Kids Activities in Holden

60% Off Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

$50 $20

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More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 69% Off Ziplining and Rock Climbing

Westminster

$520 $265

Guides lead groups up Crow Hill with alternating rock climbing and ziplining exercises during this all-day adventure

Up to 77% Off Roller-Skating Package

Fun America at Roll On America

$65 $15

Roller-skating facility features snack bar, more than 25 arcade games, and glow-in-the-dark laser tag

44% Off Services

Fitchburg

$50 $28

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

Up to 50% Off at Jump In With Us

Marlborough

$20 $12

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

45% Off Ice Skating

Hopedale

$100 $55

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

45% Off Ice Skating

Hopedale

$75 $41

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

Up to 52% Off at 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

Up to 55% Off at Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

$56 $24.99

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

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

Tsongas Center

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and chortle-inducing clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

Up to 53% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Arlington

$69 $34

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

Up to 57% Off Kids' Drum Lessons

East Arlington

$25 $12

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

Up to 45% Off BYOB Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Dedham

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

Up to 53% Off Kids’ Indoor Recreation

Upper Washington - Spring Street

$12 $6

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While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

53% Off Laser Tag or Ice Cream

Tewksbury

$32 $18

Play laser tag in a jungle-themed arena, or hit the make-you-own sundae bar

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Situated on 24 acres of woods and meadows in central Massachusetts, Cornerstone Ranch allows riders to savor New England's breathtaking foliage year-round with lessons, camps, and rides through scenic terrain. Owner Sue Connell and her family prep their fleet of horses with exhaustive training and pesticide-free fly-control practices, making the steeds even safer to ride than Smokey the Bear. Sue steers horse-drawn sleighs during winter months and gangs astride steeds during warmer weather, leading fellow riders through a labyrinth of woodsy trails. She and an equally experienced instructor helm riding lessons for all levels year-round and fold the same principles into weeklong summer camps. The camps cater to beginner and advanced equestrians alike, teaching kids how to catch, lead, tie up, groom, and outfit horses with bridles and saddles before mounting and riding them into kid-sized sunsets. Daily schedules consist of two rides, including group excursions and trail jaunts. At week's end, equestrians flaunt their new skills at a horse show for friends and parents.

29 Dowds Ln
Princeton,
MA
US

EcoTarium’s three floors of exhibits creatively use wildlife, scientific concepts, and the museum’s natural history collection to help children discover the natural world. "Cyberchase—The Chase Is On!", a new interactive exhibit based on the PBS KIDS GO! math mystery cartoon and running for a limited time, allows visitors to protect the virtual universe by cunningly solving puzzles and math problems. "Bubbles," a seasonal exhibit, lets children discover different bubble shapes and stand inside a humungous bubble. Many animals such as a polar bear, bald eagles, and otters frolic peaceably within the museum grounds, which also features 55 acres of nature trails. Regular museum events, a digital planetarium, and free parking are also available.

222 Harrington Way
Worcester,
MA
US

The four-story Higgins Armory Museum details the long history of weapons and warfare across the world, delighting imaginations with thousands of historical swords, armor, and early firearms. The Gothic-inspired Great Hall features ancient arms and armor, tools of war from around the world, and an entire section devoted to medieval tournaments, including both jousting and fantasy jousting. Blending the mythology of several world cultures with sci-fi art, Beyond Belief follows the curious journal of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, a scientist exploring the weird aspects of time and space with fun, fictional exhibits such as gargoyle skeletons and the Miniscule Winged Specimen Influxator, a vacuum designed for trapping fairies.

100 Barber Ave
Worcester,
MA
US

In 1843, Charles Lane and Amos Bronson Alcott—father to writer Louisa May Alcott—founded a utopian and transcendentalist community in the fields of Harvard. More than 70 years later, visionary Clara Endicott Sears was so moved by their experiment that she decided to establish a museum on the same site to preserve its history. Today, the Fruitlands Farmhouse stands as a testament to the original settlers’ ingenuity, which surfaced in their trailblazing thoughts on veganism, sustainable living, and harnessing moon beams to power home stereo equipment.

Clara has incorporated the Shakers’ original office into Fruitlands, where it now shows off Shaker artwork and artifacts, many of which were donated by the Shakers themselves. Since then, the museum has also collected a curated assortment of more than 1,000 Native American artifacts, as well as a longhouse, dugout canoe, and traditional garden.

The brains behind the museum are still innovating today, curating permanent additions such as an art gallery with Hudson River School Landscapes. In addition to organizing school field trips, the staff also hires experts to teach classes and workshops on sketching scenes from nature, painting watercolor landscapes, and constructing 3D sculptures.

102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard,
MA
US

Pine Fall Farm stands against a backdrop of apple orchards, verdant fields, and tree-dotted trails, beckoning visitors to its picturesque grounds for equine education and boarding. Here, students of all ages can immerse themselves in equestrian knowledge, whether they’re learning how to gallop during a private lesson or attending horse camp to swap ghost stories with their favorite steeds. The family-friendly farm also runs Barn Club, a bi-monthly program packed with horse-related activities and field trips, and hosts horse shows where students can display their burgeoning riding skills.

271 Elmwood Rd
Lunenburg,
MA
US

A haven for exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment, Animal Adventures lets visitors interact with its furry and scaly refugees, teaching them firsthand to appreciate and respect the earth's diverse wildlife. Working with a rotating cast of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and marsupials, animal experts regale audiences with facts and the backstories of each animal, such as how they were rescued and which cartoon representative of their species best captures their regional accent. Though its denizens regularly find new homes, Animal Adventures's altruistic menagerie has included a massive alligator snapping turtle, a canadian lynx, and an asian water monitor. The sanctuary also offers day camps for youngsters looking to get closer with the animals, and an animal-adoption program for adults looking to support the cause by taking a critter home and putting it through college.

336 Sugar Rd
Bolton,
MA
US