Sure, Newport's opulent mansions, luxury 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 for maximum fun.

From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to scavenger hunt bingo and chances to try sailing, welcome to the time of their lives.

 

 

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, local restaurants, shops, and businesses are doing everything they can to ensure the safety of all. This includes wearing mandatory face coverings, following guidelines put in place by health and government officials, and implementing stringent cleaning practices.

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, wear a mask, wash your hands, and maintain six feet of social distancing from others.

 

 

 

 

 

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES

 

TRY SAILING

Where better to experience sailing than in The Sailing Capital of the World? This one-hour experience with Sail Newport allows your kids to experience the thrill of sailing with the safety of an expert sailor. Don't forget to pack hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and a jacket or fleece to layer.

 

Details:

  • Up to two adults and three children 
  • All ages invited
  • Life jackets of all sizes available
  • Runs May through October
  • By appointment only

 

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PICK YOUR OWN

Your kid is going to love rolling up their sleeves to pick their own apples, strawberries, blueberries and more at the area's lengthy collection of pick-your-own farms and orchards. 

Pro Tip: When they've picked to their heart's content, head over to one of the Newport Mansions or Green Animals Topiary Garden for the "Stroll the Gardens and Grounds" where you can bring your own picnic to enjoy overlooking the sights.

 

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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.

 

Details:

  • Open weekends through April 16, 2021
  • Open Thursdays - Sundays April 17 - October 11, 2021

 

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PUT YOUR GAME FACE ON

Stay entertained at Ryan Amusements with two floors of activities housing 50 arcade and skill games.

 

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EXCITING EXCURSIONS

 

Explore a Topiary Garden
Explore a Topiary Garden
Wander more than 80 pieces of topiary at Green Animals Topiary Garden boating an array of animal shaped designs, geometric figures and ornamental delights, perfect for engaging your youngsters imagination. (Open seasonally)
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.
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)
Explore Newport From Above
Explore 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!
Become a Lighthouse Keeper
Become a Lighthouse Keeper
Live out your fantasy of becoming a lighthouse keeper when you stay overnight at historic Rose Island Lighthouse.
Go On a Scavenger Hunt
Go On a Scavenger Hunt
Embark on a scavenger hunt at NBS with your BINGO board and see how many squares you can mark off. Activities include: Find the Fairy Forest, Find a spring flower, or hike a ridge trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

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