Kaua`i is a completely kid friendly island, and no matter what side of the island you're on you can find plenty for children to do. The North Shore alone is covered in all kinds of things for kids to do. The kids may want to remain on land for a while, and the island is loaded with clean and new playgrounds all over. If the children want to get in the water, the North Shore is scattered with ocean activities for keep them occupied and where them out.
Here's a collection of the best activities and attractions for children separated by side of the island. Wherever you may be, you can relax knowing that 10 Best is looking out for you and has complied the best things for kids on Kaua`i.
On the North Shore, stop by Kaua`i Mini Golf in Kilauea. They have a fun and unique course for the entire family. The course runs through a cultural tour of the island. Anini Beach is hands down the best and calmest beach for children on Kaua`i. Only the beach park has a lifeguard, but the two-mile stretch of beach is bordered by a fringing reef that keeps big waves out. The long stretch of water is only a few feet deep even yard out towards the ocean. Near the end of the beach past the beach park itself is a small river that can be fun for kids to wade in, and a little way up the beach is a swing hanging from a tree.
Located at the top of Princeville on the right of the shopping center is a child's wonderland. Near the Princeville Public Library is the Princeville Playground. It has two playgrounds, one for five to twelve year-olds and a smaller one for toddlers. There's even a covered pavilion here with picnic tables and a water spigot where you can bring food from Foodland or a restaurant and enjoy it. Also at the shopping center is Lappert's Hawaii Ice Cream and Coffee for a cool treat.
Once you're down in Hanalei, Kokonut Kids is a fun shop for the little once. Colorful and cute clothing for boys and girls can be found in the store. Close to it is the Hanalei Toy and Candy Store, loaded with fun toys and tasty treats. But don't go in unless you're prepared to buy something, because the children will want to indulge.
Also in Hanalei is the surf break called Pine Trees at Hanalei Bay. It's not only a beautiful beach, but a great place for your kids to watch local surfer kids catch waves or join in themselves at a surf school.
If the waves are flat you can snorkel in the natural pool at Ke`e Beach. Bring their gear and stick by them as they explore Kaua`i's underwater world.