Discover East End Fun for the Whole Family, Aug. 13–17, 2021

Whale's Tale mini golf course is full of family fun
Whale’s Tale mini golf course
Courtesy Whale’s Tale

Plan ahead for days of fun and enjoyment with the entire family at these five Hamptons and North Fork activities from August 13–18, 2021. Then peruse our list of excellent local places to go any day you choose!

Top 5 Events to Check Out This Week

Mommy and Me Musical Theater Class
Saturday, August 14, 3:30 p.m.

Tiny tots up to age 4 will relish this opportunity to sing and dance to the tunes of Broadway classics like South Pacific, Gypsy and The Sound of Music. Props and instruments will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!
151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. 631-259-7705,

Goat on a Boat Puppet Show
Sunday, August 15, 10:30 a.m.

Purchase tickets online ahead of time for this special event hosted by Amber Waves Farm. While you’re there, your little ones can check out the fresh fruits, veggies and treats at the market.
367 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-5664,

Parrish Summer Family Party
Sunday, August 15, 3-6 p.m.

Head to Parrish Art Museum for their annual day of family fun, filled with art, games, food and more.
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 ext.150,

Camp Shakespeare
Monday-Friday, August 16-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Call ahead to get an early registration discount on your one or two-week session at this creative and educational program for older kids. Young people ages 8-15 will learn about acting, improvisation and vocal performance in an engaging and caring setting.
496 Montauk Highway, Amagansett. 631-267-0105,

Art in the Garden
Wednesday, August 18, 10 a.m.

Blossoming artists ages 7 and up will enjoy an hour of painting followed by an hour of sculpture at the Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton in the charming gardens dotted with the sculptures of well-known creatives. Parents can participate alongside their children for an extra $20.
133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton. 631-329-2811,

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Fun Family Attractions to Visit This Week

Children’s Museum of the East End
Learn about ships, windmills and creating your own farm at this favorite East End children’s destination. Mini golf is free with admission! This summer, however, you’ll need to call ahead of time to make a reservation.
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250,

Coopers Beach
While many Hamptons beaches are known for their clean, uncrowded charm, Coopers Beach earns rave reviews from parents and tots. A snack bar, picnic tables and lifeguards dot the bright blue landscape and you can stay to watch the sun go down with fine live entertainment.
298 Meadow Lane, Southampton. 631-287-3450, discoverlongisland.commember/coopers-beach-2

The Country Corner Cafe
If you’re looking for a great place to chow down with your little ones, look no further than the charming Country Corner Cafe. Enjoy homemade buttermilk pancakes, crepes, or French toast, or venture into dinner with burgers or hot dogs. Dessert is kid-terrific with specialty sundaes or pies.
55765 Route 25, Southold. 631-765-6766,

Frozen Anchor
Health-conscious parents and tots can totally chill with the Vegan and gluten-free options at this tasty new favorite. Check out all the cakes, cookie jar sundaes and ice cream cakes available to frozen treat lovers on the East End.
478 West Lake Drive, Montauk. 631-668-8190,

Harbes Farm
This time of year, adults can sample the vineyard while little ones can enjoy options at the farm stand like sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches. Farm animals and flower fields are also part of the summer fun.
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-482-7641,

Love Lane Kitchen
Breakfast and lunch are kid-friendly here with options like stuffed French toast and chicken fingers. Adults can enjoy a specialty cocktail while kids sip a Boylan soda with their meals.
240 Love Lane, Mattituck. 631-298-8989,

Sip’n Soda
If your tots love a delicious ice cream soda, malted, or sundae, this trip is a treat you won’t want to miss out on. Homemade flavors include kid-friendly options like Nutella and Salted Caramel. You’ll also enjoy plenty of family choices on the breakfast and lunch menus at this 50s-style diner. They include burgers, hot dogs and crispy chicken.
40 Hampton Road, Southampton. 631-283-9752,

Stevenson’s Toy Store
If you’re looking for something cool with your tiny tourists, check out this local gem with vintage options such as pinball and Packman arcades, table tennis and pool scooters.
69 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2111,

Tick Tock Mini Golf
This classic mini-golf course is located at the Drosses Motel, where kiddos can also enjoy a snack bar with classic American favorites. Parents can sample an Asian-American-style menu while they relax and look on, or get in on the fun with their junior swingers.
69125 Main Street, Greenport. 631-477-1334,

Whale’s Tale
The ferry ride to Shelter Island is an adventure in itself for some, but the Whale’s Tale is the perfect Hamptons day trip for you and your little ones. Enjoy an 18-hole lit mini-golf course, indoor games and an ice cream shop. Meanwhile, parents can relax with espresso, Chi Tea, or smoothies.
3 Ram Island Road, Shelter Island. 631-749-1839,

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