Things to do in CAPE MAY with kids

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Cape May Whale Watcher

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    (1 miles) Cape May

    Whale and dolphin watching for all ages in New Jersey. Amazing wildlife experiences and kids under 6 ride FREE! Amazing on all counts!

  • Historic Cold Spring Village

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    (3 miles) Cape May

    Open air living history museum with costumed characters and craft demonstrations, restored architecture, family activities, interactive games, dress up and free horse and wagon rides.

  • Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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    (5 miles) Cape May

    All manner of engines, aircraft and interactive displays, plus climb a control tower, sit in a cockpit, try the pilot seat in the flight simulator and have a close look at over 20 real planes and ...

  • Splash Zone Water Park

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    (6 miles) Wildwood

    Mixing adrenaline-pumping action with family-style fun is our specialty! Thrill to the white water rapids on The Beast of The East, roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, or test your ...

  • Moreys Piers

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    (6 miles) Wildwood

    Moreys Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods NJ, is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement parks in the world by ...

  • Cape May County Park

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    (10 miles) Cape May

    The County Park area has picnic tables, kids playgrounds, biking paths and fishing areas. The Zoo has about 550 different types of birds, reptiles and mammals.

  • Cradle Lacrosse Avalon

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    (15 miles) Avalon

    Cradle Lacrosse is designed for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old who are new to the game of lacrosse. We believe in fun, inexpensive, age-appropriate programs for our littlest players. We provide ...

  • Cape Henlopen State Park

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    (16 miles) Lewes

    Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. ...

  • pirates of lewes expeditions

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    (17 miles) Lewes

    Pirate Cruises for Kids! Dress up, fight a water battle, retrieve the treasure and get your pirate rock on!

  • Funland

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    (18 miles) Rehoboth Beach

    The park features 19 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and redemption center, and more.

  • Midway Speedway Park

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    (19 miles) Rehoboth Beach

    Amazing kids fun with a speedway, mini golf, fun park thrills AND a water park - it's almost TOO much fun for kids in Delaware!

  • Jungle Jims Adventure World

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    (19 miles) Rehoboth Beach

    Delaware’s largest waterpark! Need we say more......?

  • Fenwick Island State Park

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    (22 miles) Rehoboth Beach

    This three-mile stretch of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware's Atlantic coast.

  • Holts Landing State Park

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    (22 miles) Rehoboth Beach

    Holts Landing is an undiscovered facet of the Diamond State's park system. The 203-acres area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests. ...

  • Edward H McCabe Nature Preserve

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    (24 miles) Milton

    An amazing nature based experience for the family with 143 acres to explore along the banks of the Broadkill River. Perfect for canoeing, hiking, and getting lost in the several distinct habitats in ...

  • Corsons Inlet State Park

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    (24 miles) Ocean City

    Extremely popular with families for for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing, this New Jersey state park offers outdoor adventure and lots of family fun!

  • Congo Falls Adventure Golf

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    (29 miles) Ocean City

    Congo Falls features three world-class 18-hole miniature golf courses: Congo Queen, Solomon's Mine, and the Lost City, which is 100% indoors and perfect for those rainy days! Congo Falls'waterfalls, ...

  • OC Waterpark

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    (29 miles) Ocean City

    Formerly Gilligan's Island Waterpark, this fun New Jersey water experience is on the iconic boardwalk, and is filled with water fun for kids, and a climbing wall too!

  • Playlands Castaway Cove

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    (29 miles) Ocean City

    More than 30 exciting rides for the whole family, including four roller coasters, bumper cars, a tilt-a-whirl, an old-fashioned train and log flume.

  • Abbotts Mill Nature Center

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    (31 miles) Milford

    Features free interpretive exhibits, live native fish, amphibian, and reptile collection, extensive taxidermy collection, historic buildings, boardwalk and trails.

  • Treasures of the Sea Exhibit

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    (31 miles) Georgetown

    Experience the excitement of treasure hunting in the waters of the Atlantic; step back in time to the era of exploration when Spain ruled the seas and the treasures of the New World were flowing into ...

  • Space Farms

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    (32 miles) Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Air Mobility Command Museum

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    (32 miles) Dover

    If you want to climb inside an airplane big enough to swallow 3 buses, experience what it's like to fly a giant airplane, see rare aircraft and learn everything about aviation, this is your place!

  • DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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    (34 miles) Fenwick Island

    DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is the product of years of research and hard ...

  • Viking Golf Amusements

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    (34 miles) Fenwick Island

    Kids fun abound at Viking Golf Amusements, with 18 holes of entertaining mini golf, and revving engines on the slick go-kart track. Almost TOO much kids fun in this family friendly Delaware ...

  • Thunder Lagoon Waterpark

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    (34 miles) Fenwick Island

    Water fun for the whole family at this Delaware water park, with attractions for all ages! With lazy rivers, special kiddie pools and tipping Viking Ships, you will have a splashing day out with the ...

  • Jurassic Park Mini Golf

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    (34 miles) Ocean City

    Prehistoric adventures with this Maryland mini golf adventure - great for the whole family!

  • Killens Pond State Park

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    (35 miles) Felton

    Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County.

  • Killens Pond State Water Park

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    (35 miles) Felton

    A fun summer experience for the kids and the whole family at this relaxing and fun Delaware water park.

  • Delaware State Fair Ice Rink

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    (36 miles) Harrington

    Public ice skating sessions are offered at various times throughout the week. Music is played during each skating session, and ice monitors are on-hand to ensure safety. The snack bar is open during ...

  • Biggs Museum of American Art

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    (37 miles) Dover

    Explore one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts at this Dover art museum. A great cultural experience for kids!

  • Silver Lake Park

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    (37 miles) Dover

    182 amazing acres of park in Dover, with paths, fishing and playgrounds!

  • Storybook Land

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    (38 miles) Egg Harbor Township

    New Jersey fun with Storybook Land - a great theme park for little people with fun rides and storybook attractions!

  • Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

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    (38 miles) Dover

    Children will be able to see what agricultural life was like during the late 1800s in an educational and unique way. Spend the day looking through our indoor exhibits or outside in our 1890s village. ...

  • Embers Mini Golf

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    (38 miles) Ocean City

    Travel to a world of pirates and volcanoes just off Coastal Highway while playing two of the most innovative and challenging miniature golf courses in Ocean City. Pirate ships, caves and “water ...