Summer Activities for Kids on the Cape

The Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown.
The Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown.
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Taking a family vacation to the Cape this summer? Plenty of adventures await your littlest vacationer, from theater productions, fairs, kid-friendly fishing boats, and more. There’s even a pirate museum!

The Harwich Junior Theatre (HJT), Cape Cod’s family theater in West Harwich, presents “Dr. Doolittle” through Aug. 2 and “The Neverending Story” Aug. 7 to Aug. 24.

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105 Division St., Harwich. Performances take place Tues., Wed., and Thurs. at 7 p.m. and Fri., Sat., and Sun. at 4 p.m. $15 to $22.

Does your child have a green thumb? Take a break from the beach to create a mini fairy garden with your child at Hyannis Country Garden. Summer workshops take place on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

380 West Main St., Hyannis. $35 per child.

If your child loves to fish, there are many fishing trips tailored just for kids on the Cape. Cap’N Kids Fishing Adventures makes daily 2-hour trips through September 7. Reservations are recommended.

Jack, 7, fishing aboard Cap’N Kids Fishing Adventures.
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Kids fish by rod and reel aboard a 50o-foot boat and also pull up lobster traps, bait crab traps, and more. Saquatucket Harbor, Rt. 28, Harwich Port. $28 per person.

At Kid’s Fishing in Hyannis, kids enjoy 90 minutes of fishing fun on former military amphibious vehicles. 437 Main St., Hyannis. $25 per person.

What child doesn’t love inflatables? How about an entire park filled with them?

Cape Cod Inflatable Park in West Yarmouth offers rides, slides, interactive games, climbing walls, a toddler area, and more. Kids can even play soccer.

518 Main St., West Yarmouth. $27 adults; $17 kids under 42 inches. After 6 p.m., adults $15; kids under 42 inches $12. No water rides after 6 p.m.

Ahoy matey! Does your child love pirates? Take him to see real pirate treasure at the Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown.

The Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown.
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Kids can check out the treasures discovered aboard the Whydah pirate ship, which wrecked in a storm off Cape Cod in 1717. They’ll see coins, Akon gold jewelry, cannons, plates, and more. After exploring the artifacts, kids can pluck their own (fake) treasure from a chest in the gift shop — 10 pieces for $2.

Macmillan Pier in Provincetown (across from the ferry terminal). $10 adults; $8 kids age 6 to 12; kids under 6 are free.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary offers “hands-on, feet-wet, and net-casting excursions for families.” Go on salt marsh discovery walks, marine life cruises, seashore rambles, attend preschool programs, and more.

291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet. Members are free; $5 adults; $3 kids age 2 to 12.

After a day of Cape adventures, grab some pillows and blankets and settle in for a double feature at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre.

The sun set over the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre just before the Disney movie “Planes: Fire & Rescue” began.
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The family-friendly complex offers miniature golf, a playground, and a snack bar. The first movie begins when the sun sets. Shows still take place when it rains.

51 State Highway, Route 6, Wellfleet. $9 adults; $6 kids age 4 to 11; kids 3 and under are free. Cash only for movie tickets.