When it’s time to spend some quality time with your kids, there is only so much Cocomelon that one man can take. You have to get out of the house and get some fresh air or some socialization for your kids to grow up healthy. Here are five spots in the Hamptons that you don’t want to miss that are not so obvious.
SYS in Southampton – If you have a kid over the age of two, you have to put SYS on your list of go-to spots. They have open basketball nearly every day where you can shoot around on the court, and they also have great programs for kids to play games, read and do puzzles while you…well while you play around and shoot basketball. They are open seven days a week and there is always something you can do. Drop-ins are $30 for most programs.
The Playgrounds – If it isn’t Herrick Park in East Hampton or Agawam Park in Southampton, there are playgrounds in each village that are always a good option to get your kids moving. This list would not be complete if I did not mention them. Perhaps it’s obvious, but I had to say it.
The Parrish Art Museum – I get it, you live in the Hamptons and you never think to go to the Parrish Art Museum. Well you should go with your kid! This museum is world class and is very kid friendly. On Saturdays from 1 to 2:30pm you can do a pottery workshop for $95 for non-members. But even just going to the museum and enjoying the artwork is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Mashashimuet Park – I don’t know how to pronounce it either, but it’s a magical place. It’s literally like walking through a story book where, I kid you not, birds will literally eat out your hands.
The LongHouse Reserve – Another beautiful spot in the Hamptons that will blow your kids’ minds. The sculpture gardens here are fun for kids to run around in and make for amazing family photos.
The Bridgehampton Library – I’ve been to all of the libraries. Bridgehampton is my favorite I think because I’m always so surprised at how nice and modern it is when you walk to the back of the library. In the mornings at 10am you can do story and play time with Ms. Shannon, who is an absolute gem. Be sure to call them and make a reservation, though.