Things to do in Boston with kids
Boston is the city of variety. It can feel like a small, family neighbourhood. It can be your big city.
You want museums? Sure! Head to the Boston Children’s Museum with great hands-on exhibits, or the Museum of Science.
Perhaps you want to visit the ocean? Of course! Why not speed across it with Codzilla at 40mph, or take to the waves with Liberty Fleet which have a host of sailing tours, including a recreation of the Boston Tea Party?
There are places to go with kids that are perfect in summer, like the fascinatingly historic Boston National Historic Park which tells the story of the American Revolution.
Around in winter? Look no further than the many indoor attractions like Legoland Discovery Center and New England Aquarium!
When it comes to cities, there are few that are more kid-friendly than this Massachusetts favorite. There are a ton of fun things to do which are not only fun and educational for the kids, but also fun for adults.
It’s safe, clean, charming, and the perfect city for families looking for a great day out!
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!
A boat tour with a difference as you take to speeds up to 40mph with CODZILLA! A thrilling Boston experience with 360 spins and hairpin turns!
New England Aquarium is filled with thousands of aquatic animals, from seals to jellies, sharks and rays! IMAX & whale watching too
A fascinating look into the history of the Boston Tea Party, where costumed actors tell the story of this important night in USA history!
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 children's story, "Make Way for Ducklings."
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.
Over 700 interactive exhibits perfect for kids in Boston, where their imagination can run wild with science and technology!
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.
See Boston from a unique WWII style amphibious landing vehicle, with historic commentary around the city then it's into the Charles River!
Indoor rock climbing fun in South Boston, perfect for kids of all experience levels. Bouldering, parties, camps and more!
Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond.
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 and then continue out to explore everything else th....
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 one of the "Knights of the Keyboard" as you see th....
LEGO fun for kids in Boston, taking them into a world where they can use their imagination, enjoy fun activities, workshops and rides too!
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.
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 miss the University's most visited museum, just 10....
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!
Visit America's oldest car collection at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts!
Family-friendly, big machines & wrenches....sound fun? A fascinating look at where water comes from!
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!
26 acres of wildlife from all over the world, to educate, inspire, excite and engage - all near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA!
Fishing, canoeing, trails...even ice-skating are waiting for kids to enjoy at this historically significant park in beautiful Massachusetts.
A colourfully fun indoor playground for those energetic and creative children 6 and under.
A fun indoor play and party place in beautiful Massachusetts for toddlers up to those kids aged the big seven!
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
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.
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.
A creative drop-in craft studio great for kids, with painting your own pottery, as well as mining for gems, and candle making!
Family bowling fun in this retro bowling alley in Massachusetts, with themed nights, great food and great entertainment too!
Einstein's Workshop is an amazing space for kids in Massachusetts to explore the creative side of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Family bowling fun at this classic Massachusetts bowling alley, with fun events, birthday parties and fun event nights!
Experience a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family with this historic 1821 house in Salem.
Brooksby Farm offers friendly farm animals, birthday parties, fruit picking and more farm fun in Massachusetts!
Experience a live re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trial! Go back in time to 1692 to hear real transcripts from the actual trials, before touring the dungeon!
Explore the untold stories of 1692 with live presentations and real life scenes depicting the stories of the trials in Old Salem village.
A compelling museum of eerily life-like wax figures depicting Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692.
Spend the day surrounded by art and culture in this popular Salem museum, with exhibits, programs and activities!
Relive the swashbuckling adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, with a walking tour and authentic pirate treasures!
Learn all about the history of Salem (and it's other residents!) through walking tours....at night!
Join real Salem Witches in a tour around Salem, and get the real truth about Witchcraft and magic!
Step back in time to 1692, to a time when the Witch Trails of Salem were in full force. Fascinating for the older kids, this museum gives the family a dramatic history lesson with life-size figures, narration and lighting.
Open gym play and a dedicated indoor play area for those children's birthday parties in Massachusetts!
The Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of 12 historic structures and about 9 acres of land along the waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts, plus a Visitor Center in downtown Salem.
Uncover 359 years of Salem's history at this collection of historic buildings, and museum. A great family historical experience in Massachusetts!
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!
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!
Multi level laser tag arena, 18 hole mini golf and arcade plus sports bar family restaurant with sundae bar.
Free for kids, this is an ever changing range of consistently excellent exhibits at this fun craft museum, where art is all around you!
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 great city! Family fun for any age!
A beautiful way to get the kids out into nature, popular with boaters and fisherman. Great for hiking, picnicking, canoeing and biking.
Danforth Art Museum boasts an impressive permanent art collection with a focus on American Art, with hands-on experiences for kids too!
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.
Features include inflatable obstacle course, Bungee Run, 60ft zipline, soccer nets, nasketball areas and climbing ropes.
Multi level indoor soft play in Boston with Jam Time for under 6s, with, ball pit, bouncy house, soft toys for infants too!
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.
Spend the day as a Secret Agent or exploring Captain Nemo's submarine in 2 immersive, interactive adventures!
Mind bending adventure with live action entertainment at 5-Wits. A fully immersive experience with adventure and challenges in Massachusetts!
A fun family friendly indoor playspace for those creative and active kids up to 7 years of age.
Two museums in one! In the Children's Discovery Museum, the younger children learn while they play. At the Science Discovery Museum, children and adults of all ages explore hands-on scientific concepts creativity!
Beautiful forests, lush wetlands and peaceful fields...a great day out in nature in the stunning outdoors of Massachusetts.
Indoor inflatable fun in Massachusetts with Pump N Jump featuring bounce houses, obstacle courses & more!
A historical attraction for kids at one of the oldest independent bottling plants in the United States. A great look back into history!
Cheerleading fun for kids 9 months to 5 years where they can play and learn gymnastics and creative movement.
Visit the Smolak Farms for that classic farm fun, with animals, Fall festival, pumpkin patches, fruit picking and more!
Jungle Jake's is a fun and creative indoor play center for kids up aged from 1 to 12!
This is not your run-of-the-mill museum. From spinning wheels to airplanes and power looms to baseballs, history really comes alive here. Enjoy family-friendly interactive centers for hands-on fiber arts for all ages. Kids' programming available too.
Inflatables, adventure climbing structure, infant zone, Lego Station, indoor car track, air hockey, arcade and more at BB Kidz Klub!
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!
An fun and interactive educational play space for kids with activities including a child sized grocery store, a HUGE dinosaur climbing structure, reading areas as well as an arts and crafts area. Play time!
One Stop Fun for kids with gymnastics, karate, dance, a rock wall and an indoor playground!
Open gym time & open play offered at Mass Premier Courts, also with basketball, kids programs, tournaments and more!
Family fun in Massachusetts with go-karts, batting cages, mini golf and SO much more...including ice cream! Kids will love it.
Just Claying Around is a creative space for all ages. Come in to have Fun and Create Memories! Whether your skill level is beginner or expert our amazing staff will guide you through your projects from start to finish.
Features include an aquarium with touch tanks and maritime exhibit gallery with interactive stations plus summer classes and programs aimed at families. Plus go sailing or lobstering!
Animal Adventures Family Zoo rescues orphaned and abandoned exotic animals, and offers presentations so you can visit them!
Surround yourself with over 500 butterflies, representing up to 50 species from all around the world, with this charming New England butterfly experience!
A fully wooded family campground perfect for tents through to cabins. Kids will love the heated pool and other fun activities!
Family friendly indoor kids play center with open play times for those under 8, toys, bouncers and birthday parties!
The ultimate indoor fun center for families of any age, with mini golf, mini bowling, billards, and arcade and table games! Catch the fun on your Massachusetts family day out!
A charming animal sanctuary caring long term for now over 200 abandoned and mistreated creatures that kids can watch and learn from.
Over 200 items to select from to personalise with a multitude of mediums, plus hand and foot prints. Regular events and classes held.
A Massachusetts Learning Center with Open Play and age appropriate classes to encourage kids to learn through play, curiosity & inquisitiveness.
An award-winning playground and exciting educational programs, Capron Park Zoo is home to lions, snow monkeys, and more! Animal fun in Massachusetts!
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.
Open a new world of adventure to your children that develops them physically, mentally and socially in a positive reinforcing environment. Kids are introduced to climbing through a series of games, group activities, challenging movements, and pure fu....
Pump N Jump is indoor bouncing fun for kids in Massachusetts with bounce houses, obstacles, games room & birthday parties!
Fun and creative indoor play for those active kids, with fun birthday party ideas and LOTS of inflatables!
Big thrills, fast and steep snow tubing, and globe riding...yes please!
Prepare to be amazed viewing 850 exotic animals from all around the world, across 200 beautiful acres of naturalistic habitats.
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 life in Massachusetts!
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 Plymouth, where the rain - thunder - and lightning or a....
A winning combination of family splash park, mega maze, laser tag and adorable animals to pet and feed. You'll be here all day!
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!
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.
A fascinating historical attractions for the family and kids taking you back to 1627! A living history adventure for the family in Massachusetts!
Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, ride a narrow-gauge railroad.
The largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England is ready for the family! With over 400 acres and trails through fields, streams, woods and marsh, it's a fun day out in nature and wildlife.
Bouncingly fun play for kids in Massachusetts featuring a multi level indoor treehouse, dual rider inflatable slides and a bounce house, as well as activities in science and crafts.
Indoor rock climbing fun in Massachusetts, with climbing areas, bouldering, and classes just for kids!
At Edaville you can ride through Cran-Central, roar throughout Dino Land, and explore with Thomas & Friends through the magical Island of Sodor!
A scenic and historic Massachusetts park, great for hiking, picnicking, exploring and playing in the wading pool. Perfect for active families, anglers, horseback riders!
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!
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.
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!
6 major rides, super slide, softplay and two award winning 18 hole mini golf courses. A fantastic full day out for all the family!
A fun escape where you can just enjoy the fun sport of table tennis as a family!
Indoor fun in Rochdale geared towards kids 3 years and up, with great open play filled with hands-on activities such as LEGO, and amazing events too!
Zoink's Fun Factory is indoor play with inflatables big slides, climbing mazes and more!
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.
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 overnight on board the battleship for a boatload of....
A railroad museum that traces the history of railroading in Fall River, located in railroad cars - great fun for train loving kids!
All things Lazer! Top notch Tag arena, 18 hole blacklight mini golf, and cutting edge lazer maze games, plus arcade.
Enjoy 20 state of the art candlepin bowling lanes in Massachusetts, as well as family bowling specials and Cosmic Bowling every Friday & Saturday night!
A multi-level indoor family entertainment center. We offer indoor high speed go karting, mini golf, billiards, arcade, bowlingo, bumper cars, play structure, and more!
Get creative with The Twisted Potter - just pick a piece to paint, and let the creative juices flow! Great artistic fun for all ages!
In the heart of New England this family campground is located on the shores of sparkling Lake Dean with lots of great family activities!
Incredibly fun and adventurous daily narrated tours along the historic sand dunes and National Seashore Park! An unusual and fun family day out experience for kids of ANY age!
The 12th oldest zoo in the USA, Buttonwood Park Zoo in Massachusetts is a great day out with animals from all over the world, as well as a Zoo Train and carousel!
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
From cabins, RV's, to sleeping out under the stars, Yogi Bear will be there to give the family a great camping experience in Massachusetts!
A fascinating 1830s New England living history museum - one of the largest in the country! With 59 antique buildings, costumed historians, and a working farm, kids can enjoy year round fun at this Massachusetts attraction!
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 Harbor.
Great ocean fun in Massachusetts, where kids especially love the "touch tank," tide pools filled with starfish and sea cucumbers. Other displays include sea turtles, lobster and wolffish!
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.
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!
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. One of the many fun family places to visit if you'r....
Swashbuckling adventures for kids aged 3 - 10 years, as they take to the seas hunting treasure in Hyannis Harbor on their very own pirate ship! Arrrrrr!
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 crustaceans, mollusks, fish, frogs, turtles and snakes. Sever....
Experience this Cape Cod interactive science museum featuring real pirates and the worlds ONLY authenticated pirate treasures!
Go-karts, batting cages, trampolines, indoor arcade, speed pitch, basketball, and LOTS of kids fun in Massachusetts!
The indoor theatre routinely offers 5 short films daily on a rotating schedule.The centre is right next to two polular nature trails as well.
Fun mini golf that will take you over streams, through a cave, under a waterfall and around a fish pond. Also a climbing wall for those active kids in Massachusetts!
25,000 sq.ft of family fun at this Roller Skating Family Entertainment Center, featuring Skating, Laser Tag, and big arcade area! A great Massachusetts family day out for those active kids!
Lupa Zoo 20 acres of animals from across the globe, where kids can learn about nature, conservation and so much more!
Housed in the 1750-era Strong House, the Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present.
A fun Massachusetts museum to inspire a love of reading through picture books! Celebrating illustrations from around the world, it's a fun and colorful day out for kids!
Rock climbing fun in Massachusetts with state of the art facilities, climbing walls, bouldering and even birthdays and camps!
The Zoo in Forest Park features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.
An 18,400 sq ft nature experience with a butterfly conservation center, with nearly 4,000 free flying butterflies from all over the world!
The Children's Museum at Holyoke provides a unique setting in which children and adults learn together about art, science and the world around them. Through hands-on exhibits, children challenge themselves, discover how the world works, explore new r....
A unique, entertaining world of New England charm, fairy tale fantasies, and hands-on, interactive candlemaking that's fun for every age. Also with permanent Christmas Wonderland exhibit.
In the centre of Springfield there is a park called The Quadrangle which contains sculptures of some of your favourite Dr.Seuss characters - great for photo opportunities
The Hoop Hall features interactive and historic exhibits about every aspect of the game.
Visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will find a world filled with the wonders of natural and physical science. The Museum also is home to a live animal center with fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians in such realistic natural habitats as an....
Thrills, squeals, family fun and lots of events at the iconic Six Flags theme park!
Sweet family fun out in nature at Look Park, with boat rides, mini golf, and even a steam train ride!
Natural Bridges preserves some of the finest examples of natural stone architecture in the southwest. On a tree-covered mesa next to deep sandstone canyons, three natural bridges formed when meandering streams slowly cut through the canyon walls. In ....
Visit the ONLY naturally formed white marble arch in the whole of the USA - right in Massachusetts!
A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.
Kidspace is an interactive art gallery within MoCA plus studio designed for kids offering hands on fun!
On weekends and holidays (Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in October) the Museum offers two ninety minute round trip excursions from Lenox Station to Stockbridge and a forty-five minute round trip excursion from Lenox Station to Lee nar....
You will see original models used in famous movies and a real Academy Award. You will discover how blockbuster movies as Chicken Run, Predator,X-Men,The Matrix was made.Special: $20 Workshop includes 2 hr. training, materials and take home video. Ins....
Berkshire Museum is 3,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and experiments based around natural science, history and art!
A fascinating look into American history at the stunning Ventfort Hall, and American lives during the Gilded Age.