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Top Activities in Cape Cod with Your Grandchildren

Things to Do in Cape Cod

Whether you live in Cape Cod or plan a family visit soon, rest assured you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to attractions and activities. If your visit includes young grandchildren, you’ll be delighted to know there are plenty of things to do in Cape Cod for kids. Here is a list, in no particular order, of child- (and grandparent-)friendly attractions and eateries:

  1. Magic by the Sea is a live magic show that takes place every Monday evening in the summer.

  2. Ryan Amusements is an indoor entertainment arcade that includes video games, bowling and more. This is a perfect place to visit on a rainy day.

  3. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful introduction to the plants and animals of Cape Cod.

  4. Is your family in the mood for a sweet treat? Check out Four Seas Ice Cream for homemade ice cream, fountain drinks, and sandwiches.

  5. Art’s Dune Tours offer an opportunity to learn about the Provincetown Dunes from a professional driver and guide.

  6. Do your grandkids enjoy bouncy houses? The Cape Cod Inflatable Park offers an opportunity to enjoy wet and dry inflatable rides and slides, along with an arcade and an adjacent resort. The park offers cabanas for rent for the entire family to enjoy a homebase and place to get out of the sun.

  7. Corporation Beach in nearby Dennis, MA offers a tidal pool that is a perfect place for little ones to play and explore.

  8. Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuaryis considered by many to be one of the best marine sanctuaries in the country. Visiting will allow you and your grandkids to learn about marine life and the importance of conservation.

Hopefully, this list of things to do at Cape Cod has given you some ideas and helped with your planning. Of course, you should also take care that you don’t over-plan your time with the grandkids. Time spent taking walks, playing games, or even watching TV together can be enjoyable and help you to forge the strong family ties that are so very important for you, and for them.