50 Things to do this Fall in Central Mass with Kids!

50 Things to do this Fall in Central Mass with Kids! Worcester is the second largest city in New England, making Central Mass a gold mine for kid-friendly things to do in the fall.  For more fall family fun, check our regular calendar of events. Check back often, we will be updating our list as new events are announced!

50 Things to do this Fall in Central MA
  • Visit the EcoTarium. Ride the train and visit the animals. The EcoTarium is back to their regular schedule! And you can now visit the newly reopened Planetarium! Closed on Mondays.
  • Visit Purgatory Chasm for a family fall 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. Phantoms of Firelight dates are through 10/31! Get your tickets in advance.
  • See what is happening at Discovery Museum in Acton. Fall is a great time to burn some energy in their Treehouse and Adventure Hill. The first Friday night of each month (4:30-7:30) are free admission nights. And to celebrate their 40th anniversary, admission is rolled back to just $2.50 for the entire month of October!
  • Find a new playground to explore!

    Things to do this Fall in Central Mass with Kids

    Castle in the Trees

  • Get tickets to a special event at Southwick’s Zoo! Festival of Illumination is through the fall!
  • Book a fall guided trail ride in Princeton at Cornerstone Ranch!
  • Go Apple Picking!  Find an apple orchard near you with our Apple Orchard Guide.
  • Get lost in one of the Central MA Mazes!
  • Visit the Davis Farmland through October! Rates are lower than summertime and they have special fall events!
  • Davis Megamaze BBQ & Brews is open through 10/30 on Saturdays and Sundays (Columbus Day too). 3 miles of mind-boggling puzzle networks carved into a classic “Game of Life” maze. Fun for the whole family!

davis mega maze bbq

local secret and not so secret gardens and hikes

central ma fall fairs festivals

worcester railers


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