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Top 5 Family Fun Activities in Delaware
Posted by Long & Foster | Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Beaches, parks, wildlife and so much more – Delaware is the perfect place to take the family for a vacation this year. Whether you’re parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, we hope this guide to family fun activities in Delaware will help you build memories that will last a lifetime. 

Five Family-Friendly Ideas for Delaware Vacations 

#1 – Cape Henlopen State Park & Ice Cream in Lewes 

Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes

Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware offers the perfect variety of activities to keep the whole family entertained. There are hiking and biking trails (free bikes are available at the nature center) for those who want to get their feet moving, and water-lovers can try their hand at swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle-boarding and even wind surfing! You can hang out on the beach and tan or try your hand at disc golf. Cape Henlopen State Park also offers educational opportunities at the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area and the Seaside Nature Center. After a long day of fun in the sun you’ll surely want a nice cool treat! Hopkins Farm Creamery in Lewes offers farm made ice cream, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches and more. The awesome thing about Hopkins Farm Creamery is that you can see the cows around back – what a cool experience for the kiddos.

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#2 – Gordons Pond Trail in Rehoboth 

Gordon's Pond Trail in Rehoboth

Restaurants, attractions and museums are all great family activities, but there’s nothing like some good old exercise and exploration to create long lasting memories. Gordons Pond Trail in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware offers an absolutely beautiful setting for a family bike ride or walk. You’ll adventure past the pond, into a forest, through wetlands and over dunes with views of the Atlantic on this adventure. You’ll likely see some beautiful wildflowers, osprey nests and maybe even a bald eagle! Gordons Pond is actually part of Cape Henlopen State Park, so you could try out all the adventures mentioned so far if you’re feeling ambitious!  

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#3 – Amusements & Candy in Fenwick 

Waterpark in Fenwick Island, DE

Sometimes the kiddos need a good old candy-fueled day complete with go-karts, mini-golf and water park rides. This is the perfect opportunity to stop by Viking Golf and Go-Karts and Thunder River Lagoon Waterpark in Fenwick Island, Delaware. This mecca for outdoor fun is sure to leave your little ones ready for bed after a long day of running around. To make it an extra special day, stop by the Candy Kitchen to enjoy The Wonderful World of Candy! Parents and kids alike will enjoy their taffy, fudge, chocolate, pretzels, truffles, gummies and more. 

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#4 – Sunsets at Sunset Park in Dewey Beach 

Beautiful sunset in sunset park

Is it any surprise that Sunset Park in Dewey Beach, Delaware is a great place to watch the sunset? Bring a blanket and some treats and cozy up while you catch the colors lighting up the sky. There are benches and a cute little gazebo. Sunset park is also a great place for watersports like kayaking. Get there early to start the day with some watersports, bring a picnic for dinner, and end the day with a beautiful sunset. 

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#5 – Indian River Inlet Bridge in Bethany Beach 

Indian River Inlet Bridge in Bethany Beach

Indian River Inlet Bridge in Bethany Beach, Delaware is a beautiful spot to stop at. There are osprey nests on the bayside on both sides of the bridge, and dogs are allowed on the north side of the inlet. Beautiful blue lights sparkle on the bridge at night. Start out your day enjoying the beach and boardwalk at Bethany, and then head over to the Inlet towards dusk to try and spot the osprey nests and check out the bridge at night. Or, if you want to get an early start, head over the Indian River Inlet Bridge in the daytime and enjoy the Delaware Seashore State Park

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