Kids Activities in Wellesley

$250 for One Semester of Children's Dance or Art Classes at Gardengate Academy ($522 Value)

Gardengate Academy

Natick

Children of all ages explore their creativity during dance or art classes

$522 $250

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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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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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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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Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Dedham

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

$50 $29

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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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"The Little Prince" at Charles Mosesian Theater – Arsenal Center for the Arts on November 22–December 11 (Up to 47% Off)

"The Little Prince"

Charles Mosesian Theater - Arsenal Center for the Arts

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Allegorical children’s tale about a young traveler, the characters he meets, and the life lessons he learns along his whimsical journey

$49.75 $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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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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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, 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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Ice Skating Day Pass for Two or Four Plus Skate Rental at Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square (50% Off)

Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square

Kendall Square

Passes get pairs all-day access to the ice rink; skate rental included

$26 $13

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $119

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

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

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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$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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$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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$19 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 $19

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Explore Boston's Contemporary Art Scene in Newbury Street Galleries

Newbury Street Art Gallery Tour

Vose Gallery

Artworld pros take you to several galleries on Newbury Street, where you’ll learn about contemporary trends and speak with art dealers

$30

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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

Downtown

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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Admission for Two or Four to the The Mapparium (Up to 50% Off)

The Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

the three-story stained-glass globe hosts a musical presentation inside the sphere, complete with LED lights

$24 $12

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Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

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

$20 $12

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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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$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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General Admission and Wildlife Tour for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 54% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

$24 $12

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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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Open Play for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Jump In With Us (Up to 50% Off)

Jump In With Us

Marlborough

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

$20 $12

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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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$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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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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$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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Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Arcade Games, and Laser Tag at Pinz Entertainment (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pinz Entertainment

Milford

Open bowling takes place throughout the day on 20 lanes; more than 30 arcade games; Atomic Warehouse laser tag with black lights and fog

$40 $19.99

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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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$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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Family Season Pass or 10 or 20 Ice-Rink Visits at Randolph Recreation (Up to 89% Off)

Randolph Recreation

Randolph

Passes grant individuals or families access to Zapustus Ice Arena during open-ice time

$375 $40

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Museum Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four at The Jenney Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

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

$36 $18

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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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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 64% Off)

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

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 $20

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Four or Eight Weeks of Musical Instrument Classes for Kids at Music Academy of Chelmsford (Up to 51% Off)

Music Academy of Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Musical Voyagers lets young kids try more than 40 instruments; Starter Series Course focuses on piano, violin and drums for kids five and up

$44 $22

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5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 64% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

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

$45 $19

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$24 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental at Timber Lanes ($60 Value)

Timber Lanes

Abington

24 candlepin lanes with computerized scoring and bumpers on every lane

$60 $24

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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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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 54% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

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

$16 $8

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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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$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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$19 for Two Hours of Bowling With Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Viking Recreation Center ($60 Value)

Viking Recreation Center

East Bridgewater

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

$60 $19

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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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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 3 (Up to 40% Off)

Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of new material and fan favorites in a dance-along show

$44.50 $26.70

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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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$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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Twilight or Full-Day Visit with Arcade Gaming at CoCo Key Water Park (Up to 50% Off)

CoCo Key Water Park

Danvers

Slides, a lazy river, and an arcade for kids fill a 65,000-sq.-ft. indoor water park; indoor/outdoor whirlpools for adults

$40 $19.99

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

The Music Connection

Danvers

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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$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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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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$25 for Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Five at Mason Recreation Center ($47.50 Value)

Mason Recreation Center

Leominster

Clandlepin bowling at large entertainment center with an arcade and billiards

$47.50 $25

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When Malcolm and Mandy Sim welcomed two children into the world, the veterans of both the animation and theme-park industries visited numerous indoor play centers in Los Angeles, hoping to find the one that best suited their kids. Nothing quite clicked, however, which inspired the parents to call upon their entertainment backgrounds and develop their own indoor facility. Since relocating to the Boston area, the Sims have opened Jam Time, where youngsters ages 3 months to 6 years can surmount climbing structures, leap about in a bounce house, or shop in a pretend grocery market before whipping up faux soufflés in the playhouse kitchen. Classroom sessions further engage tykes with art projects, science classes, and princess-etiquette lessons, where young ladies learn to detect whether evil witches have booby-trapped their science projects. Soft play toys engage visiting toddlers and infants, while adults surf free WiFi, sip gourmet coffee, or enjoy a treat from the organic snack bar.

251 W Central St
Natick,
MA
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Housed inside Boston's monumental textile mill, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation invites guests on a trek through American history with a collection of artifacts dating as far back as 1812. Throughout the building's hallowed halls, interactive displays cleverly disguise education as amusement, coaxing visitors both young and old to steer a 19th-century fire engine, play a foot-powered piano, and teach an antique telephone switchboard how to send text messages. Enduring exhibits also showcase Waltham's industrious past with displays dedicated solely to textiles, watches and clocks, and transportation, including bicycles and penny-farthings powered by shredded pieces of yellow journalism. Members can take advantage of such perks as complimentary museum admission, invitations to special events, and unlimited use of the museum library.

154 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
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Jump Around Parties & Playdates boasts a sprawling indoor gymnasium of inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, and interactive games designed to give kids' energetic limbs and imaginative minds a place to explore. During open-jump sessions, staff members supervise children while they take on winding obstacle courses, break free from gravity in the moon bounce, and sharpen their jump shot during bounce-enhanced basketball games. The facility's two private party rooms host birthday celebrations that dazzle kids with pizzas, Cold Stone Creamery cake, and balloons in between their romps inside the climate-controlled gym. The center's invitation-creation center makes up quality invites so parents can use their time party planning instead of mastering calligraphy.

280 Worcester Rd
Framingham,
MA
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Stationed a safe distance away from the crowded city center, Easteleigh Farm has kept bygone eras alive since the early 1900s in Framingham. Current ownership converted Eastleigh back to a dairy operation in the early 2000s, and visitors have reaped the benefits ever since. During stops at the on-site store, visitors find fresh-from-the-farm products, including raw milk, cheeses, eggs, and honey. Even the farm's land exudes a high level of verdure: instead of crop-dusting the property with protein powder, Eastleigh uses all-natural nutrients such as fish oil to keep the land healthy. Visitors can see just how healthy the bounty is, too, during tours and hayrides around the farm.

1062 Edmands Road
Framingham,
MA
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Garden in the Woods is a 45-acre botanical garden, devoted to the conservation and promotion of native New England plants. Kid-friendly with scavenger hunts. Adult-friendly with guided walking tours Tues-Fri at 10am, Sat-Sun at 2pm.

180 Hemenway Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

A treasury of American art from the 18th century to the present day, with a particular emphasis on the school of Boston expressionism, the Danforth Museum of Art treats patrons to an array of ever-changing exhibits. Running June 12–August 7, the museum's juried exhibitions highlight pieces selected by discriminating art experts, rather than by fickle magic 8 balls. Along with the annual flagship presentation Off the Wall, which features new and exciting work from contemporary artists living and working in New England, this year's new Picture This! exhibit fills the Danforth Children's Gallery with work from regional children's-book illustrators working without the aid of talking-caterpillar apprentices. A third exhibition, A Community of Artists, displays hand-picked artwork chosen after the selection process for the other two showcases.

123 Union Ave
Framingham,
MA
US