Every year around this time, schoolchildren everywhere get off for the entirety of Presidents’ Week. Therefore, parents will need a few fun and exciting ideas to keep their kids occupied while school isn’t in session. So, to get your kids up and out of the house, check out this list of the top winter break activities that will keep them busy all week long.
Exciting Winter Break Activities for Kids
Hit the Lanes
This winter break, take your little ones for an experience they’ll never forget at a local bowling alley. Luckily, since bowling has long been an LI staple, there are plenty of fun alleys with a lot to offer the whole family.
From full-service restaurants, arcade and game rooms and even themed events, some of these alleys truly have it all. However, if you’re not sure which one to visit, just consult our list of the top bowling alleys on Long Island, from East Meadow to Baldwin and everywhere in between.
Stay Busy at the Aquarium
Naturally, some parents are going to have to work during Presidents’ Week. Therefore, they’ll need something to keep their kids busy during the day. Fortunately, the Long Island Aquarium is hosting a week-long Winter Fun-cation from February 18 through 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For $199 for the week or $50 a day per child, participants will experience crafts, games, movies, an arcade, and even feeding stingrays, in addition to plenty of more winter break activities. Just remember, the camp is only available for children ages six to 13.
Start your Engines
If you have older children, it can be a little more difficult to keep them interested. However, with Long Island winter break activities like go-kart and slot car racing, it can be that much easier.
If you’re not sure where to go, just check out this complete list of indoor and outdoor tracks on Long Island and the surrounding area. Just keep in mind that different tracks have different height restrictions and requirements, so make sure to check the individual website ahead of time.
Another one of the great winter break activities for your kids to attend during Presidents’ Week is the Minecraft Camp at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City. Each day of the camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
At the camp, kids will be able to build their very-own Minecraft amusement parks through a number of engineering and teamwork challenges. They will also need to draft blueprints and come up with plans for the park, combining fun and learning. The camp is $275 per camper, ages nine and up. Those interested can register here.
If you’re still searching for the best winter break activities for your kids, you really can’t go wrong with these four awesome options.