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Boston Rock GymWoburn, (781) 935-7325, $$
The Boston Rock gym provides a safe, challenging and fun environment for any climbing enthusiast. People of all ages, and all climbing abilities come to the Boston Rock Gym to test their skill on a multitude of walls.

Extra Innings Indoor Baseball & Softball Training CentersWoburn, (781) 935-2256, $$$
New England's finest year round indoor baseball & indoor softball training facility is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of players of all ages and abilities.

Horn PondWoburn, Free
Horn Pond is a great area to visit for nature, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sunset watching, birdwatching, dog walking, a place to take the kids, hill climbing or just relaxing. There is a large network of walking trails through varying landscape. there is also a designated walking route around the pond. you can climb up the mountain for a great view of Winchester and Woburn.

Jump On In Parties & PlayWoburn, 781-939-5867, $$
Inflatable fun for parties and a select open play times in Lowell, Haverill, Nashua, and Woburn. High ceilings accommodate the biggest indoor inflatable slides and jumping equipment.

Toys R UsWoburn, (781) 935-7654, $$
and elPopular chain store featuring toys from toddler to teen. You'll find everything from Fisher Price and Little Tikes to bicycles, outdoor equipment, books and electronics.

Woburn BowladromeWoburn, (781) 933-1709, $$
The nostalgic Woburn Bowladrome north of Boston has bowling for kids that's complete with a glow in the dark setting (the more white clothing the kids wear, the higher the glow factor).

(No Tubing 2018/2019) Amesbury Sports Park SnowtubingAmesbury, 978-388-5788, $$
Amesbury Sports Park is New England's first snowtubing park. They make snow, and have a conveyor belt lift and a tow lift service the hill to the top of their many trails. Hop on your tube, take a ride up the hill, then down you go. Bring your helmet!

Addison Gallery of American ArtAndover, (978) 749-4015, Free
The newly renovated and expanded Addison Gallery of American Art is an academic museum dedicated to collecting American art. The museum, on the campus of Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, is open to the public, free of charge.

Addison Gallery of American Art School & Group ProgramsAndover, 978.749.4198, Free
The Addison Gallery offers school group programs for pre-kindergarten through high school in the new Museum Learning Center.

Adrenaline Zone Inflatables Play Area at LaserCrazeNorth Andover, (978) 689-7700, $
The Adrenaline Zone for kids from two to ten, has enormous fun-filled inflatable play structures. There are also simpler air-filled fun structures perfect for our younger guests.

Agassiz RocksManchester-by-the-Sea, 978.921.1944, Free
Ascend a small hill to where a massive granite monolith juts into the sky, then pass a swamp where another huge boulder has sat as silent witness for millennia. Big and Little Agassiz Rocks are dramatic examples of giant boulders plucked from bedrock and carried far away by the last glacier

Altitude Trampoline ParkBillerica, (978) 663-5867, $$
Altitude Billerica is one of the largest indoor trampoline parks in the state. The indoor park includes a variety of specific activities such as 3D Dodgeball, Basketball Dunking Lanes, Foam Pits, Gymnastics 'tumble tracks', as well as a large Main Court.

Amesbury Town ParkAmesbury, Free
The Amesbury Town Park, located between Friend and Highland Streets, is expansive and modern, offering a place for children of all ages to play.

Appleton FarmsIpswich, 978-356-4351, Free
Wander among crop fields and livestock pastures, wetlands and forest, at America’s oldest, continuously operating farm. Family and dog friendly, easy hiking and cross-country skiing in a beautiful location.

Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's FurnitureReading, 781.944.9090, $$
Experience the thrill of traveling from one activity to the next. Test your agility and balance, as you make your way across our exclusive, one-of-a-kind sky ropes course.

Beantown at Jordan's FurnitureReading, (781) 944-9090, $$
Okay, it's not really a playspace, more of a cool destination. Jordan's furniture in Reading features some nifty liquid fireworks, giant jelly bean sculptures, ice cream, a trapeze school, as well as an IMAX theatre.

Big Sticks Indoor GolfBurlington, 781-229-2269, $$$
Indoor golf practice facility for lessons and practice, swing with computer equipment and virtual golf. Clubs are available or bring own. You can practice on your own, or get a lesson.

Boston Hill FarmNorth Andover, 978-681-8556
Visit Boston Hill Farm in North Andover for a low-key, friendly farm experience that kids and parents will really enjoy.

Bradford Ski AreaHaverhill, (978) 373-0071, $$
Bradford is a small area located north of Boston near the NH/MA border that offers a variety of learning programs for both juniors and adults.

Bradley Palmer State Park & Wading PoolTopsfield, 1-617-828-1708, $
The Bradley Palmer State Park Wading Pool is a large, shallow, pleasant place for little ones to get wet. There are lifeguards, bathrooms, a small climbing structure, and lots of shady lounging areas.

Breakheart ReservationSaugus, 781-233-0834, Free
Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with an extensive trail system, year-round ranger programs, and summer fishing and swimming.

BrickapaloozaTyngsboro, 978-649-2654, $$
Brickapalooza offers hands-on LEGO®-themed classes like Basic Engineering and Creative Building, drop-in play times and other events. Check the website for current schedules.

Brooksby FarmPeabody, (978) 531-1631
Pick your own seasonal fruits year round, apples & a variety of berries. Cut Xmas trees in winter, ice skate or x-country ski. Feed barn animals.

Build A Bear - Birthday PartiesPeabody, (978) 532-6588, $$$
Build a Bear Workshop Parties are fun and creative. Best of all, each guest goes home with a new best friend - a cute stuffed animal that they make!

Build A Bear - Birthday PartiesSaugus, (781) 233-6855, $$$
Build a Bear Workshop Parties are fun and creative. Best of all, each guest goes home with a new best friend - a cute stuffed animal that they make!

Build A Bear - Birthday PartiesBurlington, (781) 272-5155, $$$
Build a Bear Workshop Parties are fun and creative. Best of all, each guest goes home with a new best friend - a cute stuffed animal that they make!

Burlington Ice PalaceBurlington, (781) 272-9517, $
The Burlington Ice Palace is a full service skating facility offering an extensive variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities.

Burlington Ice Palace Birthday PartiesBurlington, 1-888-74-SKATE, $$
The Burlington Ice Palace is a full service skating facility offering an extensive variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities.

Cabot Street Cinema TheaterBeverly, (978) 927-3677, $$$
Belying an elegant lobby and sizable interior, the Cabot Street Cinema's facade doesn't do justice to this local gem.

Cape Ann LanesGloucester, 978-283-9753, $$$
Cape Ann Lanes ibrings candlepin bowling to new heights. Brand new, glow-in-the-dark carpet, arcade games, good food, and music make it a great haven on a yucky day.

Cape Ann MuseumGloucester, 978-283-0455, $
The Cape Ann Museum in downtown Gloucester maintains and exhibits material relating to the history and arts of this region. Frequent programs invite children to make and appreciate art.

Cape Ann Museum School & Group ProgramsGloucester, 978-283-0455, $
The Cape Ann Museum offers school education programs relating to Cape Ann's history as a center for artists and the source of granite for buildings up and down the East coast.

Cape Ann Whale WatchGloucester, (800) 877-5110, $$$
This tour offers four-hour trips led by staff members from the Whale Conservation Institute. You can also listen to whale songs with headsets onboard.

Captain Bill's Whale WatchingGloucester, 800-339-4253, $$$
Operating since 1979 - Captain Bill's boasts whale sightings on 99.9% of their trips. Top notch crews and naturalists round out this quality humpback whale watching operation.

Cashman ParkNewburyport, n/a, Free
A waterfront park that has activities for everyone: a jungle gym, open fields, tennis and basketball courts, soccer and softball fields, and a public boat ramp!

Castle Hill on the Crane EstateIpswich, 978.356.4351, $$
Castle Hill exemplifies the American Country Place Era with its farm and estate buildings, designed grounds and gardens, and diverse natural areas.

Cedarland AMAZEment Action PlaycenterHaverhill, (978) 521-7700, $
The aMAZEment Action Playcenter is a year-round indoor playground and interactive play area. The Action play maze features a family-friendly Sports Court, a Triple Wave Slide and more climbing,crawling, swinging and overall playing than you could ever imagine!

Character Parties: Carole Finn-WeidmanBeverly, 978-927-0858
Storybook characters of your child's choice come to life when actress and storyteller Carole Finn-Weidman performs for a party.

Chevalier TheatreMedford, (781) 395-1732, $$$
Located in Medford, Massachusetts, the Chevalier Theatre is one of the Boston area's hidden gems, an historical landmark, a memorial to a hero and a cultural icon.

Chuck E. CheeseLowell, (978) 970-3636, $$
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. CheeseDanvers, (978) 777-6274, $$
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. CheeseBurlington, (781) 229-2024, $$
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. CheeseMethuen, (978) 557-9900, $$
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.

Chunky's Cinema PubHaverhill, (978) 374-2200, $
At Chunky's, dinner and a movie are all the same thing! Order from a complete pub menu, and enjoy a first-run movie.

Cider Hill FarmAmesbury, 978.388.5525
There’s always a lot going on and growing at Cider Hill Farm. Enjoy strawberry picking in the spring to apple picking & hayrides in the fall, and much more!

Clay Dreaming Pottery StudioBeverly, 1-978-927-1414, $$
Clay Dreaming Pottery Studio offers 'Paint Your Own Pottery' and classes in a range of techniques including hand building, wheel throwing, tile and mold making, and glaze instruction. Parties, too!

CLOSED: Roller PalaceBeverly, 978-927-4242, $
This venue has closed. Good clean fun on wheels, and birthday parties too.

CLOSED: Bonkers Funhouse PizzaPeabody, (978) 535-8355, $$
A fun, indoor entertainment destination for children, featuring a giant maze, arcade games, a mini ferris wheel, a frog hopper, and a gated area for infants and toddlers with a small climbing structure.

CoCo Key Indoor Water ResortDanvers, (978) 777-2500, $$$$
Key West moves to Massachusetts at CoCo Key Water Resort in Danvers! New England’s first indoor waterpark resort, it’s a great anytime getaway for the whole family.

Connors FarmDanvers, 978-777-1245, $
Connors Farm is a one-hundred-forty-acre working farm. The farm offers pick-your-own fruits & pumpkins, play areas, hayrides, farm animals, catch & release fishing and all kinds of seasonal activities. Birthday parties too!

Crane BeachIpswich, 978-356-4354, $$$
Four miles of white sand and gentle surf, voted 'Best Beach' of Boston three years running. Bathhouses, lifeguards, and concession stand onsite and ample parking.

Endicott ParkDanvers, (978) 777-0001, $
Offers a large playground, animal farm and nature hiking path. Picnic tables are available throughout the grounds. Bathrooms and drink machines can be found in the main building.

Essex Shipbuilding MuseumEssex, (978) 768-6441, $
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world. Preserving the history of the wooden shipbuilding industry, an integral part of the economy and culture in New England and the United States since the 1630s, the Museum maintains one of the best maritime collections in the region.

Extra Innings Indoor Baseball & Softball Training CentersMiddleton, 978-762-0668, $$$
New England's finest year round indoor baseball & indoor softball training facility is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of players of all ages and abilities.

Extra Innings Indoor Baseball & Softball Training CentersSalisbury, (978) 499-0063, $$$
New England's finest year round indoor baseball & indoor softball training facility is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of players of all ages and abilities.

Extra Innings Indoor Baseball & Softball Training CentersTewksbury, (978) 851-1220, $$$
New England's finest year round indoor baseball & indoor softball training facility is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of players of all ages and abilities.

Firehouse Center For The ArtsNewburyport, (978) 462-7336, $$
Firehouse features an art gallery, restaurant and intimate 195 seat Theater which presents dance, concerts, drama, musicals, new works and kid's programming.

Front BeachRockport, $$
Sandy Bay acts as the beautiful backdrop for Front Beach, the perfect beach for the swimmer in your group! There is a floating dock that you can swim out to - and at low tide, you can hunt for seaglass and small ocean creatires.

Funny Girl DesignsSalisbury, 978-465-3100, $$
Handmade hair accessory boutique with private party room. Children create their own hair clips and headbands using battery powered, Cool Tool glue guns. The children choose from a large variety of appliques, flowers and rhinestones to create their own one of a kind hair accessories!

Geisler Memorial Swimming PoolLawrence, (978) 687-1024, Free
Open 10:00am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week from late June until mid-August. Children must be accompanied by an adult and showers are required before entering the pool.

Gloucester BeachesGloucester, (978) 281-9785, $$
Gloucester boats several great family-friendly beaches that make the perfect day trip from Boston and environs. Swim, sun, walk, wade, or just relax. Bring a book and enjoy a day at the beach.

Gloucester WaterfrontGloucester, Free
Walk along the boardwalk and watch the boats and catch the ocean breeze. A nice day trip from points west and south of Boston and Cape Cod.

Goldfish Swim SchoolBurlington, 781-881-2108, $$
Goldfish Swim School offers swim lessons for children ages 4 months and up, as well as family swim times, a rec team and birthday parties.

Golf CountryMiddleton, (978) 774-4476, $
Golf Country's three locations offer miniature golf, batting cages and a driving range.

Golf CountrySaugus, (781) 231-0032, $
Golf Country's three locations offer miniature golf, batting cages and a driving range.

Good Harbor BeachGloucester, $$$
Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful beach with lovely, white sand, and great waves facing the Atlantic. There is a concession stand, rest rooms, and showers.

Guard Up Themed Birthday Party AdventuresBurlington, (781) 270-4800, $$
Guard Up! Offers Birthday Parties and special events for your group. Birthday Parties are for all ages with sword games (Medieval or Space) or fencing. Enjoy your own private party room for eating cake after your event.

Halibut Point State ParkRockport, (978) 546-2997
Halibut Point is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now descend from rocky headland to the tidal pools below.

Hammond Castle MuseumGloucester, (978) 283-7673, $$
Take a self-guided or guided tour and explore the home of inventor John Hammond complete with towers and passageways. Beautiful ocean views!

Haverhill Public LibraryHaverhill, (978) 373-1586, Free
A big and airy public library in downtown Haverhill. Visit the large children's section, separate young adult department, fine art on display, storyhours, computers, and special programs.

House of Seven GablesSalem, 978-744-0991, $$
Tour the mansion made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel. Includes author's birthplace, seaside gardens, Museum Store and Garden Cafe.

Ice Skating at Stoneham Town Common RinkStoneham, Free
Stoneham has recently added a free outdoor skating rink at the town common. Bring your own skates – open 9AM to 9PM.

Imajine ThatLawrence, (978) 682-5338, $$
Imajine That's unique 12,000 square foot family and child interactive playspace offers an environment where families can create and learn together in a safe and educational way.

Ipswich River Wildlife SanctuaryTopsfield, 978-887-9264, $$
Ipswich River, Mass Audubon’s largest sanctuary, offers more than 10 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands.

Jay Gee's Ice Cream & Fun CenterMethuen, (978) 689-0456, $$
Jay Gee's Ice Cream & Fun Center offers Ice cream, go-karts (Family Track or Slick Track, bumper boat rides, a batting cage, mini-golf, an arcade, and birthday parties.

Joe's Playland & ArcadeSalisbury, 978-465-8311
Salisbury is home to over 10,000 square feet of family entertainment. Filled with state of the art, as well as classic video games, a convenient snack bar and a

Joppa Flats Education Center & Wildlife SanctuaryNewburyport, (978) 462-9998, $
The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at the gateway to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary. Come see and learn about the many species of birds that utilize the area’s extensive salt marshes, mudflats, rivers, bays, and coastal waters. Indoor and outdoor activities are offered.

Jordans IMAX TheaterReading, (781) 944-9090, $$
IMAX at Jordan's Furniture is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images up to eight stories high, and wrap-around digital surround sound, IMAX takes you to places you only imagined.

Jump On In Parties & PlayLowell, 978-453-9700, $$
Inflatable fun for parties and a select open play times in Lowell, Haverill, Nashua, and Woburn. High ceilings accommodate the biggest indoor inflatable slides and jumping equipment.

Jump On In Parties & PlayHaverhill, 978-372-3220, $$
Inflatable fun for parties and a select open play times in Lowell, Haverill, Nashua, and Woburn. High ceilings accommodate the biggest indoor inflatable slides and jumping equipment.

KidstockWinchester, 781-729-5543, $$
Kidspace offers dozens of theater workshop programs year-round, for kids in pre-school through high school in creative theater, video production and studio art.

Kings BowlingLynnfield, $$$
Kings Bowl first opened its doors in 2002 in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Each Kings location features upscale, retro-inspired décor and executive-chef designed menus.

Kings BowlingBurlington, $$$
Kings Bowl first opened its doors in 2002 in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Each Kings location features upscale, retro-inspired décor and executive-chef designed menus.

La Vida Rock Gym at Gordon CollegeWenham, 978867-4111, $$
The mission of the La Vida Rock Gym is to provide a safe, fun and encouraging environment for kids and adults as they learn and practice climbing and belaying skills.

Lake GardnerAmesbury, n/a, Free
A small, public beach within walking distance of downtown Amesbury, Lake Gardner is an excellent summer destination for parents seeking a quiet, stress-free trip to the beach!

Laser QuestDanvers, 978-762-8778, $$
Laser Quest combines the classic games of tag and hide & seek with sophisticated laser tag equipment. Questors, whether individually or on teams, use their lasers to score as many points as possible by tagging the sensors on their opponents’ equipment. Laser Quest laser tag offers walk in play as well as birthday parties.

LaserCraze Family Fun CenterNorth Andover, (978) 689-7700, $
LaserCraze offers laser tag, a separate inflatables area and arcade games.

Long BeachRockport, $$$
Long Beach in rockport, is a long, protected stretch of ocean and sand, backed by a cement retaining wall and lined with summer cottages. From Long Beach you can easily view the twin lighthouses on Thacher’s Island.

Lowell Lock Monsters Hockey (AHL)Lowell, (978) 458-PUCK, $
AHL Hockey - The Lowell Lock Monsters play regularly throughout the winter months. Tickets are just $14 - $17 for adults and $8 for kids.

Lowell Memorial AuditoriumLowell, (978) 454-2299, $$$
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium plays a starring role in the region's cultural and entertainment scene. It is also the site where boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler won their first Golden Gloves championships.

Lowell National Historical Park & Boott Cotton Mills MuseumLowell, (978) 970-5000, $
Enjoy learning all about the Industrial Revolution through many hands-on activities, programs, and tours.

Lowell SpinnersLowell, (978) 459-2255, $$
The Spinners will celebrate their 15th season in Lowell in 2010, as a Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The present owner, Drew Weber, has owned the team since 1997.

Lynn Museum & Historical SocietyLynn, 01901, $
Established in 1897, the Lynn Museum & Historical Society is the only organization in the city devoted to collecting, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of Lynn's rich history.

Lynn WoodsLynn, (781) 593-7773, Free
Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous/evergreen forest and rocky ledge.

MarbleheadMarblehead
Marblehead is an easy day trip from Boston. Enjoy charming shops, coastal dining, boating and beaching here. State Street Landing is fun for boat watching.

Marblehead Little TheatreMarblehead, (781) 631-9697, $$
MLT was born 50 years ago by the local Marblehead Women's Club when they decided to form a group to perform amateur theatrical performances. Their first performance was in Moss Hart's, Light up the Sky and the rest is history. From these humble beginnings, a 200 member group has taken shape.

Maritime Gloucester: Oceans of DiscoveryGloucester, 978 281 0470, $
Maritime Gloucester: Oceans of Discovery champions the preservation of Gloucester's maritime history and traditions and promotes study of marine science and technology.

Maudslay State ParkNewburyport, (978) 465-7223, Free
An exquisite place for walking, biking, and informal picnics. Walk through fragrant evergreens and keep your eyes peeled for the wishing well and the pet cemetery, hidden in the magnificent rhododendron forest.

Maudslay State Park - Theater in the OpenNewburyport, (978) 465-2572, $$
Theater in the Open is an outdoor performance stage that transforms the magical tradition of storytelling into theater using puppetry, pageantry, music, movement, and acting.

McVann O'Keefe Memorial Skating RinkPeabody, 978-535-2110, $
Learn to skate or just have fun at Peabody's McVann O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink, just off Route 1.

Merrimac Public LibraryMerrimac, (978) 346-9441, Free
The new Merrimac Public Library is brighter and more user-friendly than the old one, with lots of DVDs, a spacious children's section, and weekly story hours.

MetroRock Indoor Climbing CentersNewburyport, (978) 499-7625, $$$
MetroRock offers Boston and Newburyport area rock climbers of all abilities a place to challenge and enjoy themselves in a fun, safe environment.

Middlesex Fells ReservationStoneham, 781-662-2340, Free
2,000 acres of trails, rocks, ponds & fields. Hike up to the stone tower that overlooks the Boston basin. See coyote, red fox, and white tail deer. Enjoy frequent nature events for the whole family.

Misery Islands, SalemSalem, 978.526.8687, Free
A system of trails provides access to most parts of The Trustees' Great Misery Island, including spectacular overlooks, stony beaches, and grassy fields. Little Misery Island is accessible from Great Misery Island by wading across a narrow, shallow channel at very low tide.

Monkey Joe'sDanvers, 978-739-8099, $
Monkey Joe's has over 15,000 square feet of walk-in, inflatable fun. Kids can jump, slide, and climb on inflatables; and parents can check email or watch TV.

Moseley WoodsNewburyport, Free
A seasonal, shady, not-too-crowded park located right on the Merrimack River offers play areas for toddlers and older children.

Museum of PrintingNorth Andover, (978) 686-0450, $
The Museum of Printing is dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment and printing craftsmanship.

My Gym Birthday PartiesBurlington, $$$
Birthday Parties at MyGym are 1 ˝ or 2 hr private events. My Gym instructors guide the children through organized games and activities. The staff handles everything, including setup and cleanup.

Nahant Beach ReservationNahant, $
Nahant's 'Long Beach' is an easy drive from most spots around Boston. You'll find ample parking and tons of space on the beach. More importantly, the sand is soft, the water is very shallow for a great distance, and there's a lifeguard.

New England Pirate MuseumSalem, (978) 741-2800, $
The unique history of New England sea-robbers comes alive at the New England Pirate Museum! Exhibits include a colonial seaport, pirate cave, and 60 life-size pirates including notorious captains Kidd and Blackbeard.

New England Quilt MuseumLowell, 978-452-4207, $
Since the New England Quilt Museum opened its doors in 1987, it has worked to present the finest examples of traditional and contemporary quilts

North Shore Navigators BaseballLynn, 781.595.9400, $$
North Shore Navigators in Lynn's Fraser Field offers affordable pro baseball and family fun. In addition to great baseball in a newly restored field, each game offers plenty of diversions. Enter from the Agganis entrance at the back of the park.

Parents of TotsWakefield, $
Parents of Tots is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with young children in Wakefield, Reading, Stoneham and beyond.

Parents of TotsReading, $
Parents of Tots is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with young children in Wakefield, Reading, Stoneham and beyond.

Parents of TotsStoneham, $
Parents of Tots is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with young children in Wakefield, Reading, Stoneham and beyond.

Parker River National Wildlife RefugeNewburyport, 978-465-5753, $
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge occupies in part, the southern 3/4ths of Plum Island, an 8 mile (12.9 kilometer) barrier island, and offers excellent wildlife-oriented recreational and educational opportunities with visitor facilities and programs provided to enhance your experience.

Parlee FarmsTyngsboro, 978-649-3854
Parlee Farms invites you to experience the joy of picking your own Apples, choosing that perfect Pumpkin, savoring the taste of a Warm Apple Crisp and Apple Cider Donuts, and seeing the delight in a child’s face when feeding one of our young farm animals.

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)Salem, 978-745-9500, $$
A museum of international art and cultural history that the whole family can enjoy. Lots of interactive children's activities and special events.

Plaster Fun TimeHaverhill, 978241-9005, $
We are the Boston-area original for anytime creative fun. With 9 area locations, there is a location near you. All our stores have thousands of pieces to choose from that you take home the SAME DAY! For kids 2 and up – you NEVER need a reservation.

Plaster Fun TimeSalem, (978) 745-7788, $
We are the Boston-area original for anytime creative fun. With 9 area locations, there is a location near you. All our stores have thousands of pieces to choose from that you take home the SAME DAY! For kids 2 and up – you NEVER need a reservation.

Plaster Fun TimeNorth Reading, (781) 944-6383, $
We are the Boston-area original for anytime creative fun. With 9 area locations, there is a location near you. All our stores have thousands of pieces to choose from that you take home the SAME DAY! For kids 2 and up – you NEVER need a reservation.

Plaster Fun TimeSaugus, (781) 558-2100, $
We are the Boston-area original for anytime creative fun. With 9 area locations, there is a location near you. All our stores have thousands of pieces to choose from that you take home the SAME DAY! For kids 2 and up – you NEVER need a reservation.

Plum IslandNewburyport, (978) 462-6680
Plum Island is an 11 mile long barrier Island off the shore of Newburyport and Newbury. The island has many residences, a national wildlife refuge, small shops and restaurants, and of course miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Pollard Memorial LibraryLowell, (978) 674-4120, Free
Lowell's Public Library since 1844. The Pollard Memorial Library is Lowell's premier information center dedicated to: fostering education and literacy, nurturing lifelong learning, and promoting personal and cultural enrichment.

Pottery IsleNewburyport, (978) 499-3999
Pottery Isle is a contemporary paint-your-own-pottery and make-your-own jewelry studios. Available for birthday parties, scouting events, ladies' nights out, or an exciting outing anytime!

Priscilla Beach TheatreManomet, 508-224-4888, $$
The country's oldest summer stock playhouse. Children's shows run from June-Sept. There is also a performing arts daycamp available.

Public Health MuseumTewksbury, (978) 851-7321, , $
Exhibits explore the history of public health in Massachusetts and the evolution of public health, locally, nationally and globally. New museum collections allow visitors a more self-directed and individually-paced experience.

Ravenswood ParkGloucester, 978.526.8687, Free
Long treasured by residents of Gloucester and neighboring towns, Ravenswood Park offers a tranquil wooded setting for walking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing along almost ten miles of trails and carriage paths.

Revere BeachRevere, (781) 485-2803
The 3-mile crescent will be packed with Boston-area sunbathers and breeze-seekers on sweltering summer days, even in the middle of the week.

Revolving MuseumLowell, 978-937-2787, $
The Revolving Museum is an evolving laboratory of creative expression for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities who seek to experience the transformative power of art. Through public art, exhibitions, and educational programs we promote artistic exploration and appreciation, encourage community participation and growth, and provide opportunities for individual empowerment and collective change.

Rockport, MARockport
Just an hour north of Boston, visitors can enjoy a leisurely day in this quaint, shoreline town. It's wonderful to stroll main street and Bear's Neck to poke around in all the unique stores.

Rogers Center for the ArtsNorth Andover, (978) 837-5461
The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College encourages artistic excellence and expression, and integrates appreciation of the arts into the lives of students and neighbors

Roller WorldSaugus, 781-231-1111, $
Lots of skating hours, plus birthday parties and more at Roller World in Saugus. The venue boasts over 15,000 square feet of wooden skate flooring on the main rink, plus a beginners rink.

Russell OrchardsIpswich, 978-356-5366, $$
The Russell Orchards property has a long history as a working farm. The farm is comprised of 120 acres of fields, gardens, orchards, and, barns.

Salem 1630: Pioneer VillageSalem, $
Step back in time to 17th century New England at Salem's oldest living history museum.

Salem Trolley ToursSalem, 978-744-5469, $$
Relax and ride unique trolleys for one hour or all day and let entertaining tour guides bring Salem's history, trivia and folklore to life as you travel around

Salem Wax Museum Of Witches & SeaFarersSalem, 978-740-2929, $
Lifelike wax figures & exhibits recreate Salem Witch Trials and maritime history.

Salem Willows ParkSalem, (978) 745-0251, Free
Beautiful shaded seaside grounds, scenic ocean views, public pier, picnic areas, beaches, children's rides, activities and many eateries.

Salem Witch MuseumSalem, 978-744-1692, $
The famous Salem witch trials of 1692 carved a unique place in history for this small town, where 180 people were accused of witchcraft and imprisoned. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and narration providing a vivid overview of the Witch Trials of 1692.

Salem, MASalem, 978-744-1692, $$
Just 16 miles North of Boston, Salem is a excursion rich in American heritage and international culture. Our museums, attractions, restaurants and tours are family friendly. Visit Salem.org to learn how to get the most out of Salem!

Salisbury Beach State ReservationSalisbury, (978 ) 462-4481, $
Salisbury Beach is a popular northern Massachusetts beach destination stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Swimming, boating, fishing and camping.

Saugus Iron Works National Historic SiteSaugus, Free
Learn about the nation's first integrated iron works (1646) in the iron-making plant, museum collection, the 17th-century Iron Works House, and the reconstructed ironworks complex.

Schooner FameSalem, 978-768-4500, $$$
Sail on the schooner Fame of Salem, an authentic replica of the successful privateer from the War of 1812. FAME sails every day -- weather permitting -- from M

Schooner Fame SailingSalem, 978-768-4500, $$$
Sail on the schooner Fame of Salem, an authentic replica of the successful privateer from the War of 1812. FAME sails every day -- 2 hour trips.

Seacoast Area La Leche LeagueAmesbury, (978) 465-0365 o, Free
A new chapter of La Leche League, serving the Seacoast areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, begins holding meetings in June. La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support, information, and education to breastfeeding and expectant mothers. Babies and children are always welcome!

Seven Seas Whale WatchingGloucester, 888-283-1776, $$$
7 Seas Whale Watch has been leading whale watching tours from Gloucester, MA for over 30 years. Located in the heart of historic downtown Gloucester. The Privateer IV is a most comfortable and elegant vessel to whale watch on. Sightings guaranteed.

Sew Trendy StudioWakefield, 781-632-0994, $
Sew Trendy Studio is a sewing and fashion design studio designed for students ages 5 to adults. At Sew Trendy Studio we keep the classes small to guarantee personal attention. Students will learn to sew, gain knowledge in color, textiles, and construction techniques.

Singing BeachManchester-by-the-Sea, 978 526-2019, $
Singing Beach, Manchester is one of the best beaches in MA and includes a beautiful sandy beach, restrooms and a nice concession stand. Limited Parking.

SkatelandBradford, (978) 372-3050, $$
Skate in air-conditioned comfort all summer long at Skateland. Skateland has been providing a safe environment to skate in the Merrimack Valley for almost 65 years.

SkyZone Trampoline ParkDanvers, (978) 252-3000, $$
Choose from different trampoline-based activities such as open jump, dodgeball, Sky Slam basketball, and a fitness class. Sky Zone offers a fun and healthy flying experience for both kids and adults.

Smolak FarmsAndover, 978-682-6332, $$
Located on 160 acres of beautiful North Andover farmland, families will enjoy a mutiltude of outdoor farm related activities.

Snip-its Birthday Parties For GirlsBurlington, (781) 221-9939
Snip-its Birthday Parties are fun for kids and easy for parents! Just choose the party that's right for you, and let the experts at Snip-its do all the work.

Snip-its Birthday Parties For GirlsPeabody, (978) 532-1400
Snip-its Birthday Parties are fun for kids and easy for parents! Just choose the party that's right for you, and let the experts at Snip-its do all the work.

Spencer-Peirce-Little FarmNewbury, (978) 462-2634, $
Take a step back in time with old-fashioned occupations and pastimes, explore nature trails, and enjoy a picnic under the ancient maple trees.

Splash Park at Borggaard BeachWinchester, $
The Splash Park is a Winchester water attraction with 19 above and below ground elements for children to play in and is a great alternative when the pond is not an option. It also serves as a great supplement to a fun day at the beach. The splash park is a zero depth park with a controlled atmosphere and has restrooms on site.

Stage Fort Park BeachesGloucester, (978) 281-9785, $$
The Park consists of Half Moon and Cressy's beaches. Half Moon is a lovely small beach ideal for families with children. Cressy's Beach is a rocky, more natural beach.

Stepping Stones Therapy Center Special Needs PartiesBradford, 978-373-7722, $$
Stepping Stones offers custom birthday parties for children with special needs. Choose from a variety of fun-filled activities that are overseen by our staff or create your own. We’ll do the work and you can enjoy your child and guests.

Stone ZooStoneham, (617) 541-5466, $$
Visit the touchable barnyard (June & July) where children can touch and see goats and sheep. Wild animals include coatimundi, colobus monkeys, flamingos, llamas, markhor goats, bald eagles, Mexican gray wolves, river otter, emperor tamarins, ring-tailed lemurs, snow leopards, jaguars, black bears & tortoises.

The Greater Boston Stage Company (Formerly Stoneham Theatre)Stoneham, $$$
A wonderfully restored gem, built in 1917 and former home to silent movies and vaudeville acts, The Greater Boston Stage Company brings upscale theater to the suburbs.

The Hit Zone Indoor Baseball & SoftballSwampscott, (781) 592-4487, $$
The Hit Zone is the North Shore’s latest indoor baseball and softball training facility An 8,000 sq. ft. building features six automated baseball and softball machines, three fully-equipped instructional cages, a Pro Shop, a party/film room and video games. Private lessons and birthday parties available.

The Mother ConnectionAndover, (978) 470-1500, $
A fun, supportive and educational community organization consisting of nearly one thousand families in the Merrimack Valley!

The Paper HouseRockport, (978) 546-2629, $
If you drive up Pidgeon Hill Street in Rockport, you may not notice anything unusal about the house at #52. The only giveaway is the sign on the front: 'Paper House'.

The Preschool Adventures of Scuba JackGloucester, 978-491-0747, $$
It's Party Time! Ahoy, Mates! We've spotted a party on the horizon and we're sailing in with Scuba Jack and friends to bring you a celebration adventure your little landlubbers won't forget! So, put on your flippers and climb aboard for this ocean themed Extravaganza that will take your party from ho-hum to YO, HO, HO with games, activities and so much more!

The Russell Orchards PropertyIpswich, (978) 356-5366, $
On the Road to Crane Beach is a 120-acre farm comprised of fields, gardens, orchards, and barns. Come visit many different types of animals, taste 25 varieties of apples, try some famous cider donuts, enjoy old-fashioned penny candy, visit the winery, and pick your own fruits to bring home!

The Whale Center of New EnglandGloucester, 978-281-6351, Free
On June 1, 2004, The Whale Center of New England opened its doors for one of the most exciting events in our history: our new, free, public Visitor's Center.

The Witch HouseSalem, (978) 744-8815, $$
The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Judge Corwin served on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which ultimately sent nineteen to the gallows. All nineteen refused to admit to witchcraft and maintained their innocence.

Toys R UsMedford, (781) 396-6885, $$
and elPopular chain store featuring toys from toddler to teen. You'll find everything from Fisher Price and Little Tikes to bicycles, outdoor equipment, books and electronics.

Toys R UsPeabody, (978) 532-0978, $$
and elPopular chain store featuring toys from toddler to teen. You'll find everything from Fisher Price and Little Tikes to bicycles, outdoor equipment, books and electronics.

Tsongas Industrial History CenterLowell, 978-970-5080, $$
The Tsongas Industrial History Center is a hands-on center where students learn about the American Industrial Revolution through activities and tours of the sites where history—and science—happened. Choose from Field Trips or In-School Programs.

UMass Lowell Center for the ArtsLowell, 978-934-4444, $
UMass Lowell Center for the Arts offers professional, nationally and internationally known performing arts in weekday programs for students and Sunday programs for families.

Wenham MuseumWenham, 978-468-2377, $
The Wenham Museum is a family attraction appealing to all ages. View antique toys and dolls, and play in the train room and family discovery area. Check the website for year-round enrichment programs.

Wenham Museum School & Group ProgramsWenham, 978-468-2377, $
The Wenham Museum School and Group programs touches areas across the curriculum, including history, math, and science.

Winchester Public LibraryWinchester, 781-721-7171, Free
The library is a fun place to find things to do with kids. Enjoy the children's area, computers, story hours and discount museum passes. Kid friendly.

Wingaersheek BeachGloucester, (978) 281-9785, $$$
Wingaersheek Beach has white sands, crystal clear waters, and huge rocks in the water that you can climb around at low tide. The beach goes on forever at low tide and the water stays shallow for a long time - plenty of space for everyone. The tide pool formations are perfect places for kids to explore.

Winnekenni CastleHaverhill, 978-521-1686
This favorite Haverhill landmark, built in 1875, is a valuable part of the community, still serving as a recreational park and offering, concerts, plays, workshops, craft fairs, Halloween parties, fundraisers and so much more.

Witch Dungeon MuseumSalem, (978) 741-3570, $
View a reenactment of the trial of accused witch Elizabeth Proctor, and tour the dungeon where she was held.

Wolf HollowIpswich, 978-356-0216, $
Wolf Hollow is a non-profit org. offering a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible.



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