Things to do in WOODS HOLE 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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  • Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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    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 ...

  • Island Cove Miniature Golf

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    (6 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 ...

  • Cape Cod Childrens Museum

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    (11 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.

  • Ocean Explorium

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    (15 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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    (16 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 ...

  • Water Wizz

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    (18 miles) East Wareham

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

  • Adventure Park at Heritage Museums

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    (18 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

  • Cape Codder Resort

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    (21 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!

  • Pirate Adventures Hyannis

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    (22 miles) Hyannis

    Pirate Adventures is a fun filled, interactive voyage on the Sea Gypsy. After face painting, tattoos and dressing up, our new "crew" members go on a search for treasure in Lewis Bay. We search for ...

  • Cape Cod Duckmobiles

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    (22 miles) Hyannis

    Ride Cape Cod Duckmobiles'TM authentic military amphibious vehicles. Come ride the streets of downtown Hyannis See a Cape Cod light house, some of Cape Cod's best beaches, and waterfront properties. ...

  • Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

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    (22 miles) Barnstable

    Highlight your Cape Cod vacation with an unforgettable cruise aboard the Mid-Cape's only Whale Watch. The high speed state-of-the-art vessel sails dailyMay through Octoberfrom picturesque Barnstable ...

  • Edaville USA

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    (23 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.

  • ZooQuarium

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    (25 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 ...

  • Freetown Fall River State Forest

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    (26 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!

  • The Butterfly Zoo

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    (27 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!

  • Lazer Gate

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    (27 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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    (28 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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    (28 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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    (28 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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    (28 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!

  • Plimoth Plantation

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    (29 miles) Plymouth

    A fascinating historical attractions for the family and kids as they can learn all about the the stories and tales about actual people who were part of the colony in 1627. A living history adventure ...

  • Cape Cod Rail Trail

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    (29 miles) South Dennis

    The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Its paved surface, few hills, and ...

  • Cartwheel Go-Karts

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    (30 miles) South Dennis

    Go-karts, batting cages, trampolines, indoor arcade, speed pitch, basketball, and LOTS of kids fun in Massachusetts!

  • Plymouth National Wax Museum

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    (30 miles) Plymouth

    The Wax Museum, gives a graphic portrayal in the magic of light, sound, and animation, recreating the persecuted years in England, the escape to Holland, the Mayflower voyage, and the landing at ...

  • Native Plymouth Tours

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    (30 miles) Plymouth

    Pilgrim history with these family friendly tours that enlighten and educate kids on all things Mayflower, Plymouth and Pilgrims - all from the point of view from Native Americans. History comes to ...

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

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    (30 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 ...

  • Pump and Jump

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    (30 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.

  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum

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    (31 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 ...

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum

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    (32 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 ...

  • The National Museum of American Illustration

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    (33 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 ...

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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    (33 miles) Brewster

    There are two floors of exhibits about the flora and fauna of Cape Cod, including exhibits on whales, indigenous birds, and coastal change, and several aquaria holding different species of ...

  • Newport Art Museum

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    (33 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.

  • Astors Beechwood Mansion

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    (33 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.

  • Newport Mansions

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    (33 miles) Newport

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

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame

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    (33 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.