Fun Activities To Do With Kids This Summer

School is almost out! Keep reading to discover a number of fun activities to do with kids this summer in Central Massachusetts. From indoor activities to outdoor play, this list will help you make 2023 a memorable break for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something physical, mental or just social, this list has it all! 

Trail Hikes:
Purgatory Chasm | 198 Purgatory Rd, Sutton, MA 01590
Visit the site for more information about trails, open hours and parking cost

Cascading Waters | Several access points in Worcester
Visit Greater Worcester Land Trust website for more details on the 4 different trails this conservation land offers. Catch it during the rainy season to witness some of the beautiful cascading waterfalls of its name sake.

Broad Meadow Brook Conservation | 414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA 01604
Visit the Mass Audubon site to download the map of the 5 miles of trails, including a 1-mile universally accessible trail. 

Worcester East-West Trail | Cascading Waters to Coalmine Brook Trail Head
Featuring 20 green spaces and city streets to complete this 15.4 miles of trail through the city of Worcester. Visit this site for more information.

The Author recommends the AllTrails app for finding local trails, with access to more than 400,000 trails around the world. You can use this wherever you travel!  This is not sponsored, I just really like this app (and hiking!). 

Escape Room Style Games: 

Live Action Escapes | 1 Exchange Street Worcester, MA 01608
Worcester’s best escape room experience, currently offering 3 on location games for 2-8 players. With unique storylines and their own exciting puzzles for you to solve in 60 minutes or less. Reservations are required in advance, so visit their website to read more about this exciting activity and book your game today.

The Gate Escape | 375 Harvard St, Leominster, MA 01453
They currently have 3 on location escape room games ranging from 45-90 minutes. Reservations are required in advance here as well. Take a look at their website for availability. 

The Gate Escape also hosts a Live Action Escapes medieval adventure game called Quest for the Golden Keys. Featuring physical challenges and mental puzzles, complete the stations to earn points and collect the golden keys to complete your quest! That’s 2 fun activities to do with kids this summer in one location.

Splash Pads/Spray Parks in Worcester
Cristoforo Colombo Park | 180 Shrewsbury Street
Green Hill Park | 14 Forsberg Street
Crompton Park | 47 Quinsigamond Ave

Local Farmers Markets
Worcester |
Northborough |
Grafton |
Northbridge |

Other Fun Activities
Ecotarium | 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA 01604
Enjoy the Alden planetarium, the only public planetarium in central Massachusetts! Other attractions include a scenic, open air train ride and even otter encounters. Buy your tickets online 

Davis Farmland and Mega Maze | 142 Redstone Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564
With 8 acres of corn and almost, 3 miles of puzzling pathway networks this maze could take you all day! Read more about their adventures 

Southwick Zoo | 2 Southwick St. Mendon, MA 01756
Visit the largest zoo in New England. Home to over 850 different animals, several rides and attractions, and even animal encounters!  Visit their site for hours and tickets

Ropes Course | 154 River Road West Berlin, MA 01503
Traverse, unguided, through the 4 different types of ropes courses. From Beginner to Expert levels this ropes course is fun for ages 7 and up.  Learn more on their website

With all of these fun activities to do with kids this summer in the area, there is no question that summer 2023 will be a BLAST! Some of these activities are available all year round and a great for things like:
Birthday parties, Fun day out with Family and Friends, Team building, Family reunions, and more.