Fun With the Family

With the kids back in school, it can be hard to fit family time in between homework assignments and extracurriculars. But fall’s fair-weather weekends are windows of opportunity for these favorite kid-friendly Island destinations and activities. Go out and savor family time!

Island Alpaca offers meet-and-greets with the gentle alpacas, self-guided walking tours of the farm, and a shop filled with soft alpaca knitwear and other goods. Located off Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road just north of the new roundabout, the farm is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $5 per person. Info at

Funhunters Martha’s Vineyard Scavenger Hunt is a laminated, fold-out brochure designed to encourage children to explore the Island and learn along the way. Available for $10 at stores across the Island, it’s a fun way for kids to visit Martha’s Vineyard’s different towns, beaches, and byways. As they search, kids learn vocabulary and history, discover treasures, and make memories. More information at

Island Cove Adventures Mini Golf keeps putters young and old entertained, and has ice cream too. Check out the cool cave and ├╝ber-blue fountain, and the twenty-four-foot-high climbing wall out back! Located across the street from Cronig’s Market in Vineyard Haven, it’s open seven days a week in September. For up-to-date information, check their Facebook page: Island Cove Adventures (Mini Golf). A round costs $8 for kids ages three to twelve, $9 for adults, and kids under three play for free. Island Cove Adventures closes Columbus Day weekend for the season, so hit the links before it’s too late.