Kids Activities in Merrimack

40% Off Classic Arcade Games, Pinball, and Skeeball

Pinball Wizard Arcade

Pelham

$25 $15

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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

Up to 59% Off Park Outing or Membership in Salem

America's Stonehenge

Salem

$22 $10

Maintained trail guides guests through a 4,000-year-old manmade site complete with inscriptions, maze-like hallways, alpacas, and chambers

58% Off a Kids' Educational Camp

Bricks 4 Kidz

North Andover

$45 $19

Kids explore their creativity and learn engineering fundamentals through guided projects incorporating Lego and Duplo blocks

50% Off a One-Day Football or Kicking Training

Sports International Football Camps

Merrimack College

$199.97 $99

Kids receive position-specific training at football specialty clinic, or kicking, punting, and long-snapping academy

Up to 51% Off Children's Indoor Play

Froggy's Party Pad

Haverhill

$30 $15

Kids aged 18 months to 5 years gather to exercise, dance, and participate in open play in a fun, colorful environment

Up to 53% Off Reptile Tour from Zoo Creatures

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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

Up to Half Off Private or Group Music Lessons

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

Haverhill

$60 $30

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

49% Off Bowling Package at Acton Bowladrome

Acton Bowladrome

Acton

$57 $29

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Sixteen synthetic candlepin lanes host strikes after which bowlers can exercise their digits in the arcade emporium

Up to 55% Off at Harvard Bowling Lanes

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 77% Off Roller-Skating Package

Roll On America

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

Amesbury Sports Park – Up to 53% Off Tubing and Zorb Rides

Amesbury Sports Park

Amesbury

$39.50 $23

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Two lanes and a conveyor belt usher tubers up and down hills; zorbs enclose guests in a plastic sphere for trips downhill

Up to 43% Off a Boat Cruise

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Harbor

$33 $19

Individuals or pairs enjoy a whale-watching or island cruise

51% Off Candlepin Bowling at Riverwalk Lanes

Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

$42.50 $21

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

38% Off Pottery Painting at Look What I Made

Look What I Made! Pottery

North Reading

$40 $25

Adorn a bisque piece with provided paints and sponges inspired by surrounding pieces during a laid-back paint-your-own-pottery session

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.

50% Off Four 30 minute private music Lessons

West Newbury School Of Music

West Newbury

$100 $50

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

Up to 43% Off Newburyport Whale Watch Tour

Newburyport Whale Watch

Newburyport

$48 $29

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

50% Off Bowling and Billiards at Kings Lynnfield

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

$40 $19.99

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Fun center offers 16 lanes, two pool tables, bocce court, and shuffleboard table amongst 50 HDTVs, two bars, and a restaurant

Up to 53% Off at Griffin Photography Museum

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 41% Off at Wenham Museum

Wenham Museum

Wenham

$16 $10

Marvel at 10 model train layouts, vintage dolls and antique toys and step back in time to visit a New England home from the 1690's

46% Off Blueberry Festival

Connors Farm

Danvers

$23.90 $13

Guests feast on blueberry pie and ice cream, go on hayrides, watch duck races, and listen to music

Up to 57% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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

Up to 41% Off at Sky Zone Westborough

Sky Zone

Westborough

$32 $19

Jump for fun, work out, or play games on expansive floors and walls covered in trampolines

Up to 50% Off at Jump In With Us

Jump In With Us

Marlborough

$20 $12

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

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

Half Off Pop-In Playtime at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

$40 $20

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

Up to 44% Off a Visit to Indoor Playspace

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

45% Off Art Camp

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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

Salem Wax Museum – Up to 54% Off

Salem Wax Museum

Downtown Salem

$64 $39

Visitors can view eerily life-like wax figures and practicing witches or visit Frankenstein at Salem Wax Museum's Haunted Neighborhood

Up to 56% Off Private Piano Lessons

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

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

64% Off Bowling and Pizza for Up to Six at Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama

$80 $29

28 candlepin lanes host competitive and entertaining games while computerized systems keep score and a kitchen kicks out hand-tossed pizza

Up to 54% Off Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride

Cornerstone Ranch

Princeton

$48 $24

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During each ride, a pair of majestic black percherons draws the wagon through the farm; each guest also enjoys some local ice cream

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

51% Off Bowling for Up to Six at South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Bowl

$59 $29

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New England–born variation of bowling employs balls and pins smaller than standard 10-pin games

54% Off Basketball Camp

FLS International

Boston

$300 $139

Students spend three full days a week at the beach to study basketball techniques under experienced instructors

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Family Activities at Kings Back Bay

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Tower Hill Botanic Garden - Up to 50% Off Visit

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

$24 $12

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Visitors explore a 132-acre indoor and outdoor live museum, gazing at colorful flowers and plants

The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum – 70% Off

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Musicians' Playground

Boston

$180 $99

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

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

The North Star

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Worcester Historical Museum – 50% Off Visit

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

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

60% Off Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

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 60% Off from Worcester Bubble Parties

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

Bubbles billow around while kids do the limbo, hula hoop, and enjoy interactive games

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

Up to 40% Off a Cape Ann Whale Watch Cruise

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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

Up to 50% Off Bowling, Skee-Ball, and More at Kings Dedham

Kings

Dedham

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Up to 53% Off Kids’ Indoor Recreation

Kids' Fun Stop

West Roxbury

$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

Up to 45% Off Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Make Meaning

Dedham

$50 $29

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

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

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Visitors to Mel's Funway Park can try their hand at two 18-hole mini-golf courses before speeding and swinging their way through the go-kart track and batting cages, which feature a replica of Fenway's Green Monster and slow- and fast-pitch machines that can reach speeds of up to 85 mph. Inside, a laser plex hosts games of laser tag, while other visitors attempt the laser maze, a web of 36 lasers that participants must avoid to keep from triggering the alarm and receive their cat-burglar certification. Funway Park has also partnered with Naticook Fish & Grill to recharge empty body batteries.

454 Charles Bancroft Hwy
Litchfield,
NH
US

With an All-Day Pass in hand, merrymakers can limitlessly enjoy Mel's Funway Park's go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, driving range, laser tag, and laser maze. Motor around Mel's go-kart track, which tests rubber-burners with tight turns and a bridge. David Ortiz admirers can emulate Big Papi in Mel's batting cages, featuring a replica of the Fenway Park's Green Monster and pitches from 45 to 85 mph. Golf gurus can tap orbs around two mini-golf courses, or sharpen their power-drive on the driving range. Show off your laser-firing accuracy or settle trading disputes with the Galactic Emperor Zorgo by dueling in the laser plex, where fog and black lights fill the futuristic arena. Mel's laser maze presents an electrifying challenge, as calm contortionists achieve victory by maneuvering around 36 beams of emerald light.

454 Charles Bancroft Hwy
Litchfield,
NH
US

Chunky's Cinema Pub has been mixing the polished glimmer of modern technology with the gauzy glow of yesteryear for almost two decades. Eight screens mingle first-run blockbusters with themed throwback classics catering to children of the ’50s or ’80s. There, in the glow of the previews, is another testament to the melding of time—a contemporary dinner-and-a-movie setup brings with it the nostalgia of old-school drive-ins. Instead of traditional cinema chairs, individual cushy Lincoln Continental surround communal dinner tables, and the seats roll and recline to let guests maximize their comfort and customize their sightlines as they catch the onscreen action and pretend to be backseat drivers. At their tables, American pub snacks and entrées from the extensive menu spread out, combining movies with burgers, quesadillas, and steak tips.

While the theater blends old with new, Chunky's Bio Truck zooms into the future with a gas tank full of the 100% trans-fat-free canola oil used for cooking in the kitchen. The bio-fuel reduces the truck's greenhouse emissions and helps to decrease its carbon footprint, spreading an eco-conscious message to the community.

150 Coliseum Ave
Nashua,
NH
US

In 1880, Justin P. White created candlepin bowling because he felt that traditional bowling wasn't challenging enough. Today, Leda Lanes continues this East Coast tradition, where bowlers clutch softball-sized balls before sending them down the lane toward tall, thin pins. Though the game is a throwback, the staff keeps things modern with state-of-the-art scoring systems at each lane. A concession stand provides snacks, while Kegler's Den Lounge provides libations to keep bowlers going till the next string.

340 Amherst St
Nashua,
NH
US

Baby goats and calves lounge on straw in a petting zoo while wolves and black bears frolic just yards away. It's not a radical experiment in natural selection, though; it's just part of the varied attractions at Charmingfare Farm. After taking in the entire zoo—from pigs to camels—guests can avail themselves of such diversions as trail rides atop one of the farm's friendly horses. Horse-drawn hayrides and sleigh ride socials culminate in a stop at a roaring bonfire where guests can cook all the hotdogs and 'smores they've captured in the wild.

774 High St
Candia,
NH
US

Located in the woods, Liquid Planet Water Park forms an oasis of thrilling water slides, pools, and watery play zones. Water attractions include high-speed vertical-drop slides, new speed slides, spiraling water runs that stretch upward of 250 feet, and brisk splash pools. Forming a relaxing buffer at the side of the park are 2,000 square feet of sandy beach that, like marshmallow swim trunks, offer cushy respite from the ubiquitous concrete-pool surroundings. The beach also borders spring-fed Crater Lake, which attracts swimmers and cannonballers with traditional watering-hole charms.

446 Raymond Rd
Candia,
NH
US