Kids Activities in Burlington

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

$28 $14

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14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 62% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym’s padded floor

$69 $31

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One, Two, or Three Kids' Group Drum Lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (Up to 57% Off)

Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School

East Arlington

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

$25 $12

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5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 64% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

Large, indoor playground erupts with laughter as children bounce, scramble through an obstacle course, and race on scooters

$45 $19

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Six Attractions or an All-Day Unlimited Visit at Mel's Funway Park (Up to 58% Off). Six Options Available.

Mel's Funway Park

Litchfield

Amusement park with laser tag, driving range, go-karts, mini golf, and batting cage with Green Monster replica, arcade, and full restaurant

$27.50 $15

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90-Minute Weekday Jump Session for One or Two at Launch Trampoline Park (Up to 45% Off)

Launch Trampoline Park

Waltham

Wall-to-wall trampolines enable bounce sessions, enhance games of dodgeball, and propel jumpers into foam-filled pit

$20 $11

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Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (57% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

$250 $108

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Ice Skating Day Pass for Two or Four Plus Skate Rental at Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square (50% Off)

Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square

Kendall Square

Passes get pairs all-day access to the ice rink; skate rental included

$26 $13

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 61% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $105

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Four or Eight Weeks of Musical Instrument Classes for Kids at Music Academy of Chelmsford (Up to 51% Off)

Music Academy of Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Musical Voyagers lets young kids try more than 40 instruments; music lessons focus on piano, violin and drums for kids five and up

$44 $22

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45-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Newton Guitar Academy (44% Off)

Newton Guitar Academy

Auburndale

From the merchant: One Single Lesson! With literature to take home

$50 $28

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$22 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six at Harvard Bowling Lanes (Up to $56 Value)

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Candlepin-bowling alley provides patrons with retro entertainment throughout the week, adding futuristic accents during cosmic weekend hours

$56 $22

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$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

$37 $20

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Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

The Wilbur Theatre

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism show

$31 $15.50

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 12/20-29(Up to 50% Off)

"Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy"

Agganis Arena at Boston University in Downtown Boston

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Characters from Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cars, and Tinker Bell star in their own adventures in the newest Disney On Ice show

$33.80 $17

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Admission for One or Family of Four at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Up to $ Off)

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Downtown

The Boston Tea Party comes to life with immersive exhibits, tea-ship replicas, and one of the original tea chests from December 16, 1773

$25 $13

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Admission for Two or Four to the The Mapparium (Up to 50% Off)

The Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

the three-story stained-glass globe hosts a musical presentation inside the sphere, complete with LED lights

$24 $12

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$19.99 for Admission for Two at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ($30 Value)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston

Explore a unique art collection spanning thousands of years inside a building that resembles a palace; new wing by architect Renzo Piano

$30 $19.99

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$99 for $180 Groupon — Musicians' Playground

Musicians' Playground

Boston

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$180 $99

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General Admission and Wildlife Tour for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 54% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

$24 $12

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Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

$20 $12

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

$135 $59

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Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

$64 $29

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$20 for Five Pop-In Playtimes at Pump It Up ($40 Value)

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

$40 $20

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Connection (Up to 62% Off)

The Music Connection

Danvers

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

$60 $29

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$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55%Off)

Glowgolf

Wellesley

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

$20 $10

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Black-Light Mini Golf and Ten Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Funtagious Fun Center (Up to 56% Off)

Funtagious Fun Center

Tyngsborough

Underwater- & pirate-themed sights glow at indoor, black-light mini golf course; skee-ball, air hockey & racing games anchor buzzing arcade

$24 $12

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$15 for 100 Arcade Tokens at Pinball Wizard Arcade ($25 Value)

Pinball Wizard Arcade

Pelham

More than 300 arcade games, including 100 pinball machines and 200 classic video arcade games; arcade games are 1 token, pinball is 2 or 3

$25 $15

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Four Weeks of Ceramic Classes for One, Two, or Four at K & L Ceramics (Up to 52% Off)

K & L Ceramics

Mother Brook Arts and Community Center

Students paint ceramics ranging from animals to mugs while instructors guide them through each piece; requires purchase of a start-up kit

$150 $73

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Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Dedham

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

$50 $29

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$18 for a Round of Mini Golf for Four at Golf Country ($32 Value)

Golf Country

Multiple Locations

18-hole mini layouts surrounded by flower beds, trees, and water features challenge players to produce their best putts

$32 $18

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One Year of Unlimited Access, Three Open Jump Visits, or a Birthday Package at Party Playland (Up to 57% Off)

Party Playland

Hampstead

Kids bounce around freely during open jump sessions or birthdays, getting the most out of bounce houses and ball pits

$125 $63

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3, 5, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Jump Session at Jump Around Parties & Playdates (Up to 52% Off)

Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Framingham

Kids use up energy stores jumping on inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, and basketball courts

$10.50 $5

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$30 for Two Private Music Lessons or Four Group Music Lessons at DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts (Up to $60 Value)

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

Haverhill

Students study either voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drum in two 1-on-1 lessons; discovery lessons introduce guitar, voice, piano & drums

$60 $30

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Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 56% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

$16 $7

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One Day or Week of Mixed-Sports Camp or Half-Day of Preschool Camp at New England Sports Academy (Up to 53% Off)

New England Sports Academy

Westwood

Camps keep preschoolers engaged and entertained and give older kids a chance to jump from sport to sport between stints in the foam pit

$55 $27

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Ice Skating with Rentals for Two or Four at Patriot Place (50% Off)

Patriot Place

Foxborough

Winter Skate at Patriot Place hosts public ice skating sessions and serves up hot chocolate

$24 $12

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Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival Package at Royal Plaza Trade Center on May 15–17 (Up to 48% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Royal Plaza Trade Center

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LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$42 $22

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Open Play for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Jump In With Us (Up to 50% Off)

Jump In With Us

Marlborough

6,000-square-foot indoor playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides, obstacle course, and rock-climbing wall

$20 $12

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$25 for $50 Toward Kids' Birthday Party at Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complexes

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

Kids as young as three can choose one of four different themes—sports themed, inflatables, Lil Kicker, and laser tag for ages nine and up

$50 $25

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Four or Eight Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Half Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Norwood

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$220 $110

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Family Season Pass or 10 or 20 Ice-Rink Visits at Randolph Recreation (Up to 91% Off)

Randolph Recreation

Randolph

Passes grant individuals or families access to Zapustus Ice Arena during open-ice time

$375 $32

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$50 for $100 for Four 30 minute private music lessons — West Newbury School of Music

West Newbury School Of Music

West Newbury

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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Individual or Family Membership to The Museum of Old Newbury (Up to 42% Off)

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

Use your membership to visit the Museum grounds and library, and get discounts on gifts and special programming

$30 $19

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Two Private Music Lessons from Zach Field Drum Studios (50% Off)

Zach Field Drum Studios

Newburyport

From the merchant: Experience two lessons for the price of one from one of our qualified teachers

$62 $31

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Five Open-Play Admissions with Option of Bowling and Plaster Painting at Kidsports (Up to 50% Off)

Kidsports

Stoughton

Kids play in an indoor facility with bounce houses, slides, and a miniature bowling alley

$8 $4

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Candlepin Bowling for Five On Weekdays or at Night at Riverwalk Lanes (51% Off)

Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

Eight candlepin lanes supply competitive fun for a bowling outing for up to five

$42.50 $21

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$29 for One Adult Ticket to Any Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid for all trips.

$48 $29

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18 Holes of Mini Golf for 2, 4, or 6 with Ice Cream, or Kids Birthday Party at Magoo's Ice Cream (Up to 54% Off)

Magoo's Ice Cream

Rockland

18-hole outdoor mini-golf course; frozen yogurt and ice cream plus toppings such as hot fudge, caramel, and peanut butter

$18.50 $9

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Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Arcade Games, and Laser Tag at Pinz Entertainment (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pinz Entertainment

Milford

Open bowling takes place throughout the day on 20 lanes; more than 30 arcade games; Atomic Warehouse laser tag with black lights and fog

$40 $19.99

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$55 for $100 Worth of Ice Skating — United We Sk8

United We Sk8

Hopedale

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

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$41 for $75 Worth of Ice Skating — Blackstone Valley Ice Arena

Blackstone Valley Ice Arena

Hopedale

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$75 $41

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$24 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental at Timber Lanes ($60 Value)

Timber Lanes

Abington

24 candlepin lanes with computerized scoring and bumpers on every lane

$60 $24

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Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 50% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

Rotating, eclectic exhibits of drawing, sculpture, and other art and functional craft forms; membership with workshop discounts

$16 $10

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$248 for $450 Worth of Art Camp — The Giving Tree Counseling Center

The Giving Tree Counseling Center

Franklin

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$450 $248

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$24 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Five at Putnam Street Lanes (Up to $55.50 Value)

Putnam Street Lanes

Fitchburg

Softball-sized red balls rocket toward narrow pins at 10-lane alley with computerized scoreboards and optional bumpers

$55.50 $24

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$37 for One-Year Membership for Two Children to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum ($75 Value)

Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

$75 $37

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Chikki Plaza Kids Playground stimulates the imagination of kids ages 1?5 while expanding their language skills. With toys and play areas labeled in both English and Spanish, little ones can brush up on basic Spanish words, such as supermercado, coche, and Pen?lope Cruz. Kids are welcome for open play, where they can settle into one of the drawing stations, cruise around in the toy cars, or pretend to be a grownup by shopping at the play market. Aside from open play, the staff regularly hosts activities, such as sing alongs, readings, and arts and crafts.

49 Cummings Park Drive
Woburn,
MA
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Thanks to Zoo New England, little patches of wilderness from Africa, South America, Australia, and other parts of the world now dot Massachusetts. The non-profit organization operates both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, each full of exotic creatures and their habitats. These microcosms represent an ideal world, one where endangered species thrive and fragile ecosystems last for generations to come.

At Franklin Park Zoo, tigers display their exotic stripes in the Tiger Tales exhibit where guests are educated on the perils these animals face in their natural habitats. Elsewhere, thousands of plants as well as mandrills, ocelots, and a pygmy hippopotamus turn the zoo into a tropical rainforest.

Stone Zoo, meanwhile, places simulations of the world's highlands next to Spot Pond. One area focuses on the Sierra Madre mountain range, which spans Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. The elevated habitat counts jaguars, coyotes, Gila monsters, and cougars among its denizens.

A portion of every admission goes to the organization's conservation efforts, which supports projects both locally and globally. For would-be zookeepers, Zoo New England hosts various adult and kids' educational programs, and lets volunteers help in the care of zoo plants and animals.

1 Park View Street
Boston,
MA
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Led by expert equestrian Devon Garone, Fairfield South's lesson program schools first-timers and national champions alike in basic and advanced English riding techniques. Groups of two to four pupils practice steering, gaits, proper riding position, and horsemanship during 30 minutes of riding time. Subsequent 15-minute sessions sequester space for students to brush, feed, lead, and read bedtime stories to each steed. Fairfield South's year-round facility accommodates apprentices in warm or chilly temperatures every Tuesday–Sunday by appointment, and ensures each rider's well-being on its brigade of safe horses. In their decades-spanning training careers, owners Gary and Marsha Garone have captained teams to more than 30 world-championship titles and numerous competitive seahorse-riding victories.

11 Old Mountain Turnpike Road
Winchester,
NH
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The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded more than two decades ago to honor Arthur Griffin, a famous photojournalist whose work appeared in Time and Life, and who was the first photographer to capture baseball player Ted Williams and boxer Joe Louis in color. The non-profit museum is comprised of three galleries, one of which is solely dedicated to displaying Griffin's own photographs.

In the main gallery, rotating exhibits spotlight contemporary photographers that have included Peggy Sirota, known for her striking celebrity snapshots, and a selection of picture curated by NY Times Magazine director of photography Kathy Ryan. Up-and-coming artists take center stage in the museum's Atelier Gallery, while Griffin's pioneering photojournalism fills the Griffin Gallery.

The museum also hosts digital and night photography workshops, where you can master being on the other side of the lens. It also sells photo books and other merchandise, including black-and-white posters of Fenway Park and souvenir mugs.

67 Shore Rd
Winchester,
MA
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During afternoons at Together in Motion, children, accompanied by their parents, safely crawl through tunnels, practice somersaults, or explore a Parthenon made completely out of padded building blocks atop a cushioned floor. Evenings, however, turn the tables, allowing grownups to take over the space to fling dodgeballs at opponents or rehearse martial arts strikes in time for their kids' Bring Your Ninja to School Day. Weekend nights find thumping dance soundtracks traveling through the rooms, as black-light parties for teens and tweens celebrate birthdays and raise funds for nonprofits.

Though they admit disparate age groups, these classes and events provide a venue for guests to connect through movement. Together in Motion's facility rents its rooms to independent organizations—Social Boston Sports and Arlington Martial Arts among them—that encourage exercise and camaraderie. From the Latin-inspired beats of adult-centric Zumba classes to the musical motor-skill activities of Movin' Groovin' Tots, all of the programs foster both communal support and a healthy sense of self-confidence.

1 Broadway
Arlington,
MA
US

Any coach will tell you that teaching absolute beginners requires patience. As luck would have it, Marissa Theobald of Marissa's Bit O' Luck Stable has patience in spades. She needed it to complete her equine industries degree at the University of Massachusetts?Amherst, earn a license as a riding instructor and trainer, and work with problem horses, especially when they would ask, "Are we there yet?" from the trailer. Novice riders enjoy her calm, levelheaded approach as they learn the German method of riding, which emphasizes a balanced seat and developing a relationship with the horse?core tenets at any experience level. As riders advance, they can continue their education in dressage, jumping, and eventing under Marissa's tutelage, occasionally sneaking off to enjoy the miles of trails that abut the 9-acre ranch.

402 Park Street
North Reading,
MA
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