Things to do in NEEDHAM 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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  • The Kids Place

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    Needham

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

  • Kids Fun Stop

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    (4 miles) West Roxbury

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

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

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    (6 miles) Boston

    Family-friendly, big machines & wrenches....sound fun? A fascinating look at where water comes from!

  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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    (6 miles) 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! ...

  • Rock Spot Climbing

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    (6 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.

  • Mama & Me

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    (7 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 ...

  • Inside Playground

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    (7 miles) 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!

  • Franklin Park Zoo

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    (8 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!

  • PhotoWalks Tours and Scavenger Hunts Boston

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    (8 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 ...

  • Red Sox Fenway Park Tour

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    (8 miles) 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 ...

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • Skywalk Observatory

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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    (9 miles) 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. ...

  • Boston Duck Tours

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    (9 miles) Boston

    See Boston from a unique WWII style amphibious landing vehicle, with historic commentary around the city then it's into the Charles River!

  • Whimsy

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    (10 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

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    (10 miles) Millis

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

  • Swan Boats of Boston

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    (10 miles) 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 ...

  • Rock Spot Climbing South Boston

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    (10 miles) South Boston

    Indoor rock climbing fun in South Boston, perfect for kids of all experience levels. Bouldering, parties, camps and more!

  • On Location Tours

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    (10 miles) 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 ...

  • Museum of Science

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    (10 miles) Boston

    Over 700 interactive exhibits perfect for kids in Boston, where their imagination can run wild with science and technology!

  • Boston Childrens Museum

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    (11 miles) Boston

    Loads of great hand-on exhibits to keep kids entertained in Boston - which focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness and the arts.

  • National Heritage Museum

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    (11 miles) 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.

  • Boston Pizza Tours

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    (11 miles) Boston

    History and food in one with these historic Boston Pizza Tours! These educational walking tours are a great way to experience the city's culture, history and food. A hit with kids!

  • Codzilla

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    (11 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 ...

  • New England Aquarium

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    (11 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 ...

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

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    (11 miles) Somerville

    LEGO fun for kids in Boston, taking them into a world where they can use their imagination, enjoy fun activities, workshops and rides too!

  • Boston National Historic Park

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    (11 miles) 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.

  • Kidsports

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    (13 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!

  • Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (13 miles) Norfolk

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

  • 5-WITS

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    (13 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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    (13 miles) Foxborough

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

  • Einsteins Workshop

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    (13 miles) Burlington

    Einstein's Workshop is an amazing space for kids in Massachusetts to explore the creative side of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

  • Kidville

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    (13 miles) Foxboro

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

  • VinKari Safari

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    (14 miles) Woburn

    A fun indoor play and party place in beautiful Massachusetts for toddlers up to those kids aged the big seven!