Special activities your child might enjoy:

 

Island Alpaca Co

Contact:     Barbara L. Ronchetti
Address:    1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs, MA
Phone:     508-693-5554
Email:     info@islandalpaca.com
Website:     http://www.islandalpaca.com
We encourage you to visit, and see them for yourself: Share the alpacas we see running and playing in our pastures every day and to learn more about these extraordinary animals and the benefits of alpaca ownership.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Mailing Address:
PO Box 494
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Address:
100 Felix Neck Drive
Edgartown, MA 02539
508-627-4850
felixneck@massaudubon.org
Nature Center/Trail Hours:
Nature Center: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Reduced hours during the off-season. Call for more information. Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk.
FELIX NECK offers a new extended day option for summer camp.
508.627.4850

Beadniks

14 Church St
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 693-7650
Beadniks® is more than one of the largest bead sellers in the world. We’re also a source of inspiration and community, providing an imaginative atmosphere where crafters love to gather together. Here, you’ll find unique gift ideas, jewelry trends, a special location for parties and events, bead classes, plus a wide selection of beads hand-selected from the far corners of the globe during our travels each year.

Vineyard Youth Tennis 

www.vineyardyouthtennis.org, 508-693-7762
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Foundation began in 1997 by providing free tennis lessons in the West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs Schools. VYT then purchased 12 acres of land at the "blinker light" and built 4 clay courts, a backboard and a clubhouse. The four Har-tru courts were opened for play on July 22, 2002. Daily instruction began in the summer months of July and August, serving an average of 250 children weekly. An inflatable bubble was erected over two courts during the winter months so the children could improve their skills without interruption.
The Clubhouse is a beautiful Vineyard style building designed by Charles Sullivan, with interior design by Twanette Tharp. It contains boys and girls locker rooms and bathrooms, a reception area, a media room, offices and a viewing deck for tennis looking out over two courts. All of VYT's capital and operating expenses have been met by private donations.

Arrowhead Horse farm

Arrowhead Farm is the leading year-round horse boarding and horse riding facility on Martha's Vineyard. The Farm was established in 1983, and provides certified & licensed instructors, teaching proper technique & horsemanship to all ages.
P.O. Box 102 · West Tisbury, MA 02575
508-693-8831 · horses@arrowheadfarm.net

Farm Institute
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Katama Farm
14 Aero Avenue
Edgartown, MA 02539
508-627-7007  
Even little kids love coming to this working farm, a place where they can do all manner of farmer's jobs, from collecting eggs and milking cows to feeding the animals and harvesting crops. Kids can even weed -- a chore they attack with surprising gusto once they learn how such unwanted vegetation kills surrounding plants. None of the work is for show -- everything produced gets either sold or cooked. The goal is to connect kids to the roots of the food supply, helping them understand where the chicken at the grocery store comes from. The fun is just a happy fringe benefit.

 

Kids Activities & Mother's Help

Tashmoo Cottage and Hideaway welcome families with children of all ages.


With a forested setting at the end of the paved road, and set back 300' from any traffic, The Tashmoo Cottage and Hideaway offer great security for vacationing kids, an peace of mind for parents.  Green areas next to all of the three houses we offer for rent, have oppoprtunities for family play, or for allowing your child to intermingle with neighboring kids and make that special summer friend connection .
The best kids activity on this sandy island, is of course time spent on the beach. The local Tashmoo Beach, 1 to 1-1/2 mile from the Tashmoo Cottage and Hideaway, has a shallow lagoon, with gentle baby waves.  It is  perfect for exploring the abundent shore life for toddelers to teenagers.  The older kids also have the challenge of ocean swimming on the Vineyard Sound side of the beach area.  A cut in the sandbank, where the ocean meets the lake, offer boat activities to observe or join, if you bring a kajak or sailing vessel to the beach.  "Wind's Up", offer rentals on Beach Road, Vineyard Haven.
There are many additional ongoing activities for kids on Martha’s Vineyard.  A good place to check is the local newspaper, MVTimes, or online at  www.mvtimes.com/calendar

Our Tips for kid and their families:
 

MV Kid Sitters

508-627-7767, Email:  mvkidsitters@gmail.com
M.V. Kid Sitters fills a need for seasonal Islanders
and their guests and so far the feedback has been terrific!
M.V. Kid Sitters is more than a babysitter service. The company was founded in 2005 and is a licensed Massachusetts state agency (Mass. license # 7299).  It endeavors to provide trained child care for visitors to the Island.

Let Me Do That

Professional Childcare 888-712-7161
Martha’s Vineyard Adventure Camp: 508-693-8484
www.mvadventurecamp.com

Bear Baby Equipment Rentals   

www.mvbabyrent.com
66 Martha's Road
Edgartown, MA 02539-7119
(508) 627-8830  
Our professional, friendly service can provide your baby with super-clean, safe, comfortable equipment to keep your child happy while away from home. We rent a wide variety of popular name brand infant, toddler, and beach items. Our equipment is meticulously maintained and spotless. All items are safety-checked and sanitized prior to delivery. Our equipment meets or exceeds all current safety standards.