Things to do in FRANKLIN 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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  • Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (4 miles) Norfolk

    Beautiful forests, lush wetlands and peaceful fields...a great day out in nature in the stunning outdoors of Massachusetts.

  • Kidzturf

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    (6 miles) Millis

    Features include inflatable obstacle course, Bungee Run, 60ft zipline, soccer nets, nasketball areas and climbing ropes.

  • Kidville

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    (7 miles) Foxboro

    A fun family friendly indoor playspace for those creative and active kids up to 7 years of age.

  • 5-WITS

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    (7 miles) Foxboro

    Mind bending adventure with live action entertainment at 5-Wits. A fully immersive experience with adventure and challenges in Massachusetts!

  • 5 Wits at Patriot Place

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    (7 miles) Foxborough

    Spend the day as a Secret Agent or exploring Captain Nemo's submarine in 2 immersive, interactive adventures!

  • World War II State Park

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    (8 miles) Woonsocket

    Facilities and Activities include: Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Tennis courts, Horseshoe Courts, Shuffleboard Court, Playground, Volleyball Courts, Bandstand, Picnicking, Tennis, Volleyball, Horseshoes, ...

  • Mass Premier Courts

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    (8 miles) Foxboro

    Indoor play featuring mooonwalks, cars and tricycles, slides, mini roller coaster and toddler play area. Also offers many sports and activities.

  • CheerFactor KIDS

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    (9 miles) Foxboro

    Cheerleading fun for kids 9 months to 5 years where they can play and learn gymnastics and creative movement.

  • Kidz Wurld

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    (9 miles) North Attleboro

    Family friendly indoor kids play center with open play times for those under 8, toys, bouncers and birthday parties!

  • Southwicks Zoo

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    (10 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 ...

  • RI Sports Center

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    (10 miles) North Smithfield

    Public ice skating and hockey, fun for all the family! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Rhode Island

  • Capron Park Zoo

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    (11 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 ...

  • Hannaway Blacksmith Shop

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    (12 miles) Lincoln

    Visitors can now experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other household items.

  • Lincoln Woods State Park

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    (12 miles) Lincoln

    One of Blackstone Valley's great treasures, this popular New England getaway offers swimming, fishing, jogging, horseback riding, and the beach!

  • PhotoWalks Tours and Scavenger Hunts Boston

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    (14 miles) Natick

    Kids and families can discover fascinating facts about Boston and its history on either a PhotoWalks Tour or Photo Scavenger Hunt! Learn how to see and think creatively, and learn more about this ...

  • Rock Spot Climbing

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    (14 miles) Lincoln

    Indoor rock climbing fun for kids in Lincoln, Rhode Island, with first time lessons, routes for all experience levels and birthday parties too!

  • Slater Mill Museum

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    (14 miles) Pawtucket

    The American Industrial Revolution is brought back to life in this historic Rhode Island museum, with tours through 18th and 19th century buildings!

  • Whimsy

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    (15 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.

  • Kidsports

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    (15 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!

  • Children's Museum of Easton

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    (15 miles) 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.

  • PlayTown Express

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    (16 miles) Southborough

    Offers state-of-the-art equipment suitable for children 0-9 years of age, including a bouncy train and a tiny town they can drive around!

  • Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

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    (16 miles) Norton

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

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Providence

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    (16 miles) Providence

    Wall to wall trampolining arena with angled sides, plus multi lane Foam Pit, several 3D Dodgeball Courts, 2 SkySlam areas, and a dedicated Toddler Court.

  • The Kids Place

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    (16 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!

  • Simpson Spring

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    (17 miles) South Easton

    A historical attraction for kids at one of the oldest independent bottling plants in the United States. A great look back into history!

  • Rock Spot Climbing

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    (17 miles) Boston

    Indoor climbing is the perfect activity for energetic children of all ages! It builds confidence, and their strength. Great idea for things to do in Boston with kids.

  • Kids Fun Stop

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    (17 miles) West Roxbury

    A colourfully fun indoor playground for those energetic and creative children 6 and under.

  • Providence Athenaeum

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    (18 miles) Providence

    The Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural ...

  • Craft Workshops

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    (18 miles) Sutton

    Every Sunday Posies'N Presents offers kid crafting fromm 11-3. Crafts are designed to be for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Crafts are $12 each change monthly.

  • Fuller Craft Museum

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    (18 miles) 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 ...

  • Providence Childrens Museum

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    (18 miles) Providence

    Kids aged 1 to 11 can play, create AND learn in this hands-on children's museum in Rhode Island! A day out filled with imagination and fun.

  • Snake Den State Park

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    (19 miles) Johnston

    The 1000 acre undeveloped property boasts self-guided walking trails, beautiful trees, flowers and plants and also a working farm. In the fall, the foliage at Snake Den is something to behold. ...

  • Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides

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    (19 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.

  • Kings Family Campground

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    (19 miles) Sutton

    Located in Worcester County on 1200 feet of waterfront on immaculate Lake Manchaug, with fun activities for the kids, as well as a beach to explore!

  • Seekonk Grand Prix

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    (20 miles) Seekonk

    The whole family can get in on the karting action here, from the Kids' Track and Bumper Cars to family racing and the terrifying Slick Track!