Things to do in Amherst with kids

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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.
Hadley
Central Rock Climbing Centers are home to 3 locations of more than 60,000 sq. ft. of rock climbing terrain. We offer birthday parties, group events, scouting packages, lock ins, instruction and have our very own rock climbing team for kids.
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.
Northampton
Multi level space themed adventure physical play plus dedicated toddler area and imagination role play zones.
Look Park
(9 Miles)
Florence
Look Park is a place of both active and passive recreation including exciting seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Pedal Boats, 18 holes of Mini-Golf, and a Steamer Train ride!
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
(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 Massachusetts
Lupa Zoo
(12 Miles)
Ludlow
Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.
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 themselves, discover how the world works, explore new r...
Wilbraham
We are a 25,000 sq.ft. Roller Skating Family Entertainment Center, featuring Skating, Laser Tag (Lazer Runner), a 22' x 40' indoor playground (PlayQuest), a quick service restaurant, Live DJ, Big Arcade area and hugh redemption prize center.
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
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 amphibians in such realistic natural habitats as an...
Springfield
The Hoop Hall features interactive and historic exhibits about every aspect of the game.
Springfield
The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.
Agawam
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age.
Oakham
In the heart of New England, is located on the shores of sparkling Lake Dean. Make your family vacation experience memorable at our five star rated camping resort.
Sonnys Place
(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 cages, a restaurant with food off the grill and ice cre...
Sturbridge
One of the countrys largest living history museums, OSV has historians in costume, 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. Visitors can ride a stagecoach, view antiques, tour heirloom gardens, meet heritage breed farm ani...
Rex Museum
(28 Miles)
Gallup
A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.
Sturbridge
Whether you decide to rent a cabin, RV or sleep out under the stars, we'll be here to give you and your family a great camping adventure to remember.
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.
East Windsor
The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.
Retreat Farm
(34 Miles)
Brattlebro
Feed and touch more than 50 animals on the farm and learn about these lovable creatures. Unique play areas round out the experience.
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
(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 several party options.
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.
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, and also because it is located on one of the more po...
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 go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Ron-A-Roll
(37 Miles)
Vernon
Ron-A-Roll "Indoor Roller Skating Center". Come and enjoy the wholesome family atmosphere, 14,040 square foot beach wood skating surface. High quality precision roller skates available for rental.
Worcester
Discover shields, swords, staff weapons, and over 35 suits of armor. The museum offers a range of classes that include the knightly longsword, rapier, dueling saber, staff weapons, and more. You can also study modern fencing, or take part in the muse...
Worcester
Central Rock Climbing Centers are home to 3 locations of more than 60,000 sq. ft. of rock climbing terrain. We offer birthday parties, group events, scouting packages, lock ins, instruction and have our very own rock climbing team for kids.
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.
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 round trip excursion from Lenox Station to Lee nar...
South Windsor
Ready? Laser tag, black light mini golf, climbing wall, mini bowling, bumper cars, ten bounce houses, a three level soft play area, over 50 arcade machines, billiards and basketball!!!
Lee
You will see original models used in famous movies and a real Academy Award. You will discover how blockbuster movies as Chicken Run, Predator,X-Men,The Matrix was made.Special: $20 Workshop includes 2 hr. training, materials and take home video. Ins...
North Adams
Discover a geologic wonder at this 48 acre park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry.
North Adams
A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.
Pittsfield
3,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and experiments, permanent collections plus travelling and special exhibitions, don't overlook the sub level aquarium and the Little Cinema.
North Adams
An interactive art gallery and studio designed for children offering hands on exhibitions and educational experiences.
Flamig Farm
(39 Miles)
West Simsbury
At our Farm Animal Zoo here at Flamig Farm we have a cast of characters to entertain everyone, from young to old! From bunnies to draft horses, piglets, llamas, peacocks and happy egg laying chickens.
Lenox
A fascinating look into American history at the stunning Ventfort Hall, and American lives during the Gilded Age.
Eco Tarium
(39 Miles)
Worcester
Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, ride a narrow-gauge railroad.
Dudley
A multi-level indoor family entertainment center. We offer indoor high speed go karting, mini golf, billiards, arcade, bowlingo, bumper cars, play structure, and more!
Boylston
where kids can choose and entirely make their own selection of biscuity treats from start to finish.
Mohegan Bowl
(40 Miles)
Webster
Newly remodeled and under new ownership, Mohegan Bowl offers 20 state of the art candlepin bowling lanes. Family bowling specials every weekend day and Cosmic Bowling every Friday & Saturday night.
Asford
The Orchard offers Guided Orchard Walking Tours and Adopt-A-Tree by Appointment.Pick Your Own apples, peaches and blueberries. See the bee hive, sheep, chickens and horses on your way for a family hike. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the pond!
Sterling
A winning combination of family splash park and adorable animals to pet and feed. You'll be here all day!
Canton
We offer a year-round schedule of educational programs for all ages. These programs range from week-long summer experiences to our school-year Discovery Days series for students.
Adams Farm
(41 Miles)
Wilmington
Petting farm, Rainbow Trout Fishing, Wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall, farm fresh meats and goat cheeses, maple syrup, and vermont. Horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter months.
Hop On In
(41 Miles)
Leominster
Bouncingly fun play for kids in Massachusetts featuring a multi level indoor treehouse, dual rider inflatable slides and a bounce house, as well as activities in science and crafts.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Amherst with kids

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Central Rock Climbing Centers

(4 Miles) Kids Fun in Hadley

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Zoo in Forest Park

(20 Miles) Zoos in Springfield

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Universal Kids

(6 Miles) Indoor Play in Northampton

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Tougas Family Farm

(43 Miles) Kids Fun in Northborough

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Mohegan Bowl

(40 Miles) Indoor Play in Webster

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Pine Acres Family Resort

(25 Miles) RV/Campsite in Oakham

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Animagic Museum of Animation

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Tri State Speedway

(39 Miles) Transport Attractions in Dudley

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Six Flags New England

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Magic Wings

(11 Miles) Zoos in South Deerfield

Fun places to visit in Amherst with kids

Massachusetts is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Massachusetts's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Massachusetts with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Massachusetts - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in MA