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Trip List by Mickie

Best Near-Boston Day Trips with Kids

2 May 2006  My two-year-old
3.0 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Great places to take young kids for a fun adventure near Boston

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Sterling, Providence, Westford
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Families with small children
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Davis' Farmland & Mega Maze, Sterling, Mass.
    Davis' Farmland & Mega Maze, Sterling, Massachusetts

  • 2. Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island
    Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island

  • 3. Kimball Farm, Westford, Mass.
    Kimball Farm, Westford, Massachusetts

  • 4. The Discovery Museums, Acton, Mass

    The Discovery Museums, located in Acton, Massachusetts, just west of Boston, are two separate but complementary museums filled with exciting, interactive exhibits for children of all ages using focused spaces and hands-on activities inviting exploration and discovery. At lunch or snack time you can visit one of the many area restaurants or, weather permitting, you can take advantage of our outdoor picnic tables. The Children's Discovery Museum and the Science Discovery Museum are both OPEN on school year hours! Before your visit, please check Hours or call 978.264.4200 to confirm information presented here.

  • 5. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln, Mass.

    Explore the fields and forest of Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and visit the farmyard complete with pigs, sheep, goats, cows, and more. Enjoy daily activities for visitors and walk the trails to the top of the drumlin for a great view. Stop by our seasonal farm stand for sustainably grown foods and browse the Audubon Shop to pick up something special to remind you of your visit. Our Nature Center is handicap accessible.

  • 6. The Butterfly Place, Westford, Mass.
    The Butterfly Place, Westford, Massachusetts

  • 7. Kids Playground, Woburn, Mass

    Greater Boston's best indoor Play Ground featuring great Children's Birthday Parties, open play space with the largest configuration of tubes & tunnels in New England, playgroup, pirate parties, princess parties, field trips, kids interactive village. Open to the general public and kids birthday parties.