Family Fun Activities in Rhode Island
We were hosted on a tour of RI. All views expressed are that of our own. #RISpringBreak
Last month, our family had the pleasure to check out three family fun destinations in Rhode Island. It is funny because we live right on the RI border in Mass, but I had never even heard of the one of the family fun activities we discovered. Each of the three places we visited are totally kid-friendly, and are sure to make your family smile. Best of all, they are affordable and easy to access which is great.
So where did we explore? Let’s take a look…
Our first destination was the Biomes Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown RI. This place was an undiscovered gem that I was not familiar with myself. Just when I thought their were no local aquariums for my kids, I was so wrong! The Biomes Center is New England’s only private marine education facility. Inside is spacious and jam packed with hands on sea creature fun. One of the coolest parts is that kids can not only touch many of the creatures, but they were almost all caught locally!
Our kids loved to explore the sharks, turtles, glofish, and even got to see how a puffer fish puffs! They marveled at all the tanks that were kid-level and all the cool things they could partake in. Unlike some aquariums that seem more museum-like, the Biomes Center is a place where kids can pet actual sea creatures and learn. They even host birthday parties, and have a really cool play center, and gift shop.
Next up, we headed to one of the best New England Zoos- Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. This zoo has been my personal favorite for years because they actually have animals! I know this sounds silly, but our local Mass zoo is actually really lacking animals and is no where near as nice or interactive as Roger Williams Park Zoo. Giraffes, seals, camels (they offer camel rides) and birds are aplenty at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
On our trip, we got to experience the Birds from Down Under which features over 500 tropical birds that are friendly enough to eat from your hand. We had a blast feeding parakeets and cocktails from our seed sticks.
This attraction costs $3 more than admission, but is worth every penny. It is so much fun to see all those colorful birds in one warm environment. This attraction is open April 16-September 5th.
The last leg of our fun-packed day landed us at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Rhode Island. This local stadium is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox. It is a place I have been enjoying since 16 and one my kids love. We got to take a behind the scenes hall of fame tour and saw many cool piece of memorabilia. From original jerseys, to uniforms, and special game signed balls; we saw it all! This stadium is smaller than many, but offers a lot of seating for every budget which is always a plus!
While at McCoy, your family can indulge in many ball park favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, or pizza. There is an extensive list of food vendors, and something for everyone. They even have amazing fireworks shows after some games which is quite the site to see. This stadium has a great amount of parking, but many local lots offer premium parking for a fee.
I hope you all enjoyed this little recap of a few of the family friendly attractions that little ole Rhode Island has to offer. Which attraction do you think your family would enjoy the best?
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