Bring the kids and discover fun for the whole family in the Hamptons and North Fork this weekend, July 23-26, 2021, with our top five local family events and activities, and some great places always worth a visit.
Top 5 family events to discover this week:
Friday July 23, 3 p.m.
Kids ages 6-9 will love this opportunity to create bright and colorful collages inspired by artist Frank Stella. Early registration on the East Hampton Library website is required.
153 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0222, Easthamptonlibrary.org
Storytime at Amber Waves Farm
Saturday July 24, 10 a.m.
Story time on the farm is free and open to children of all ages. While you’re there, your kids can enjoy fresh produce and sweets at the market and cafe.
367 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-5664, amberwavesfarm.org
Introduction to Ukulele for Grades 4-6
Saturday July 24 noon
Learn to play the ukulele in a fabulous setting in a small group. Students will learn chords and maybe even a song by the end of this session at the Neighborhood House Community Learning Center.
92 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton. 631-655-4586, [emailÂ protected], projectmost.org
Sunday July 25, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Head to the Long Island Aquarium with your little princess for this party that includes white glove service and finger sandwiches. Reserve a spot in advance and get ready for plenty of photo ops.
431 Main Street East, Riverhead. 631-208-9200, [emailÂ protected], longislandaquarium.com
ICAMP STEAM Day Camp
Monday to Friday, July 26 to 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Develop your little one’s mind and keep their fingers occupied while you enjoy the much-needed adult time. Older campers will learn about drones, 3D printing, and game design. Toddlers ages 3-4 will enjoy exploring music, art and nature.
60 Mill Stone Road, Bridgehampton. 631-466-5298, icamp.com
Fun family attractions to check out this week
Amagansett Beach and Biking
Toddler pedal enthusiasts will love the opportunity to rent bikes with their families for half days, days, or even weeks at a time. Children’s bicycles, baby seats and baskets are available.
1 Cross the road, Amagansett. 631-267-6325, amagansettbeachco.com
While many Hamptons beaches are known for their clean, uncrowded charm, Coopers Beach deserves rave reviews from parents and toddlers. A snack bar, picnic tables, and lifeguards dot the vivid blue landscape and you can stay to watch the sun go down with great shows.
298 Meadow Lane, Southampton. 631-287-3450
Estia’s little kitchen
The little ones who love a delicious breakfast will eat the morning scene here. They can dine on favorites like chocolate chip pancakes and eggs while adults enjoy more interesting options like breakfast tacos. And your kids can run around the garden while waiting to be seated.
1615 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor. 631-725-1020, estias.com
The Fudge Company
Kids with a sweet tooth will love this opportunity to sample homemade fudge, saltwater taffy and delicious penny candy. You can also order frozen yogurt, ice cream, and a variety of refreshing toppings.
67 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-8108, Southamptonfudgecompany.com
Have family fun in Greenport with this century-old carousel for just $ 2 each way. During the 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
Harbes Family Farm
This time of year, adults can sample the vineyard while the little ones can enjoy farm stand options like sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches. Farm animals and flower fields are also part of the summer entertainment.
715, avenue du son, Mattituck. 631-482-7641, harbesfamilyfarm.com
This local outdoor getaway is a favorite with parents and kids. It is known for its beautiful, pristine playground, tennis courts and restrooms.
67 Newton Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-4150, easthamptonvillage.org
Moo Moo’s East Hampton Ice Cream
Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and whimsical toppings at this charming Hamptons family favorite. You can’t go wrong with flavors like the Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Monster and you can even give the kids a basket of candy to take home.
69 Main Street North, East Hampton. 631-604-2382, easthamptonicecream.com
Southampton Golf Course
Discover this 18-hole mini-golf course with batting cages and a driving range. You can also stop by the snack bar for classic burgers and fries.
699 County Road 39, Southampton. 631-283-2158, facebook.com/southamptongolfrange
The ferry ride to Shelter Island is an adventure in itself for some kids, but Whale’s Tale is also the perfect day trip to the Hamptons for families. Enjoy a lighted 18-hole mini golf course, indoor games and an ice cream parlor. Meanwhile, parents can relax with espresso, chai tea, or smoothies.
3 Ram Island Road, Shelter Island. 631-749-1839, refugeislandwhalestale.com
Find other exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.