Top 10 things to do in Boston with Kids
Here is our countdown to the top 10 things to do in Boston with kids and toddlers.
Boston is a great City to take the kids, its full of history and fun things to do that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Ok let’s take a look at our top 10 things to do in Boston with kids.
Let’s get started…
#1. Children’s museum
Cost: $17 Adults & Children 1-15 years old, Children under 1 Free
Opening Hours: Saturday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Fridays 10am-9pm
Address: 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Founded in 1913 Boston’s Children’s Museum attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year. Its Located on Children’s Wharf along the Fort point channel and is the Boston second oldest children’s museum in the United States.
Kids will love climbing the New balance foundation climbing frame, navigating through a gigantic maze, and creating their very own artwork, they will have so much fun playing they wont even realise how much they are learning.
On the ground floor of the museum the new Kid Power exhibit explores health and fitness. It consists of a Bikes, climbing walls and an interactive light-up dance floor to jump and stand on. Kids can also learn about currents by steering boats through a 28-foot reproduction of the Fort Point Channel in Boats afloat.
If your child dreams of being a pilot then they will absolutely love the model cockpit in the Arthur’a world exhibit.
For under-threes, there’s the Play space that is much smaller and has toddler-friendly amusements such as toy trains and an aquarium, as well as a special room for feeding babies. Your kids most certainly won’t get board here!
Please note there is space for parking peaks but this does get full pretty quickly.
#2. New England Aquarium
Cost: $21.45 Adults & Children $14.50
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-7pm
Address: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA02110
The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals from striped pyjama sharks to little blue penguins! They have a huge range of exhibits, which include the largest shark and ray touch tank on the east coast.
Kids can actually hold sea stars and hermit crabs! There is also a four-story coral reef exhibit featuring hundreds of colourful Caribbean animals. How fascinating!
#3. Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel
Cost: $45 Adults, Children 5-12 $35, Children under 5 are free
Opening Hours: Seatings are at 11am, 11.30am, 1pm and 1.30pm
Address: 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 USA
So who doesn’t love chocolate?! All you can eat chocolate at that!! Now your interested aren’t you? Café Fleuri at The Langham Hotel is famous for it’s all you can eat chocolate buffet, that’s right you heard me correctly… chocolate buffet!
There’s an arrangement of all different types of chocolate, you will be spoilt for choice. The stations consist of a chocolate fountain’s, kids stations, vegan stations, confectionary stations and many more. A delicious day out!
#4. Sky Walk Observatory
Cost: $19 Adults ,Seniors 62 and above $15, Children under 12 $13, Student $15
Opening Hours: Winter 10am – 8pm, Summer 10am – 10pm
Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston’s only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Take the lift up over 50 storeys and let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art audio tour detailing the city’s many points of historic and cultural interest.
#5. Swan Boats in the Public Gardens
Cost: $3.50 Adults, Children 2-15 $2, Children under 2 free
Opening Hours: Weekdays 12-4pm, Weends 10am-4pm
Boston’s public gardens are great for pram’s, the wide paths make it a delight with young children. Take them for a ride on the Swan boats that glide across the Lagoon just as they have every year since 1877! It’s a great way to see the park
#6. Franklin Park Zoo
Cost: Adults $19.95, Senior (62+) $16.95, Children (2-12) $13.95, Children under 2 free
Summer Opening: (April 1st – September 30th) 10am – 5pm weekdays, 10am – 6pm weekends
Winter Opening: (October 1st – March 31st) Daily 10am – 4pm
This zoo is over 72 aches and contains more than 220 species of animals and includes exhibits such as The Tropical Forest, which includes Gorillas, bats and Crocodiles to name a few.
There are many other interesting exhibits for the kids to enjoy but be sure to let them experience petting the friendly sheep and dwarf goats on Franklin Farm.
#7. Boston Duck Tours
Cost: $33.32 Adults, $23.34
Ride the Duck through Downtown passing landmarks such as The freedom Tail, Quincy Market and Newbury street. You will also pass by where the famous TV show “cheers” was filmed before The Duck will enters the water for a scenic cruise along the Charles River. Enjoy the Boston Skylines as your driver informs you of interesting facts about the city.
#8. Quincy Market
Free to visit
Visit the famous Quincy Market which is sometimes known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace because one of its structures, Faneuil Hall, which was built in 1742 as Boston’s first market. The Marketplace’s location is in the heart of historic Boston meaning you’ll find plenty of other interesting places to explore nearby.
The Market boasts dozens of shops, over 50 international restaurants, artisan carts, food stands and street entertainers, a great place to stop for a meal, snack or just to simply people watch.
#9. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
Cost: $13.45 for Adults and children
Every kid loves Legoland and Leoland Boston will not disappoint.
Kids can work on their LEGO construction skills, try out interactive rides, climb and play in the soft play area, and explore MINILAND, where visitors can see famous buildings of Boston and Somerville made entirely of LEGO bricks. How cool is that.
The LEGO Kingdom Quest ride will keep your kids entertained helping to rescue the princess. Don’t forget to visit the LEGO Friends area, LEGO Racers, Lego 3D cinema and much more.
#10. Whale Watching Cruise
Cost: $42.77 Adults, $29.05 Children
How amazing is the thought of seeing whales in their natural habitat? Why not amaze your kids by taking them on a catamaran to look out for beautiful Humpback Whales, Dolphins and sea birds.
Most of the tours guarantee spotting’s of Whales so there is no disappointment.