Goodness knows we are ready for the great outdoors. The weather is getting warmer and it is the perfect time to enjoy Rhode Island with the family.
Check out some of the spring activities that are perfectly-suited for the whole family.
See Fields & Fields of Tulips
Tulips are a sure sign that spring is here. Why settle for just a few when you and the family can see fields and fields of them?
Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Johnston offers over 600,000 colorful blooms for you to enjoy over 5 acres. Visitors can pick flowers, take spectacular photographs, buy their own bulbs, or even picnic on the grounds.
You’ll need to buy tickets in advance for this event as it only runs for a few weeks every year.
Fly a Kite
Brenton Point State Park in Newport is a favorite spot for kite flying, with good reason. The wide-open spaces and coastal breezes make it the ideal location for getting and keeping a kite in the air.
This area also has great tidal pools once the tide recedes. These pools are teeming with aquatic life and very popular with children and adults alike.
Check Out the Animals
You can’t go wrong with a family day at Roger Williams Zoo in Providence. They offer some pretty good family membership deals that provide discounts to many events and free daytime admission and parking throughout the year.
With so many animals exhibited, everyone is sure to find something to interest them. You’ll pass through wetlands, farmlands, the rainforest, Africa, and more. Plus, they offer great programs for kids and families.
Wander Through Topiaries
Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth is a gem the family is sure to enjoy come April 15th. It features over 80 topiary sculptures depicting teddy bears, elephants, giraffes, and more.
This garden is also an official daffodil display garden, one of 28 in the country. Over 16,000 bulbs come into bloom during the spring for a truly spectacular display. They also have a healthy supply of tulips showing off at this time of the year.
Visit a Lighthouse
Rhode Island has many lighthouses worth a family visit. In fact, there are so many that we can’t list them all here.
However, you can certainly find the information you need through the link above. It will take you to the Lighthouse Friends website which provides details on each one. With over 20 to choose from, you won’t have any problem satisfying anyone’s interest in the sea.
Go For a Picnic
Colt State Park in Bristol is the ideal spot to take the extended family for a picnic. It features 464 acres of open green spaces, views of Narragansett Bay, and over 400 picnic tables. You can reserve group picnic sites with an ocean view.
The park’s bike trails intersect with the East Bay Bike Path, so you can easily cycle your way there too.
Spring into Color
Kinney Azalea Gardens in Kingston offers over 500 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons that spring into color at this time of year. Admission is by donation and with acres of paths, bridges, and a moon gate, even the most energetic will be tuckered out at the end of the day.