Kids Activities in Massachusetts


$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

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

$50 $20

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 (Up to 60% Off)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

$44 $20

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

Functional Piano Training

Functional Piano Training

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $105

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Princess Makeover Party for Up to 3, 6, 9, or 12 Children at Pretty Paws Factory (Up to 53% Off)

Pretty Paws Factory

Smith Mills

Stylists help children transform into the princess of their choice with hair, makeup, and nail services

$165 $82

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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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30 Minutes of Virtual-Reality Gaming for One or Two at The Gaming Center (Up to 57% Off)

The Gaming Center

Nonantum

Strap on a virtual-reality headset and prepare for an immersive gaming experience

$24 $12

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Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (50% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Monadnock Glass Arts

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

$250 $125

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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

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

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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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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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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5 or 10 Visits to the Inflatable Playground at Fore Kicks Taunton (Up to 55% Off)

Fore Kicks Family Fun Center Inflatable Park

Taunton

Inflatable playground sends kids gliding down 30-foot slides, across bouncy obstacles, and into trampoline-like jump houses

$50 $25

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 64% Off)

AMF Bowling

AMF Chicopee Lanes

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$38.38 $17

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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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$27 for One Month of Kids' Music Lessons at Kindermusik with Laura ($54 Value)

Kindermusik with Laura

KinderMusik with Laura

Veteran music educator leads classes that lets kids and their parents play, dance, and sing while developing a love for music

$54 $27

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Paintball with Equipment Rental for 4, 8, or 12 at BattlegroundZ (Up to 78% Off)

BattlegroundZ

Attleboro

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

$120 $39

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14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 57% 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 $34

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One or Two Races for Two or Four at Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting (Up to 45% Off)

Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting

Northampton/Hatfield

Drivers zip around the 1,000-foot-long track in Sodi GT5 karts

$50 $35

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$25 for Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Gaming Tokens for Four at Roll On America ($39.95 Value)

Roll On America

Fun America at Roll On America

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

$39.95 $25

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Candlepin Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Putnam Street Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Putnam Street Lanes

Fitchburg

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

$22 $11

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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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Four or Eight Weeks of Musical Instrument Classes for Kids at Music Academy of Chelmsford (Up to 53% 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 $21

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

The Giving Tree Counseling Center

Franklin

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

$450 $248

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Laser Tag for Two or Four with Richardson's Ice Cream at Merrimack Valley Pavilion (Up to 46% Off)

Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Groups of two and four enjoy laser tag in a jungle-themed arena and cap it off with Richardson’s ice cream

$24 $12.99

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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

Cape Ann Whale Watch

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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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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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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$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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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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$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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Visit for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Cape Cod Museum of Art (Up to 50% Off)

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Arts

Galleries highlight art from Cape Cod and the islands, from pastel-colored impressionist landscapes to bold abstract expressionist canvases

$18 $11

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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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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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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 55% Off)

Jack Colombo

Stedfast School Of Music

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

$55 $25

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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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Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (40% Off)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from the vibrant plants growing throughout the indoor atrium

$25 $15

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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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$24.99 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 $24.99

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Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survivor

Multiple Locations

Urban survival course covers essential skills to help prepare for different emergencies or natural disasters

$75 $36

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5 or 10 Open-Bounce Passes at Bounce Somerset (Up to 50% Off)

Bounce Somerset

Somerset

Kids romp through multiple inflatable bounce houses and shoot down inflatable slides in a safe and clean indoor play center

$10 $7

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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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Mini Golf for Two with Optional Laser Maze Challenge, or Mini Golf for Four or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 56% Off)

Glowgolf

Hadley

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscape

$18 $9

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Whale-Watching Tour for One, Tour, or Four from Newburyport Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

Newburyport Whale Watch

Newburyport

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

$48 $29

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$60 for $120 Groupon — DMA Martial Arts

Dma Martial Arts

Sudbury

From the merchant: This four-week program gives your child an in-depth look at what our program is all about

$120 $60

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Group Sleigh Ride for Two or Four, or Romantic Private Ride for Two from Cornerstone Ranch (Up to 48% Off)

Cornerstone Ranch

Cornerstone Ranch

During sleigh rides, a pair of majestic black percherons draws riders through the farm

$48 $26

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Eight-Week Kids' Sports Program at Kingston Sports Center (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Kingston Sports Center

Kingston

In age-appropriate classes, kids 2.5–6 years old learn the fundamentals of a variety sports through fun games and activities

$124 $62

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Castle Fun Friday Night for One, Two, or Up to Four at Medieval Kingdom (Up to 51% Off)

Medieval Kingdom

Medieval Kingdom

Replica medieval castle that offers kids traditional games, face painting, arts & crafts, and concession foods

$25 $13

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$23 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental at Timber Lanes ($60 Value)

Timber Lanes

Timber Lanes Bowling

24 candlepin lanes with computerized scoring and bumpers on every lane

$60 $23

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Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

$90 $45

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Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (62% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Cape Cod Children's Museum

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

$16 $6

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5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 78% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

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

$45 $12

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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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$14 for $25 Groupon — Guitar Lessons by Jeffrey Nevaras B.M. Berklee College of Music

Guitar Lessons By Jeffrey Nevaras Bm Berklee College Of Music

West Bridgewater

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

$25 $14

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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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Five Private Music Lessons from Bravo Musical Instruments (45% Off)

Bravo Musical Instruments

Bravo Musical Instruments

From the merchant: Private one on one instruction in developing musical skills.

$120 $66

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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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$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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$23 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 $23

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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

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum

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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Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

$20 $10

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Visit for Adults and Children to Four Springfield Museums (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums

One ticket gets you admission into four museums, including art, history, and science museums

$36 $20

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General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 60% Off)

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

New Bedford

Permanent collections and rotating exhibits showcase around 7,000 pieces of glass art spanning more than 3,000 years of worldwide history

$10 $5

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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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Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 53% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

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

$16 $8

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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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Admission for Four, or Individual or Family Membership at Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum

Top Fun Aviation Museum

Scope out more than 800 vintage and modern games and toys, including a Charles Lindberg card game and tin flyers from across the world

$20 $10

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$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons at Wolfman's School of Music ($150 Value)

Wolfman’s School of Music

Wolfman’s School of Music

Seasoned session musician, performer, and School founder helps students of all ages and skill master the guitar or bass with private lessons

$150 $60

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

The Music Connection

The Music and Dance Connection

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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$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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2, 5, or 10 Open-Play Admissions at Children's World Indoor Playground (Up to 55% Off)

Children's World Indoor Playground

Canton

Kids up to age 10 can enjoy everything from bounce houses and a mini roller coaster to kitchen sets and trampolines; free WiFi for parents

$20 $12

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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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$8 for $15 Worth of Art Camp — JumpingClay USA

Jumpingclay Usa

Enfield

From the merchant: Step-by-step modeling workshops using our one-of-a-kind air-drying polymer clay.

$15 $8

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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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Two-Hour SUP Rental for Two on Weekdays or Weekends from The Paddler's Shop at Rivendell Marine (Up to 56% Off)

The Paddler's Shop at Rivendell Marine

Monument Beach

With transportation included, duos use stand-up paddleboards to traverse the cool waters of Buzzards Bay

$158 $69

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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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$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Falcetti Music

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

$131 $59

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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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$99 for $180 Groupon — Musicians' Playground

Musicians' Playground

Boston

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

$180 $99

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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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Perfect for a casual night out with friends, Jillian's offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. Dieters beware — Jillian's does not offer low-fat cuisine. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Jillian's' full bar. Perfect for parties on the larger side, Jillian's also has a private area available for use. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Music lovers will appreciate Jillian's' freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. No need to dress up for a trip to Jillian's — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Jillian's offers catering. For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible. If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner are stops at Kenmore Station (Green), Yawkey (Framingham/Worcester), and Blandford St. (Green). The menu at Jillian's is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
145 Ipswich St
Boston,
MA
US
Boating in Boston drops oars in seven locations?including local lakes, ponds, the Charles River, and Boston Harbor?sending visitors on watery adventures with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, paddleboards, and festive and essential lifejackets. Whether navigating the peaceful waters of Hopkinton State Park's Hopkinton Reservoir?the place that, in 2002, started it all?or campus-adjacent eddies of UMass Boston's Fox Point Landing, visitors can hit the water untrained or sharpen skills with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest landlubbers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.
100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Boston,
MA
US
Climbers cling to the carefully placed hand grips, strategizing their way up the side of the rock-like cliff. They have come to Worcester to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 14,000 square-foot climbing wall, reaching 42 feet in height. The facility features climbing walls that range from beginner to advanced levels. Experts guide novice climbers through introductory classes, including the required beginner's class, or supervise more seasoned members scaling the walls' highest heights. Monthly memberships unlock access to all five facilities, gear for the first month, and the use of exercise equipment and weights. In addition, monthly memberships grant access to fitness areas, yoga classes, instruction, and other benefits.
299 Barber Ave
Worcester,
MA
US
Springfield Museums showcases a sculpture garden honoring Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), who was raised in Springfield. All four buildings are centrally located around the scenic view of a quadrangle. Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts Most nostalgic images: the Currier & Ives prints at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the only museum with a permanent gallery dedicated to their lithographs Artists featured in the French Impressionist exhibit: Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Gauguin The setting: The museum is housed in an Art Deco?style estate and opened in 1934 George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum Best way to try on armor without traveling back in time: the Asian-themed Art Discovery Center for kids Why even the windows are masterpieces: Not all the museum's art is framed or behind velvet ropes; some of it is incorporated right into the building's design. The Tiffany Glass Company specially designed intricate windows for the museum, and they're the only museum-specific Tiffany windows to survive today. Most unusual feature: The ashes of George Smith and his wife are interred on the second floor. Springfield Science Museum Two big scientific events of 1859: Springfield Museums received its first exhibit donations and Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species Kids will love: the full-size T-rex replica in the dinosaur exhibit The next best thing to being an astronaut: touching the outer-space rocks in Astronomy Hall Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Founded: 2009?it's the newest of all the museums What you'll see: items from Springfield in the 19th and 20th centuries, including a Rolls-Royces and Indian motorcycles manufactured in Springfield. What you won't see: proof that this is the Springfield in The Simpsons Museum within a museum: The exhibits of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum have been moved here.
21 Edwards St.
Springfield,
MA
US
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300 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Lowell,
MA
US
The Brattle Theatre’s screens have been glowing with an eclectic slate of films since 1953, but its cultural legacy stretches back to 1890 when it first opened as a live theater. Its productions seemed destined to eventually intertwine with the burgeoning Hollywood industry, and today, the venue keeps its artistic roots alive by showing a full roster of classic, foreign, and independent movies. The cinema-savvy staff frequently bundles pictures into special repertory series—past programs have centered around a vast array of topics, ranging from tributes to Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman to a series of documentaries on Clark Gable's mustache. To bolster the cinematic experience, moviegoers snack on locally-made concessions including traditional box office candy as well as baked goods and beer.
40 Brattle St
Cambridge,
MA
US
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