TOP 100 Places to Visit with Kids in & around Providence

Providence and its environs are packed with endless chances for enjoyment with the little ones!

Youngsters can explore breathtaking natural surroundings, a variety of stimulating kid-friendly museums, a wide range of indoor and outdoor locations, learning opportunities, and a great deal more!

From adventurous endeavors immersed in stunning nature to amusing indoor locations appropriate for all ages, this is a list of the top 100 activities in and around Providence that children will adore:


Pine Hill Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Roger Williams Park

The People’s Park has many activities for all ages to enjoy. Home to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Roger Williams Botanical Center, and the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, a whole day won’t be enough to enjoy all that this park has to offer. Kids will love the Carousel Village which has been a popular family destination for generations, and the whole family will love exploring this destination.


40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903

Burnside Park

This small park situated in downtown Providence is adjacent to Kennedy Plaza. The best thing you can do when visiting this green space is to enjoy a picnic surrounded by trees or next to the beautiful Bajnotti Fountain. You can get your meal from the various local food trucks! The park offers free concerts, family-friendly activities, and special events during the summer months.


Barrington, Rhode Island 02806

Police Cove Park

Kids will love the Police Cove Park splash pad in Barrington! This beautiful water park has waterfront views of the harbor and Barrington Bridge, and many amazing features for a summer day! Kids can push a button on the ground to send water streaming down on their heads, as well as nozzles and sprinklers, and benches for parents to relax!


Veterans Way, Woonsocket, R.I.

World War II Memorial Park

World War II Memorial Park is another great option to enjoy a picnic with the family or just a simple stroll surrounded by green spaces! The park features basketball courts, Nap Lajoie Field, picnic tables, restrooms, parking, walking paths, a performance stage, the Veterans Monument, and plenty of green space for kids to run around.


945 Smith St, Providence, RI 02908

Fargnoli Park And Water Park

This awesome kids’ spot features a waterpark, benches, a concession stand, a baseball field and play structures. During the summer, it hosts several neighborhood concerts. The park’s playground features many awesome play structures to let the kids’ imaginations run wild. There’s also a splash pad for a fun-filled summer!


424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Newport Mansions

The Newport Mansions, managed by The Preservation Society of Newport County, offer a journey through 250 years of American history, showcasing the evolution of architecture, art, and landscape design. As Rhode Island's leading cultural organization, the Society preserves and presents Newport's architectural treasures to the public.


Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903

Waterplace Park

Waterplace Park and the surrounding areas are home to walking paths, restaurants, concerts, and the popular and must-see WaterFire. Families can enjoy a stroll by the river past Venice-inspired bridges, see some public art, and have the experience of stepping foot into what’s considered the heart of the restoration of Providence’s downtown area.


201 India St, Providence, RI 02903

India Point Park

Families visiting India Point Park will enjoy stunning views of the Providence Harbor and Seekonk River. This is an awesome park if you want to get into some biking: the East Bay Bike Path begins at the eastern end of the park and crosses over the Washington Bridge before heading to Watchemoket Square in East Providence. It continues on to Bristol and the Mount Hope Bridge. The park is also a part of the Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.


50 Asylum Rd., Warren

Hugh Cole Playground

This playground is worth the drive from Providence to Warren! It features separate areas for toddlers and big kids, climbing forts that are made from recycled plastic, and play areas that kids will go crazy for, including a fisherman’s boat, clam shacks, a deep-sea climbing wall, a sandbox, and construction trucks. Families can enjoy views of the Kickemuit River at the end of the woodland walking path.


Kidz Art

Kidz Art’s unique curriculum is based on 30 years of experience supporting students of all abilities, including those who never considered themselves to be artistic.


60 Congdon St, Providence, RI 02906

Prospect Terrace Park

Prospect Terrace Park is known as “The Jewel of the City” for its dramatic elevated view of Downtown Providence where visitors can see many of Providence’s most prominent landmarks, including Providence Place Mall, the Rhode Island State House, and the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America, not to mention unforgettable sunsets!


283 County Rd, Barrington, RI

Peck Center Playground

Peck Center Playground is located behind the Barrington Town Hall, and it’s perfect for kids of all ages! There’s a giant spiderweb-like jungle gym and a wooden climbing tower with two big slides for the older kids, and a separate toddler area, covered with soft padding for tear-free slips and falls, contains drawbridges, mini climbing walls, alligators, and a stationary fire engine for the younger ones!


2 Manchester Print Works Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865

Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park is just a short ride from Providence, and it offers so much to do! Kids will have a blast swimming at the freshwater beach, trout fishing, playing ball, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, or just relaxing under a shade tree! This is a must for families who are in Providence or northern Rhode Island. You will enjoy scenic trails, and many other cheap and free kids’ activities!