We wish we could go back to being a kid on Nantucket! Going for bike rides, learning to surf, fishing, and running around the playgrounds. Summers on Nantucket are unforgettable as a young kid. What's not to love?
At GPP, we also understand traveling with kids of any age can be a challenge! We've come up with a guide for your young ones so you never have to worry about keeping them entertained.
Let the kids run around at many of the great playgrounds across the island. The Discovery Playground is the newest addition and offers a great space. Children’s beach will become a classic childhood memory with the park, playground and beach all in one spot.
Discovery Playground at Hinsdale Park
Backus Lane Playground
Nantucket is proud of its impressive history and there are amazing opportunities for kids to learn more about it through hands-on and interactive activities.
Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Stargazing at Liones Observatory
Maria Mitchell Discover Center
Rainy Day Activities
For those days when you can’t be on the beach, there are still many fun activities for kids to do around the island. Get creative, cozy up for a movie, or wander around the classic toy stores downtown.
Kids section at the Atheneum
Art class at Artist Association of Nantucket
Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack
Fun in the Sun
Get outside and Immerse the kids into what Nantucket is really about whether it’s being on the beach, out on the water, or taking advantage of the island's natural surroundings.
Surf Lesson at Cisco
Linda Loring Nature Foundation Walks
Rent a Kayak or SUP
Food & Treats
We’ve come up with a list of kid-friendly restaurants that offer a casual environment and menu suitable for all ages. When it’s time for dessert or a sweet treat, you’ll know where to go!
Brotherhood of Thieves
Candy room at Force 5
If you’re staying for a longer period of time and looking to keep the kids busy, look into the many great options for summer camps. All camps have offerings for kids across all age groups and are a great way to make new friends.
Strong Wings Adventure School
Next Level Watersports
Nantucket Community Sailing
Kid Friendly Beaches
When the kids are young, the smaller waves on the North Shore beaches are perfect for splashing around or getting comfortable in the water. There are also lifeguarded beaches across the island that are a great option for when the kids want to play in the water all day.
Jetties Beach (Check out Sandbar while you’re there for some food and cold drinks)
In need of a babysitter after a busy day with the kids? Contact your rental agent for our babysitter list.