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Fun for Every Age, Every Season

If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Newport RI, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a selection of some of our favorite family-friendly activities and included distances so you can plan a great day out during your stay at Hotel Viking.

Animal topiaries on the edge of a pond in the shape of elephants
Green Animals Topiary Gardens

380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth | Distance: 20-minute drive

Green Animals is home to a beautiful array of gardens, flowers, and approximately 80 topiaries in the shape of animals and other designs. A great picnic spot!

A delicious double scoop of ice cream on a cone
Kilwins Chocolate, Fudge, and Ice Cream

262 Thames Street, Newport | Distance: 8-minute walk


A national chain, Kilwins serves up chocolates, ice cream, fudge, candy, and other delectable sweet treats confections in a nostalgic Americana setting.

Counter filled with cupcakes at Cupcake Charlie's
Cupcake Charlie’s

135 Swimburne Row Brick Marketplace, Newport | Distance: 5-minute walk


Lemon Drop, Funfetti, and Rockin’ Red Velvet are just a few of the 16 flavors that this award-winning cupcake bakery bakes fresh every day.

The Adirondack II dockded a port.
Adirondack II

23 Bowens Wharf, Newport | Distance: 10-minute walk


Enjoy a morning, day or sunset sail on this 80-foot, turn-of-the-century-style pilot schooner. Additional sailing excursions and private charters are also available.

The Madeline sailing ship out on the water
The Madeline & Rum Runner

24 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport | Distance: 10-minute walk

Experience the sights and sounds of the Sailing Capital of America aboard the 72’ schooner Madeleine or the classic motoryacht, the Rum Runner.

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Newport History Museum & Tours

127 Thames Street, Newport | Distance: 6-minute walk

A National Historic Landmark, the Newport History Museum features exhibits, artifacts, and guided walking tours, as well as a gift shop.

A tub of popcorn in a movie theater
Island Cinemas

866 W. Main Road, Middletown | Distance: 11-minute drive


Island Cinemas 10 shows the latest movies and prides itself on being a “good old fashioned theatre, where the seats are comfortable and the popcorn is popped fresh.”

little bird sitting on a fence
Norman Bird Sanctuary

583 3rd Beach Road, Middletown | Distance: 12-minute drive


This non-profit wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center offers over 325 acres of diverse habitats and 7 miles of trails for people of all abilities.

catcher of the Newport Gulls baseball team
Newport Gulls Baseball

Cardines Field, Newport | Distance: 10-minute walk


With fan participation activities between innings and low ticket prices to games, this summer collegiate baseball team is popular with locals and visitors alike.

A child picking strawberries.
Sweet Berry Farm

915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown | Distance: 15-minute drive


A market, café, and pick-your-own farm, Sweet Berry Farm sells freshly grown produce, flowers, and specialty foods. Be sure to check to see what’s available for the picking!