If you’re traveling with children, Nantucket is an island filled to the brim with amazing activities to keep them engaged and entertained! Children’s camps offer a multitude of activities from sailing and surfing to arts & crafts and wildlife exploration. Theatre workshops, camping and sports programs are available to kids of all ages and abilities. Looking for a fun rainy day activity? Head to Nantucket Ice where they can practice their skating skills. See below some additional information on kid’s activities and be sure to contact our concierge for further recommendations and arrangements.
Petite Travelers is the Nantucket baby and beach gear rental company and children’s retail shop. They rent top-of the line baby and beach gear and offer free delivery throughout Nantucket. Born in 2009, this mom-run business will make your travels 100% easier. Don’t forget to check out their Nantucket Family Guide with all things family-friendly on Nantucket!
The island’s oldest private summer camp, Murray Camp of Nantucket Island offers social, academic and physical enrichment for children’s ages 4-14. Program includes swimming lessons, sailing, paddle-boarding, tennis, ice-skating, yoga, hip hop dancing, an extensive art curriculum including clay, printmaking & watercolors, literature themed outings, environmental exploration, soccer, basketball, whiffle ball, fishing trips and lots more! Curriculum is developmentally geared at specific age group. It is orchestrated by the director who is licensed educational psychologist trained at Harvard. Registration available for one through eight weeks; June 29th – August 21st; 9am – 3pm.
Open year round, Nantucket Ice offers private, semi-private and group skating lessons, hockey leagues, clinics, camps and free skate times.
The Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium is home to locally collected specimens, as well as a touch tank with crabs, clams, baby horseshoe crabs, and more. They also offer marine life walks during warmer seasons.
Visit us to learn how Nantucket came to be an island, identify currently flowering plants, and discover the six species of snakes that inhabit our island!
A fantastic resource for parents seeking the best babysitters and nannies on Nantucket.