Enjoy the weekend, August 20–24, 2021 with these family and child friendly East End events and activities in the Hamptons and North Fork. And peruse our list of fun, educational and delicious local venues available to you and your kids any time.
Top 5 Events to Check Out This Week
Swim With the Mermaids at the Long Island Aquarium
Friday, August 20, 10:30 a.m.
Reserve your spot ahead of time so your little marine lover can swim with a real, live mermaid through the Shark Reef Lagoon, which is full of colorful tropical fish! While you’re there, check out the fish, birds, butterflies and coral reefs that make the Long Island Aquarium so magical.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-209-9200, longislandaquarium.com
Farm Chores at Amber Waves Farm
Saturday, August 21, 9 a.m.
Children of all ages can enjoy visiting chickens, taking a foraging walk and finishing up the farm chores along with their parents or guardians. The event is free and no sign-up is necessary.
367 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-5664, amberwavesfarm.org
Counting Sheep Story Time
Monday, August 23, 11:30 a.m.
Teeny story-lovers up to age 3 will enjoy this opportunity to hear stories and sing songs at the East Hampton Library. Register ahead of time online.
159 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0222, easthamptonlibrary.org
Art Through Nature at Patti’s Berries and Bunches
Tuesday, August 24, 10 a.m.
Kids of all ages can learn about color through natural materials and dyes. While you’re there, enjoy the seasonal fruits, ice cream and flowers at the farm stand. Text ahead of time to sign your child up. The cost is $10.
410 Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-655-7996, pattysberriesandbunches.org
iCAMP’s STEAM Day Camp
Monday–Friday, August 23–27, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sign up ahead of time for this educational experience involving coding, drones and video game design. Mini-campers ages 3 and 4 can also join in the fun with nature, farming and music.
50 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton. 631-466-5298, icamp.com/summer-camp-hamptons/
Fun Family Attractions to Visit This Week
The Candied Anchor
Any Hamptons visitor with a sweet tooth will love this groovy candy shop with an old-fashioned feel. In addition to a fine selection of candy, you can find unique baked goods like homemade marshmallows, pies in a jar and goat’s milk caramels. And you won’t want to miss out on their Mermaid Tea options.
721 Main Street, Montauk. 631-668-8038, candiedanchor.com
The Clubhouse Hamptons
Kids who love a little action will love the bowling, mini-golf and arcade at The Clubhouse. And head over to the restaurant afterward for a kiddie menu with classics like burgers, hot dogs and fries.
174 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton. 631-537-2695, clubhousehamptons.com
Enjoy family fun in Greenport with this 100-year-old carousel for only $2 a ride. Through Labor Day weekend, you can visit the attraction every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
115 Front Street, Greenport. 631-477-2200, villageofgreenport.org
Little ones who love a good taco will enjoy the colorful, casual atmosphere at La Fondita. Enjoy options like quesadillas, burritos and homemade salsa. Weekend family specials are perfect for your little brood in the restaurant or to go.
74 Montauk Highway, Amagansett. 631-267-8800, lafondita.net
Kids will go wild for this home-spun ice cream shop with friendly flavors like Cake Mix and Almond Joy, while parents might enjoy the uniquely Vegan selection. You can also choose from colorful cakes and tasty toppings.
9825 Main Road, Mattituck. 631-298-4908, magicfountainlongisland.com
Railroad Museum of Long Island
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy toy trains and exhibitions at the Greenport location. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5–12. Little ones under age 5 visit for free.
440 4th Street, Greenport. 631-477-0439, rmli.org
Sag Harbor Variety Store
Parents and grandparents who remember those giddy trips to the variety store for candy, crafts and toys will enjoy sharing this nostalgic experience with their kiddos. Games, party supplies and fabric are also part of the fun.
114 Main Street, Sag Harbor. sagharborvariety.com
Southampton Golf Range
Check out this 18-hole mini-golf course complete with batting cages and a driving range. You can also stop by the snack bar for some classic burgers and fries.
699 County Road 39, Southampton. 631-283-2158, facebook.com/southamptongolfrange
Known for its pristine sand and sapphire view, folks who visit Wiborg Beach with their families know they’ll be having a positive experience. Showers, restrooms and dressing rooms are available and going during midweek means you’ll have your pick of parking spots.
74 Highway Behind the Pond, East Hampton. 631-324-4150, easthamptonvillage.org
Wickam’s Fruit Stand
Little ones who love to pick their own will relish this opportunity to pick local strawberries, raspberries and peaches. The farm is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
287 Main Road, Cutchogue. 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com
Find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.