10 enjoyable issues to do on Prince Edward Island with children
A colourful harbor view of Prince Edward Island, Canada — Photo courtesy of Getty Images / Don White
Prince Edward Island, or PEI, has lengthy been a well-liked trip spot for households. With virtually 700 miles of shoreline, summer season is likely one of the finest instances of yr to go to Canada’s smallest province. Known to many as residence to Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island is stuffed with old school allure, kid-friendly actions and loads of unbelievable seafood eating places.
Accommodations on the island vary from conventional beachfront cottages and campsites to swanky resorts within the province’s capital, Charlottetown.
Here are 10 issues to do with children on PEI this summer season.
Play on 500 miles of lovely seashores
Playing within the sands on Thunder Cove Beach — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
There are so many stunningly beautiful crimson, white and golden sand seashores on PEI which can be uncrowded. Even within the top of summer season, you may all the time discover a spacious spot to put your towel. From the stunning Brackley Beach, situated inside Prince Edward Island National Park and backed by swaying grassed dunes, to other-worldly rock formations at Thunder Cove Beach and the most well-liked (typically busiest) Cavendish Beach throughout from Green Gables Heritage Place, there are such a lot of choices for beach-lovers.
Catch a double invoice on the Brackley Beach Drive-In
Retro artifacts are on show on the Brackley Beach Drive-In — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
Operating for the reason that Fifties, this enjoyable retro drive-in movie theatre provides up the most recent films all through the summer season. Adorned with classic vehicles and film memorabilia and a concession promoting sizzling canines, hamburgers, popcorn and different treats, there’s a lot to get pleasure from at Brackley Drive-In Theater whilst you wait on your film to begin. Plus, a carload (5 individuals) prices simply $35 Canadian (about $25 US), making this journey to the films a cut price for households.
Paddle and play with child goats on the seashore
Hang out with pleasant goats on the seashore — Photo courtesy of Beach Goats
Beach Goats is a petting farm that provides a wide range of tremendous cute animal experiences, together with paddleboarding within the heat shallow waters of PEI’s south shore with a child goat sharing your board. You can even choose to play on the sand with the goats, or have them “help” you create an genuine PEI “dirt shirt” (the place a white shirt is dyed crimson utilizing the island’s signature sand).
What is Prince Edward Island finest recognized for? Anne of Green Gables!
Visit the house that impressed “Anne of Green Gables” creator Lucy Maud Montgomery — Photo courtesy of Stephen Harris
The well-known home that impressed creator L. M. Montgomery to jot down her much-loved “Anne of Green Gables” collection is a National Historic Site on Prince Edward Island, with loads of open house for strolling across the grounds and having fun with the scenic views. Inside the legendary Green Gables, the rooms are full of fascinating artifacts and insightful details about the creator and the beloved fictional character, Anne. It’s an important place for teenagers to stretch their legs, and there is loads of enjoyable photograph opps right here — everybody particularly loves posing exterior in entrance of the horse buggy.
Sail the Atlantic shoreline
Head out on the water with Atlantic Sailing PEI — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
Take a chilled-out sail aboard the Elusive, Atlantic Sailing PEI’s sailboat that’s moored in North Rustico. You’ll sail previous oyster beds and coastal points of interest and spot loads of seabirds alongside the best way. If you’re fortunate, you may encounter dolphins and whales. This small, family-owned firm provides enjoyable, informative excursions all through the day, however the sundown sails are really spectacular.
Dine on the Blue Mussel Cafe in North Rustico
Superb chowder is on the menu on the family-friendly Blue Mussel Cafe in North Rustico — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
Located in fairly North Rustico, the Blue Mussel Cafe serves up the freshest island seafood. You’ll see fishing boats bringing of their catch, simply off the big deck. Everything on the menu is really scrumptious, particularly their creamy seafood chowder and the bubbly seafood bake. This family-friendly restaurant additionally provides an upscale children menu, so everybody will get to order one thing tasty. Booking prematurely is strongly really useful as that is certainly one of PEI’s hottest eating places.
Explore the Cap-Egmont Bottle Houses
Playing the organ in one of many Cap-Egmont Bottle Houses — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
A labor of affection for founder Édouard T. Arsenault, who began constructing the Cap-Egmont Bottle Houses in 1979, the three buildings are produced from over 25,000 recycled bottles cemented collectively. Featuring cool colours, designs and patterns, these homes are a high vacation spot on Prince Edward Island and is a enjoyable outing for guests of all ages. Situated in fairly gardens, this quirky attraction is pleasant to discover and the light-filled buildings are excellent backdrops for photographs of your loved ones and youngsters.
Tee off across the island with mini-golf
Potato-themed miniature golf is one attraction children love — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
There are many mini-golf programs on PEI, an exercise that is all the time enjoyable for the whole household. At River of Adventure you navigate your approach by means of a whimsical potato patch, as this enjoyable theme displays the island’s historical past of potato-growing. (You’ll see potatoes utilized in all types of cute methods all throughout PEI.)
Speaking of potatoes, do not miss the chocolate-covered potato chips made by Anne of Green Gables Chocolates and offered at shops and points of interest all over the place on PEI. They are a must-try!
Make a splash at Shining Waters Family Fun Park
Ride, slide and splash at Shining Waters — Photo courtesy of Lola Augustine Brown
Shining Waters Family Fun Park has 40 rides and points of interest, with 4 waterslides, a splash pad and a pool for teenagers to get pleasure from. With a number of curler coasters, an old school carousel and a few retro points of interest that assist the park really feel a bit caught within the ’90s, it’s all the time a number of enjoyable for all.
Take an amphibious car tour on the Harbour Hippo
Ride the Harbour Hippo on land and sea — Photo courtesy of Emily O’Brien
The Harbour Hippo takes visitors on a full of life guided tour of Charlottetown with a distinction — it begins on land after which drives straight into the harbor with a satisfying splash to proceed the tour from the water. Kids love this “land and sea” expertise, and it’s a good way for grown-ups to study in regards to the historical past of the province’s capital, which is the birthplace of the Canadian Federation, residence to many architecturally important buildings and a lot extra.