The sun is out and as things start to open up around Boston, it’s the perfect time to explore the area with kids. There are so many wonderful places to discover! If you haven’t yet, check out some of our recent blogs with playgrounds worth the view and chilly weather activities (most offer a Spring/Summer option as well). As always, be sure to check their websites beforehand so you can make sure they are open and see their COVID-19/pandemic guidelines.
Visiting local businesses right now is a great way to support them as they make their way out of the pandemic, so get that tourism hat on and explore everything that Boston and Massachusetts have to offer!
Here’s a few of our picks for Spring:
Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA)
Treat your little ones to a day back in history. They will love seeing the old fashioned houses and village, along with some of the old toys kids used to play with back in the day. The village also has an outdoor farm area to visit animals and see what a working farm used to be like back in history. https://www.osv.org/
Ecotarium (Worcester, MA)
At this time, it looks like only the outside of the Ecotarium is open, but your child will have fun exploring the grounds looking at the dinosaur exhibits and live animals. Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor as you explore. Check beforehand for which exhibits are open, as they also have a kids train that typically runs through the outdoor grounds. https://ecotarium.org/
Davis Farmland (Sterling, MA)
If you are looking for a full day activity to keep you little ones engaged, Davis Farmland is a must! Filled with so many different animals and exhibits, your child can pet, enjoy, and learn about all animals on a typical farm. They also have play areas for little ones to burn off energy and run around. In the summer, they also offer a splashpad/foam pit, but check beforehand to see if it’s open. https://davisfarmland.com/
Take a Boston Duck Tour (Pick up points at Museum of Science, New England Aquarium and the Prudential Center)
Duck tours are back! Even if you are native to Boston and you and your little one have explored the city, they’ll love to see this from a whole new perspective on land and in the water. Get out there, sit back and relax and enjoy the ride.
Boston Tea Party Ship (Boston, MA)
Located right in Boston, you may have walked by a dozen times on your way to the Children’s Museum, but the Boston Tea Party Ship is a spot to stop and enjoy. Check out what’s open and closed, but as of right now, most of the experience is open for visitors. And, afterwards stop by the new Martin Richard’s Park for your little ones to run and jump and play. https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/
USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown, MA)
You can spend a full day exploring Charlestown between the USS Constitution Museum, Old Ironsides (which is currently closed due to COVID), as well as walking around the Navy Yard and up by the Bunker Hill Monument. The Thomas Menino Park and Playground is right by as well for your kids to enjoy. https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
What other activities are you planning to get out and see this Spring and Summer around the Boston area? Share in the comments below!