Lets be honest- we all wish we were headed south for the rest of this winter. With 60+ inches of snow in the Boston area and more to come we are ready for a break- or to at least see grass again! So now that your kids have already been home for the majority of the week and are going to be off for yet another week- What can you do to get out and have some fun? Here are 10 of our favorite places to go, relax and have some fun! Click on the Name to read a review of this location!
1. Coco Key Boston (Danvers, MA)- ok I have to say if you want to feel like you are somewhere warm and tropical without the expense of having to fly somewhere and spend money you don’t have then this is the place for you. 84 degrees all year round and fun for all ages you can be care free and pretend there is not an ounce of snow on the ground as you splash and swim in their tropical picturesque atmosphere. Seriously head over- it helped warm my heart!! Plus you can get away for more than a day by staying at their
2. The Museum of Science (Boston, MA)-All indoors, this spectacular museum is a hit for the whole family- both educational and full of fun. There is so much to do at the Museum of Science- floor after floor of hands on exhibits will keep you entertained for hours!
3. 5 wits (Foxboro, MA)-Go on an adventure in your own back yard at 5 wits. The adventure is all about you- exploring, discovering and taking on challenges as you roam through your own adventure. 5 wits is so much fun and is now offering 2 adventures-espionage and 20,000 leagues. Be part of the action today!!
4. LEGOLAND Discovery Center (Somerville, MA)- LEGOLAND discovery center Boston is the perfect mix of amusement, creativity and learning. There is so much to see, ride and play with. From all the lego building centers, to two rides and 4 movies- you can’t get enough of this magical place! Parents and Grandparents can enjoy LEGOLAND because it is all in close proximity and very easy to keep track of everyone!
5. Playdipity (Cohasset, Ma)- Playdipity is a great place to get out of the cold and play. This playroom for pretend focuses on children under 6 by providing endless toys, imaginative play and climbing! This space allows for great get togethers with old friends as the children can be easily chaperoned without having to chase them around the building.
6. Create Hands On (Dartmouth, MA)- Create Hands On offers project after project to inspire creativity from 1-99. People of all ages can put their skills to the test by creating nearly anything that inspires them.
7. The Hall at Patriot Place (Foxboro, MA)- Why not celebrate our Super Bowl Champs by visiting their hall of fame at Patriot Place. Enjoy kicking a field goal, trying on gear or celebrating with confetti in these hands on exhibits. Celebrate and learn about past and present Patriots alike- including a movie about the history of Patriots and their fans (YOU!)
8. New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA)- Do you really know how big a whale is? Head to the New Bedford whaling museum to find out for sure. With Whale skeletons and a full size boat to explore-families will have questions answered and be constantly in awe of the many different sites that record New Bedford’s Whaling History
9. The Eric Carle Museum of Children’s Book Art (Amherst, MA)- The Eric Carle Museum is fantastic. With a library, art exhibits and its own art studio children will be overwhelmed with all the fun things to do. This museum is very educational and so detailed down to the tiles in the bathroom. Everyone will enjoy the beautiful artwork of Eric Carle and other famous childrens book artists.
10. The Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory (Hyannis, MA)- First of all This is Free! Go take a tour of your favorite chip company. Find out how these delicious chips are made and what machines do the trick! A great way to teach your kids while learning more about this fun process!