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Cape Cod Children’s Activities – Free & Discounted

Living on Cape Cod with a family is expensive! This could cause many families to stay in during the cold months to save some money now that the beaches and playgrounds are too cold to enjoy. There is no need to stay cooped up in the house all fall and winter long. There is a variety of Cape Cod children’s activities of all ages that are free for families to enjoy and coupons to take advantage of to get you into events at a discount. Watch your kids engage with other children their age and interact with other parents. Take advantage of these discounted and free Cape Cod kids events and make new friends in your area!

Where to Find Deals on Activities


CLAMS Town Libraries

Location: Throughout Cape Cod and beyond

Website: CLAMS Website

Details: Find discounted and free tickets to art galleries, museums and more. The amount of a discount varies for each venue and you must check availability on the site to see if the passes are available the date(s) you are interested in. Pick up the passes at the library that has the passes available, and return the passes at the same location.



Location: Throughout Cape Cod and beyond


Details: Groupon is the national leader in providing discounts for vacations, activities and goods. Sign up for alerts for deals that are in your region (Boston for Cape Cod), and you will be sent email alerts as they become available. Sometimes Groupon has discounts for Cape Cod, including the Cape Codder Resort which has an impressive water park. Perfect idea for a winter stay-cation.


Cape Cod Daily Deal

Location: Throughout Cape Cod


Details: Cape Cod Daily Deal is a regional version of Groupon, which offers discounts to local restaurants, activities and services. Some of the daily deals for Cape Cod children’s activities include passes to the Children’s Museum in Mashpee, half off the studio fee at Color Me Mine and 35% off admission at the Pirate Museum in Yarmouth.


Free Cape Cod Children’s Activities


Taylor Bray Farm

Location: 108 Bray Farm Road North, Yarmouth Port

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Website: Farm Website

Details: Taylor Bray Farm is located right off of Route 6A in Yarmouthport on Bray Farm Road (the road right next to Oliver’s on Route 6A). Animals such as a variety of chickens, cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys live on the farm, which is open to visitors year round. The farm staff just asks that the animals are not fed, as tempting as it might be because they are awfully cute!


Lower Cape Mom’s Group – Play Date & Meet-Ups

Location: Throughout the Lower Cape

Website: Lower Cape Mommy Facebook Page

Details: Various play group meet ups take place along the Lower Cape for children and parents to enjoy that are free. Some play groups meet at local parks such as Brooks Park in Harwich and Eldredge Parkway in Orleans. Other play groups meet indoors at locations such as the Harwich Community Center. For daily updates, like and follow the Lower Cape Mom Group on Facebook. This is helpful in case a play group is cancelled due to weather or if there is any change in schedule so you do not make the trip if it’s cancelled.


Cape Cod Mom’s Group

Location: Throughout Cape Cod

Website: Cape Cod Moms Group Website

Details: Cape Cod Moms Group is geared towards families on the Upper Cape, but the calendar includes activities all over the Cape. Meet up with other families in the area at one of the many play groups or pop in to one of the story hours at one of the venues on the calendar. Cape Cod Moms Group will help keep you and your child active during the winter months.


The Eldredge Public Library Events

Location: 564 Main Street, Chatham

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Website: Kids Event Calendar 

Details: The Eldredge Public Library has a variety of events suitable for children, infant to school age. Most activities require registration before the event takes place, but there are some drop-in activities. The events vary from yoga to story time and special guests such as the Chatham Police K-9 officers and dogs.


Brewster Ladies Library Events

Location: 1822 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster

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Website: Events Calendar

Details: Brewster Ladies Library has a calendar of events which lists the ages that each activity is appropriate to participate. There are arts and craft events, story times and after school programs for school aged children. The Friday before Halloween, the library has a Halloween Parade where children can dress up and parade around in their costumes. For a list of other Halloween and fall activities, check out our blog “Cape Cod Fall Festivals and Events.”


Brooks Free Library

Location: 739 Main Street, Harwich

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Website: Events Calendar

Details: Most activities hosted by the Brooks Free Library do not require registration before the event, but always double check on the description so you do not miss out. Creative movement, weekend marble engineering challenges and story time are just some of the Cape Cod children’s activities available through the library. Sometimes the library brings in animals for children to pet and learn about inside the library.


Home Depot

Location: 65 Independence Road, Hyannis

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Website: Events Calendar

Details: The Home Depot hosts free workshops for kids at least once a month, sometimes more frequently. Check their website for details. The November project is crafting a Veteran’s Day toy helicopter they can build and decorate themselves!

Free & Discounted Cape Cod Children’s Activities

Between the cost of childcare, housing, food and utilities on Cape Cod, it’s is hard to budget any money for activities for the family. The warm summer months offer plenty of free activities for children and families to participate in, but it is more difficult to find budget friendly activities for the winter months. This list of places to find free & discounted Cape Cod children’s activities will help keep you and your family active during this slow time of year and make new friends in the process.

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