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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. It’s fun for the whole family.
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!
Felton
Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County.
Felton
A fun summer experience for the kids and the whole family at this relaxing and fun Delaware water park.
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 most public sessions.
Milford
Features free interpretive exhibits, live native fish, amphibian, and reptile collection, extensive taxidermy collection, historic buildings, boardwalk and trails.
Middletown
Your Creation Station offers Paint Your Own Pottery, birthday parties, workshops, tie-dye, fused glass and more. Located in Middletown, Delaware, with an all inclusive pricing policy, walk ins are always welcome.
Middletown
Classic family ten pin bowling plus laser tag, bumper cars, Frog Hopper ride, multi level indoor adventure play and redemption arcade games.
Bridgeton
The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission is free!
Delaware City
Come learn how to ride a horse! We offer beginner horse back riding lessons and trail rides. We also offer Pony Parties!!!
Delaware City
Fort Delaware is one of Delaware's first state parks, created in 1951. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Union fortress dates back to 1859, and once served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protec...
Milton
A 143-acre refuge maintained by the Nature Conservatory along the banks of the Broadkill River. Features native flora and fauna, including rare plants and more than 100 bird species. Several distinct habitats represented, such as upland forest, tidal...
Bear
Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Bear
Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet in the trees. Go Ape is a great outdoor adventur...
Pittsgrove
Fishing, boating and swimming in Parvin Lake, camping, hunting and Nature Interpretive Programs.
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 the coffers of King Philip IV.
Space Farms
(33 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 wilderness all in one day?
Lewes
Pirate Cruises for Kids! Dress up, fight a water battle, retrieve the treasure and get your pirate rock on!
Davis
You're in for an exciting adventure when you enter our 400+ acre park set amidst the oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and the splendor of the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains, whether you are in your own car or aboard our Safari bus. Throughout your...
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. Umbrellas can be rented during the summer. The northe...
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 helicopters!
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.
New Castle
Offers opportunities for children to experience the life of Dutch colonists and revolutionary patriots in historic New Castle, Delaware.
Newark
The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is the primary educational resource for the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill region. Its programs, collections, and library interpret the relationships between the ...
Newark
Walk in studio where you can make stuff for all of the family.
Cape May
Whale and Dolphin Watching for all ages aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Spirit of Cape May, the Largest, Fastest and Safest Boats in New Jersey and the only boats to Guarantee Marine Mammal Sightings! Children Age 6 and Under Ride Free with...
Newark
Family run facility with 9-Hole Par-3 Golf Course, Indoor Baseball and Softball Batting Cages, and two Miniature Golf Courses.
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.
Pond Ice Arena
(38 Miles)
Newark
Has public skating sessions on weekdays and every weekend, when you can practice what you learned in the Skating School. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Delaware
Rehoboth Beach
Delaware’s largest waterpark! Need we say more......?
Newport
Open Jump, special events and birthday parties in this colorful and indoor fun center!
Rehoboth Beach
A family fun center on the boardwalk with 18 rides, video games arcade with electronic shooting gallery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Delaware
Funland
(39 Miles)
Rehoboth Beach
The park features 19 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and redemption center, and more.
Wilmington
A trampoline park out of this world! The first indoor trampoline park in Delaware is a bouncingly fun way for kids and their families to spend their day!
Wilmington
Includes exploration activities for every level of ability. A genuine full day's worth of delightful, entertaining and every so subtly educational play! With scientific, environmental, social and technological themes there really is something for eve...
Wilmington
The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation offers the premier classroom-without-walls experience for students of all ages. A variety of interactive and exciting learning experiences, including educational sails and tours are available to public.
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 skills soaring down the Speed Dominator.
Moreys Piers
(40 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 Amusement Today, Moreys Piers spans over eighteen acr...
Wilmington
The Delaware History Museum, located in a renovated art-deco Woolworth store, features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, children's toys, regional decora...
Newark
The lush greenery and sparkling streams of White Clay Creek State Park offer a refreshing change of pace from the encroaching urban development of New Castle County.
Pike Wilmington
From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western presents real railroading from an earlier era. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Delaw...
Newark
The Nature Center at the park hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy summer outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, birdwatching, disc golf or a family barbecue. Sledding and cross-country skiing are among the many wint...
Rehoboth Beach
White Water Mountain Water Park invites you and your family to get wet! Cool off in our two pools, and don’t forget to try our body flumes and super-fast waterslides. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things ...
Rehoboth Beach
Affordable family fun awaits you at Rehoboth Beach’s premier fun destination, Midway Speedway Park. Midway Speedway is “your place to race” featuring five go-kart tracks including two designed specially for Kiddie drivers and 10 different styl...
Brandywine Zoo
(41 Miles)
Wilmington
Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres.
Wilmington
Regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller exhibitions, often assembled from its permanent collectio...
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 all the lacrosse equipment and have developed a Crad...
Rehoboth Beach
This three-mile stretch of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware's Atlantic coast.
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. Historically, the shores of the inland bays were hom...
Wilmington
Although each of the parks in the Delaware State Park system has its own unique features, Fox Point State Park deserves something more than "unique" in its description. Perhaps the best word is "extraordinary."

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Your Creation Station

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The Painted Platypus

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Mid County Entertainment and Bowling Center

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Vinces Sports Center

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Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard

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Delaware Art Museum

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Brandywine Zoo

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Wilmington and Western Railroad

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Delaware History Museum

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Air Mobility Command Museum

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Fun places to visit in Dover with kids

Delaware is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Delaware's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Delaware with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Delaware - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in DE