Kids Activities in South Boston, MA


Indoor Kart Race with One-Day License, or $15 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Soft Drinks at F1 Boston

F1 Boston

Braintree

Race on an indoor track in a European-style kart while a computer system times you and your opponents; pizza, burgers and nachos at the café

$40 $25

$29 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

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

$48 $29

Four or Eight Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to 51%Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Norwood

Golf balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$39.96 $19.99

$17 for Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (Up to $25 Value)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

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

$25 $17

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids at Apple Cinemas (Up to 47% Off)

Apple Cinemas Fresh Pond 10

Cambridge Highlands

First-run blockbusters in an independently owned theater accompanied by buttery popcorn

$30.50 $18

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 44% Off)

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

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

$48 $28

18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Cape Escape Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Cape Escape Mini Golf

Orleans

Wind your way around nautical-themed obstacles during 18 holes of mini golf

$20 $12

$20 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $39.96 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$39.96 $20

$40 or $60 Worth of Bowling, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Lynnfield (Up to 42% Off)

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and billiards

$40 $24.99

Bowling, Shoe Rental, Billiards, Shuffleboard, Skee Ball & Darts at Kings - Dedham (Up to 42% Off)

Kings - Dedham

Kings - Dedham

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

$40 $24.99

General Admission for Two or Four at Whydah Pirate Museum (Up to 34% Off)

Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum

Explore the glimmering bounty uncovered from a 300-year-old pirate ship, The Whydah, and hear the tale of how she sank

$37 $25

Mini Golf and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Captain’s Cove Adventure Golf (Up to 45% Off)

Captain's Cove Adventure Golf

Hampton

18-hole mini-golf course winds players through a nautical paradise complete with rushing rivers, storybook coves, and waterfalls

$21 $12

Whale-Watching Trip for One or Two from 7 Seas Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

7 Seas Whale Watch

7 Seas Whale Watch

Featured on Discovery Channel and in “National Geographic,” boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins

$48 $29

One or Two Hours of Bowling on One Lane and Shoe Rentals for Up to Six at Town Line Luxury Lanes (Up to 49% Off)

Town Line Luxury Lanes

Linden

Up to six bowlers face off on a newly revamped lane at this sleek North Shore bowling alley with pool tables, an arcade, and a restaurant

$58 $30

$40 or $60 Worth of Bowling, Billiards, Shuffleboard, and Skee Ball at Kings - Boston (Up to 42% Off)

Kings- Boston

Kings - Boston

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

$40 $24.99

Four or Eight General Admissions to the Corn Maze and Additional Attractions at Connors Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Connors Farm

Danvers

Guests work their way through a corn maze, before exploring other attractions and meeting farm animals

$55.96 $29

18 Holes of Mini Golf for 2, 4, or 6 with Ice Cream, or Kids Birthday Party at Magoo's Ice Cream (Up to 47% 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

$37 $19.50

Bowling, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings - Burlington (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings- Burlington

Burlington

Bowl, shoot pool, and try your hand at other classic games in an entertainment complex, complete with premium bars

$40 $24.99

Rock-Climbing Pass for Two or Two Groupons, Each Good for a Climb for One at Rock On Adventure (47% Off)

Rock On Adventure

Norwood

Pick from up to 12 auto-belayed walls with varying difficulty levels that provide fun, total-body workouts

$30 $16

Indoor Rock-Climbing Day Pass for Two or One-Month Membership at Challenge Rocks (Up to 60% Off)

Challenge Rocks

Hingham

Rock climbing and bouldering for all ages and levels including all necessary gear

$50 $20

One- or Two-Hour Trail Ride on Horseback for One or Two at Cornerstone Ranch (Up to 48% Off)

Cornerstone Ranch

Princeton

Riders aged 10 or older take in breathtaking scenic terrain during one- or two-hour trail rides

$45 $27

Three Laser-Battle Games for Two or Four at Stronghold Ops (Up to 44% Off)

Stronghold Airsoft

Stronghold Ops

During adrenaline-pumping laser games, such as Vampire, Team Capture, and Eliminator, players dodge obstacles while firing lasers

$40 $25

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

Three Games of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six, or Mini Golf and Laser Maze for Two at Glowgolf (Up to 52%Off)

Glowgolf

Wellesley

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

$40 $19

Skating, Laser Tag, and Slushies Four at Roller Kingdom (Up to 66% Off)

Roller Kingdom

Multiple Locations

Top-40 hits play at the roller-skating rink; 10-minute laser-tag games amid obstacles and hideouts; slushie refuel

$65 $22

Visit to Exotic Animal Rescue Center and Wildlife Show for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 43% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with guests during self-guided tours & live animal shows led by wildlife experts

$28 $17

2, 4, 6, or 12 Paintball Passes with Safety Gear and Gun from Paintball USA Tickets (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball USA Tickets

Multiple Locations

Use passes for open play, safety gear, and gun rental at any of 80+ participating locations nationwide, including 6 in New England area

$140 $15

Corn Maze Day Outing for Four or Eight or Night Outing for Four at Marini Farm Corn Maze (Up to 53% Off)

Marini Farm Corn Maze

Marini's Stand

This year, the 10-acre working-cornfield theme is Dragons; come during daytime or bring flashlights for evening visits

$51.96 $25

Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (34% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

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

$16 $11

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

Newburyport Whale Watch

South End

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

$48 $29

Select Local Merchants

  • Murphy Skating Rink
    Thinking of trying your hand at skating? Check out Murphy Skating Rink in South Boston for some exhilarating laps around the rink. If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This club also has a fabulous restaurant. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this club just as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Boston, MA US
    +16172697060
  • Boston Bowl Family Fun Center
    Craving a good game of pool? Show off your aiming skills and sink some shots at Boston Bowl Family Fun Center in Boston. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Boston, MA US
    +16178253800
  • First Boston Tenpin
    It's about time you head over to the facilities at First Boston Tenpin in Dorchester for a great round or two of pool. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Boston, MA US
    +16178253800
  • Boston Tea Party Ships Museum
    Shouts of “huzzah” ring out from the decks of a restored tea ship on the Boston Harbor, led by live actors costumed in waistcoats and tri-corner hats. Their triumphant shouts urge guests to take part in the events and acts of rebellion that helped spark the Revolutionary War. Inspired colonists meet Sam Adams, who encourages guests to take place in a revolutionary act of resistance and throw tea into Boston Harbor with the daring Sons of Liberty. In addition to the array of immersive, high-tech storytelling devices and ornate replicas—the restored wooden ships were constructed by the craftsmen behind the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World—the museum houses a novel artifact: an original tea chest recovered from the shores of Boston after the Tea Party, of which there are only two in existence.
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    Boston, MA US
    +16173381773
  • Museum of Science
    Five Things to Know About Museum of Science The Museum of Science dates all the way back to 1830, when a group of civic-minded scientists and academics formed the Boston Society of Natural History. The group didn’t have a permanent spot for its collections until 1864, and it didn’t move into its current spot by the Charles River until 1951. After 180 years, the museum still isn’t standing still; it’s just finished a capital campaign to help inspire a love of science and technology in future generations. Before you stop by, here are a few helpful tidbits about the museum. There’s plenty for little ones to do. Designed for kids 8 or younger, The Discovery Center offers hands-on science experiments, real fossils and animal skeletons, and much more. T. rex fans will love the Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic exhibit, which features plenty of imagination-inspiring models and fossils. To infinity and beyond? Why not? Past exhibits include The Science Behind Pixar, which showed the technology and science that go into creating films such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo over more than 40 exhibit elements. There are presentations all day. Check out a demonstration of lightning created by a very large Van de Graaff generator, see a show about scientific magic, or watch two brothers discuss physics while performing entertaining feats in The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show. IMAX in the house: With a gargantuan screen measuring more than five stories in height, the IMAX theatre gives you an immersive view of the world; popular shows let audiences explore Arabian lands or visit the worlds of dinosaurs or humpback whales. Math controversy abounded in 2015 when a teen saw what he believed to be a math error in a museum exhibit. At first, the museum acknowledged its error, but upon further review, it emerged that the museum’s original equation was correct (albeit presented in a less common format).
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    Boston, MA US
    +16177232500
  • Lucky Strike Lanes
    For true American comfort food, head to Jillian's for a sandwich or side of fries. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list. There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Jillian's, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Jillian's' gorgeous patio. For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Jillian's hosts live DJs. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. No need to put on airs for a trip to Jillian's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Jillian's cater for you. Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant. Valet service is offered in the lot next door, where patrons can choose to park their own vehicles as well. When the lot gets busy, diners can turn to street parking. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stops at Kenmore Station (Green), Yawkey (Framingham/Worcester), and Blandford St. (Green). No matter what you choose off the menu at Jillian's, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Jillian's to have a bite of deliciousness. So when you just need a place to go, Jillian's is the perfect restaurant serving up American classics in Boston.
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    Boston, MA US
    +16174370300

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