Top 5 Family Activities in the East End: December 31 – January 5


Enjoy the holidays with your kids and try these fun activities and events in the East End this week, from December 31, 2021 to January 5, 2022.


New Year’s Bowling Party at the All-Star
Friday December 31 4:30 p.m.

Your kids can enjoy a separate party that includes unlimited bowling for 2 hours, pizza, bumpers, and soda pitchers. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy their own party with buckets of wings, big pizzas, and 2.5 hours of bowling.
96 Main Road, Riverhead. 631-998-3565,

Pisces and wishes
Friday December 31 from 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Looking for something festive to do with the kids on New Years Eve? Look no further than the Long Island Aquarium! Adults and little guppies alike can enjoy a cocktail, ice cream bar, DJ and dance party, buffet dinner, and midnight ‘toast’. Member rates are available and a hotel package at the Hyatt Place next door.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200,

Have fun with LEGO
Tuesday January 4, 4 p.m.

Toddlers from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to the Southold Library every Tuesday to enjoy the LEGO collection donated by generous patrons and friends. Kids can just bring their imaginations and a friend or two!
53709 Main Road, Southold. 631-765-2077,

Wacky wednesday
Wednesday January 5, 10 a.m.

Join Miss Sarah and Miss T for stories, fun and games. Reading, singing and playing are all part of the fun. Register in advance on the Hampton Library website.
2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015,

Tot Spot
Wednesday January 5, 10:30 a.m.

Bring your 16- to 36-month-old toddler to the Children’s Museum of the East End, where they can learn fine motor skills, emergent language, and socio-emotional lessons. The course is free with entry, so kids can enjoy the windmill and farm stand exhibits all morning!
376 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250,

Families having fun at the Buckskill Winter Club


Buckskill Winter Club

Strap on your skates and slide down to Buckskill where there is public skating, skate rental and sharpening. Keep an eye out for special discounts for seniors and children.
178 Buckskill Road, East Hampton. 631-324-2243,

Cow fish

You and your family can enjoy dining in the Hamptons with American classics and seafood for lunch, brunch, and dinner. “Little fish” can enjoy menu options such as cheeseburgers, fish fingers and grilled salmon, while adults can enjoy unique fish sandwiches and chowder.
258 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 631-594-3868,

The Fudge Company

Foodie kids will love this opportunity to sample homemade fudge, saltwater taffy and delicious penny candy. You can also feast on frozen yogurt, ice cream, and a variety of refreshing toppings.
67 Main Street, Southhampton. 631-283-8108,

The highway restaurant

Take your little one to this cozy restaurant known for its delicious food and attentive staff. There’s a kids’ menu with options like penne, chicken fillets, and chocolate chip cookies.
290 Montauk Highway, East Hampton. 631-527-5372,

Love Lane Kitchen

Bring your family to this North Fork classic for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Homemade burgers, salads and soups receive rave reviews from diners young and old alike in North Fork.
250 Love Lane, Mattituck. 631-298-8989,


Young people who love Mexican will have a fiesta at this North Fork favorite. The menu includes a number of kid-friendly options, including tacos, quesadillas, and pizza. Parents can enjoy pitchers of margaritas and sangria.
10560 main road, Mattituck. 631-298-7826,

Mitchell Park

Bring your little gliders to Mitchell Park, where they can enjoy an ice rink and an antique carousel. Public sessions take place Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season passes are also available.
236 Third Street, Greenport. 631-477-2200,

North Fork Donut Company

Roll your family to this North Fork spot for delicious, fresh donuts every day. Get your hands on delicious seasonal flavors like churro, cinnamon sugar, and black raspberry jelly.
100 Love Lane, Mattituck. 631-298-7941,

Thugs room

Parents of active kids know the importance of immediate service, and you won’t have to wait at this East Hampton restaurant. Enjoy the fireplace and kid-friendly options like burgers, meatloaf, and mac and cheese.
10 Main Street # 2732, East Hampton. 631-324-8555,

Adventure Safari

Parents of mini adventurers under the age of 10 will appreciate this opportunity to get out for the day. Check out their website for open play sessions where kids can enjoy an arcade, inflatables, and even a handy sensory space.
1074 Pulaski Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4386,

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