Whimsy Art Center
Other Ideas: The Painting Place; Boston Center for the Arts; Pinecones & Needles; Harvard COOP For Kids - Story & Crafts Hour; Arlington Center For The Arts
Whimsy is a colorful walk-in arts and crafts studio dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit and igniting imaginations in children of all ages.
Paint a treasure box, mosaic a mirror, design a Tshirt, decoupage a purse, craft 99% silver jewelry.
The possibilities are endless. Youíll be sure to find options for everyone in the family. There's even a mining sluice to pan for gemstones, a play space, a creative toy shop and a yoga studio for kids and adults. It's the perfect family spot for rainy days, birthday parties, fieldtrips or just because.
A Whimsy party is guaranteed to be a success with both the kids AND the parents. The kids love the project choices and the parents canít believe that they donít have to lift a finger.
Whether itís a Friday night silver jewelry party for your 13 year old or a Saturday morning princess party for your 4 year old, you can rest assured that youíll be hosting a stress free memorable event. A
ll you have to do is pick a project category and a budget, decide if you want any of the add-ons like the sluice, candy art or tattoos, and we do the rest. Because of the wide selection of options, many of our customers celebrate with us year after year.
All parties come with an 8 x 10 photo of the group, a personalized Tshirt for the birthday child, table balloons and dedicated staff.
Open Tues-Sat> 10am-5:00pm
With holiday exceptions, closed most Mondays.
Most projects fall within the $6 to $28 range with the average running about $15. There is a $2 studio fee for all painters.
686 Worcester Road; (Route 9 East), Framingham, MA, 01702 map
Phone: (508) 626-8989
Located on Route 9 east in Framingham, directly across the street from Trader Joes, Staples and Ruby Tuesdays behind Ski Market Plaza.
Exit Route 9 Framingham, travel approximately 7 miles. Watch for the Whimsy sign on the right after you pass Framingham State College and St. Bridget's Church.
From Mass Pike (exit 12)
Exit Route 9 Framingham - head east for approximately 2.5 miles. Whimsy will be on your right side - see above.
From Mass Pike (exit 13)
Exit Route 30 Framingham. Head west on Route 30 about 1 mile until it merges with Route 9. Continue on Route 9 approximately 1 mile, go through one traffic light (Whole Foods) and you will see our sign on the eastbound side. Prepare to make a U turn at Framingham center/Edgell Road/Route 30).
the best birthday party everJust had a wonderful birthday party at whimsy for my 6 year old daughter!!!!!!!!!! highly recommend it to everyone! Lori did an awesome job, and me being a little controlling, i didn't even have to do a thing! everything was done by Lori from setting the table, cutting and serving the cake and pizza. i just can't say enough! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
A Great Party For Kids And Parents AlikeWe just had our daughters 7th birthday party at Whimsy and it was great on all fronts. First, we had a lot of help in selecting specific activities (there are a LOT of choices) and planning the time out. We were extra impressed with the customizable invitations and ability to order the cake directly with Whimsy and have it delivered. When we got there, the friendly staff jumped right in to direct the kids and keep their attention. They managed a group of 7 year olds like pro's and the kids had a great time. They all went home with personally crafted treasures and were even talking about how much fun they had the next day. My daughter, the birthday girl said it was the best birthday ever. We looked into a LOT of different venues, including American Girl store, Pump it Up, etc. and this for sure was the most fun for the price. It's a great value. Lastly, we found out they have kids yoga classes, workshops for kids and parents, Mom's night out and you can walk in anytime for a great few hours of fun. For a busy mom that didn't need to spend hours sweating about the details- Whimsy was a delight.
My Daughter's Madeline's 7th BirthdayIt was the best birthday party for her and it was the best birthday party for me! It was so organized...the kids were so engaged in their projects....the mining was a HUGE hit! Nina and Lori took care everything...EVERYTHING once we got through the door.! (The pizza the cake (both were delicious by the way), serving the children) all I had to do was watch my little girl have the PERFECT party for her and be able to CHAT (how often do I ever get to do that at an all kids event) with some of the moms that were there. Low key, princessy just the way Madeline wanted it to be and the kids were busy in a very creative and intelligent way! LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!! Thank you so much Nina! Thank you so much Lori!
Birthday Party SuccessWe had my 6 year old son's birthday party at Whimsy's. We had about 17 kids that ranged in age of 5 and 6. The party was such a success! The kids really loved the mining sluice. I would highly recommend Whimsy's to all.
Whimsy Was GreatWhimsy was a terrific place to have my daughter's 5th birthday party. The staff was extremely helpful. They took everything off our hands and made it easy to plan and stress free. The price was reasonable compared to other types of parties I researched. I would highly recommend Whimsy for a birthday party or drop in.
4-year Old B-day PartyWe had our daughter's fourth birthday party at Whimsy in Jan. I was a little concerned as to whether art projects would hold the interest of a bunch of preschoolers for 1-1/2 hours, but the staff was well equipped to handle the kids and everyone had a great time. From the time that we walked in the door, Lori, the owner, and her staff took care of everything from collecting presents, to helping the kids select projects, to ordering and serving pizza and ice-cream cake. My daughter loves craft projects and so it was a great fit for her. The amazing thing was that the play space at Whimsy also worked for the kids in her class who generally don't have the patience to sit and work on projects for too long. All in all, a great experience.
Whimsy FraminghamIt's a great HUGE art/craft studio for kids of all ages. While we were there a teen and her mom were painting/embroidering book bags, we (elementary school aga kids) painted a bird house and a wooden keepsake chest, and a toddler painted a treasure chest.. Lots of options for lots of tastes, not dreadfully expensive (we spent $12 & $14 on our two items). Owner Lori was great. And a new Yoga studio is tucked into a corner -- for kids and for adults. It's a bit hidden: on rt 9, opposite Trader Joes and behind/under Ski Market. Nice coffee shop at the end of the parking lot (Panache). Well worth our time (even coming from Arlington as we were)
Birthday PartiesWe just had our 4 year old's birthday party at Whimsy. It was wonderful. There were 20 kids at the party painting and stuffing animals. The kids had a great time. I do suggest a few less kids as it can get loud and crazy, but the staff was excellent in keeping the kids busy and mostly under control (it was 20 four year olds).
ReviewWe have been going to Whimsy since it's opening and have never had a less than great experience, every single time (and we have been there many, many times!). One of my daughters finally had her birthday party here and the whole experience was wonderful. Both the owners are absolutely accommodating and made the party a fun event for my daughter and her friends. I would absolutely recommend them and will definitely consider them for future activities and parties.
Last Minute Birthday PartyThe boys (ages 6-7) had a GREAT time - enjoyed their project, LOVED the Mining Sluice, perfect for my rock collecting son! I sat back in the cafe area with a few moms, with coffee my hubby got for us from Panache next door (YUM!) and just enjoyed watching the kids. They took care of welcoming the boys, taking coats, presents, getting pizza for the kids, cutting the cake, every aspect. Once I went to pick up a paper plate to throw it out and they rushed over and told me to sit and relax it was not my job! My boys can't wait to go back, the 11 year old included. I thought the price was very reasonable, actually expected it to cost more than it did. I'm actually thinking of having MY birthday there! They host ladies nights out, bring your own wine, food, etc.. Sounds like that could be fun to me :-)
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