Jump into Cape Cod excitement and don’t look down! There’s so much to do and see for families here in the Bay State besides a long day on the beach!

From an off-shore fishing tour to dune adventures and even a sundae school, the options are everywhere. We chose these award-winners based on reviews, offerings, unique features for kids and families, location, and our own subjective criteria. Book a trip with any of these activities included and you’re on your way to an unforgettable experience.

Congrats to our 2023 award winners!

Originally Published: April 2, 2021

Cape Cod’s Best Family Activities: 2023 Winners

Art’s Dune Tours (Provincetown)

Art’s Dune Tours offers 1 hour tours, as well as, other memorable experiences that combine the natural beauty of the dunes with the Cape’s famous sunsets, dinners on the beach, boating, and even private celebrations.

Bay Spirit Tours (Hyannis)

Public tours are closed for the winter, but private charters are still offered. They offer all kinds of cool cruises including sunset, live music and so much more! They also offer sailing options.

Cap’n Kids Fishing (Harwich Port)

These two hour fishing tours are specifically geared towards kids. You will have a great time and even go home with something to cook for dinner! Everything you will need is provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Cape Rep Theatre (Brewster)

Check out a live show at this historic theatre. They have special events and different themes, so make sure to check out their website calendar.

Carousel of Light (Falmouth)

The Carousel of Light is best described as a functional work of art, a mixed-media masterpiece. Check out this work of art in motion and you will not be disappointed! They also host special events, so keep an eye on their calendar.

Cotuit Center for the Arts (Cotuit)

There is so much to do and see here. Take a class, check out the art gallery, see a show, the options are endless! Let your creativity flow here. There are programs for adults and kids.

Grand Slam (Harwich Port)

This super fun activity center offers bumper boats, batting cages and ziplines. They have all the thrills! As a note, they are open seasonally. So enjoy the fun when the weather warms up!

Monomoy Island Excursions (Harwich Port)

These excursions will take you to see the barrier island and wildlife refuge off the coast of Chatham, where thousands of seals have made their home. They run seal cruises several times a day.

Shark Center (North Chatham)

This shark center is a great way to learn while doing something fun! Learn all about great whites. Where they live, how they live and so much more with exhibits, videos and pictures. 

Skull Island (South Yarmouth)

Skull Island is fun for the whole family. They have an awesome mini golf course, as well as a premiere sports complex.

Sundae School (Multiple)

Sundae School offers lessons on how to make ice cream and of course the best sundaes! Don’t forget to sample your creation!

The Cape Playhouse (Dennis)

The Cape Playhouse is the longest-running professional summer theater in the country. You will want to check out one of their amazing performances on your next summer trip to the Cape.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

Get outdoors with one of their fantastic nature walks. The trails are perfect for seeing all kinds of birds and local creatures. They also have an indoor education center and gift shop.

Whale Watch Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown (Provincetown)

All their trips are a 3-4 hour naturalist guided trip. See whales and other local sealife up close! They offer regular tours and sunset tours.


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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