You don't have to go broke to have fun with kids in and around Boston this summer. There are lots of free things to do, whether you want to enjoy the sunshine outside or cool off indoors. Read on for a summer of free events, festivals, crafts, music, games, movies and more.
And if you're looking for times when you can visit local museums at no cost, check out our roundups of free museum hours in Boston and the greater Boston area (after you read through this list of free things to do with kids in Boston this summer, of course).
These days, there are almost countless ways to celebrate your child's birthday. But for kids who love animals, creating a party centered around their favorite furry friend or curious creature will make their day extra special.
Animal birthday bashes are both fun and educational. Check out all the ways you can celebrate your kid's animal interests at these fun party venues.
Each year on or around April 22, Boston comes alive with many special events to celebrate Earth Day. Kids learn about protecting the environment and how the entire family can become more green. From community service projects like the DCR’s Park Serve Day, to festivals at the Spellman Museum and EcoTarium, to a celebration at the Franklin Park Zoo, families can get outside, have fun, and make a difference.
Looking for fun things to do with kids during April vacation week? There are plenty of programs and special events to keep the whole family entertained, including big annual events like the Cambridge Science Festival, performances, cool museum happenings, and nature programs. Plus, there are FREE drop-off workshops and programs for Boston city kids!
Read on to see highlights of the many wonderful things to do during spring break with kids, and be sure to check out our Event Calendar and our Patriots' Day and Earth Day roundups for even more ideas.
Kids love to be part of something special, especially when it's created just for them. Thanks to local sports teams, children can become card-carrying members of exclusive kids' clubs designed to enhance the experience of attending local professional and collegiate athletic events, from basketball to hockey to everything in between. These clubs combine kids' love of sports with the excitement of belonging to a group all their own, so you've got a win-win!
April is bursting with possibilities, beginning with April Fools' Day fun, Easter egg hunts, and Passover celebrations. The circus is in town with a new show, and Boston Common (along with the rest of the city) is waking up from its winter slumber. April vacation week brings singing ogres to Boston, scientific explorations to Cambridge, and magical worlds to Providence.
This month, we show our Boston pride during the Boston Marathon, Red Sox Opening Day, and Patriots' Day celebrations. Plus, a Volunteer Expo and the many Earth Day fests around town give us lots of opportunities to teach our kids about kindness, community, and stewardship.
It's time to kick winter to the curb and start something new this month with our top picks for family fun!
It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations - both indoors and outside - including parks, farms, the zoo, local businesses, and even a carousel.
Most of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities for older kids and parents, like games, crafts, refreshments and visits with the Easter Bunny.
While some kids can think of nothing but Easter bunnies and scrambling to fill their baskets with eggs this time of year, children who celebrate Passover have plenty of ways to mark the holiday. Even some of the youngest members of the family can participate in Passover celebrations in a meaningful way.
Through stories, music and hands-on activities hosted by Boston-area organizations, children learn about the history and traditions of Passover.
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