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Family-Friendly Activities

Cape May with Kids

Cape May is the ideal vacation destination for solo travelers, couples, and families. Exploring Cape May with the kids or grandkids is very easy and fun for everyone in the family. Take a look at the family-friendly activities in Cape May to start planning your family vacation!

Beach

A main attraction of visiting Cape May is enjoying a day or two at the amazing beach! Bring your beach chairs or umbrella and pick up your Cape May beach tags before finding the perfect spot to get some sun or play in the surf. An alternative to the beach is just relaxing at our Stockton Inns pool.

Biking

Leave the car at the inn and take a fun ride around town with a bicycle adventure. Ride along the beach or take in the stunning Victorian homes along neighborhood streets. Geared Up Rentals will deliver your bike rentals right to your front door, making it super easy to enjoy a day of cycling in Cape May. Plan your route with this handy map of the Cape May shoreline ride.

Carriage ride

A favorite activity of our guests seeking romantic things to do, we bet the kids will love meeting the horses and taking an old-fashioned carriage ride through town with the Cape May Carriage Company!

Emlen Physick Estate and MAC tours

The Emlen Physick Estate is a popular tourist attraction that hosts wonderful events and tours throughout the year. The Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is responsible the plethora of historical tours and activities, many of which are family-friendly. Try the trolley tour, ghost tours, festivals, or family treasure hunt to join in on the fun.

Historic Cold Spring Village

Let the kids step back in time with a visit to the Historic Cold Spring Village. It’s an outdoor living history museum with more than 30 acres of farms and historical reenactments.

Kayaking

Kayaking is another fun way to explore the waterways and marshes of Cape May and many rentals outfit children or tours accommodate younger kayakers. Most outfitters will request that children under the age of ten ride a double with an adult.

Mini golf

Play a round of challenging golf right at Stockton Inns! Our famous mini golf course has sand traps, water hazards, and waterfalls as well as a great view of the ocean if the game isn’t going your way. Our course has been a great family activity since 1938!

Parasailing

Take the skies for an impressive view of the Jersey coastline with a parasailing adventure. The tour companies operate under strict safety standards so you’ll feel right at ease as you feel the delightful ocean breeze hundreds of feet up in the air.

Vacation portraits

We know you’ll be taking plenty of photos of the family enjoying the beach or other area activities but a fun way to commemorate your trip is with a professional photographer taking family vacation portraits.

Whale watching

Whale and dolphin cruises are a great way to experience Cape May as a family. There are a variety of whale watching tours in the area depending on the speed and length of the ride you prefer. From leisurely cruising to high speed water adventures, you and the kids will be sure to have a great time spotting our locals in the ocean.

Cape May Zoo

The Cape May Zoo is fun for everyone in the family and made even better with free admission (though donations are welcome). See more than 550 critters as well as the popular snow leopards at this county zoo. The zoo is open daily with the exclusion of Christmas.

If you decide to stay at Stockton Inns with kids, please book our Inn accommodations as our Manor is reserved for our adult guests only.