Kid-Friendly Things to do in Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach


Moms and dads everywhere know that visiting a beach town like Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach offers the best of both worlds! A day at the beach offers endless opportunities for fun where kids can enjoy tons of outdoor activities like paddle boarding, jet skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving to name a few. But these beach towns are also packed with plenty of fun amusements for families to enjoy after a day at the beach.


Ocean City is a popular summer destination, with its three-mile-long boardwalk sitting at its tip. Besides popular boardwalk staples, there are limitless other entertainment options for kids. For the speed lovers there’s race tracks like Grand Prix Amusements and for the adventurous types there’s Assateague Island Tours.


A great alternative to Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach comes alive with crowds during the summer months. Known as the “Nation’s Summer Capital,” Rehoboth is a popular getaway choice for beach-goers from the Washington, D.C. area. Visitors can enjoy classics like Funland on the boardwalk and Jungle Jim’s Waterpark. Continue reading to hear more about each of these attractions.


Ocean City

Jolly Roger at 30th Street

You can’t take the family to Ocean City without visiting this classic attraction. Jolly Roger at 30th Street offers all of your favorite amusement park rides in one amazing place! From rides for the kiddies to daring rides for older thrill seekers - you’ll find all of your favorite amusement park rides in one place. One of five attractions, Jolly Roger is just the beginning of all the fun! Make sure to check out their other four attractions: Jolly Roger Mini Golf, Jolly Roger at the Pier, Speedworld, and Splash Mountain Waterpark.


Grand Prix Amusements

Located on ROUTE 50 in West Ocean City, Grand Prix Amusements offers go-karts and more! Their seven go-kart tracks include: kidde track, family cyclone, family speedway, super cyclone, grand prix, sprint karts, drift track, and pro track. They also have additional rides and amusements that include: the super fun slide, rock climbing, spin zone, bumper boats, and batting cages. Click here for tickets and prices.


OC Paintball & Sports Center

A fun activity for kids of all ages, paintball can provide endless fun! OC Paintball is Ocean City’s premier location for adrenaline-packed fun and entertainment. This family-owned and operated business is open year-round. Drop in and play with others or bring a group of friends. All ages and experience levels are welcome. They offer low-impact options for those under the age of 10 or individuals who’ve never played before. Regardless of your experience with paintball, there’s a field for you!


Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore in Berlin, Maryland is located about 20 minutes away from Ocean City. This barrier island features sandy beaches, forests, coastal bays, and salt marshes. Many visitors come to see the wild horses that roam the beach. Visitors are able to enjoy the campgrounds on the Maryland side of the island with the National Park Service. Here you will find the most rugged and scenic sites at the edge of the bay and the Atlantic. Assateague Island Tours are a great way to experience the beauty of the island with your family and friends. Unfortunately, they are closed for the 2022 summer season. Check back next summer to book a tour.


Rehoboth Beach


Funland Rehoboth

Funland has been a staple on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk since the 1960's. They have 18 rides that range from classic to more modern adventures for the entire family to enjoy and don't forget the games! Funland also offers 15 midway games designed for kids and adults to take a chance on. Then there's a variety of cranes and play-for-fun arcade games to complete the carnival experience. Don’t forget to visit the Funland store while you’re there to grab a souvenir to remember your visit!


Jungle Jim’s Waterpark

Located in southern Delaware, Jungle Jim’s features the largest waterpark in the state. Water activities include: wave pool, kids spray ground, lazy river, activity pool, kiddie pool, and several giant water slides. The waterpark also features a state of the art batting cage system and two mini golf courses. Grab a bite from the River Cafe after you work up an appetite in the pool!


Ocean Cycles

Ocean Cycles of Bethany Beach offers bicycle rentals for the whole family! With over 30 years of service Ocean Cycles aims to get you up and cycling around town to see all of the sights in the area. Stop in to pick up a rental for the whole family or have it delivered to your vacation property free of charge. You can also visit their second location at Fenwick.Bike to reserve a bike rental. Need a repair? Don’t worry, they do that too!


Fly Dewey

Fly with Dewey Beach Parasail, Delaware’s largest and most experienced parasail operators. Enjoy scenic and tranquil views of the Delaware coast while the kids have fun! Fly Dewey takes pride in maintaining their perfect safety record with strict vessel and parasail equipment maintenance. The vessel is inspected annually by the coast guard for compliance. Captains are also licensed by the coast guard with specific training in parasailing. Book your flight at one of their two convenient locations: Dewey Beach at the Rusty Rudder or Indian River Marina (currently closed for summer 2022).


If you live in the DMV area and love to visit any of these locations consider buying a second home in Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach or anywhere at the beach! Reach out to Stacy for more information: stacy@stacywardrealtor.com or 443.465.0954.