Updated February 24, 2022
Planning a family vacation to PEI or simply a PEI staycation to get the most out of our beautiful province and searching for family attractions? Maritime Fun Group offers so much to do for your family, whether you are looking for rainy day activities, hoping to cool off at a waterpark, or work on your putting skills, the very best of PEI attractions are in Cavendish!
Check out these popular family attractions in Cavendish, PEI:
Shining Waters Family Fun Park
Shining Waters Family Fun Park is a water park located in Cavendish, PEI. Explore 36 acres of family fun including over 40 wet and dry attractions. For a start, try the Surf’s Up surf coaster, or the Buccaneer Bay Bullet rollercoaster! Afterwards, take the plunge down one of our four large waterslides. Or, splash around in Turtle Cove, our splash pool with three junior waterslides. But, don’t forget to enjoy the live and animated animals in our barn. Then, be sure to visit the Mirror Maze, Buccaneer Bay and the Topsy-Turvy Cabin.
Indulge in a decadent BeaverTails Pastry, or delicious poutine. Cool off with a MooZoo smoothie or ice cream. Canteen facilities, rental barbecues and picnic facilities are available.
Sandspit is PEI’s classic amusement park with more than 15 carnival favourites for all ages. Sandspit is an entertaining option if you are looking for a fun family activity during the day, or once the lights go up, a magical adventure at night.
If you are a thrillseeker, ride the Cyclone roller-coaster, the longest roller coaster in Atlantic Canada, or try the 70-foot high ferris wheel. And if you are feeling brave, strap into the new Cliffhanger. Going up is fun, and you’ll feel the incredible g-force on the way down.
Or, for more family fun, cool off on the bumper-boats. Then take a swing on our miniature golf course. Try your hand at one of our old-fashioned games or enjoy a tasty carnival treat.
Canteen and picnic facilities are available.
Pit Stop Karting
Pit Stop Karting is located at Sandspit Amusement Park. Get a few trips around the track without purchasing admission to the park! No need to make a reservation or purchase admission, you can simply purchase tickets for the go karts upon arrival.
Pit Stop Karting is fun for the whole family! There is double and single karts available. Check out the height restrictions for the go karts here.
Teddy Bear Village
Teddy Bear Village is a build-your-own-custom bear from scratch! Pick out your new best friend, we’ll stuff them with just the right amount of fluff, you can place the heart inside, and then dress your new friend. Next fill out their adoption papers, and you have a new friend forever!
Yippee’s Playcade is the ultimate indoor family entertainment!
This arcade includes a mix of over 50 new and classic arcade games, from Crossy Road, Flappy Bird to Skee Ball and Air Hockey. Win tickets to redeem for great prizes or try to beat the high score!
Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk
Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk, located in the heart of Cavendish, PEI, is a charming collection of shops, family fun attractions and dining establishments. Experience world-class attractions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, sample iconic Canadian treats, or settle in for some shopping with a Maritime flair!
If you are searching for a sit-down meal or something simple like a takeout pizza, Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk has lots of dining options available. The Ship’s Company Pub & Galley is a sit-down restaurant with a spacious back deck with an extensive menu of seafood and pub fare. Then, build your own frozen yogurt sensation at Islands Frozen Yogurt. Greco Pizza & Donair offers takeout and delivery options with a seating area. Sample an iconic BeaverTails Pastry, or try a poutine, because this is another Canadian treat you will love! Also, the brand new Seaside Cafe on the Boardwalk will proudly be serving Starbucks beverages.
Stop into Islander Life for a cozy t-shirt, hoodie or other beachwear and gifts. In addition, Lisa Drader-Murphy offers a selection of versatile, made-in-Canada fashion pieces that will add flair to any wardrobe.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is located at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk in Cavendish, PEI. Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk has four great family attractions: Ripley’s, Wax World of the Stars, Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf and Mariner’s Cove Mining Company.
Robert Ripley travelled the world collecting hundreds of oddities. See fossilized dinosaur eggs, portrait of Ray Charles made of confetti, an authentic shrunken head, amazing 10-ft. moving robot made of car parts, life-size matchstick dolphin. See how you measure up against the world’s tallest man. Then, examine unique illusions and artwork, with bizarre videos. All in all, stroll through the 14 galleries of rare collections from around the world… what an adventure!
Purchase admission to any single Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk attraction or bundle your fun and SAVE! Double play tickets allow admission to any two of Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Wax World of the Stars or, Mariner’s Cove Real Miniature Golf. Triple Play tickets allow admission to all three attractions!
Mariner’s Cove Mining Company
Welcome to the fun and excitement of old time mining! Mariner’s Cove Mining Company is located at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk in Cavendish, PEI.
Pan for emeralds, rubies, gemstones and fossils in our mining sluice. Is that a crystal point you just found? Keep mining and you may discover an arrow head. It’s educational and fun for little miners, moms, dads, grandparents and friends. Great for school or group outings. Now, let’s get mining. Then you can take home all your found treasures!
Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf
Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf is a professionally designed 18-hole mini golf course located at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk in Cavendish, PEI.
Play around our large pond and try to avoid the sand traps and water hazards. You’ll find the lack of side rails on the greens adds an extra touch of challenge! This beautifully landscaped course offers greenery, gardens and sparkling streams. The course will provide a relaxing and charming setting for a fun round of mini golf.
Purchase admission to any single Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk attraction or bundle your fun and SAVE! Double play tickets allow admission to any two of Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Wax World of the Stars or Mariner’s Cove Real Miniature Golf. Triple Play tickets allow admission to all three attractions!
Wax World of the Stars
Take a selfie with the stars! Wax World of the Stars is a wax museum at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk in Cavendish, PEI.
Snap a selfie on the red carpet with Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman or, Jessica Alba. Then discover Canadian history as we honour Canada’s 150th anniversary with a special exhibit of wax figures. As a result, we’re sure you’ll feel Canadian pride with Stompin Tom, Celine Dion and Maurice Richard. This wax museum is not just wax figures! Check out the collections of special movie memorabilia, like the scale model of the Titanic made of 125,000 pieces of Lego.
Purchase admission to any single Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk attraction or bundle your fun and SAVE! Double play tickets allow admission to any two of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Wax World or Miniature Golf. Triple Play tickets allow admission to all three attractions!
River of Adventure Miniature Golf
River of Adventure Mini Golf is a part of the Cavendish Beach Adventure Zone. Cavendish Beach Adventure Zone is a family attraction that has three attractions in one location: mini golf, laser tag and a haunted house.
The Island’s most challenging and fun miniature golf course with an unbeatable selection of hazards. Putt through the potato patch, play to the top of the volcano and then over the musical bridge. The course even places you in peril of being eaten by a giant lobster. Above all, River of Adventure has been the most popular mini golf for over 20 years. Considering all, it’s the most beautiful and innovative miniature golf on Prince Edward Island.
Route 6 Motel
The reviews are in! The Route 6 Motel is the scariest haunted house on PEI.
As the old legend goes…Nestled in a spruce grove in the centre of Cavendish, the Route 6 Motel welcomed guests from all over the world. It operated from its opening in 1955 until the mid-1970’s when the owner unexplained disappearances and “accidents” on the property. Due to that, the motel closed in 1975, and the property has sat empty for the past 40 years, mostly ignored and falling into disrepair. New investors purchased the old motel intent on restoring it to its former glory and reopening it once again to happy families. However, they were unable to finish the project as they encountered numerous disturbing obstacles from the very first swing of the hammer.
Route 6 Motel – Haunted Experience is a part of the Cavendish Beach Adventure Zone.
The Hangar Laser Tag Arena
The Hangar Laser Tag Arena is a 2500-square foot airplane hangar equipped with the latest in laser tag technology.
Strap yourself into a special vest, grab your phaser, and enter The Hangar. The arena is black-lit, fog-filled, and packed with challenging obstacles, so navigate carefully. To win the round, target your opponents and try to stay out of their line of fire. Then the scoreboard will reveal the results at the end of the round. With 8 different games styles to choose from, you will never run out of fun! Professionally designed and constructed, The Hangar Laser Tag Arena is an exhilarating game perfect for friends, family and groups.
The Hangar Laser Tag Arena is a part of the Cavendish Beach Adventure Zone, which also includes River of Adventure Miniature Golf and Route 6 Haunted Motel.