Kids Activities in Smithfield

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

55% Off Duckpin Bowling at Town Hall Lanes

Town Hall Lanes

Johnston

$55 $25

Small, palm-size bowling bowls are heaved toward short duckpins in this old-school style of bowling

50% Off at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket

$12 $6

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Explore famous shipwrecks and rescue attempts, learn about life-saving tools and techniques, and celebrate the bravery of locals

50% Off Musical Instrument Course

New England Music Studio

Pawtucket

$80 $40

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Up to 50% Off John Brown House Museum Visit for Two or Four

Rhode Island Historical Society

John Brown House Museum

$20 $11

Museum examines early US social and cultural history in the 18th-century home of John Brown, an important figure in early America

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center – Up to 42% Off Visit

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

South Elmwood

$12 $7

There's seemingly no end to the activities and learning experiences for the whole family at these gardens and interactive displays

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Downtown Providence

$90 $45

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

Up to 51% Off at Legion Bowl & Billiards

Legion Bowl & Billiards

Cranston

$45 $22

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Classic duckpin bowling facility features 18 resurfaced lanes, traditional scoring projectors, tournament-sized pool tables, and live music

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

50% Off Music Summer Camps

School of Rock

Seekonk

$500 $250

During week-long camps, kids can rock out and learn to cover classic rock songs, or learn the fundamentals of songwriting and production

45% Off Art Camp

The Giving Tree Counseling Center

Franklin

$450 $248

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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

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 53% Off Duckpin Bowling

Meadowbrook Lanes

Warwick

$49 $23

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Vintage wood paneling and duckpin-style bowling at an alley that houses a lounge with flat-screen TVs and a snack bar

Up to 57% Off All-Day Play at Kidz Kastle

Kidz Kastle

Warwick

$55 $27

Indoor playground tuckers children out with routinely cleaned toys, foosball and air-hockey tables, pirate ship, and bounce slide

50% Off Elite Football School

Elite Football School

Warwick

$199 $99

Supportive coaches challenge players in 6th–12th grade during one-week football camp

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

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 55% Off Private Piano Lessons

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

Taunton

$24 $17

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

Up to 51% Off at Bounce! Indoor Inflatable Park

Bounce! Indoor Inflatable Park

Somerset

$50 $25

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

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

Up to 25% Off Shark-Cage-Diving Experience

Snappa Charters

South Kingstown

$250 $189

Divers sail out up to 50 mi. from shore before hopping into an anodized-aluminum-pipe cage for the chance to see blue and mako sharks

Up to 55% Off Bowling

Kingstown Bowl

North Kingstown

$55 $25

Automatic scoring systems record each roll, and complimentary bumpers and light balls cater to kids

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

50% Off Guitar Labs

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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Up to 50% Off Indoor Play Center Admission

Kidsports

Stoughton

$8 $4

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

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

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 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

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 67% Off at The Butterfly Zoo 

Newport Butterfly Farm

Tiverton

$18 $11

A perfect educational experience for kids, an enclosed greenhouse features native species and butterflies from the tropics

39% Off Newport Mansions Membership

Preservation Society of Newport County

Multiple Locations

$90 $55

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Take the household on tours of the historic mansions of some of the nation's most important families with year-long museum membership

Newport Antiques Show — Up to 50% Off

Newport Antiques Show

Middletown

$30 $15

Wealth of Americana antiques from the country’s top dealers, including paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative art

Up to 59% Off Riding Lessons at Newport Equestrian

Newport Equestrian

Middletown

$120 $55

A mother-daughter instructional team teaches different riding styles and care methods during lessons for all levels of experience

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Westgate Lanes

Brockton

$60.49 $30

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Inside an alley over a century old, bowlers play tenpin, candlepin, or cosmic bowling on 62 lanes with automatic scoring

Fuller Craft Museum – Up to 50% Off

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

$16 $10

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

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

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

68% Off Bowling at Viking Recreation Center

Viking Recreation Center

East Bridgewater

$60 $19

Hurl balls down 16 candlepin lanes during regular hours or neon-lit games of cosmic bowling

Up to 44% Off Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons By Jeffrey Nevaras Bm Berklee College Of Music

West Bridgewater

$25 $14

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National Museum of American Illustration – Up to Half Off Admission

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

60% Off Candlepin Bowling at Timber Lanes

Timber Lanes

Abington

$60 $24

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24 candlepin lanes with computerized scoring and bumpers on every lane

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

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

50% Off Kart Racing or Pub Food at F1 Boston

F1 Boston

Braintree

$38 $19

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Race on an indoor track in a European-style kart while a computer system times you and your opponents; burgers and truffle fries at the cafe

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

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The New Bedford Museum of Glass – Up to 60% Off

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

New Bedford

$10 $5

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

Up to 65% Off a Meteor-Shower Boat Cruise

Mark's Tree Farm

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Up to 40% Off Whale-Watching Tour for Two

Capt. John Boats

Plymouth

$94 $56

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A 3–4-hour boat tour takes visitors through Cape Cod Bay to see wildlife such as humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, & razor bills

45% Off a Pinball Party Package at Pop Bumpers Pinball

Pop Bumpers Pinball

Weymouth

$250 $138

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Up to 53% Off at The Jenney Museum

The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

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Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

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Bright lights gleam off of the newly renovated synthetic lanes that grace Old Mountain Lanes and Walnut Hill Bowl. As part of Rhode Island’s storied duck pin lineage, these premier alleys train one eye on 10-pin history and the other on modern day amenities, including LCD scoring monitors, automatic bumpers for kids, and laser-guided bowling ball retrievers. Cosmic bowling is de rigueur on weekend nights, and strike-less players on-strike can enjoy pool tables, video games, and air hockey at the arcade. Though both alleys have on-site pubs, only the Woonsocket location pours frothy mugs of Narragansett.

1666 Diamond Hill Rd
Woonsocket,
RI
US

The Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association strives to keep its namesake sport alive by hosting duckpin-bowling tournaments at six local alleys. The game cropped up in a Baltimore bowling alley in the summer of 1900, when most ten-pin alleys were closed for warm months to avoid excessive sweating in rental shoes. But at Diamond Alleys, athletes hurled balls through the heat but opted for 6-inch spheres and pins of a diminutive stature. After observing pins that scattered like a flock of ducks, the owners of the lanes dubbed the modified game duckpin bowling. Besides granting players three rolls per turn, duckpin bowling adhered to all traditional rules and grew in popularity until it peaked in 1967, the year inertia was exposed as a myth. Today, the Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association keeps the pastime alive at spots including the Bowling Academy, a historical gem in its own right as the test site of the first automatic duckpin pinsetters.

1463 Atwood Ave
Johnston,
RI
US

Ritual and ceremony are a big part of horseback riding, according to Jessica Martinelli, the owner and head instructor at J.L.M. Equestrian. "It's more than just getting on and going," she says. "There's a lot of care involved too." Jessica, who's been riding since the age of 6, teaches students how to properly brush, tack, and saddle a horse during lessons.

Once their steeds are prepped, students climb aboard one of the farm's team of 11 horses, which includes Rodney, a dark-brown gelding who flips his friendly tail during most of a week's 35 lessons. In the saddle, beginners learn balance and control under staff supervision. They’ll learn to take the reins in the 100'x200' outdoor riding arena, where they practice using their legs and feet to control and communicate with the horse. More advanced riders practice jumps.

Sometimes the first few lessons snowball into a genuine passion. Jessica herself saw her initial interest blossom into a lifelong love highlighted by competitions with the US equestrian team and an appearance at Madison Square Garden during the National Horse Show. For those students looking to get more involved, Jessica offers camps, and some students go on to compete in regional competitions or the state's interscholastic riding program.

56 Peeptoad Road
Scituate,
RI
US

A visit to the Museum of Natural History & Planetarium will take you on a journey to discover the world around you and beyond. Open since 1896, the museum houses natural history and cultural collections, from local sources and from around the world. Aside from the main exhibits and housing the state's only public planetarium, the museum features programs as well as scientific and cultural events aimed at children, adults, families, and scouts, thus living up to its reputation as "The People's University."

1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence,
RI
US

With a variety of foreign and independent talkies, Cable Car Cinema & Cafe entertains all who venture into its newly refurbished interior. Film fanatics can experience Tony Stone's Out Of Our Minds, a 28-minute exploration of mythology, music, and imagery as conceived by musician Melissa Auf der Maur (formerly of Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins). Beijing Taxi is a documentary that explores perceptions of the metamorphic Chinese capital from the points of view of three taxi drivers, and Total Badass portrays Austin's underground scene, counter-culturally interpreted by local deviant Chad Holt.

204 S Main St
Providence,
RI
US

RISD Museum’s first public galleries were brought to life in 1893, and since then, the museum has become a powerhouse of creativity. Hosting a collection of 84,000 objects of fine, decorative art from eras both ancient and modern, the museum entices eyes with multitudes of exhibits and collections. With admission to the museum’s galleries, which are spread throughout five buildings, artoholics get a day to explore indoors and avoid the sun during fall, when it is a mere 75 feet from Earth's surface.

224 Benefit St
Providence,
RI
US