Looking for Free Things to do in Cape May, New Jersey with Kids. Here are a few family-friendly activities to add to your end of summer bucket list. Nestled in the heart of historic Cape May New Jersey, are wondering memory making activities to experience with the kids.
Free Things to do in Cape May, New Jersey
Play at Sunset Beach, our favorite beach to collect “diamonds” (polished pebbles). In all different shapes, sizes, and colors, these “Cape May diamonds” are a real treat for the kids and the grownups – and especially for out-of-towners. Once you polish and clean the pebbles up they really do look like diamonds!
Read reviews of all Cape May Beaches over at TripAdvisor
Cape May Park and Zoo: Free every day, the Cape May Zoo is surrounded by a park that’s perfect for playing on the playground, hitting the bike trails, or having a picnic. This is definitely a day trip! Wonderful for kids of all ages, and educational, too.
Jersey Shore Alpacas are sure to make you smile! With free admission (donations suggested), a visit to the alpaca farm is sure to impress the kiddos! Learn about alpaca farming, knitting, and more while you take a tour.
See a free movie on the beach in Sea Isle City during the summer. Bring a blanket and some popcorn to enjoy the big screen as a family.
Stroll the boardwalks and take in the sights and sounds of the seashore for free. You’ll also get free entertainment in the Wildwoods every Wednesday from 7PM til 9PM. During the summer, there’s live magicians, bands, and karaoke on Thursdays in Ocean City from 7:30PM til 9:30PM.
Cape May is full of rich history that locals and tourists alike can enjoy. The Cape May County Historical Museum is free to visit, and has a massive collection of artifacts that trace the county’s history back to the Revolutionary War.
The Wetlands Institute at the entrance to Stone Harbor is another educational trip that’s perfect for the entire family! Kids get in free with a paying adult, so it’s not 100% free but it’s worth mentioning because it’s so fun! View exhibits, take a tour, and check out special events that are offered in the summer.
A beautiful photo opportunity, the Cape May Lighthouse is another educational and historical trip to take with the kids. Surrounded by well-kept trails, you’ll get the best view at sunset.
Active duty military and kids under 3 get free admission to the Naval Air Station Wildwood, which used to be a Naval aviation base during World War II.
Before you head out, check Cape May’s Calendar of Events to see if there’s something else to put on your “to do” list for the day! And if you’re looking for other things to do – not all necessarily free – try 50 Attractions in Cape May.