Kids in Cape May – New for Summer 2015!
To go along with our 101 (and counting) things-to-do blog list, our desk clerk Ann Whipple, curated this list of new things to do with children in Cape May. See — Ann is a mom.
In addition to working at the Victorian Motel, Ann is part-time massage therapist at the Well Center for Massage. When she is not at the Victorian or the Well you can find her on Sunday mornings at the Lighthouse Church, either as a greeter, or in the nursery. She knows people and she surely knows kids.
Guardian Angels Sitting Service hosts an interactive and hands on evening club for kids only, while their adults go do other things. “Blue’s Clubhouse” for kids aged 4-12 is held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays between 5:30 and 9 pm, June 19 through September 5. Nightly spots for this fun program at Congress Hall are limited (cost is $45+tax/child and includes dinner from Blue Pig Tavern), but it’s open to both Congress Hall guests and children from the Cape May community. Call Guardian Angels Sitting Service today to reserve a spot for your child, 609-884-6542. Their “Angels” LOVE children and are experienced, CPR-certified, background checked, and hand-selected.
This spa is designed by owner Kylie Bush specifically for children ages 3 to 12. MerMade offers “mini” makeovers along with private parties and events. Children can experience nail, hair or make-up services packaged for the Mini merMade, the Magical merMade, the Mellow merMade or merMade in the Shade (experiences range $20-80 or choose from the a la carte menu) They only use the highest quality products: “If we wouldn’t put it on our own kids, we won’t put it on yours!” Their colorful store is located across from Convention Hall on Gurney Street by Louie’s Pizza, 609-884-3531.
While Art Block also has creative activities for adults, they have an impressive array of options for kids. Their arts and crafts focus is on a personal experience that is shared with friends and family. Color Block is an opportunity to color and customize ceramic, plaster, wood, or paper mache with paint, stamps and stencils. Bear Block takes an un-stuffed animal and designs a lovable friend with a unique t-shirt plus sound and scent. Kid’s parties ($23-26/child) center on craft making, face painting, tattoos, plush toy making or canvas painting. Stop by their studio in the alley off the Washington Mall and meet owner Ivona, or call to book a session at 609-884-2000.
Friday Teen Cruise at Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center.
They are excited to announce a new trip, “Cape May Teen Cruise,” that they are adding to the schedule every Friday starting at 9:00pm-11:00pm beginning Friday, July 10th. This cruise is for teens only (13 – 17 years of age) and includes pizza, soda, decorate your own cupcake, Karaoke, and photo booth fun!!! Check out their crew and interns getting into the spirit with the photo booth props!! Book your Cape May Teen Cruise now! Click here to reserve.
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Not New but Often Overlooked in Cape May area:
- Cape May Model Train Museum on Elmyra St.
- Rutgers Aquaculture Innovation Center, N.Cape May
- MAC programs for children: Teddy Bear Tea Parties, Princess & Pirates Luncheons, Shakespeare at the Estate, Lighthouse Family Fun Days, and much more
Oldies but Goodies (free unless noted):
- Tuesday Farmer’s Market in W. Cape May, 3-7:30 pm
- Tuesday Magic Show at Convention Hall, 7 pm
- Thursday Children’s Summer Playhouse at Convention Hall, 10:30 am ($10)
- Thursday Movies at Stockton Beach (8:30 pm) w/ Children’s games beforehand (7:30 pm)
- Sunday Nature & Wildlife Show at Convention Hall, 7:30 pm
- Cape May Pointe State Park w/ Lighthouse (fee), Nature Center & WWII Bunker
- Sunset Beach w/ Cape May Diamonds, Concrete Ship & World War II Tower (fee)
- Cape May Nature Center on Delaware Ave
Cape May County Zoo, Wetland’s Institute & Aquarium, Historic Cold Spring Village, Aviation Museum Naval Air Station