zoo in the state and a participant in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Program, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has charmed visitors for more than 80 years with more than 300 cared-for critters and a mission that minds the tenets of ecological education, conservation, and recreation. Patrons brandishing a Director's Circle membership can visit the zoo an unlimited number of times for one year, plenty of time to navigate the sundry indoor and outdoor exhibits on the back of a Roomba. Guests can espy such endangered species as the siberian tiger, red wolf, and golden lion tamarin, as well as the zoo's most recent denizens on display: two canada lynx and a pair of common rhea. In spring, patrons can go snout-to-snout with a rare chacoan peccary piglet, whose birth made the zoo the first in the Northeast to host an infant of her species and prompted a feature in the Monroe Courier. Birds ride unsuspecting propeller beanies in the South American rainforest exhibit's free-flight aviary, and children play interspecies games of Heads Up, Seven Up in the prairie-dog exhibit's pop-up viewing capsules. After chowing down at the Peacock Café, groups can befriend more statuesque creatures on a vibrantly painted carousel.

1875 Noble Ave
Bridgeport,
CT
US

Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne. In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program, where instructors lead games and activities. Special events include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing or relax in the party room and do grownup things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.

305 Hathaway Dr
Stratford,
CT
US

Turnpike Music Garage tends to all musical needs with an impressive line-up of instruments, gear, and lessons. The inventory includes amps, Casio digital pianos, OSP electric drums, and Seagull acoustic guitars. They also rent school-approved band and orchestra instruments. In-house specialists go beyond fixing instruments, they give lessons in guitar, viola, cello, drums, trumpet, and more.

161 Kings Hwy
Fairfield,
CT
US

The idyllic building in which The Little Red School of Art and Music resides represents the homey community feel of the school as a whole. For two decades, founder Carolyn West has worked hard to maintain that atmosphere, allowing kids to express themselves in music and art classes, which range from private guitar lessons to small-group painting and cartooning classes.

2979 Main Street
Stratford,
CT
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

338 Commerce Dr
Fairfield,
CT
US

The din of go-kart buzzing floats through the air throughout Stratford Speedway, calling drivers to their destinies: some as race-day participants, and others as champs. Drivers taller than 54 inches take the helm of low-sitting crafts adorned with real corporate brands to mimic true racecars. As drivers zoom around the wide, road-size track, tires line each edge, helping to prevent detours and wrong turns. Races tend to last five minutes each, and cars speed around the grand prix-style track for 20–25 laps. The speedway also serves as a welcoming oasis for birthday parties and events, with the track available for private rental by the half-hour and hour.

725 Barnum Avenue Cutoff
Stratford,
CT
US