Family enjoying a ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Kid-friendly Activities at the Delaware Beaches & Beyond

Traveling With Children: Things to Do

Looking for a way to combat cabin fever with your kids this winter? While it might be just a bit too cold for boardwalks, water parks, beaches and splashing in the waves, there are still plenty of activities to keep your kids entertained at and around the Delaware Beaches, and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry has your ticket to a fun & exciting winter adventure! Read through our list below, grab an extra layer and we'll see you on board. 

Sussex County

Cape Henlopen State Park

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958

Bike Path Cape Henlopen

Whether on foot or on a bike (they travel free, too!), Cape Henlopen State Park provides miles of opportunity for exploration. And, located just a mile down the road from the Lewes terminal, it's an easy day-trip and a great way for the kids to get some energy out. Go for a hike, check out the Seaside Nature Center (open Wednesday - Sunday over the winter) or just enjoy the outdoors! 

Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park

32295 Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Rt. 9), Lewes, DE 19958

Shell We Bounce trampoline park in Lewes, DE

Trampolines. Arcades. A kid-zone featuring an enclosed playground and jungle gym. Dodgeball. Slam dunk basketball. Shell We Bounce, located just 5 miles from the Lewes terminal, has everything you need for a day of indoor-fun. 

Hopkins Farm Creamery

18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes, DE 19958

Two chocolate ice-cream cones held up for the camera

Ice cream lovers, rejoice! Hopkins Farm Creamery, located on one of the largest working dairy farms in the state of Delaware, is just 15 minutes from the terminal and offers a one-of-a-kind ice cream experience you have to experience for yourself. In addition to a huge selection of award-winning ice cream, they also offer tours of the farm and can host parties and events.  


Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, Maryland is an easy hour and fifteen minute drive from the Lewes terminal, and features a wide array of kid-friendly activities that make for a perfect day trip or extended weekend getaway. 

Ripley's Believe It or Not

401 S. Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

Fake shark sticks out from the wall of Ripley's Believe It or Not, Ocean City, MD

Ready to discover the strange, the shocking, and beautiful at Ripley's Believe It or Not!? Located on The Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, bring the kids and enjoy incredible exhibits, mind-boggling visual illusions, and more! 

Carousel Hotel Ice Rink

11700 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

Ice rink at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City, MD

Lace up your skates and have some fun! The Carousel Oceanfront Hotel in Ocean City, MD, offers year-round access to their ice rink, even if you're not a hotel guest. They offer lessons as well! 

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