Arts and Crafts in BOSTON with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in Boston, Massachusetts there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Bay State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape….Boston is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let Boston inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • The Kids Place

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    (10 miles) Needham

    A creative drop-in craft studio great for kids, with painting your own pottery, as well as mining for gems, and candle making!

  • Claytime

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    (36 miles) Shrewsbury

    A fun and creative paint your own pottery studio in Massachusetts, with pre-made ceramics to paint, as well as beading, glass fusing and mosaics too!

  • The Twisted Potter

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    (48 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!

  • No Brushes Allowed

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    (63 miles) Concord

    It's all about creating ART! Whether it's through their hands, sponges, spray bottles....they can experiment and create anything, WITH anything!

  • JumpingClay USA

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    (81 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!

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  • Edaville USA

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    (38 miles) Carver

    Through winter and fall you have the choice of fun rides and play areas with fun seasonal activities and events to celebrate with your whole family.

  • Six Flags New England

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    (83 miles) Agawam

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

  • CoCo Key Waterpark Boston

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    (17 miles) Danvers

    65,000 square feet of amazing indoor water park fun in Boston for the family day out! Where most days are 84 degrees, CoCo Key Boston is a tropical themed family fun experience!

  • Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides

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    (41 miles) Douglas

    Swim in crystal-clear Whitins Reservoir, and enjoy unlimited rides on three 300' waterslides (all with unlimited rides!), or just relax in the clean well-groomed grounds.

  • Water Wizz

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    (43 miles) East Wareham

    Make a splash at Southern New England's LARGEST water park!

  • Water Country

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    (49 miles) Portsmouth

    A family fun water park that offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels including slides, rides, waves, sprays and features on all sides.

  • Liquid Planet Waterpark

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    (49 miles) Candia

    is a locally-owned and family-run business inspired by New Hampshire's great outdoors, combining the tranquility and beauty of nature with the fun, excitement and adventure of a state of the art ...

  • Cape Codder Resort

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    (61 miles) Hyannis

    Day passes available at this great indoor wave pool at Cape Codder Resort! 8,200 sq foot of water fun, with water slides and waterfalls, AND outdoor heated pool!

  • Water Wizz of Westerly

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    (81 miles) Westerly

    Make a SPLAH at this Rhode Island water park, with giant water slides, tunnels, and spills for all ages!

  • Funtown Splashtown USA

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    (87 miles) Saco

    An amusement park and water park rolled into one with Funtown and Splashtown USA!

  • Aquaboggan Water Park

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    (89 miles) Saco

    Make a splash at Maine's LARGEST water park, with high speed slides, wave pools, and even mini golf! Great family fun

  • New England Aquarium

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • Franklin Park Zoo

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    (4 miles) Dorchester

    An amazing zoo in Massachusetts, with 10 main areas featuring animals from all over the world, as well as a 10,000 sq feet kids playground!

  • Stone Zoo

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    (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 ...

  • Brooksby Farm

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    (14 miles) Peabody

    Plenty of friendly farm animals and a small playground for children under about 5 to enjoy before learning about fruit.

  • Smolak Farms

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    (23 miles) North Andover

    Visit the Smolak Farms, you will find animals such as Baby sheep, llamas, alpacas, golden pheasants, fallow deer, peafowl, goats, zebu cow, swans, rabbits, chickens and so much more!

  • The Butterfly Place

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    (28 miles) Westford

    At any given time, the atrium may contain up to 500 butterflies representing as many as 50 different species from around the world, although butterflies which are native to the New England region are ...

  • Animal Adventures Education & Science Center

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    (28 miles) Bolton

    Animal Adventures offers hands-on exotic animal programs that are a fun, learning experience, no matter what birthday you are celebrating from 1-100. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and ...

  • Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

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    (30 miles) Norton

    A charming animal sanctuary caring long term for now over 200 abandoned and mistreated creatures that kids can watch and learn from.

  • Capron Park Zoo

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    (31 miles) Attleboro

    Combined with an award-winning playground and exciting educational programs, the Zoo is sure to delight the young and young at heart. Whether it's watching the Lions wrestle, coming face-to-face with ...

  • Tougas Family Farm

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    (32 miles) Northborough

    Family farmyard fun at the Tougas Family Farm, with a barnyard, playground, and farm kitchen, as well as family friendly activities. Enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

  • Southwicks Zoo

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    (34 miles) Mendon

    The Skyfari Sky Ride takes you over the Deer Forest, then up close to the Chimp Exhibit, onward as you “fly” over the Mandrills, soar over the Camels and Watusi... An amazing ride.... all you ...

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

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    (43 miles) Providence

    Spend the day in one of the oldest zoos in the country, with 130 species of rare and fascinating animals from around the world, including elephants, giraffes, snow leopards, and kangaroos!

  • Ocean Explorium

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    (51 miles) New Bedford

    Educational marine resource with Living Exhibits and touch tanks, hands on learning in the Explorers' Zone, Discovery Bay with toys and activities, and a 3D planetary display.

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo

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    (51 miles) New Bedford

    The Zoo's Education Department and zookeeper staff offer a range of programs to enhance your zoo experience. See how zookeepers provide enrichment activities to keep the zoo's animals active and ...

  • The Butterfly Zoo

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    (51 miles) Tiverton

    It's all things butterflies at this Rhode Island Butterfly Zoo! A day out with the family surrounded by these fluttering colorful creatures!

  • Yorks Wild Kingdom

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    (60 miles) York Beach

    A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.

  • Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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    (61 miles) Woods Hole

    Kids especially love the "touch tank," where they can reach into tide pools filled with starfish and sea cucumbers. Other displays include sea turtles, lobster and wolffish. One of many fun family ...

  • ZooQuarium

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    (65 miles) West Yarmouth

    Get an up close look at the friendly animals in the farmyard and discover how they came to be such an important part of the human life. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Lupa Zoo

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    (74 miles) Ludlow

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