Things To Do In Franklin

Up to 36% Off Golf at Maplegate Country Club

Maplegate Country Club

Bellingham

$59 $38

Water comes into play on 10 holes of gently undulating course that stretches 6,815 yards from the tips

Up to 86% Off at CrossFit Franklin

Team Fitness Franklin

Franklin Town

$200 $29

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CrossFit classes whip bodies into shape at 16,000 sq. ft. gym with steam room and smoothie bar

45% Off Art Camp

The Giving Tree Counseling Center

Franklin

$450 $248

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Up to 69% Off Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Up to 72% Off Krav Maga Classes

America's Best Defense

Multiple Locations

$89 $29

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Krav Maga martial arts skills teach students techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence

Up to 50% Off Kayak or Canoe Rental

EMS Schools

Multiple Locations

$25 $12.50

Riders gently maneuver through the waters of Lincoln Woods State Park in a two-person canoe, kayak, or tandem kayak

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Lesson Packages

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

55% Off 30-Day Boost Camp

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

30-day camp includes body-composition analysis, custom strength and cardio sessions, meal plans, coaching sessions, and results measurement

Up to 30% Off Round at Wentworth Hills Country Club

Wentworth Hills Golf Club

Plainville

$96 $69

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Course designed by a renowned architect showcases New England's terrain and features greens sized and shaped to encourage risky shots

Up to 82% at CrossFit No Exceptions

CrossFit No Exceptions

Norfolk

$135 $29

Ever-changing, high-intensity CrossFit workouts use functional exercises to help clients get in shape

50% Off Indoor-Bounce-House Visits

Jump Trax

Sharon

$10 $5

Sock-footed kids explore a clean, climate-controlled arena stocked with inflatables

50% Off Kids' Birthday Party

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Choe's Quality Martial Arts

Choe's Quality Martial Arts

Milford

$79 $39

Boot-camp classes incorporate strength training, calisthenics, agility drills, and an obstacle course for a full-body workout

45% Off Ice Skating

United We Sk8

Hopedale

$100 $55

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45% Off Ice Skating

Blackstone Valley Ice Arena

Hopedale

$75 $41

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Up to 60% Off Karate Classes at Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai

Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai

Milford

$50 $20

Certified instructors lead karate classes that cover martial-arts fundamentals, such as attacks and defensive maneuvers

Up to 55% Off Classes at Love Pole Fitness

Love Pole Fitness

Bellingham

$100 $45

Participants tone up in fun fitness classes, including pole-fitness, circuit-training, hooping, chair-dance, and belly-dance classes

Up to 46% Off Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six

Putts and More

Holliston

$28 $17

Groups of two, four, or six enjoy 18-holes of outdoor mini golf as well as treats from the snack bar

Up to 54% Off an Introduction to Shooting Handguns & Rifles

Mass Firearms School

Holliston

$75 $37

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Students are introduced to shooting handguns and rifles In a fully equipped indoor shooting range.

Up to 56% Off Bowling Package

Old Mountain Lanes/Walnut Hill Bowl

Multiple Locations

$79.90 $35

Bowlers vie for strikes on brand-new synthetic lanes, taking breaks to sip from pitchers of beer or soda

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes at Rondeau's Kickboxing

Rondeau's Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$95 $29

Classes such as yoga and fitness kickboxing, which focuses on real boxing moves while working the abs

Up to 48% Off at Museum of Work and Culture

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

Up to 50% Off Yoga Classes

Ananta Jyoti - Infinite Light Yoga with Lisa Votta

Woonsocket

$70 $35

Experienced and certified Viniyoga instructor helps students improve their physical and mental health in highly accessible yoga sessions

Up to 55% Off Craft-Studio Membership and Class

The Frolicking Goddess Craft Studio

Woonsocket

$120 $59

Handcraft a one-of-kind item during classes at this craft studio, which teaches knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, and jewelry making

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes

the gym, LLC

Woonsocket

$100 $35

Classes include everything from power yoga and circuit training to Pilates, spinning, and step interval training

Up to 75% Off Personal or Group Training Sessions

Maxx Fitness

Lincoln

$260 $69

Professional personal trainers at state-of-the-art fitness club get results with motivating one-on-one workouts and group training

55% Off Gymnastics

Gems Gymnastics

Cumberland

$170 $76

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Up to 75% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Athletes Equation

Cumberland

$159 $39

Clients spend one month getting in shape with intensive boot-camp classes or personalized workout sessions with a trainer

Up to 82% Off Martial Arts or Birthday Party

Mastery Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$165 $39

Students learn not just techniques for self-defense, but also core lessons about respect, discipline, and the power of a positive attitude

Up to 51% Off at Kensho-Ryu Karate

Kensho-Ryu Karate

Cumberland

$50 $25

Family-friendly dojo's black-belt senseis help students of all ages develop mental and physical discipline in introductory karate classes

60% Off Basketball Camp

Game Time Training

The M-Plex

$250 $99

Experienced coaches teach youngsters how to make smart, quick game-time decisions during interactive basketball camps for boys and girls

Up to 75% Off at Personal Best Karate

Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

Up to 65% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Fitness Together

Medfield

$210 $75

One-on-one fitness sessions help develop individualized workouts tailored to achieving personal goals

Up to 83% Off Fitness Membership

NRG Lab

Mansfield

$284 $49

Membership at a gym with name-brand equipment as well as towel service, a juice bar, a steam room, and childcare

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

GoForItKickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

49% Off Cross-Training Classes

Sluggers Academy

Medfield

$75 $38

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50% Off Art Classes for Kids and Teens

Hunakai Studio of Fine Art

Foxborough

$550 $275

Kids as young as kindergarten age improve drawing and painting skills; teens build skills through oil painting and computer animation

50% Off Batting Cages, Mini Golf, and Driving-Range Balls

Stix Fun Center

North Attleborough

$10 $5

Newly renovated facility, owned by a former PGA pro, features batting cages, a driving range, and a mini golf course

Up to 75% Off Women's Boxing and Fitness

Striking Beauties

North Attleborough

$75 $19

Boxing gym for women hosts its signature boxing classes alongside boot camps and barre sessions

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Countryside Farm

Attleboro

$40 $20

Experienced staff teaches English- or Western-style riding to anyone aged 4 and older

50% Off Firearms-Safety Course

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

45% Off Animal Rental

Kevan Higgins Golf Instruction

Attleboro

$200 $110

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Up to 78% Off Paintball at BattlegroundZ

BattlegroundZ

Attleboro

$120 $39

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Facemasks and chest protectors swaddle combatants as they clash in objective games in 10,000 sq. ft. indoor area

67% Off Five-Week Dance Class

The Dance Factory

Attleboro

$75 $25

Dancers of any age can work on their form with a selection of classes from classical ballet to musical theater to all-boys hip-hop

50% Off Horseback-Riding Summer Camp

Legacy Stables

Mendon

$350 $175

Instructors coach students 3 and older on English riding techniques in camps full of activities including horse care and painting

Up to 63% Off an Airsoft Session with Gear

Citadel Airsoft & Gaming

Uxbridge

$80 $39

An indoor field hosts a variety of airsoft games, including team death match, capture the flag, and objective collection

45% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Abt

Douglas

$95 $52

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Up to 61% Off Cardio Kickboxing at USA Karate

USA Karate

Lincoln

$30.60 $14.99

High-intensity classes with 10–25 pupils teach kickboxing tenets while torching calories

Up to 53% Off Kid's Camps at New England Sports Academy

New England Sports Academy

Westwood

$55 $27

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

66% Off CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Automile

Norwood

$165 $59

Trainer drafts a new Workout of the Day that involves varied, functional exercises for all ages and fitness levels

Half Off at Monster Mini Golf

Monster Mini Golf

Norwood

$36 $18

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

Up to 69% Off Glass-Blowing or Jewelry Workshop

Luke Adams Glass

Norwood

$90 $45

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Pupils manipulate molten glass into pumpkins, vases, or ornaments, or mount glass onto silver for pendents, earrings, or rings

Up to 56% Off at Universal Power Yoga

Universal Power Yoga

Norwood

$70 $35

Gain strength, flexibility, and mindfulness at this newly built yoga studio, which offers more than 24 classes each week

Up to 47% Off Helicopter Simulator or Tour

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

$150 $79

Flight simulator with virtual cityscape and realistic controls; tour takes guests over sights such as Fenway Park and Charles River

70% Off Membership to CrossFit Norwood

CrossFit Norwood

Norwood

$140 $42

Professional CrossFit trainer leads workouts designed to build functional strength whiling scaling to fit virtually all levels of fitness

Up to 63% Off Rock Climbing at Rock On Adventure

Rock On Adventure

Norwood

$265 $120

Memberships bundle unlimited rock climbing with one private lesson for kids, adults, or families of four; day pass includes rental gear

Up to 63% Off All-Day Airsoft at Xtreme Action Sports

Xtreme Action Sports

Walpole

$200 $75

Players spend all day on a 13,000 sq. ft. tactical indoor field, outfitted with safety gear and armed with airsoft guns and BBs

Up to 58% Off Kids' Summer Dance Camp

Backstage Dance Center

Ashland

$140 $65

Three-hour workshops each day teach children fundamentals of dance and theatrical performance in a fun, supportive environment

Half Off Dance Classes

Let's Sing! DANCE! Act!

Hopkinton

$60 $30

Expert instructors lead children ages three and older through a variety of dance classes such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, and many more

Up to 65% Off Youth Aikido Classes

Aikido Framingham Aikikai

Multiple Locations

$135 $49

Students learn Aikido basics in classes focused on safety, fun, and character development

Up to 61% Off at Dancing Crow Yoga

Dancing Crow Yoga

Hingham

$75 $35

Led by certified instructors, various levels and multiple styles of yoga accommodate practitioners of all abilities

51% Off a Sushi-Making Class for Two

Samba Steak & Sushi House

Framingham

$140 $69

Two sushi chefs teach up to 32 students how to make rice and craft tightly rolled maki, giving detailed instructions to take home

Up to 52% Off at Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Framingham

$10.50 $5

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

55% Off at ClubWest Dance Studio

ClubWest Dance Studio

Norton

$130 $59

Instructors teach styles such as swing, salsa, and waltz for beginner to advanced dancers

Up to 71% Off Dance Lessons at Studio One RI 

Studio One RI

Lincoln

$170 $49

Couples discover their dance-floor chemistry while swaying, twirling, and laughing across this airy studio; youth learn graceful basics

Up to 79% Off Membership to Elements Wareham

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

71% Off CrossFit Classes

CrossFit HomeBase

Canton

$99 $29

CrossFit instructors help beginners build muscles and burn calories through intense, rep-based workouts

50% Off Guitar Labs

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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45% Off Photography Classes

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

$225 $124

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Up to 59% Off at Fox 4 Paintball

Fox 4 Paintball, Inc.

Upton

$70 $29

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Combatants gear up for play on 34 acres that span dense woods and fields bedecked with inflatable bunkers

Up to 56% Off at Ebb n' Flow Yoga

Ebb n' Flow Yoga

Northborough

$89 $39

Aerial yoga classes blend traditional mat poses with aerial poses performed with a silk swing; Hatha, Vinyasa, Embody, and restorative yoga

45% Off Fitness Classes

Core Fitness And Nutrition

Upton

$130 $72

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Up to 53% Off at Natick Golf Learning Center

Natick Golf Learning Center

Natick

$50 $25

Launch range balls from 75 artificial and natural grass hitting stations and polish chips and putts at the short game practice area

Half Off Kids' Playground Fun in Maynard and Natick

Jam Time

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Bounce house, pretend grocery market, climbing structures, ball pit & full-size playhouse with kitchen enthrall kids at indoor playground.

Up to 81% Off Personal Training

Fitness Together

Natick

$170 $55

Personal trainers work closely with clients, analyzing their needs, creating a customized plan, and providing thorough fitness reports

Up to 84% Off Yoga Classes at Within Yoga

Within Yoga

Natick

$119 $29

One-hour yoga classes for up to 30 people cater to yogis of all experience levels

Up to 71% Off at Pilates Class at La Pilateria

La Pilateria

Natick

$140 $45

Pilates workouts exercise the entire body through breathing techniques, attention to posture, and efficient movement patterns

51% Off Summer Camp at Gardengate Academy

Gardengate Academy

Natick

$245 $120

One-week camps include magic, royalty, art, and dinosaur themes

Up to 44% Off from Boston Skydive Center

Boston Skydive Center

North Central Airport

$375 $210

Leap from a Cessna and reach free-fall speeds of 120 mph during tandem skydives with views of the Blackstone River Valley and Boston skyline

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Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.

524 W Central St
Franklin,
MA
US

A Mass Tour Card grants golfers one round of golf at each of ten Massachusetts courses. Golfers must pay the cart fee at each course, after which they can steer their electric steed through the forested charm of The Foxborough Country Club's course or over the rustic covered bridge at Maplegate Country Club. Quail Ridge Country Club's course takes golfers through scenic conservation land and stone relics of its previous life as a farm.

Bradford Country Club's difficult, par 70 layout tests putting strokes with smooth bentgrass greens, while The Stattuck course winds through the granite foothills of Mt. Monadnock. Norwood Country Club, meanwhiile, invites players to smash shots and stare down flagsticks across 6,009 yards of relatively flat terrain with medium-sized greens.

160 Maple St.
Bellingham,
MA
US

Franklin Yoga & Wellness's seasoned yogis Kaye and Guruatma Khalsa and their crew of qualified instructors strive to help patrons of all experience levels cultivate a harmonious coalition of mind, body, and spirit in a variety of classes. Dissolve stress and unleash caches of creative potential in Guruatma's Kundalini Yoga class, which blends a medley of postures, pranayam, mantra, music, and meditation to foster serenity and encourage self-healing. Core Yoga classes bestow benders with Hatha-style techniques that enhance flexibility and balance muscle groups, boosting overall strength and grace. Simple, repetitive poses and free dance foster fluid motion and meditation in Divine Moves, where the instructor bursts forth from an empty pizza box to teach the healing powers of silent, premeditated undulations and celebrate a triumvirate of earth, heart, and spirit. All of the enlightening exercises of Franklin Yoga & Wellness's flexible schedule take place amid a soothing atmosphere awash in muted colors, warm accents, and a gargantuan conch shell that constantly emits ocean noises.

1256 W Central St
Franklin,
MA
US

The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

45 Forge Hill Rd
Franklin,
MA
US

The chefs at Acapulcos Mexican Family Restaurant & Cantina aim to cook authentic Mexican dishes unaltered by any Tex-Mex influence. Their recipes reach back generations within the owners' family and several miles into their underground tortilla vaults. Spanish-speaking servers deliver simple combinations of protein or veggies, topped with vibrant sauces: carne asada steak dressed in green pepper and guacamole, tender pork loin in tomatillo sauce, chicken in chocolate mole. The chefs' adherence to tradition doesn't preclude experimentation. Case in point: the dessert burrito, a lightly fried tortilla wrapped around apple-cinnamon or creamy cheesecake filling.

Both the menu and the decor change slightly from location to location—a painting of Mexico here, a tiled mosaic there. Each one, however, has a full bar where bartenders mix margaritas and flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports overhead.

15 Main St. (Rt. 140)
Franklin,
MA
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

475 Franklin Village Dr.
Franklin,
MA
US

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