Whether you’ve sat near a toddler on an airplane or you live with one, it is no secret that traveling with children takes skill. To make sure there is smooth sailing for both you and your little Cape-goer, we created a list of the best toddler-approved activities on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Inflatable Park
With obstacle courses, a life-guard protected pool, and a designated Toddler-Zone, Yarmouth’s Cape Cod Inflatable Park offers fun for all ages. Whether you use the attractions to release that extra toddler energy after a beach day or you spend the entirety of your vacation on the resort grounds, this amusement park will keep your family smiling during your Cape Cod stay.
To explore resort accommodations and amenities, visit https://capecodinflatablepark.com.
Wellfleet Playground & Skatepark
Bring your scooters and sunscreen for some fun at the Wellfleet Playground and Skatepark. With swings, slides, and a designated area to cruise around on your scooter, this park will keep your toddlers entertained for hours. Located just across the street, visit Mayo Beach, no sticker required, or enjoy lunch next door at the Bookstore Restaurant.
Brewster General Store
Need the perfect rainy day activity? Visit the Brewster General Store to check out their old-fashioned candy counter. Shop their penny candy, fudge, and salt water taffy collections. Get ready to put your math skills to the test, because kids help total up their selections at the counter!
Located in West Yarmouth, Putter’s Paradise offers a mini golf experience that is just long enough to keep a toddler’s attention, but doesn’t cross the meltdown line. Putt by windmills, a larger-than-life spouting whale, and nautical decorations crafted by local artist T.J. Neil. The adventure doesn’t end when you hand in your clubs, because attached to the course is a Dr. Smoothie and Giffford’s Ice Cream stand to enjoy a sweet reward.
To learn more about Putter’s Paradise, visit https://www.puttersparadise.net.
Hog Island Brewery
With options for adults at the Hog Island Brewery and a separate family-friendly Jailhouse Tavern, this eatery has options for toddlers and parents alike. The Orleans facility not only holds history as a former town lock-up, but also offers live music to keep the whole family entertained.
To learn more about the Jailhouse Tavern’s history, visit http://jailhousetavern.com/about-us.
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Spend an interactive and educational day at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee. Guests will learn about science and technology through hands-on exhibits like the L.L. Bean Campsite display.
Whether your toddler needs a diversion on a rainy day or just a break from the sun, the Cape Cod Children’s Museum allows imaginations to run wild in the safety of a clean and supervised environment.
To read more about the museum’s history and find event calendars, visit https://capecodchildrensmuseum.org.
Cape Cod Pirate Adventures
Set sail aboard the Sea Gypsy to hunt for treasure with Hyannis’ Cape Cod Pirate Adventures. Crew mates lead this toddler-centered interactive experience with storytelling and sea chanteys. The 90-minute tour around Hyannis Harbor transports audience members to a world of mystery and adventure with a ship equipped with cannon effects, pirate humor, and face paint.
Visit their website and learn how you can book a tour at https://capecodpirateadventures.com.
Cape Escape Adventure Golf
Located off the Orleans rotary, Cape Escape is a mini golf experience filled with waterfalls, caves, lighthouses, and a live koi fish pond. Ask for free fish food to give the koi a snack, then head to Mandy’s Cape Creamery across the street for a delicious treat!
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With miles of sand flats at low-tide and an on-location snack shack, Mayflower Beach is a toddler’s place to be. Beyond the public restrooms and on-duty lifeguards, the smooth Dennis sand makes it easy for kids to run around, build castles, or dig for treasure.
Tip: Check the tide chart before packing up the van. Heading to Mayflower at low-tide means the flats will provide more room for you and a larger play-space for your little one.
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Cape Cod Rail Trail
For an inexpensive nature-filled day, hit the Cape Cod Rail Trail. This 22.5 mile bike path stretches across seven Cape Cod towns. The route is open from sunrise to sunset, so your Rail Trail experience can be as long or as short as your toddler can handle. Although the path is walkable, the most popular way to tour the trail is via bicycle.
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Chatham Fish Pier
Whether it be the fishermen offloading their catch or the seals circling around the boats, the Chatham Fish Pier always has something to see. Families can ask pier hosts for a Fishermen’s Alliance learning book on the observation deck Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no better place to teach kids about the Cape’s marine life and fishing industry.
Chatham Shark Center
A trip to Chatham would be incomplete without discussing the possibility of a Great White Shark sighting. With the Chatham Shark Center, your family can learn all about the Cape’s most famous sea creature through interactive exhibits, story-time, and Instagram-worthy photo spots.
To learn how you and your family can enjoy a day the Shark Center, visit https://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/shark-center.
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