Things to do in AMHERST with kids

A really big moment for the USA happened in Massachusetts…what was it? Um…oh yes, only the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620! One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts an incredible place for kids to visit.

History is of course a huge part of any kids experience. Old Sturbridge Village takes kids back to the 19th Century, Plimoth Plantation brings to life the journey of the pilgrims, with Native Plymouth Tours also covering the history of the Native Americans, and the infamous Salem Witch Museum (best not for the younger kids!) explores the happenings of 1692….be brave!

But with Massachusetts comes so many more fun places to visit with kids. You ready?  Kids can be charmed with attractions like the fantasy filled Yankee Candle Village and Tougas Family Farm, and parents have no excuse to join in with Interskate 91 Family Fun Center and CoCo Key Waterpark! (You know you want to!)

Tours are waiting to take the whole family on unique journeys, like the mouthwatering Boston Pizza Tours, the unusual and incredibly fun Scavenger Hunts Boston and the sandy Arts Dune Tours.

Pack your town tea party, head out for the day and give the kids something that will always be a part of their memorable history.

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  • Amherst History Museum

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    (1 miles) Amherst

    Housed in the 1750-era Strong House, the Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present.

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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    (3 miles) Amherst

    A fun Massachusetts museum to inspire a love of reading through picture books! Celebrating illustrations from around the world, it's a fun and colorful day out for kids!

  • Central Rock Climbing Gym

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    (4 miles) Hadley

    Rock climbing fun in Massachusetts with state of the art facilities, climbing walls, bouldering and even birthdays and camps!

  • Pinetum Farm - Llamas

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    (5 miles) Granby

    Families can come and enjoy nature, lunch on the trail, and exerience the special pleasure of hands on hiking with our gentle llamas. Our hikes are appropriate for young and older legs.

  • Universal Kids

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    (6 miles) Northampton

    Multi level space themed adventure physical play plus dedicated toddler area and imagination role play zones.

  • Look Park

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    (9 miles) Florence

    Sweet family fun out in nature at Look Park, with boat rides, mini golf, and even a steam train ride!

  • Yankee Candle Village

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    (9 miles) Deerfield

    A unique, entertaining world of New England charm, fairy tale fantasies, and hands-on, interactive candlemaking that's fun for every age. Also with permanent Christmas Wonderland exhibit.

  • Magic Wings

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    (11 miles) South Deerfield

    The 8,000-square foot conservatory is home to nearly 4,000 free-flying butterflies from all over the world. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Lupa Zoo

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    (12 miles) Ludlow

    Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.

  • Childrens Museum at Holyoke

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    (12 miles) Holyoke

    The Children's Museum at Holyoke provides a unique setting in which children and adults learn together about art, science and the world around them. Through hands-on exhibits, children challenge ...

  • Interskate 91 Family Fun Center

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    (15 miles) Wilbraham

    25,000 sq.ft of family fun at this Roller Skating Family Entertainment Center, featuring Skating, Laser Tag, and big arcade area! A great Massachusetts family day out for those active kids!

  • Dr Seuss National Memorial

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    (18 miles) Springfield

    In the centre of Springfield there is a park called The Quadrangle which contains sculptures of some of your favourite Dr.Seuss characters - great for photo opportunities

  • Springfield Science Museum

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    (19 miles) Springfield

    Visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will find a world filled with the wonders of natural and physical science. The Museum also is home to a live animal center with fish, insects, reptiles and ...

  • Basketball Hall of Fame

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    (19 miles) Springfield

    The Hoop Hall features interactive and historic exhibits about every aspect of the game.

  • Zoo in Forest Park

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    (20 miles) Springfield

    The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.

  • Six Flags New England

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    (23 miles) Agawam

    Thrills, squeals, family fun and lots of events at the iconic Six Flags theme park!

  • Pine Acres Family Resort

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    (25 miles) Oakham

    In the heart of New England this family campground is located on the shores of sparkling Lake Dean with lots of great family activities!

  • JumpingClay USA

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    (26 miles) Enfield

    Craft fun in Connecticut with programs and clay activities for those creative little ones (and adults!) A crafty family day out for all!

  • Sonnys Place

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    (26 miles) Somers

    Sonny's Place is perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We offer miniature golf, an arcade, mini bowling, go karts, climbing wall, monkey motion, driving range, batting ...

  • Old Sturbridge Village

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    (28 miles) Sturbridge

    A fascinating 1830s New England living history museum - one of the largest in the country! With 59 antique buildings, costumed historians, and a working farm, kids can enjoy year round fun at this ...

  • The Twisted Potter

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    (28 miles) Spencer

    Get creative with The Twisted Potter - just pick a piece to paint, and let the creative juices flow! Great artistic fun for all ages!

  • Rex Museum

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    (28 miles) Gallup

    A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.

  • Jellystone Park and Yogi Bear

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    (29 miles) Sturbridge

    From cabins, RV's, to sleeping out under the stars, Yogi Bear will be there to give the family a great camping experience in Massachusetts!

  • New England Air Museum

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    (31 miles) Windsor locks

    For some Family Fun, bring your kids to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, a ninety minute drive from Boston and only twenty minutes from Hartford CT.

  • The Connecticut Trolley Museum

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    (32 miles) East Windsor

    The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.

  • Build Me Up Play Center

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    (33 miles) Rochdale

    Indoor fun in Rochdale geared towards kids 3 years and up, with great open play filled with hands-on activities such as LEGO, and amazing events too!

  • Retreat Farm

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    (34 miles) Brattlebro

    Feed and touch more than 50 animals on the farm and learn about these lovable creatures. Animals, play and farm fun in Vermont!

  • Zoinks Fun Factory

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    (35 miles) North Oxford

    Offers a wealth of indoor play equipment and inflatables from big slides (must be over 42") to climbing mazes and more.

  • Bounce Town

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    (35 miles) South Windsor

    Massive play area with five giant inflatable bounce houses in differing themes, including a super obstacle course they can race their friends through. Also has two dedicated party rooms and offers ...

  • The Inn at East Hill Farm

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    (36 miles) Troy

    Family resort also welcoming day trippers, with a large range of outdoor activities and sports, organised children's activities, interactive opportunities with the farm life and more besides.

  • Molly Stark State Park

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    (37 miles) Wilmington

    The park has open lawn areas, woods, and Mt. Olga rising to the east where there is an old fire tower with spectacular views. The area is very popular during the fall foliage season for its colors, ...

  • Ron A Roll Indoor Skating Center

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    (37 miles) Vernon

    Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Sktng Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1991, Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Sktng of Vernon, CT is an indoor rink and open year round. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Central Rock Climbing Gym

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    (37 miles) Worcester

    Indoor rock climbing fun in Massachusetts, with climbing areas, bouldering, and classes just for kids!

  • Bright Spot Children's Playplace

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    (37 miles) Vernon

    Indoor play space for children under 6. Open Play, fun active play equipment, pretend play, arts and crafts, plus science and discovery areas. Classes and Birthday Parties too.

  • Berkshire Scenic Railway and Museum

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    (37 miles) Lenox

    On weekends and holidays (Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in October) the Museum offers two ninety minute round trip excursions from Lenox Station to Stockbridge and a forty-five minute ...