What better place to have fun in the sun than at Southeastern New England's only Water Park, the Water Wizz of Cape Cod! Kids love the wave pool, slides, and the obstacle course on water.
Bud's Go Karts
364 Sisson Road
Harwich, MA 02645
Cartland of Cape Cod is a family entertainment center with 3 types of go carts , mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats and much more! The fun never stops at Cartland of Cape Cod.
Cartwheels features go karts, ice cream, batting cages, an arcade and even a bounce house! Fun for the whole family.
The home of premium Baseball & Softball Batting Cages and a huge crystal clear Bumber Boat pool. You can even spray you friends in the pool! The Batting Cage Features 9 Master Pitching Machines including slow & fast pitch softball as well as baseball speeds from 80 mph to wiffleball for kids under 8 years old.
Kids will have a great time jumping to their hearts' content. A dozen large trampolines in a fenced-in outdoor area are set at ground level, so even the smallest of small fry can fly high.
296 Rt. 28, West Harwich (508) 432-8717
''Critter Cruise'' on the Viking Princess, MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown
Explore the Marine World! Our 90 minute ecology cruise will be the highlight of your stay on the cape. Haul up a lobster pot and a bottom dredge to see your very own "catch of the day". Fun for the whole family and pet friendly too. Call for schedule and reservations. 1 (508) 487-7323
Imagine dunes stretching as far as you can see with wispy beach grass, dark green pine trees and deep red beach plums nestled in hollows which are brought together by a silhouette of blue sky. You will travel through the majestic dunes where your guide points out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers like Eugene O’Neill and Harry Kemp became inspired to create their art.
You will also pass the remains of the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station and learn how the brave “life savers” enacted their heroic efforts to save the lives of thousands from the doomed shipwrecks! It is such a beautiful tour. You will be amazed at what you will see on our Cape Cod Dune Tours!
The Cape Cod Inflatable Park has several different types of inflatable rides that will appeal to both children and adults and we’ve made huge updates to the park. Whether you’re a first timer or a season pass holder, a local Cape Cod resident or a guest vacationing on Cape Cod, you’re going to love the Cape Cod Inflatable park this season.
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Ride Cape Cod Duckmobiles'™ authentic military amphibious vehicles. Come ride the streets of downtown Hyannis and see where the Kennedy's went to church, where J.F.K gave his acceptance speech. See the J.F.K memorial and the J.F.K museum. Learn about the early settlers and were they worked and played. See a Cape Cod light house, some of Cape Cod's best beaches, and waterfront properties.
After snacking on a bag of the local Cape Cod Potato Chips, head to the factory to see how they're made and learn about the history of the New England favorite. The company has been in business for more than 30 years and has been running tours of the factory since 1985. Tours run Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free!
Captain Josh has come up with one of the coolest things to hit the Nantucket waterfront in a long time - the Nantucket Critter Cruise. Catch this, it’s a one hour trip for kids where they go out on the Monomoy, get to watch Captain Josh haul some fish traps and lobster gear, and then everybody gets a fishing pole to do some fishing. How cool is that? You never know what kind of critters will come up in the traps so it’s exciting stuff for the whole crew. Once the haul is up on deck, the critters you catch go into a "touch tank" so everyone can see the catch up close and even pick the critters up if you want to. To top it all off, all the kids get Critter Cruise tee-shirts to wear home to show everyone they made the cut and are members of the Monomoy Critter Cruise Crew.
Ahoy mateys! Join us as we set sail on a pirate's treasure hunt along the shores of beautiful and historic Oak Bluffs on the legendary island of Martha's Vineyard. On our custom built pirate ship your kids will dress and talk like a pirate, assemble a treasure map, battle rival pirates with water cannons and hoist sunken treasure from the ocean floor!
It's a fun, unique, memory-making adventure cruise designed for families by a family
(a pirate family of course). Come join our crew!
The Flying Carousel is the nation’s oldest platform carousel and has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a national landmark. Constructed in 1876 by Charles Dare, it is one of only two Dare carousels still in existence. Originally operated as a Coney Island, NY amusement, it was moved to Oak Bluffs in 1884, where it has lived in its red barn, delighting generations of Island residents and visitors ever since. The carousel was acquired by the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust in 1986 to prevent it from being dismantled and sold piecemeal to collectors of antique carved horses.
Be on board in April when our jet-powered, state of the art vessel will again carry you to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for an unforgettable encounter with the whales. The seasonal home to Humpback, Finback, Minke whales and several dolphin species, the waters around Cape Cod consistently rank as one of the world’s top 10 whale watching destinations.
With over thirty years experience, and a sighting rate of 99%, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises looks forward to serving you on the whale watching adventure of a lifetime.
CAPE CODDER WATER PARK
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
10,000-square foot wave pool with 2’ waves, water fountains and water umbrella
24 person Jacuzzi
Water Park Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Each Dolphin Fleet vessel is specifically designed for whale watching and comfort. The interior cabin has seating for over 100 passengers and the cabin is centrally heated and air-cooled.
Our trips offer 3-4 hour trips guided by our experienced naturalists. A presentation is given on each trip that is geared for both young and old and that is just the start to your adventure.
Enjoy the beauty of the Outer Cape as you depart traveling along the National Seashore, viewing the beaches, lighthouses and the very tip of Cape Cod. Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch is ranked as one of the top activities for Cape Cod.
Stand up paddling is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide. SUP can be done on any body of water, from high surf to flat water. It is easy to learn, great exercise, plus you are outside enjoying nature. It's an ideal sport for cross training and for improving core strength and balance. Kids, as well as adults, can enjoy this exciting new sport!
Capt. Mike Bosley has been fishing Cape Cod waters for over four decades. His years of local experience and a deep respect for the marine environment combine to provide you with a successful, fun and safe day on the water. First-time customers and old friends alike, Capt. Mike looks forward to your joining him for a Striped Bass Fishing or Tuna Fishing adventure this season. Whether you are looking for a hard-core Deep Sea Fishing Trip or a relaxing Family Fun Trip on the boat Capt. Mike can make it happen on the Dragonfly’s Cape Cod Fishing Charters!
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens provides family fun for ages 7 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe for all participants. We provide a harness and equipment and give you a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the park. There are 5 separate trails of varying levels of difficulty. Each trail has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 65 unique challenges.
Established in Woods Hole in 1885, the WHSA is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. The aquarium features:
Non-releaseable harbor seals
Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters
Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth
Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues
Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs.
Visitors are allowed behind the scenes, where they can watch the staff feed animals, clean tanks, and work on the life support systems. Approximately 80,000 people visit the aquarium every year, including 10,000 children in school groups.
A great place for family fun, Ryan Family Amusements has locations in Hyannis, South Yarmouth, Buzzards Bay, and in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. In addition to candlepin and ten pin bowling, each location has a game room. For a new and different bowling experience, try Mystic Bowling! Kid's party packages available.
Orleans Bowling Center
191 Massachusetts 6A
Orleans, MA 02653-3258
An “Uncommon Bowling Experience” The Lanes Bowl & Bistro, a Boutique Bowling venue developed by Bobby Byrne Management Corp., is an innovative, multi-tiered concept that combines upscale casual dining, bowling, entertainment and events under one roof at the Mashpee Commons. Situated in a section of the old Shaw’s Market building fronting Greene Street (and Route 28 beyond), the multipurpose floor plan includes the bistro with space for bands and various entertainment, 10 “ten-pin” Qubica/AMF bowling lanes, and a seasonal outdoor bar, cafe and bocce court.
Woodsong Farm has both riding instruction for all ages and a summer camp program for both new and seasoned riders.
49 Cloverfield Way
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Far Out Farm
241 Hayway Road
Full and Seasonal Boarding, Horseback Riding Lessons for Children & Adults, Horsemanship Classes for Children, Guided Trail Rides
Trail rides, lessons, and horsedrawn carriage tours.
Moon-A-Kiss Farm Stables
809 Sandwich Road
Nelson's Riding Stables
43 Race Point Road
Provincetown, MA 02657-1522
Hockey and figure skating lessons and leagues. Public skating.
Learn to Skate Classes - Public Skating - Fun for all ages!
Public skating - Hockey and Figure Skating
Hockey and figure skating lessons and leagues. Public skating.
The HYCC has become a major center of activity, providing programs and special events for visitors from all over Cape Cod and beyond.
Play golf amid sunken ships, eye-patched pirates, and water falls. A unique golfing adventure for the whole family!
Challenging and fun-filled adventure golf with a historical twist! Hand-crafted, scaled replicas, in miniature, of lower Cape Cod historical landmarks sit within the meticulously landscaped course. Enjoy an ice cream afterwards.
This mini course has several bridges that cross over and back on the Cranberry River. The holes have names like Treasure Island, Frustration, Around the World, and Sammy Sea Horse and the course features such things as a lighthouse, a windmill, a covered bridge and a whale.
Watch for the Spouting Whale! You will encounter Ahab (The Captain), a lighthouse, fisherman, lobsterman, and a pink octopus as you wind your way through Putter's Paradise.
This is mini-golf at a nautical-themed course complete with waterfalls, flashing lighthouse, bridges and a koi pond stocked with orange, white and black fish. Turn in your clubs after the game and ask for some fish food. Our kids enjoyed having the fish feed right from their hands as much as the golf. The course is open from early April through Columbus Day weekend.
Wild Animal Lagoon
Scenic miniature golf course with whimsical displays of giraffes, hippos & other wild animals.
Call for more information: (508) 790-1662
Wellfleet Mini Golf
This Mini Golf course is next to Wellfleet Cinemas and the Wellfleet drive-in theatre. The course itself is vintage and has been maintained for over 50 years! Both soft serve and hard ice cream are sold. The course has 18 holes.
Call for more information: 508-349-0278
Ten screens, stadium seating, and 3D capabilities! Choose a film, buy some popcorn, and enjoy the movie!
Cape Cod’s ONLY drive-in theatre with first-run double features every summer night! We have a snack bar and playground, too! Four indoor screens and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Matinees daily all summer.
Falmouth Mall Cinema
Falmouth, MA 02540
Regal Cinemas Harwich 6
195 Route 137
East Harwich, MA 02645
A non-profit organization, the Cape Cod Children’s Museum is a place where families can learn and play together. Come and explore our facilities located in Mashpee. With lots of hands on Exhibits, Programs, and Gift Shop you’ll find plenty to do!
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History integrates the three strands of its organizational identity - as museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land.Kids Actin
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center
Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center offers excellent insight into the rich history, fascinating features, and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal. Inside you will discover a museum that is fun, fascinating, family friendly and free. Interactive exhibits offer something for visitors of all ages.
The Thornton W. Burgess Society is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to carry on the pioneering conservation work of author/naturalist Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965). Mr. Burgess, who was born and grew up in Sandwich, MA., went on to achieve national and international recognition for his children’s stories that teach lessons of conservation and love of wildlife. One of Burgess' famous story was "Peter Rabbit".
Over 170 books and 15,000 stories by Burgess chronicle the tales of Peter Rabbit and his animal friends, including Jimmy Skunk, Grandfather Frog, Johnny Chuck, Sammy Jay, Reddy Fox, Hooty Owl and many others. Through these engaging stories, generations of young people have learned about the natural world and have developed an understanding of the importance of conservation of our natural resources.
The Thornton W. Burgess Society operates the Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen at 6 Discovery Hill Road (off Rte. 6A) in East Sandwich, and the East Sandwich Game Farm. At the Jam Kitchen you watch jam and jellies being prepared.
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a nonprofit organization based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Cod's first museum dedicated to the maritime culture of the area. Our mission includes preserving the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are famous through our exhibitions, the objects in our collection, public events and educational programs, we strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy Cape Cod's maritime culture.
The Chatham Railroad Museum is located in the beautifully restored 1887 railroad depot that served Chatham residents and visitors for nearly fifty years. Featuring an architectural style called Railroad Gothic, the building contains hundreds of exhibits and the New York Central model locomotives used at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The museum is child friendly and includes a 1910 restored wood caboose available for children and adults to explore.
Restored in 2005, the Nantucket Whaling Museum features a restored 1847 candle factory, expanded top-quality exhibition space, a fully accessible rooftop observation deck overlooking Nantucket harbor, and the sperm whale skeleton.
Free guided tours are available of an historic collection of original Atlantic undersea telegraphic cables, instruments, maps, and assorted memorabilia.
The station is part of American History. During World War I, General Pershing in France communicated with the US Government through this cable station.
In 1927 the message that Charles Lindbergh had landed in Paris came through this station from Paris. It was then sent to the rest of the United States.
Edgartown Fire Museum
Built in 1924, the museum houses various items of memorabilia, such as badges, fire extinguishers, alarm boxes, tools, clothing and pictures. There are also Mack fire engines housed in the garage for viewing. Come see some of the island’s history and learn about those who work to protect you and your family.
Call for more information: 508-627-5167
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United Sates when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.
The very beginning of the Coast Guard was the Revenue Cutter Service. Any story of the history of the United States Coast Guard opens with the story of the Revenue Cutters.
The Museum features items and information covering the history of the Life Saving Service as it existed on Cape Cod, Including stations, equipment, and stories.
The grounds of the historic Pilgrim Monument Provincetown Museum, with incredible views of Provincetown and the harbor.
The Monument was dedicated in 1910 to commemorate the first landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 at Provincetown, where they wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact.
Through the door of the Wampanoag Tribal Museum the history and culture of the Wampanoag from the Stone Age to the present is carefully detailed through a range of exhibits. First established under the guidance of the Mashpee Historical Commission, the Museum is the only one in existence devoted exclusively to Wampanoag history.
Housed in a fine example of an old half Cape Cod house, the Museum contains displays of ancient artifacts and other Native American heirlooms that form a chronological commentary on life among the Wampanoag for thousands of years. Displays include a variety of tools, baskets, hunting and fishing implements, weapons and domestic utensils. The focal point in the exhibits is a large diorama depicting a typical scene from an early Wampanoag settlement.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art, a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions.
The grounds also include the Old East Mill, a windmill built in Orleans, Massachusetts in 1800, and extensively restored in 1999-2000. In 2002, a labyrinth was also added to the grounds, designed by Marty Cain, one of the best-known labyrinth designers in North America. Also located on the grounds is the Hart Family Maze Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Garden.
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 world's only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet.
The Whydah was a fully rigged galley ship built by the British to travel between Africa, the Caribbean and Great Britain. During one of its voyages in 1717, it was captured by the famed pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. Over the following year, the Whydah and its crew pirated 53 vessels, collecting their riches and treasures.
In the 19th Century, hundreds of ships passed by Nantucket Island each day, all navigating without the benefit of modern nautical technology. Unpredictable storms, dense fog and strong currents often caught even the most experienced sailors off guard. Treacherous shoals and inclement weather led to over 700 shipwrecks in the surrounding waters of Nantucket, causing the area to be dubbed “a graveyard of the Atlantic.”
The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum preserves the memory of those Islanders who risked their lives to save shipwrecked mariners. These men served in organizations devoted to maritime rescue, such as the Massachusetts Humane Society, United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard.