Sunday, July 17, 2016

7/17/15: Fun Day Trips for Families in New England

I am always asked where to go with kids.  My blog has tons of cool places to go but here is a wrap up of fun day trips in New England for families.  All places link to review posts with more details.  Always check your local library for discounts on attractions.
Amusement Parks:
Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA: Awesome amusement park and water park.
Story Land in Glen NH:  This is a prefect Amusement Park for little ones to enjoy!  We have gone 7 years in a row.
Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH:  Another Amusement park that has expanded quite a bit since I was a kid.  I love it here and we go every year.
Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH:  I love this amusement park.  Christmas in summer!  You can visit Santa and even pet and feed reindeer!
York's Wild Kingdom in Maine:  A combo Zoo and Amusement Park, plus a lovely Beach within walking distance!
Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH: We love going on this train ride every year.
Edaville USA in Carver, MA: A fun combination of amusement park and train ride.  Plus they will be opening a Thomas Land!
Cape Cod Central Railroad in Hyannis, MA: A Coastal Scenic Railroad tour!
Discovery Museum Acton in Acton, MA: Great Science and Children's Museum.
Boston Children's Museum in Boston, MA:  So much fun to explore and learn.
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in Boston, MA:  Travel back in time and learn about this faithful night in Boston history and participate in it.
Ecotarium in Worcester, MA:  Learning and fun wrapped all in to one.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH:  Small but wonderful museum on Space Flight complete with interactive exhibits.
The Hall at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA:  Learn about the history of the New England Patriots football team.
Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA:  Explore beautiful gardens, antique cars, carousel, and Hidden Hollow play area.
Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA:  We LOVE this place!  Tons of animals and water play, what is not to like?
Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA: Love this Zoo.  We go during the summer, and for Halloween and the holidays when they have lights.
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA:  A great Zoo.  Zoo Keeper was filmed there.
Southwick's Zoo in Medon, MA:  Another one of our favorite Zoos to go to. 
Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI:  Awesome zoo which has a Farmyard and lots of cool animals.
New England Aquarium in Boston, MA:  So much fun, been going there since I was a kid and a beautiful area to walk around.
Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT:  Beautiful aquarium with lots to do and see including a Titanic Exhibit, 4D movie, birds, and lots of aquatic life.
The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA: The kids loved it.  You can walk around with butterflies everywhere.
Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, NH:  Shows, train ride, museum and other attractions.
Boat Ride:
Schooner Adirondack in Boston, MA: Lovely boat ride in Boston.
Fun Places to Play!:
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA:  Climb ropes courses and zip line in this fun adventure park.
Whydah Museum in West Yarmouth, MA: Explore the history of the Whydah boat and find pirate treasure.
Merrimack Valley Pavilion (MVP) in Tewksbury, MA: Fun including laser tag, ropes course and mini golf
Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, MA:  Fun place to get some energy out and jump, climb, and play dodge ball.
Jump on In in Woburn, MA:  Inflatables and tons of fun.
Dave and Buster's in Woburn, MA:  Arcade games and great food.
Chuck E' Cheeses Multiple locations:  Fun arcade games and food.  Great family fun.
Polar Caves Park in Rumney, NH: Climb through really cool caves.
K1 Speed in Wilmington, MA:  Race on a children's course or adult course.
Water Parks:
Water Country in Portsmouth, NH: Wonderful water park.
Fun and Learning:
Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA: A great place to learn and have a fun time.
Mayflower II in Plymouth, MA: A great place to learn and have a fun time.  Do on the same day as Plimoth Plantation.
US Constitution in Boston, MA: Awesome tour and museum.
 I am sure I have more so feel free to use the search box at the top left hand corner of my blog to look for any other attractions you are interested in.  Comment below with any other places you think I should check out.


Crafty Mama in ME said...

Great roundup! I'm going to work on putting up a blog soon with a roundup of things to do for families in the White Mountains. We love that area :)

Anonymous said...

5 wits at Patriot place, Boda Borg Malden, Monkey trunks, and Battleship cove just to name a few. If you like nature trails some of my favs are purgatory chasm, great brook farm, and halibut point.