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Fun things for kids to do on the island

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Fun things for kids to do on the island

Any recommendations for kids activities

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1. Re: Fun things for kids to do on the island

Bowling, flying kites, seeing a movie at the Island Roxy, getting ice cream from Mr. Whippy's or Island Creamery, crabbing, playing in one of the parks, visiting the Chincoteague Museum, visiting the Pony Centre, biking, visiting the NASA Visitor Center...there's a lot to do! A lot depends on the kid(s) and what they like.

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I vote for Captain Barry's if you can afford it - it's a wonderful hands-on nature adventure for kids of all ages. There is a new PIRATE adventure ship docked at the harbor behind Don's Seafood - it's a full pirate experience including water cannons pirate talk and swashbuckling - getting rave reviews and it looks very cool. I agree with Zoey - it all depends on your kid and what he/she likes to do.

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At the beginning of your vacation be sure to visit the Tom's Cove Visitor Center on Assateague Island (where you park for the beach) pick up a copy of their weekly program schedule. Park Rangers give various programs every day where kids can touch island and ocean creatures, learn about birding or surf fishing, kayak in the cove, take a night hike or enjoy a beach campfire. There's something fun for kids of all ages (and grownups too!) and most of it is free.

The beach is breezy and mosquitoes cannot fly there, but elsewhere in the wildlife preserve be sure to bring Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, it is the best DEET-free repellent, safe for your kids, and it actually works!

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