Out East Family Fun in Riverhead, NY a Summer Hot Spot


Located in the town of Riverhead, New York in Suffolk County on the north shore of Long Island, Out East Family Fun is a small fun park designed for visitors of all ages. Situated just a short distance from Flanders Bay and a number of other Riverhead-area attractions, Out East Family Fun is a great warm weather place to spend a day.

Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, this park includes a number of both wet and dry attractions and a little something for both children and adults. The centerpiece of the park is The Hippo, touted as the world's largest inflatable water slide. This gargantuan slide soars up to three stories high, providing sliders with great views of the surrounding area. The drop measures forty degrees and is a thrill for all ages and dubbed safe for everyone. The most popular attraction in the park, The Hippo generally sports a long line, which moves rather quickly, and lots of repeat riders.

For more opportunities to cool off, guests can also visit Water Wars. Here, players can take turns launching water balloons at one another, hoping to get their opponent wet. Recently added was a new twist to the Water Wars attraction called the "Depth Charge''. A direct shot to the target above the opponents' tower releases a blast of water, providing a huge soaking for those underneath. This is a favorite attraction during the hot New York summers.

For those who prefer to stay dry, there are three activities from which to choose. The Batting Cages are designed with the Little Leaguer in mind. Pitching includes three speeds for baseball as well as fast and slow pitch softball. Patrons pay a fee per each set of 10 pitches. In addition, guests of all ages can check out Jump Shot Basketball. This fast-paced game features a trampoline court that allows lots more slam dunks and a whole lot more fun for participants. The third dry activity is miniature golf, appropriate for everyone from pre-schoolers on up. This 18-hole challenging course is beautifully landscaped and includes natural hazards (water, sand) as well as man made ones. Prices for the golf course are lower for children and seniors.

Out East Family Fun does not have a general admission fee that allows access to all of the attractions. Rather, patrons pay per use. Access to The Hippo includes the purchase of a one-slide ticket or a wristband that allows either multiple slides or unlimited slides during a designated period of time. There's also a combination wristband that includes both water attractions. One ticket for Water Wars provides enough water to fill about 14 balloons. Guests can purchase a 1, 5, or 10 ticket package for this attraction.

Mini golf is priced per round and jump shot basketball requires 1 ticket per each 3 minutes of play. Multiple tickets may be purchased at a reduced price. The batting cages require the purchase of a token, which provides 10 pitches of the batter's choice.

Group rates that cover use of all attractions are available but require a minimum of 15 guests. The park also welcomes birthday parties which also include package prices for the attractions. Party hosts must provide their own food.

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