Families love visiting Newburyport—its vibrant restaurant scene, maritime history, and natural beauty means there's entertainment for the whole family. There's no shortage of things to do with kids in Newburyport, whether it's exploring museums, spending the day at the beach on Plum Island, or picking out a new toy in the shops. Our boutique inn, Blue, with its suites and cottages is a great home base for a relaxing stay in Newburyport. Once you've checked in, here is a list of things to do with kids in Newburyport for some family fun:
A converted mill that now is home to local shops and markets, the Tannery Marketplace is a great thing to do with kids in Newburyport and especially the book and toy store combination of Eureka! and Jabberwocky Books. Browse the shops for a new bedtime story while the kids enjoy the toy store's train table. Tannery Marketplace is also the home of the Newburyport Farmers' Market on Sunday mornings.
Burn off some energy at waterfront Cashman Park. Kids will love its playground complete with a pirate ship, sports fields, and view of the Route One drawbridge over the Merrimack River. The three-mile Clipper City Rail Trail ends at Cashman Park and is a great way to get in some exercise as a family. The converted railroad track trail heads out of town or along the waterfront, offering scenic views of the river.
This city park is a quiet oasis of 16-acres of wooded trails with a playground and pavilion. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch at the park in the shade of the trees, while the kids play on the swingsets and the dinosaur skeleton. Take a short hike through the woods or zip across the playground on the park's 25-foot zipline. Close to downtown, Moseley Woods tops the list of things to do with kids in Newburyport.