Cape Cod Kids: 12 Things To Do with Your Child on the Cape

Whether you are visiting the Cape or have Cape Cod Kids you’ve raised here, there are always many things to do.

While some may perish the thought of spending their Cape Cod vacation anywhere but the beach, the truth is that the Cape has many enjoyable places and events that offer fun for the whole family.

Whether the sun is shining or dark rainclouds loom overhead, has lots to do that will make for a great day with the kids.

Check out this list!

Cape Cod Kids: Beautiful Sunny Weather

Whale Watch – Barnstable, Provincetown, Plymouth Cape Cod Kids

There’s nothing like spending the day out on the open sea looking for whales off the coast of Cape Cod. There are three whale-watching fleets that take you to places like Stellwagen Bank where these majestic creatures commonly inhabit. You may even sea a seal or two! Whale watching is a great activity that will get the family outdoors to enjoy Cape marine and wildlife. You can choose from these three whale watch fleet locations locations.

  • Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch – Provincetown
  • Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises – Barnstable
  • Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours – Plymouth

Cape Cod Inflatable Park – West Yarmouth

This unique Cape Park makes for an exciting day for the whole family, while encouraging physical activity at the same time. This non-traditional park is home to numerous inflatable rides like slides, obstacle courses, and even water park rides like a slip and slide, misty bounce, and many more. After you’re done bouncing, try some of the park’s other fun attractions like the rock slope, velcro wall, mechanical bull, and bungee run. The park is also home to a mini-golf course, arcade, and Shark Bites cafe, so your entire day is covered.

Grand Slam Entertainment – Harwich Port

Get ready to engage in an assortment of outdoor fun at Grand Slam Entertainment. Here you’ll find both softball and baseball cages that features Master Pitching Machines that can fire up to 80 miles an hour. For the more inexperienced batter and children eight and under, wiffle ball is a great option. After a lively batting practice, cool off in the bumper boat pool where you can hop in a small rubber boat, complete with a little water hose to splash your friends.

Cataumet Crossing – Cataumet

Like Grand Slam Entertainment, Cataumet Crossing also offers a range of activities, but with a sweet twist. Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf on a course that includes a “shell trap,” paddle wheel pond, rivers and fountains. All proceeds go toward local, youth academic and sports programs, so you’ll also be helping the local community. The rivers aren’t just for decoration, as you can grab a few friends and play in the aquatic bumper boats, bouncing along the water and pass under a waterfall or two. After an eventful day of mini-golf and water games, be sure head to Lazy Sundaes where they serve homemade ice cream that is antibiotic and growth hormone free.

Water Wizz – East Wareham

A classic summertime spot on the Cape, Water Wizz is the perfect place to cool off in the hot summer heat. Jam-packed with slides, a wave pool, and even a lazy river, this water park provides fun for friends and family. The many water slides like Pirate’s Plunge, Hurricane Hill, Thunder Falls, and the newly installed 61-foot high Devil’s Peak create lots of excitement for everyone.. Whether you’re plunging down water rides or relaxing by the pool, you’re in for a day of fun at Water Wizz.

Butterflies of Cape Cod – Bourne

Get a good look at local nature and wildlife at the Butterflies of Cape Cod. Located down the street from the Cape Cod Canal, Butterflies of Cape Cod is home to a Native Butterfly House that features butterflies native to the Cape, including the Monarch and Swallowtail in a beautiful garden with flowers and trees. You can learn about their life cycle in the Butterfly Learning Center and see the early cycle moths and caterpillars live in action in the Butterfly House.

Go to a Cape League Baseball Game!

There are a handful of teams that play on the Cape each summer!  There is no price for admission and is an overall good way to spend quality time with your family!  Visit the Cape League Schedule Page.

Catch a Sun Set!
Cape Cod Kids

There are numerous places to catch a sun set!  Millway Beach in Dennis offers a spectacular sun set as does Millway in Barnstable!  There are many other areas that also offer spectacular sun sets!

What about a rainy day?

On a rainy day, it sometimes can be a challenge to find ways to entertain the family. Luckily, is here to help! Below is our list of indoor activities that are sure to be of interest to all ages.

Indoor Water Park, Cape Codder Resort – Hyannis

The only one of its kind on Cape Cod, the Cape Codder Resort & Spa’s 30,000 square foot indoor/outdoor Water Park is truly a fun-filled, action-packed experience! Featuring:

  • 2 – 160-foot “Stars and Stripes” high-speed water slides
  • 2 – 50 and 80-foot water slides winding through a replica of a pirate ship
  • 300-foot “stormy” river with waterfalls, rapids and spouting humpback whale
  • “Pirate Bay” kiddie spray pool with dumping bucket, water cannons and small water slides
  • 84’ x 143’ retractable roof
  • Wave pool with 2’ waves, water fountains and water umbrella


Many of our museums showcase Cape Cod’s history and old-fashioned way of life.

Cape Cod Children’s Museum – Mashpee

With “children” right in the title, you know this place is kid friendly. Packed with more than 20 interactive exhibits, children can explore the Pirate Ship that has a treasure chest full of pirate costumes, a play post office and castle, plus a gravity wall, reading wagon, and much more. They’ll also enjoy the museum’s submarine, supplied with buttons that make authentic submarine sounds. For children, there is no shortage of entertainment and fun at this museum.

Heritage Museum & Gardens – Sandwich

Heritage Museums & Gardens offers 100 acres of family fun! The grounds include three galleries and expansive gardens. In the galleries you’ll find an engaging collection of American Folk Art, a vintage carousel you can ride, important American automobiles from the brass age to the present, and traveling exhibits the family can enjoy together.

The gardens feature internationally important collections of rhododendrons, including those created by Charles Dexter, who did his ground-breaking plant hybridizing work here. Their typical bloom time is from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include the country’s most comprehensive collection of hydrangeas, a collection of over 1,000 varieties of daylilies, hostas, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, and more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers along beautiful and easily walked paths.
Cape Cod Kids

Whydah Pirate Museum – West Yarmouth

Experience Cape Cod’s newest interactive science museum featuring real pirates and real treasures! A must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure. Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum!

Looking for something else?

We’ve been working to provide you with loads of different Cape Cod things on our website.  Visit any of the below pages for great information on various parts of the Cape!

737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Contact Us | Advertise Terms of Use 
Employment and EEO | Privacy