Family Friendly Sporting Activities

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The North and South Forks of Long Island provide an array of family-friendly sporting activities available year-round, catering to various interests and preferences. Whether seeking summer excitement or seeking ways to stay active during colder months, both regions offer abundant opportunities. During the summer, the beaches lining the twin forks serve as perfect spots for soaking up the sun and partaking in activities like swimming, beach volleyball, or simply relaxing on the sand. Additionally, plentiful fishing, boating, and water sports opportunities abound. As temperatures drop, the North Fork’s parks and nature preserves offer hiking, biking, and picnic options, while the South Fork boasts indoor sports facilities, ice skating rinks, and indoor rock climbing venues. Moreover, both forks host youth and adult leagues for soccer, baseball, basketball, and more, ensuring continuous engagement throughout the year.

Here are just a few of the places families can engage in fun activities.

Clubhouse Hamptons 
174 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton  |  631-537-2695
Mon – Wed   CLOSED | Thurs. 3:30p – Midnight | Fri. 3p – Midnight | Sat. 12p – 11p | Sun. 12p – 9p
The Clubhouse Hamptons in East Hampton near the East Hampton Airport is a beautiful place for families to come and have fun together! Many family-friendly activities include bowling, an arcade with dozens of games, and mini-golf. They have a restaurant where the whole family can enjoy a delicious meal while bowling. They also have adult events such as concerts, games, food, and activities. It’s an excellent place for families to spend a day, create memories, and make new friends.

Buckskill Winter Club/Buckskill Tennis Club
178 Buckskill Road, East Hampton  |  631-324-2243
Mon – Sun  7a – 9p
In December, Buckskill Tennis Club transitions into Buckskill Winter Club. Buckskill Winter Club, located in the Hamptons, is an excellent place for families to come and have fun together during the winter months! There are many family-friendly activities, like ice skating on the rink, playing ice hockey, and even ice skating for emergency service personnel. Group and private lessons are available. Buckskill Winter Club is the epitome of a perfect winter family day out spot, where families can bond and make new friends.

In the spring and summer, Buckskill Tennis Club offers tennis clinics, group lessons, private lessons, and a summer camp. Everyone of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Buckskill Tennis Club also offers Pickleball lessons and clinics. 

The All Star
96 Main Road, Riverhead  |  631-998-3565
Mon – Fri  12p – 11p | Sat.  10a – Midnight | Sun.  10am – 11p
The All Star is a fantastic place for families to come and have fun together! Many family-friendly activities include playing in the arcade, bowling, billiards, and a sports grill. They even have something they call hyperbowling! The whole family can enjoy a delicious meal at the sports grill, or the parents can enjoy some time together while the kids play in the arcade! Either way, The All Star is the perfect way to spend winter days.

Sportime
385 Abrahams Path, East Hampton  |  631-267-3460
Mon. – Sun.  7a – 11p
Sportime off of Abrahams Path in Amagansett is the perfect destination for families to come and have fun together! Many family-friendly activities include tennis, pickleball, skating rink, basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, indoor baseball, flag football, and even a heated outdoor swimming pool. They have a cafe where the whole family can enjoy refreshments and a tennis pro shop. 

They also have a playground where kids can run around and play. Families can spend a day here making memories, creating new friendships, and having fun, which is a great way to spend a day. Nothing is more fun for the whole family than a day at Sportime in Amagansett.

Southampton Youth Services
1370A Majors Path, Southampton  |  631-287-1511
Southampton Youth Services is a fantastic place where families can get together and have fun together as a family. You can participate in family-friendly activities such as arts and crafts, sports and games, and educational programs. Their community center has a room where all family members can come together and participate in events and activities. 

As well as allowing kids to run around and play on a field, they also have a playground and a play area for them to enjoy. In addition to fitness classes, movie nights, and game nights, they also have a variety of events and activities taking place on certain days. A gymnastics program is also available year round. 

Southampton Youth Services is open seven days a week year-round. Looking at their events, you can quickly become overwhelmed by so many offerings. The goal is to have something for everyone, and they have succeeded!

YMCA East Hampton
2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton  |  631-329-6884
Mon. – Fri.  6a – 9p | Sat./Sun.  7a – 4p
The YMCA in East Hampton is truly a special place for families to come and connect with one another. Many family-friendly activities include swimming pool, participating in fitness classes, and playing in the gym. The YMCA East Hampton also provides various programs and services to bring families together, such as family yoga classes, parent-child swim lessons, and family game nights. 

The YMCA East Hampton also has a dedicated space for families to relax and spend quality time together, such as a lounge area with comfortable seating and a small library. Membership has so many incredible benefits all year round. 

During the summer months, the YMCA also runs a full day summer camp.

The Cage
419 Osborn Avenue, Riverhead  |  631-591-9091
Mon. – Fri.  3p – 9p | Sat.  10a – 6p | Sun.  10a – 4p
The Cage Riverhead is a year-round baseball and softball facility with climate-controlled facilities. Reservations must be made beforehand. They do not allow walk-ups. Offerings include camps, cage rentals, clinics, lessons, memberships, and parties. If your family lives and breathes baseball, this is an essential destination!

GymNation
1074 Pulaski Street  #21, Riverhead  |  631-284-9729
Sun./Mon.  CLOSED | Tues.  4p – 7:30p | Wed.  – Fri.  4p – 7p | Sat.  9a – 12p
GymNation Riverhead offers gymnastic and cheerleading programs all year long. Classes begin at 12 months up through 12 years old. They are also a great site to host birthday parties for children. The staff at GymNation Riverhead are friendly and welcoming, making it an excellent place for families to build new friendships and create a sense of community. The gymnastics program is world-renowned! A summer camp is also offered.

Future Stars Southampton
1370A Majors Path, Southampton  |  631-287-6707
Mon. – Sun. 9a – 7p
Families love Future Stars Tennis Club because it’s a great place to play tennis together. It is suitable for men, women, and children of all ages, featuring eight courts, four clay, and four hard courts. Tennis is available all year round at the club, which is open seven days a week. An excellent place for families to spend their summer days, the club offers private lessons, court rentals, and adult and junior clinics during the outdoor season. Tennis, multi-sports, soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, flag football, golf, boxing, tiny stars, and explorer summer camp programs are offered at the outdoor facility.

Families can continue to play and learn tennis in a comfortable environment during the indoor season, September to May. Tennis lessons, open courts, adult clinics, adult singles, and doubles leagues, and junior development programs are available. Family tennis is the perfect activity for learning, playing, and bonding at Future Stars Tennis Club.

North Fork Equestrian
2224 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead  |  631-358-0798
Mon.  CLOSED | Tues. – Sun.  9a – 6p
North Fork Equestrian offers a unique place for horseback riding families. The indoor arena measures 78×185 feet and features Travel Right Dust-Free Footing, insulation, and surround mirrors. It is suitable for all seasons. High-output LED lighting provides a safe and bright environment for riders to train in any weather. A comfortable and climate-controlled viewing area is located adjacent to the indoor arena. Families can enjoy a cup of tea while watching the action unfold.

Experienced equine professionals meticulously designed the 220×160-foot outdoor riding ring. It has the perfect drainage and layout to ensure that horses and riders have a good foundation. For optimal performance, the ring must be kept clean and well-watered. The beautiful surroundings allow families to relax in the covered pavilions with tables and Adirondack chairs. Families can also enjoy lunch or snacks in the picnic area. North Fork Equestrian offers a beautiful place for families to bond over horseback riding and the peace of nature.

Southampton Ice Rink/Southampton Golf Range
669 County Road 39, Southampton  |  631-283-2158
The Southampton Ice Rink is the ultimate winter destination for families looking for a thrilling and exciting experience! Imagine gliding across the ice surrounded by the beautiful winter scenery, with the crisp, cold air in your lungs and the sound of laughter and music in the background. The rink offers a variety of activities, such as public skating, ice skating lessons, hockey, figure skating, and even birthday parties. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skater, the rink has something for everyone. 

Southampton Ice Rink also has heated igloos available to rent. The igloos are equipped with BlueTooth speakers, and an on-site restaurant has food and drinks available while you enjoy your time! The staff is friendly and welcoming, making it an excellent place for families to build new friendships and create a sense of community. 

Southampton Ice Rink transitions into Southampton Golf Range in the summer. The Southampton Golf Range is the ultimate destination for families looking for an exciting and exhilarating golfing experience! 

The range offers a variety of activities, such as golf lessons, golf clinics, mini-golf, live music, batting cages, and even birthday parties. Whether a beginner or an experienced golfer, the range has something for everyone. The friendly and knowledgeable staff makes it an excellent place for families to learn and improve their golf skills.

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