Today on Bell Family Loves, we’d like to introduce you to a great service in the Hamptons! Enjoy this go-to guide for summer fun:
The Hamptons are world renowned for the beautiful beaches, celebrities, and gala fundraising events. But what can you do when vacationing in the Hamptons with your kids? As a local mom, and co-founder of Hamptons Family Concierge, I am willing to share a few secret spots that I’m sure your whole family will love.
1) Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Preserve – Sag Harbor
All year round, Morton’s is a wonderful outing for all ages. The most important thing to remember – bring birdseed! During most of our visits (time of year and time of day vary), the chickadees and other birds will come and eat out of your hand.(even my 4 year old!) There are also turkeys, chipmunks, and other local wildlife, that you may observe as you walk through a scenic, shaded wood. One trail leads you to a lovely bay beach where you can take a break and have a picnic! Cost: Free (but donations appreciated)
2) Free concerts in the Park – Sag Harbor, Southampton, Easthampton, Montauk
During the summer months, each of the above towns has a weekly outdoor concert in their park. It is perfect to bring a picnic or pizza, and let the kids play and dance while enjoying various types of music. Cost: Free (but donations appreciated)
3) Seven Ponds Farm – Southampton
This Farm is not as well known as some of the other Hamptons farms, but it is my favorite. In the summer, my kids pick raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, while in the fall you can pick your own apples and pumpkins. There are also other vegetables you can pick yourself, as well as gorgeous flowers. There is a playground for the kids, hay rides, and a small corn maze in the fall. The farm stand is fantastic. After we gather all that fruit, if we have the energy, we go home and make a pie!
4) Whale’s Tale Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor – Shelter Island
It is a nice day trip to hop on the Shelter Island Ferry and spend the afternoon. There are several wonderful family friendly restaurants, and then after lunch, you can go play mini golf. It is an old fashioned place, but the kids love it, and they love the ice cream afterwards even more. This is only open seasonally.
5) Blockspot – SYS, Southampton
This creative, fun filled center is brand new, and has a variety of classes, and activities for age 2-10 years. Blocks and building materials of all shapes and sizes abound. View the schedule to see when you would like to drop in. Great for birthday parties as well.
There are so many factors involved when planning your weekend or vacation activities: the season, the weather, your children’s ages and interests, your location, and so on. Hamptons Family Concierge was developed to assist families in creating the perfect Hamptons experience. We can customize itineraries, plan amazing events, schedule quality services and activities (even at your home), so you can relax and enjoy your trip.
-Hamptons Family Concierge