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Things to do in Dover with kids

Did you know that Dover was founded in 1683 (That’s a long time ago!) and it is the capital city of the country’s FIRST ever state! (That’s Delaware to geography fans) 

This also gave the city plenty of time to create amazing places to visit with kids, and it worked!

This great city has an incredibly history, so naturally museums feature a lot. The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village has great exhibitions from the advances over the centuries. They can also explore the Air Mobility Command Museum which have some pretty cool aircraft on display!

There are fascinating insights into the old way of life too, with John Dickinson Planation. Living history!

Outdoor space in the middle of a city? There is in Dover! Silver Lake Park is a whopping 182 acres of playgrounds, and lakes for boating, fishing and even water skiing! Schutte Park and Dover Park are great for those land sports like tennis and basketball.

Red Rover Red Rover…let’s all go to Dover!

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

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

A fun agricultural museum depicting agricultural life in the late 1800s, with plenty of learning fun for kids in Delaware!

One of Dover's newest parks, with sporting fields, playgrounds and picnic pavilions! Great outdoor fun for kids in Delaware.

If you want to climb inside an airplane, experience flying an aircraft, see rare aircraft & learn about aviation, Air Mobility Command Museum is your place!

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

Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. Great outdoors for the family in Delaware!

Visit Delaware's ONLY rescue zoo and educationa center, with the states only alligator too!

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

Paint your own pottery, workshops, and lessons all waiting for those creative families in Delaware!

Classic family ten pin bowling plus laser tag, bumper cars, multi level indoor adventure play and redemption arcade games! All in Middletown, Delaware!

Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware, with excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres!

Learn how to ride a horse in the Delaware countryside! Cozy Quarters Farm has beginner horse back riding lessons, trail rides, and pony parties!

One of the state's first state parks, and one of the most historical fascinating! Fort Delaware State Park is a fun and eye-opening island adventure for the family, and will take you back in time to the 19th century with the 1859 Union fortress.

Zip, swing, and climb through the trees with this highly interactive and fun 2-3 hour outdoor experience for kids over 10 years old. Zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet.

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 the area.

Experience the excitement of treasure hunting in the waters of the Atlantic and 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!

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

Jump the day away on wall to wall trampolines, with dodgeball, slam dunk zones and special nights such as glow nights and family nights!

Cape Henlopen's beaches are perfect for ocean swimming and sunbathing, with 2 designated swimming beaches with lifeguard patrols over summer, and lots of family fun to be had!

Offers opportunities for children to experience the life of Dutch colonists and revolutionary patriots in historic New Castle, Delaware.

The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is a fascinating day out for the older kids, with exhibits on iron mining, geology and more!

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!

Family run facility in Delaware with 9-Hole Par-3 Golf Course, Indoor Baseball and Softball Batting Cages, and two Miniature Golf Courses.

Super fun public skating sessions where you can practice what you learned in the Skating School, with Ice Hockey too. Great for active kids in Delaware!

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

Open Jump, special events and birthday parties in this colorful and indoor fun center!

A fun Delaware seaside experience featuring 19 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and center - and more! Great amusement park fun for the whole family

A child friendly museum with scientific, environmental, social & technological themes within the playful & interactive exhibits - one of the best kids activities if you're looking for fun things to do with kids in Wilmington

A bouncingly fun way for kids and their families to spend their day! One of the best places to visit in Wilmington with kids and great birthday party venue idea too - a trampoline park out of this world!

An amazing learning and historic opportunity for the family on this replica 17th century colonial tall ship in Delaware! With public, educational and private tours.

A great insight into the people who have made Delaware what it is today, exploring the states history and legacy!

From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western presents real railroading from an earlier era- Great idea for things for families to do in Wilmington with many seasonal and themed events going on

Summer AND winter activities galore in this beautiful Delaware State Park. Fishing, hiking, biking...even sledding!

12 acres filled with animals from all over the world in this family friendly Wilmington zoo, with over 120 animals just waiting to say hi! - One of the best things to do in Wilmington with toddlers.

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.

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....

Kids can get up close to life-sized dinosaurs, explore beneath our oceans, experience an animal friendly African watering hole, and come face-to-face with a spectacular jaguar...

A fun walk in art studio where kids can paint pre-made pottery pieces, as well as enjoy canvas painting, birthdays and camps!

An undiscovered gem in Delaware, this beautiful state park is 203 acres of stunning landscapes including beaches, fields, and forests.

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

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 work.

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 family!

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 attraction!

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