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Boston
Take the ultimate tour of Boston with On Location Tours' Boston TV & Movie Sites bus tour or Boston Movie Mile walking tour. Great idea for family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Boston with kids.
Boston
Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! Boston Pizza Tours has developed unique and educational walking tours, exploring Boston's most historic neighborhoods. Mixing food, fun and history like never before - at Boston Pizza T...
Codzilla
(0 Miles)
Boston
Get ready for more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean at up to 40 miles per hour. Dont worry, though; a ride on Codzilla is as entertaining as it is thrilling. The wind roars. The music blares. And ...
Boston
Coral reefs, from the Bahamas and the tropical Pacific to Australia. Meet lionfish and stonefish, some of the most poisonous fish in the sea. Great idea for family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Boston with kids.
Boston
A trip to Boston is not complete without a visit to Swan Boats. These tours have been run by the same family for over a hundred years in the Boston Public Garden, which was the setting for the famous children's story, "Make Way for Ducklings."
Boston
Loads of great hand-on exhibits to keep kids entertained - which focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness and the arts.
Boston
Visit more than 700 interactive exhibits; watch a large-format film in the Mugar Omni Theater, home of New England’s only IMAX Dome screen; walk among the free-flying residents of the Butterfly Garden; experience an indoor lightning storm in the Th...
Boston
Tells the story of the events that led to the American Revolution and the Navy that kept the nation strong. Junior Ranger packs for kids plus tours and talks.
Boston
The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before!
Boston
Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art Antenna Audio Tour detailing the ci...
Boston
Walk though the world of 1937, quite literally, as you step into a one-of-a-kind, three-story, painted-glass globe. Once inside, watch a sound and light presentation, experience the unique acoustics and then continue out to explore everything else th...
Boston
Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and Ortiz still thrills young fans today. Soak up the rich history; hear the echoes of the past. Visit the Green Monster, imagine being one of the "Knights of the Keyboard" as you see th...
5-WITS
(2 Miles)
Boston
Do you have the nerve to go head to head with Pharaoh? 5W!TS presents a mind-bending adventure of sights, sounds and action that's sure to get under your skin!
Somerville
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn.
Cambridge
The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world where kids can enjoy and learn from one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.
Cambridge
Explore dinosaurs, hundreds of animals from around the world, rare minerals, meteorites. Check out the 42 ft. Kronosaurus, whale skeletons, and Harvard's world-famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers'. Don't miss the University's most visited museum, just 10...
Cambridge
This fun, family friendly event will be held every Sunday on the grassy area near the Weeks Footbridge at the end of JFK Street. It’s a quick walk from Harvard Square, or a fun destination for an afternoon bike ride. Everything is FREE! So come joi...
Dorchester
Great Zoo divided into 10 main areas: Tropical Forest, Serengeti, Kalahari Kingdom, Outback, Giraffe Savannah, Bird World, Butterfly Landing, Children's World, Tiger and African Wild Dogs
Mama & Me
(4 Miles)
Jamaica Plain
Mama & Me offers a variety of interactive art and creative movement classes for toddlers and their parents (not just their mamas!). Their classes encourage toddlers to explore their worlds and to begin building social skills in a fun, safe, and nurt...
Brookline
Located in beautiful Larz Anderson Park the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a great Museum for kids and adults of all ages! Learn about the history of the automobile and have some fun along the way! The Larz Anderson Auto Museum provides an exciting...
Boston
Family-friendly, big machines & wrenches....sound fun? A fascinating look at where water comes from!
Boston
Fun indoor play in Boston with inflated bounce, fun play-cars, ball-pool, kid's gym, books, puzzles, Lego, dolls, dress up, computers....it's play time for kids 6 and under!
Stone Zoo
(7 Miles)
Stoneham
Highlights of Stone Zoo's collection include the snow leopards of Himalayan Highlands, bald eagles of Yukon Creek, hornbills and emperor tamarins of Windows to the Wild, and jaguars and cougars of Treasures of the Sierra Madre.
Kids Fun Stop
(8 Miles)
West Roxbury
A colourfully fun indoor playground for those energetic and creative children 6 and under.
Woburn
Boomers Lazertag is the ultimate family entertainment experience with indoor convenience and year-round comfort. Designed to delight children, teens and adults. Boomers has a state of the art Laser Tag arena, along with a prize center and some of th...
Woburn
A fun indoor play and party place in beautiful Massachusetts for toddlers up to those kids aged the big seven!
Needham
The Kids Place is a drop-in art studio, and premier party place all in one! At The Kids Place, children can mine for gems, paint plaster or ceramics, do mosaic projects, or make a tie dye T-Shirt!!
Boston
Indoor climbing is the perfect activity for energetic children of all ages. It builds confidence, lets them use that pent up energy year round, and have a lot of fun. Great idea for things to do in Boston with kids.
Lexington
We present history by telling stories that are rich in content, use compelling narrative, and are supported by dynamic displays and interactive hands-on activities.
The Klubhouse
(10 Miles)
Woburn
The Klubhouse is an indoor playspace complete with 2 giant bouncies, plasma car racetrack, pirate ship, and castle. Ideal for ages 0-10 yrs.
Burlington
Einstein's Workshop is an amazing space for kids to explore the creative side of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Brooksby Farm
(14 Miles)
Peabody
Plenty of friendly farm animals and a small playground for children under about 5 to enjoy before learning about fruit.
Playdipity
(14 Miles)
Cohasset
Playdipity is an indoor playspace for children ages 5 and under. It is a place where young children and their caregivers can come together to experience the excitement of serendipitous play. In our "playroom for pretend," children can enjoy unstruc...
Salem
This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. Come face to face with such notable Salem figures as the famed author o...
Salem
Relive the adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, who roamed freely offshore plundering merchant ships. Participate in an educational, historically accurate and entertaining, live walking tour with a qualified guide.
Salem
The Salem Witch Museum takes you back to Salem 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration - an overview of the Witch Trials of 1692. Probably not the best place to take the sma...
Salem
The Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of 12 historic structures and about 9 acres of land along the waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts, plus a Visitor Center in downtown Salem.
Kidsports
(16 Miles)
Stoughton
A fun and active play center with an inflatable play area, terrific multi-level adventure play structure, family friendly mini tenpin bowling and thrilling laser tag!
Danvers
Designed to delight every age and interestand to be an affordable anytime getawayCoCo Key Water Park has all the funand relaxationyou can handle. In addition to 65,000 square feet of thrilling water adventure, it offers a host of popular amenities
Tewksbury
Multi level laser tag arena, 18 hole mini golf and arcade plus sports bar family restaurant with sundae bar.
Brockton
Free for kids, this is an ever changing range of consistently excellent exhibits, covering a diverse range of themes and mediums. Obviously for the less boisterous child, this is a fun afternoon for creative types: be prepared to get the paints out w...
Natick
Families discover fascinating trivia facts about Boston and its history on either a PhotoWalks Tour or Photo Scavenger Hunt. Participants learn how to see and think creatively using photography as a way to develop keen observation skills. All age...
Abington
A beautiful way to get the kids out into nature, popular with boaters and fisherman. Great for hiking, picnicking, canoeing and biking.
Whimsy
(19 Miles)
Framingham
Activities include painting, decoupaging and mosaicing, t shirt design, plus the kids can pan for gems in the Mining Sluice and a regular programme of varied workshops for kids of all ages.
Kidzturf
(20 Miles)
Millis
Features include inflatable obstacle course, Bungee Run, 60ft zipline, soccer nets, nasketball areas and climbing ropes.
Jam Time
(20 Miles)
Maynard
Multi level indoor soft play, plus series of roleplay settings, ball pit, bouncy house, soft toys for infants and toddlers, kiddie gym equipment.
North Easton
There are 3 floors of interactive educational but fun exhibits and over 100 programs that allow kids children ages 1 through 8 to explore the world around.
Foxborough
Spend the day as a Secret Agent or exploring Captain Nemo's submarine in 2 immersive, interactive adventures!
Kidville
(21 Miles)
Foxboro
A fun family friendly indoor playspace for those creative and active kids up to 7 years of age.
Acton
Two museums in one! In the Children's Discovery Museum, the younger children learn while they play. At the Science Discovery Museum, children and adults of all ages explore hands-on scientific concepts creativity!

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

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The Great Escape Playcafe

(37 Miles) Indoor Play in Leominster

2

Kidsports

(16 Miles) Indoor Play in Stoughton

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The Klubhouse

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Woburn

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

(3 Miles) Indoor Play in Somerville

5

Inside Playground

(6 Miles) Indoor Play in Boston

6

Kidville

(21 Miles) Indoor Play in Foxboro

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PlayTown Express

(24 Miles) Transport Attractions in Southborough

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Kids Fun Stop

(8 Miles) Indoor Play in West Roxbury

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Kidz Wurld

(30 Miles) Indoor Play in North Attleboro

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Einsteins Workshop

(11 Miles) Kids Fun in Burlington

Fun places to visit in Boston 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