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Fitchburg Art MuseumFitchburg, 978-345-4207, $
The Fitchburg Art Museum, North Central Massachusetts' most treasured cultural institution is a world-class family-friendly museum with art workshops, tours for school groups, and educational resources.

Fitchburg LibraryFitchburg, 978-345-9637, Free
Fitchburg Library holds three story time sessions each week to accomodate children of all ages.

Great Wolf Lodge MA (Formerly CoCo Key Water Park)Fitchburg, (978) 342-7100, $$$$
Great Wolf Lodge resort in Central MA, (about an hour from Boston), offers an indoor oasis of family fun including a wide variety of water park rides, as well as non-water activities like rock walls and mini-golf.

Great Wolf Lodge MA / New EnglandFitchburg, $$
Your Great Wolf Lodge New England adventure will begin in our massive, 84-degree indoor water park with over 68,000 square feet of water-packed excitement.

Amelia Park Children''s MuseumCentral Mass, 413-572-4014, $
The Amelia Park Children's Museum (APCM) is where children are immersed in fresh, vibrant learning experiences with innovative exhibits. APCM provides opportunities for kids to engage and discover through interactive play and educational programs.

Breezy Picnic WaterslidesDouglas, (508) 476-2060, $$$
A family-owned recreational water facility complete with sandy beaches, alpine water slides, picnic areas and a snack bar. Fun for all ages.

Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife SanctuaryWorcester, 508-753-6087, $
Spend a summer afternoon canoeing at Green Hill Park. Canoes, paddles and basic instruction provided. Swim skills required. Under 18 requires accompanying adult.

Charlton OrchardsSturbridge, (508) 248-7820, $$
Charlton Orchards is open from June thru December of each Year. Visit them from the months of June through October and you can “Pick-Your-Own” farm fresh fruit.

Chuck E. CheeseLeominster, (978) 466-9779, $$
Chuck E. Cheese kid's arcade host birthday parties that include 90 minutes of table time, food, drinks, cake and playtime with tokens for games.

Chuck E. CheeseWorcester, (508) 754-5151, $$
Chuck E. Cheese kid's arcade host birthday parties that include 90 minutes of table time, food, drinks, cake and playtime with tokens for games.

Davis Farmland & Water Spray ParkSterling, 978-422-6666, $$$
Located in beautiful, rural Sterling, Davis' Farmland is a unique farm experience. Spend a Day at the farm! Kids can feed* and see all sorts of farm animals including baby goats & cows, chickens, ducks, & llamas, as well as play in the various play areas.

Drawbridge Puppet TheatreLunenburg, 978-582-1578, $
Marionette and Puppet Shows for All Occasions! With plenty of FREE parking, beautifully landscaped grounds, a delightful walk-thru garden, the new location for the Drawbridge Puppet Theater is truly wonderful.

EcoTariumWorcester, 508-929-2700
3-story museum and park dedicated to learning about our natural world. Animal exhibits, hands-on exhibits, special programs, train ride & planetarium.

Gardner MuseumGardner, (978) 632-3277, $
The Gardner Museum was established in 1978 in the Levi Heywood Memorial Library building. Designed by Fuller and Delano of Worcester, the building was completed in 1886 and is now one of the finest extant examples of Richardson Romanesque architecture.

Great Falls Discovery CenterCentral Mass, 413-863-3221, Free
Great Falls Discovery Center is an educational visitor center about the Connecticut River Watershed's rich natural, cultural and industrial history. Exhibits highlight various habitats found in the watershed. Timelines put perspective on today's view of the threats to habitats and what we can do to safeguard them.

Higgins Armory Museum CLOSEDWorcester, (508) 853-6015, $$
In January 2014, the Higgins Armory Museum transferred its unique collection of arms and armor to the Worcester Art Museum. Widely regarded as one of the three most significant arms and armor collections in the Americas; the transfer, which will allow the collection to remain on display in Worcester.

Ice Skating at Sturbridge VillageSturbridge
Visitors are invited to bring skates and take a spin in the Center Village. Hot cider and cocoa are available for sale at the Miner Grant Store and Bake Shop for warming up afterwards.

Johnny Appleseed TrailCentral Mass, (978) 534-2302, Free
Located along scenic Route 2 between the Freedom Trail and the Mohawk Trail, the Johnny Appleseed Trail of North Central Massachusetts offers a charming New England flavor and a wide range of beautiful foliage, unique getaways, and fall fairs and festivals.

Kidzzone Birthday PartiesLeominster, 978-514-9926, $$
Kidzzone is a walk-in arts & crafts studio for kidz and kidz at heart. Kidzzone birthday parties are easy and simple for parents and simply a blast for kidz.

Kimball FarmCentral Mass, (978) 534-9800, $$$
Kimball Farm is loaded with family fun including great Ice Cream, Mini Golf, Driving Range, Grill, Country Store, Farm Animals, & of course, a fun Bumper Boat Lagoon.

Let's Gogh ArtLunenburg, 1.877.ART.GOGH, $$
With the one and only Let's Gogh Art, your group can enjoy a creative and artistic art-venture. We bring the art and crafting fun to your location anywhere in New England.

Let's Gogh Art PartiesLunenburg, (877) ART-GOGH, $$
Why not create and celebrate in the comfort of your own space with family and friends and Let's Gogh Art? When you opt for a creative party with Let's Gogh Art, the fun comes to you (anywhere in New England!). We'll bring the arts & crafts and the fun.

Mendon Twin Drive-InMendon, $$
The Mendon Twin Drive-in first opened in June 1954. Now with two screens and capacity for 800 cars, it shows 4 movies a night – a children’s movie, followed by a more grown-up flick on each screen.

Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental CenterCentral Mass, (800) 859-2960, Free
Northfield Mountain is both a pumped storage hydroelectric facility and a four-season recreation facility that offers a wide variety of environmental and recreation programs.

Old Sturbridge VillageSturbridge, 800-SEE-1830, $$
The Sturbridge Village museum re-creates the daily work activities of a rural 19th-century town in authentic, living history. An easy Boston area day trip.

Old Sturbridge Village Birthday PartiesSturbridge, (508) 347-0285, $$$
A great place for a memorable birthday experience. Several themes to choose from (all in period costumes), including period games, a tea party, base ball, and making a toy wooden boat.

Purgatory Chasm State ReservationSutton, 508 234-3733, Free
This unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm is different than any other state park around. Instead of just walking through the woods, it's about climbing rocks big and small. Lots of free parking. Grills and picnic tables, bathrooms, as well as a terrific playground for the little ones.

Sholan FarmsLeominster, 978-840-3276
Enjoy Apple Picking and a visit to the Farm Stand for a nice assortment of vegetables and apples, along with as some lively items in the Country Store.. On weekends, there is family friendly entertainment for all to enjoy in the afternoon.

Southwick's ZooMendon, (508) 883-9182, $$
Privately owned and maintained, Southwicks has the largest collection of animals and endangered species. One of the nicest zoos in the region. Rides available, too.

Storrowton Village MuseumCentral Mass, 413-205-5051, $
An authentic, recreated village of nine 18th and 19th century buildings around a traditional town green that provide a meaningful historic experience.

The Great Escape Cafe & PlayspaceLeominster, (978) 227-5886, $
The Great Escape is a family playcafe, a place where kids have fun and parents relax. Enjoy gourmet coffee, sandwiches, pastries and healthy snacks. Participate in many scheduled activities and spend time with friends.

Tower Hill Botanic GardenBoylston, (508) 869-6111., $$
Stroll the gardens and grounds to explore nature, take a Contemplative break from work or share some quality time with your family. Check for special events.

Wachusett Mountain SkiingPrinceton, (978) 464-2300, $$
Wachusett is the highest mountain in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River and stands some 2,006 feet above sea level at its peak.

Worcester Art MuseumWorcester, (508) 799-4406, $$
Experience magnificent artwork from five millennia of world cultures. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum's many other treasures.

Worcester Common Ice Skating OvalWorcester, $
This 12,000-square-foot rink (that's 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) is complete with amenities such as piped-in music, skate rentals, lockers, concessions, holiday lights, and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity.

Worcester Historical MuseumWorcester, (508) 753-8278, $
Learn what famous innovations and inventions that Worcester is birthplace to at the Worcester Historical Museum.

Worcester Tornadoes BaseballWorcester, (508) 792-2288, $$
A Worcester Tornados game at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, is a fun, affordable, family outing -- even for kids who can't sit still. In addition to great baseball, each game offers plenty of diversions.



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