Things to do in NEW BEDFORD 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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  • Ocean Explorium

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    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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    (1 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 ...

  • Freetown Fall River State Forest

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    (11 miles) Assonet

    A scenic and historic Massachusetts park, great for hiking, picnicking, exploring and playing in the wading pool. Perfect for active families, anglers, horseback riders!

  • Lazer Gate

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    (12 miles) Fall River

    All things Lazer! Top notch Tag arena, 18 hole blacklight mini golf, and cutting edge lazer maze games, plus arcade.

  • Smash Table Tennis Club

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    (12 miles) Fall River

    A fun escape where you can just enjoy the fun sport of table tennis as a family!

  • Lafayette Durfee House

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    (12 miles) Fall River

    Visit the historic home of Colonel Joseph Durfee who defended Fall River from the British. A historic adventure through the stories of the American Revolution.

  • Battleship Cove

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    (13 miles) Fall River

    Don't just learn about history, live it! At Battleship Cove, you will experience firsthand what it was like to serve on board a Navy warship in WWII. Plus Nautical Nights program where families stay ...

  • Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum

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    (13 miles) Fall River

    A railroad museum that traces the history of railroading in Fall River, located in railroad cars - great fun for train loving kids!

  • The Butterfly Zoo

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    (13 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!

  • Water Wizz

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    (14 miles) East Wareham

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

  • Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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    (15 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 ...

  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum

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    (16 miles) Bristol

    Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England. Your exploration of Blithewold will include a dozen different gardens, specimen trees, and a 45-room English style manor house, all ...

  • Edaville USA

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    (17 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.

  • Pump and Jump

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    (17 miles) Taunton

    Offering inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and giant slides, plus tots' and juniors' areas away from main equipment with their own special stuff. Also has an arcade.

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum

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    (18 miles) Bristol

    The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America\'s Cup Hall of Fame are dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff ...

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum

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    (19 miles) Bristol

    Is a living history farm depicting Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

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    (19 miles) Middletown

    Norman Bird Sanctuary constitutes the largest area of preserved open space in Newport County. A wildlife refuge, NBS encompasses over 300 acres and 7 miles of trails that wind through a diversity of ...

  • Colt State Park

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    (19 miles) Bristol

    464 acres of drives, lawns and stone walls along one of Rhode Island's most incredible shorelines. The "Gem" of the State Parks System!

  • Island Cove Miniature Golf

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    (21 miles) Vineyard Haven

    - an adventure theme course set in extensive gardens. Your game will take you over streams, through a cave, under a waterfall and around a fish pond. One of many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • The National Museum of American Illustration

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    (21 miles) Newport

    The Museum's American Imagist Collection features masterpieces of illustrative art and is the largest such collection in the world. Illustrators combine personal expression with pictorial ...

  • Newport Art Museum

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    (22 miles) Newport

    The Museum's collections and exhibitions focus on the visual arts of Newport and southeastern New England, reflecting both the rich heritage of the past and the lively art scene of the present.

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame

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    (22 miles) Newport

    The Museum's galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos, and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today.

  • Museum of Newport History

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    (22 miles) Newport

    The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...

  • The Old Colony and Newport Scenic Railroad

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    (22 miles) Newport

    Sit Back, relax and enjoy the salt air breeze as you travel along the cozy west shore of Aquidneck island (Newport RI) in an open platform coach built 1904 or an 1884 parlor car.

  • Ryan Family Amusements

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    (22 miles) Newport

    Ryan Family Amusements entertainment center features bowling, huge games rooms with arcade games, and lots more fun for all the family

  • Newport Mansions

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    (22 miles) Newport

    Explore 250 years of American history at our 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks.

  • Astors Beechwood Mansion

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    (23 miles) Newport

    Once the summer home of the Astors, this elegant mansion now features living history tours, including Victorian and Roaring Twenties tours, evening performances, seasonal events, and much more.

  • Fantasyland

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    (23 miles) Seekonk

    6 major rides, super slide, softplay and two award winning 18 hole mini golf courses. A fantastic full day out for all the family!

  • Belcourt Castle

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    (23 miles) Newport

    Take a tour during the day of this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour, Belcourt Castle offers a unique opportunity to step back ...

  • Seekonk Grand Prix

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    (23 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!

  • Adventure Park at Heritage Museums

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    (23 miles) Sandwich

    Explore the great outdoors with this fun adventure park, set on 4 acres with aerial challenges, zip lines and forest education for kids over 7 years

  • Historic Fort Adams

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    (23 miles) Newport

    HISTORIC FORT ADAMS is off Harrison Ave. in Fort Adams State Park. Built 1824-57, Fort Adams is one of the largest coastal fortifications in the United States. Guided tours take visitors from the ...

  • The Museum of Yachting

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    (24 miles) Newport

    The Museum of Yachting is dedicated to preserving the culture of yachting by fostering education and enjoyment of its history through the presentation of vessels, artifacts, literature, events, and ...

  • Cape Cod Childrens Museum

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    (24 miles) Mashpee

    A place where families and children can learn and play together. The museum features lots of hand on exhibits such as: A Pirate Ship, A Plantarium, the Puppet Theatre and Toddler Play Area.

  • Fort Adams State Park

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    (24 miles) Newport

    Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.