Family-friendly activities + restaurants on Martha's Vineyard
A little roundup of our favorite spots that accommodate for families
As some of you may know, our family grew by one this winter with our daughter Evelyn joining us! *Cute Baby Pic Below* With a stroller in tow these days, we’ve started to think more and more about how to navigate MV as a family. After speaking to lots of locals on this matter, we’ve rounded up and linked some of our favorite spots you can comfortably take the littles.
Amusements and Programming
Flying Horses Carousel - a classic tradition and our most popular suggestion!
The Cove Mini-Golf - they even feature kid-friendly snacks here
Local Libraries - check out the story hours and robust programming for kiddos
Island Alpaca Farm Visit - a new animal!
Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center - they feature camps and host events often
Martha’s Vineyard Museum - exhibits for kids to enjoy
Arcade in Oak Bluffs - clutch for a rainy day
MV Drive-In - bring your own picnic and watch an outdoor film
Pirate Ship Adventure - off the docks in OB, kids love this
FARM Institute - tons of agricultural programming
Boys + Girls Club - camps and playgrounds!
YMCA - week-long camps and programming
Nature, Playgrounds + Exploring
Go for a walk - these are kiddo friendly!
Stroller-Friendly Nature Options: Sepiessa Pond, Ocean View Farm Preserve and Sheriff's Meadow Sanctuary are our picks!
Stroller-Friendly Town Options: A walk along East Chop Drive in Oak Bluffs, within the MV Camp Meeting Association, or along state beach between OB and Vineyard Haven all have great views
Go to the Playground
Behind Airport Park
Behind West Tisbury Town Hall
Boys + Girls Club
During the Summer: Any island Elementary Schools (these are closed to public during school hours)
Obviously, the beach
Restaurants we love for families:
We’ve picked these because of their vast outdoor space and reputations for a kid-friendly menu:
Noman’s (Oak Bluffs)
Mo’s Lunch (Oak Bluffs)
Nancy’s (Oak Bluffs)
Katama Kitchen (Edgartown)
Black Dog Tavern (Vineyard Haven)
Have other suggestions? Send us a note! Enjoy your vacay!