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Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

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Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Or will there still be enough to do if you can't beach every day?

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1. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Why would that be a mistake? I'm a little confused. What do you do with your kids now if you can't go to the beach?

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2. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

There's plenty of things for the kids to do and there's even two publications full of info about kids activities. There's more to do to keep families busy in the midCape area. Take a look on the right under Top Questions at Rainy Day and Free Things also.

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3. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Most of us around here consider mid-June beach weather. And you have the advantage is that most Massachusetts school kids are in school until late June, so it may not be quite as crowded as late June/early July.

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4. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

http://www.kidsonthecape.com/suggested.html

This is just one of the publications that I saw on google when I was looking for this link for you. This free publication is free and comes out monthly. It is everywhere.

The Cape is very welcoming to families and there are plenty of kids around in the summer.

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5. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Don't expect OC weather or water temp but a mistake. No... plenty to do from mini golf to climbing light houses

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6. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Another resource is www.capecodkidz.com

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7. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Things generally start to open up and start up after Memorial Day but the water will be cold for swimming. My kids often wore wet suits at Marconi Beach well into July but the Atlantic is always cold, imo. Whale watches will have started up and all the ice cream stands will be open. The crowds will not yet have arrived in droves. That's a good thing.

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8. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

I think that is a good time for kids, as it won't be crazy busy and everything will be open. As for water temperature, I'd go to the bay at low tide and the water should be good. The whales may be migrating and the seals will have their babies. If it rains you can go Duckpin bowling ice skating, Wally's , out to eat, the museum, go to the Audubon society in welfleet, go to the national seashore (small) museum. Just a few ideas.

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9. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

We've visited Cape Cod over Memorial Day the past few years with our daughter (she's now five) and have never been bored. We go to the beaches every day, even though we aren't swimming. We would typically plan a visit to a bay side beach each day around low tide - it's fun to walk and look for snails, clams, crabs, etc. My daughter also was content to just play in the sand, walk along the beach, fly a kite, explore, etc. We also found walks to do and daily ice cream stops are always a plus :)

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10. Re: Is planning a trip mid June with young kids (7-4) a mistake

Their are nature trails all over the Cape.

There are two National Seashore Visitor Centers: In Eastham is the Salt Pond Visitors Center and also a smaller center in Provincetown.

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