35 Things to do this Summer in Central Mass with Kids!

35 Things to do this Summer in Central Mass with Kids!

Family Fun in Central MA!

Worcester is the second largest city in New England, making Central Mass a gold mine for kid-friendly things to do in the summer.  For more summer family fun, check our regular calendar of events.

  • Visit the EcoTarium. Ride the train and visit the animals. The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor science and nature museum located in Worcester. A family favorite of locals. See the changing indoor & outdoor exhibits science and nature exhibits, ride the train, visit the animals, and play in the outdoor Nature Explore® Exhibit. The Planetarium has daily shows. Closed on Mondays.
  • Purgatory Chasm for a family summer hike!
  • Spend the day at Old Sturbridge Village and travel back in time. Interact with costumed historians and learn about life in the 19th century.
  • See what is happening at Discovery Museum in Acton. Summer is a great time to burn some energy in their Treehouse and Adventure Hill. Friday evenings in summer (4:30-7:30) are free admission nights. Advance tickets are always required to visit the museum.
  • Find a new playground to explore!

    Things to do this Fall in Central Mass with Kids

    Castle in the Trees

  • Visit Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon. Check out their upcoming special events  Southwick’s Zoo! 
  • Book a summer summer trail ride in Princeton at Cornerstone Ranch!
  • Go berry picking!  Find a farm near you with our PYO Summer Fruit Guide.
  • Visit the Davis Farmland & Splash & Play! We love Davis Farmland! This is the largest endangered farm for farm animals!  We love their mission and love all the memories that we make here.

davis farmland splashDavis Farmland Sheep

local secret and not so secret gardens and hikes

Enchanted Garden

Nursery Rhyme Friends Throughout

  • Kimball Farm Westford – Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Zip Line, Animal Shows, Arcade, Pony Rides, Ice Cream and more!

What did we miss?  Tell us about it in comments!

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