East End Kids & Family Fun on Thanksgiving weekend 2022

Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend in the East End with our top five events and activities for kids and families from November 25th to December 1st, 2022.

Top 5 kids events to watch this week

Hampton’s Thanksgiving camp
Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

If your kids, ages 3-9, want to stay busy during Thanksgiving break, take them to Nova’s Art Project, where iCamp is hosting a series of hands-on STEAM projects. You must bring warm clothing, lunch and a nut-free snack. Sibling discounts are possible.
60 Millstone Road, Watermill. hisawyer.com/marketplace/activity-set/386421

Katherine Holabird Presents Angelina Ballerina
Friday, November 25, 10:30 a.m

Wheel your little dancer over to the Children’s Museum of the East End, where Katherine Holabird, creator of the popular Angelina Ballerina and sparkle Series books, they will be brought to life with the help of a local dancer.
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250, cmee.org

Sweet Potato Stamp Art
Friday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m

Bring your little K-3 potato to the Westhampton Free Library, where they’ll work on a fall-inspired craft that encourages motor skills.
7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-3335, westhamptonlibrary.librarymarket.com

Princess Tea Party
Sunday, November 27, 10 a.m

Take your little princess to the Long Island Aquarium’s Sea Star Ballroom for a celebratory princess tea party. There will be a formal tea service with white gloves, finger sandwiches and sweets. You can also take great photos home with you.
421 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200, longislandaquarium.com

Build family gingerbread house
Thursday, December 1, 5 p.m

Bring the kids to the Mattituck-Laurel Library, where they can build a gingerbread house from a kit and make new friends along the way. Feel free to bring additional sweets for your masterpiece.
13900 Main Street, Mattituck. 631-298-4134, mattitucklaurel.librarycalendar.com

Greenport Carousel is fun for the whole family
Greenport carouselCourtesy of the Village of Greenport

East End attractions for the whole family

The clubhouse

Enjoy some serious sporting fun with your kids at The Clubhouse, where they can enjoy bowling, arcade games, mini-golf and snacks in a fun atmosphere.
174 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton. 631-637-2695, clubhousehamptons.com

Custer Institute and Observatory

Take your little explorer to the Custer Institute and Observatory, open to the public every Saturday night from sunset to midnight. You can view the night sky through powerful telescopes, take a tour, or visit the library, exhibit room, or gift shop. Additionally, you can check their website for frequent family-friendly events.
1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. 631-765-2626, custerobservatory.org

The Fudge Company

If your child has a sweet tooth, head to the Fudge Company in Southampton for plenty of delicious homemade fudges in seasonal flavors, saltwater toffee and retro penny candies.
67 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-8108, southamptonfudgecompany.com

Greenport carousel

If you’re looking for a fun way to round off a day of fun in the East End, check out the Greenport Carousel. The attraction is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm
115 Front Street, Greenport. villageofgreenport.org/carousel-greenport-village.php

Main Road Biscuit Co.

If your kids are hungry after a fun-filled day exploring the East End, take them to the Main Road Biscuit Co. for breakfast and lunch until 4pm each day. Parents rave about the fluffy, seasonal pancakes and homemade jams and smoothies at this down-to-earth favorite.
1601 Main Street, Jamesport. 631-779-3463, mainroadbiscuitco.com

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm

Don’t miss out on some serious holiday fun that includes ice skating, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, hay wagon rides, cookie decorating and face painting. Also enjoy hot cider, popcorn and smores while sitting by the fire pit. And don’t forget to pick your tree while you’re there!

30105 Main Street, Cutchogue. 631-735-9242, santaschristmastreefarmli.com

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center

Your little explorer won’t want to miss out on all the great outdoors here in South Fork, including colorful floor-to-ceiling murals, a sea touch tank, and aquariums. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children and free for members.
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-9735, sofo.org

Southampton Ice Rink

Enjoy the public ice skating sessions at this clean and friendly local favorite. Skate rentals, refreshment options, and lessons are also available.
668 County Road 39, Southampton. 631-283-2158, southamptonicerink.com

Stephenson’s Toys & Games

As you prepare for the holiday season, don’t miss Stephenson’s wide range of unique toys and games. Parents rave about the friendly staff and charming atmosphere.
69 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2111, stevensonstoys.com

YMCA East Hampton

Get your little athletes moving with an indoor pool, basketball courts and an open gym. Your child can also register early for youth classes.
2 Gingerbread Alley, East Hampton. 631-329-6884, ymcali.org/locations/ymca-east-hampton-recenter

Visit DansPapers.com/Events to find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event).

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