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2023 Fisher Travel Guide: For the Family


Nantucket Activities

Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Family Day

For those in need of family-friendly activities, we’ve compiled a list of locations where kids can enjoy museums, sea creatures, sailing lessons and more.

Family-Friendly Shops and Snacks

Hang Loose Helado

Nantucket’s favorite ice cream truck. Follow them on Instagram @hang_loose_helado to find out their weekly routes or listen for the music! 

Fisher Tip: Hang Loose Helado is also available to rent for birthday parties and private functions.

Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack

508.680.1553 | 

Nantucket’s beloved Barnaby Bear now has a downtown toy store and art studio for kids of all ages. The store offers daily classes taught by professional artists and educators. Their schedule can be found on their website.

Force Five Watersports – Candy Room 

508.228.0700 | @force5nantucket

The best kept secret on island, is the candy room in the back room of Force Five Watersports. Enjoy every type of candy imaginable from classic chocolate bars to pick & mix options. 

The Sunken Ship 

508.228.9226 |

The Sunken Ship offers a large range of gifts, Nantucket gear and just about every knick knack you could imagine for kids. They are also the hub of the island’s diving community, offering scuba lessons, gear, and dive charters.

Island Variety

508.228.6883 | 

Large mid-island variety and toy store with something for everyone. They offer an assortment of products and have a large toy, game and crafting section.

Hang Loose Helado

Services and Rentals


617.680.9156 |

Whether you are looking for a sitter for the night or need an extra set of hands during your vacation, they will place you with a registered childcare staff member. References & background checks are required for all childcare candidates.

Petite Travelers 

508.221.1081 | 

Fully insured baby and beach equipment rentals. Offering everything from cribs and car seats to baby gates and toys. Enjoy home delivery, set up and demonstrations if needed. 

Nantucket Baby 

508.284.4120 | 

Enjoy packing lighter with Nantucket Baby. Offering bassinets, pack n’plays, toddler beds, strollers, high chairs and so much more. They offer free delivery and set up.