10 Fun Things for Kids on Block Island
1. Abram’s Animal Farm: Abram’s Animal Farm is a must see for kids on Block Island. The farm is home to a variety of species including camels, emus, and llamas.
2. Aldo’s: Aldo’s is right in the heart of town and sells hardpack ice cream and soft serve ice cream. In addition to ice cream, Aldo’s sells a variety of baked goods.
3. Bethany’s Airport Diner: Bethany’s is the perfect breakfast or lunch destination for families. Kids can enjoy chocolate chip, confetti, or fruit filled pancakes while watching planes take off and land at the airport.
4. Building Blocks: Kids can buy fun toys and games for the beach right after stepping off of the ferry. Building Blocks is right across from the ferry dock in Old Harbor and sells a variety of toys and games, especially ones for the beach, such as kites and boogie boards.
5. Blocks of Fudge: Kids can choose from a multitude of fudge flavors at Blocks of Fudge. Blocks of Fudge not only sells fudge, but all kinds of candy and homemade chocolates as well. Fudge flavors include chocolate, cookie dough, and cookies and cream. If you aren’t in the mood for chocolate, bulk ‘penny candy’ is available to fill your own goodie-bags.
6. The Block Island Club: The Block Island Club offers memberships ranging from one week to the entire summer and offers classes for kids of any age. Classes are offered in sailing, swimming, tennis, and arts and crafts. New to the club this summer is a fleet of larger boats that are available for charter and rental.
7. The Block Island Maritime Institute: With programs running daily, the Block Island Maritime Institute is the perfect place to stop by with kids. Kids can learn about local marine life right next to Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. Afterwards, stop by nearby Payne’s Killer Donuts for freshly made donuts.
8. The Ice Cream Place: Located directly across from Aldo’s, The Ice Cream Place also sells creamy ice cream in a variety of flavors. In addition to regular ice cream, The Ice Cream Place also serves sundaes and baked goods. With many creative flavors ranging from Ginger, to Almond Joy, to Rainbow Sherbert, everyone is bound to find a flavor that pleases.
9. The Painted Rock: By far the most colorful rock on Block Island, the Painted Rock is a huge rock that both kids and adults can enjoy painting. The Painted Rock is located at the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Mohegan Trail. Simply bring your own paint and brushes, and you can paint The Rock. Afterwards, take pictures, because The Rock is painted multiple times a day in the summer. The Rock can be painted for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or just for fun!
10. The Empire Theatre: Kids can enjoy popcorn and candy while watching movies at the old-fashioned Empire Theatre. A perfect rainy day activity, a trip to the Empire Theatre will never disappoint.