Looking for suggestions for a day trip? A themed excursion? A seasonal event?
Places to Go
5-Wits, Be involved in a problem solving adventure, Foxboro, MA.
Acton Bowladrome, Acton, MA.
Battleship Cove, Naval Ship Museum, Fall River, MA.
Bay State Kids Outdoors: weekly hikes in metropolitan Boston. Free.
The Butterfly Place, Westford, MA.
Canobie Lake Park: Rides and water park for the whole family, Salem NH.
Bedford Historical Scavenger Hunt, Bedford, MA. Print out the map and find these local landmarks. (Some of these places are private houses.)
Children’s Museum of Boston, Boston, MA.
Chunky’s Cinema Pub. Sit down in comfy seats, have a meal, and watch a movie!
Children’s Museum of Easton. Easton, MA.
CoCo Key Water Resort. Indoor water park, Danvers, MA.
Concord Museum, Concord, MA.
Davis’ Farmland, Sterling, MA.
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA.
Discovery Museums, Acton, MA.
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA. Check link for other Mass Audubon places.
EcoTarium, Worcester, MA.
Edaville Railroad USA, South Carver, MA.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA.
Fiesta Shows: traveling carnival.
Foliage Network: find out the best leaf peeping areas.
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA.
Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle, MA.
Harvard University Museums: art, natural history, science, archeology.
Imajine That, Lawrence, MA. Indoor playspace.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.
Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Road, Westford, MA. Bumper boats, mini golf, pitch & putt, outdoor luncheon grill.
Lazer Craze , Laser Tag, Woburn MA.
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House , Home of ‘Little Women’, Concord, MA.
Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Association: find community, grange, agricultural/livestock, youth, and major fairs around the state.
Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Parks
MassFieldTrips: the Ultimate Guide to Field Trips & Assemblies for Teachers and Parents.
MASSGrown: farm products, specialty foods, and activities.
Massachusetts Pick Your Own Farm Listings
Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord, MA.
Monkey Joe’s, Inflatables playspace and parties, Danvers, MA.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Museum of Science, Boston, MA.
National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA.
National Park Service sites in Massachusetts.
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.
One Stop Fun, Westford, MA.
Patriot Place: Shopping, entertainment and events, including family activities. Foxboro, MA.
Pick Your Own: Nationwide. Find a farm to get the freshest fruits and veggies. Also find corn mazes, pumpkin patches, Halloween activities, Christmas trees.
Pump It Up Party, Peabody, MA.
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI.
Southwick’s Zoo, Mendon, MA.
Stone Zoo, Stoneham, MA.
Verrill Farm, Concord, MA.
Walden Pond, Concord, MA. Walking trails, swimming, picnicking.
Wheelock Family Theater, Live family theater.
The Bedford Library has discounted or free passes to some of the above places. Contact them to reserve a pass.
Bedford Recreation has discounted tickets to several theme parks and movie theaters.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums: reciprocal programs. Check originating member zoo/aquarium to see which places are on the reciprocal list.
Massachusetts Audubon Society: purchase a family membership and enjoy free access to their 43 Massachsuetts sanctuaries and free or reduced rates on some of their educational programs. (The Mass Audubon is not affiliated with he National Audubon Society, which means a national membership card does not allow access to the Mass Audubon sites.)
Massachusetts ParksPass: Purchase the annual pass and get nearly unlimited parking access to state park facilities within the Massachusetts Department of Conservation (DCR) that charge a parking fee.
MBTA – Greater Boston’s Public Transportation System: commuter rail, the T, and bus service.