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Five Fun Family Activities

Posted by Gym-Nest on Apr-28-2017

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Did you know that family time has proven benefits for both parent and child? According to The Child Development Institute interactive time spent together in activity creates a strong bond and aids in learning a few valuable lessons. Children feel important and loved. Children have the opportunity to model their parent’s behavior. Parents can observe their child’s strengths and weaknesses to better guide them. Children have a chance to voice their thoughts and feelings. Parents and children develop a stronger bond. Not only is family time beneficial but it can also be really FUN. We put together Five Fun Family Activities to try around Long Island.

 

Adventure Park Long Island

https://longislandadventurepark.org

There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park! Within seven beautiful acres of woodland you will find an amazing “aerial forest park.” With 10 Trails, 15 zip lines, 5 difficulty levels, and over 140 challenge bridges, The Adventure Forest is the largest forest-climbing park in New York.  At the heart of the park is the main platform with 10 separate trails heading off and up into the treetops.  Each is color-coded indicating the difficulty of the trail. Challenging both your mental and physical abilities, special bonding will take place as you cheer each other on throughout the obstacles.

 

Best Bike Trails

Jones Beach, Wantagh

Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale

Cathedral Pines State Park, Middle Island

Heckscher State Park, East Islip

Hither Woods State Park, Montauk

 

Avalon Park and Nature Preserve

http://avalonparkandpreserve.org/

Nature lovers if you haven’t been to Avalon you are truly missing out! It’s hard to believe this little slice of heaven is right on the north shore of Long Island. Walking up to the park doesn’t seem like much but the farther you follow the trail the better the scenery gets. Trails are lined with wild flowers in the summer; soft lush greens are designated for meditation, wooden benches are the perfect spot to relax with the family. If you visit make sure you head to the nature preserve where you’ll find acres of hiking trails.

 

The Gravity Vault

http://www.gravityvault.com/

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms’ mission is to make everyone’s rock climbing experience a positive and memorable one! They strive to provide a welcoming environment for everyone young and old, big and small, novice and expert, to challenge them each day. The Gravity Vault wants each person who walks through our doors to believe that new heights can always be reached, in all aspects of life.

 

 

LI Children’s Museum

https://www.licm.org/

The Long Island Children’s Museum offers 14 interactive exhibits plus live theater, art spaces and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages. The museum values creativity, the importance of play, diversity, community, cooperation, and kindness. I think we can all agree these are things we want to teach our kids!