Fun Things To Do In Providence With Kids

Providence, Rhode Island is a lovely town on the southern New England coast between New York and Boston, that calls itself a Creative Capital. Here are my picks for fun activities when you visit Providence with kids.

Best Things To Do In Providence With Kids

Providence Children’s Museum

Rhode Island’s only hands-on museum especially for children and their families, inspires learning through active play and exploration. The Museum presents interactive exhibits and hands-on programs that explore the arts, culture, history and science and embrace a wide range of learning styles and forms of expression.


May through November this free event is a blend of music, dancing, and FIRE, and is not to be missed!

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

the largest public indoor display gardens in New England, encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens. Every April, the fairies arrive to entertain the kids for Fairy Garden Days.

The Crescent Park Looff Carousel

Located in East Providence, this 1895 classic carousel with 65 hand-carved figures, and has the old timey charm of the brass ring riders can reach out and grab during the ride.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Boston Globe calls it “the finest zoo in New England”.  With more than 150 animals from around the world in natural settings and a new rainforest exhibit opening late this year featuring a free flight aviary, cascading waterfall, open concept primate habitat and more.

The Providence Rink

In winter this rink is set up for skating in the heart of the city, with rentals available.  In summer, you can take part in fun activities like bumper cars or bubble soccer.  There’s always something fun going on.

Gondola Rides

Billed as a classic Venetian experience in the heart of the renaissance city.  It’s an experience the kids will love.  You can even book a ride during Waterfire!

Fun Things To Do In Providence With Kids