Sure, Newport's opulent mansions, unique boutiques, elegant restaurants, sprawling vineyards, rooftop bars, and historic attractions are nice, but when it comes to kids, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves.

From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to a scavenger hunt inside the International Tennis Hall of Fame, your kids are going to have to try really hard to be bored here. 

 

 

 

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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES

TRY SAILING

Calling all sea legs: try sailing with Sail Newport, a one-hour experiential sailing opportunity. Bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and a jacket or fleece to layer.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Sailors are limited to those within the same household. Please note that bookings are by appointment only.

 

 

PICK YOUR OWN

Want to play farmer for a day? This destination in dotted with charming “pick-your-own” farms and orchards. Your kid will love rolling up their sleeves to pick their own local apples, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins and more. 

 

 

TRANSPORT BACK TO THE 18TH CENTURY

Explore 18th-century farm life in Rhode Island at Coggeshall Farm in Bristol, where history comes to life. Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland, you'll roll up your sleeves and experience the daily life of a tenant farmer while guided by live interpreters in costume. Think: blacksmithing, tinsmithing, maple sugaring, animal husbandry, making textiles and pottery, raising crops and homemaking. You'll even help cook a meal over the hearth to enjoy by candlelight.

Pro Tip: Kids visit free through Labor Day. (Up to three children, 17 and younger).

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

All visitors are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and use proper hygiene. The museum will be closely following the requirements and guidance from the state including contact tracing and monitoring safety protocols.

 

 

EXCITING EXCURSIONS

Family Tour of a Mansion
Family Tour of a Mansion
Head to The Breakers, the largest of the Newport mansions for a family tour that brings the house, its furnishings and its sculptures to life.
Play Eye Spy in a Museum
Play Eye Spy in a Museum
Eye Spy meets the International Tennis Hall of Fame where your kids will wander the museum and grounds on the hunt for designated objects and artifacts.
Ride Abandoned Railroad Tracks
Ride Abandoned Railroad Tracks
Climb aboard pedal-powered rail bikes that travel along abandoned railroad tracks for a scenic journey along the bay. (Open Seasonally)
Fly A Kite
Fly A Kite
Learn to fly a kite or show off your skills at Brenton Point State Park as endless kites take to the sky.
Newport From Above
Newport From Above
See Newport and Bristol County (with your parents) from an entirely new perspective by taking a helicopter tour. Enjoy the breathtaking views that Rhode Island has to offer!
Beach Days
Beach Days
More than 400 miles of coastline affords beautiful beaches and sprawling seasides on the Classic Coast. Whether you're looking to bask in the water, or sink into a beach chair with your toes in the sand, our beaches have just what you need.

 

 

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