Our list of 91 things to do with kids in Worcester and Central Massachusetts will keep you busy every season of the year! 

1. Explore the Canal District and peruse the shelves at Bedlam Book Cafe

2. Check out exhibits and learn the story of the Blackstone River Valley's role in how industry began in America at the BHC Visitor Center

3. Go Birding at Broad Meadow Brook. Make sure to download the bird checklist and share your findings with Cornell Lab of Ornthology


4. Pick your own blueberries at Meadowbrook Orchards and make a home-made pie to share. 

5. Enjoy a famous banana split sundae from Gibby's Ice Cream Shop in Worcester.

6. Enjoy a free visit to the Worcester Art Museum (First Sunday of every month, 10AM - 4PM)

7. Attend at least one of the many cultural festivals in the City like the Worcester Dragon Boat Festival on Lake Quinsigamond.


8. Explore Green Hill Park and enjoy the free, year-round petting zoo on the farm.

9. Indoor rock climb at Central Rock Gym

10. Put on a smiley face and learn about many Worcester firsts at the Worcester Historical Museum

11. Go bowling at Colonial Bowling Center

12. Drop in for an art class at Art Reach

13. Or check out the free exhibits at ArtsWorcester


14. Spend a summer night watching the Worcester Bravehearts play baseball

15. Enjoy an ice cream at Wooberry Frozen Yogurt

16. Ice Skating with Trax, from the Worcester Railers, at the Worcester Common Oval 

17. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Lakeview Marine, and explore Webster Lake or...


18.  Hop aboard the Indian Princess, an authentic paddle wheel riverboat, and cruise the whole lake

19. Play a free round of disc golf or get some exercise on Newton Hill at Elm Park

20. Make it an art day at C.C. Lowell Art Supply Co.

21. Visit the Canal District Farmer’s market on Saturdays 


22. Catch the latest kid flick at the Elm Draught House Cinema for affordable admission and cheap eats 

23. Grab a slice of pizza at Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice before walking over to Beaver Brook Park

24. Go sledding on the hill at Quinsigamond Community College

25. Eat hot dogs at the iconic George’s Coney Island


26. For the older kids, explore an abandoned prison camp and a spooky cemetery after a day of biking or disc golf at Rutland State Park.

27. Take a music class at Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

28. Attend the Annual Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow Brook


29. Watch a show at The Hanover Theatre

30. Swap books for store credit at Annie’s Book Stop

31. Attend a free children’s program at the Worcester Public Library

32. Take a hike up to Bancroft Tower


33. Play in the splash park at Cristoforo Colombo Park

34. Take a family fitness class or sign up for a membership to the YMCA

35. Paint your own pottery or take a zentangle class at Clayground

36. Take a free wagon-ride tour and check out the country store at Whittier Farms


37. Explore the curiosities at Seed to Stem

38. Try one of these 8 FREE family-fun ideas from Worcester Central Kids

39. Enjoy free art at the Sprinkler Factory or...

40. Take a guided tour of Worcester's wall murals 

41. Sail at Regatta Point


42. Learn about the music industry at Joe’s Albums

43. Grab delicious cookies at deadhorse hill or…

44. At Figs & Pigs Kitchen  

45. Pick up some comic books and classic games at That’s Entertainment

46. Go for a hike and enjoy the waterfall at Cascading Falls


47. Catch a free summer concert and grab lunch from a food truck at the Out to Lunch Concert Series

48. Spend the day visiting the animals at Southwick’s Zoo

49. Work on crafts at the Worcester Center for Crafts

50. Build your own burger at Brew City Grill & Brew House


51. Enjoy gluten & dairy-free Italian ice and gelato at Coco's Tropical Ice 

52. Explore the trails of Hadwen Arboretum

53. Shop for matching Worcester shirts at Worcester Wares

54. Build a bike with Earn-a-Bike

55. Discover music, dance, theater and artists at The Center at Eagle Hill 

56. Learn about life in New England in the 1830's at Old Sturbridge Village


57. Watch the Annual Major Taylor Bike Ride

58. Learn how to ski/snowboard or going snow tubing at Ski Ward

59. Relax with classical music from the Worcester Schubertiade

60. Catch a basketball game at Holy Cross

61. Celebrate the beginning of fall by attending KidsFest and AppleFest at Wachusett Mountain

62. Grab a dessert from The Queens Cups


63. Take a trail ride aboard your own horse with Cornerstone Ranch. In the winter, gather the family for a horse-drawn sleigh ride. 

64. Bring your kids and your four-legged furbaby to the Pet Rock Festival to snuggle some really cute pups 

65. Volunteer at the Regional Environmental Council or….

66. Attend the YouthGrow Block Party

67. Grab a famous Table Talk Pie with ice cream on top


68. Hike a rare swampland boardwalk trail then cool off with a dip in the lake at Douglas State Forest

69. Compete in the Annual Valentine’s Day card competition at the Worcester Historical Museum

70. Enjoy breakfast with a kids sing & play at Birchtree Bread Company

71. Have an authentic diner car experience at one of Worcester's historic diners 

72. Appreciate some skillful contemporary art at Cantor Art Gallery


73. Drink a smoothie and play board games on a hot day at Nu Kitchen 

74. Fly a kite at Green Hill Park during the summer and check out the ponies and peacocks at Green Hill Park Farm

75. Enjoy a fishermans platter and your favorite ice cream while watching the sunset at Dresser Hill's Clambox 

76. Bounce out all your energy at Zoinks Fun Factory

77. Hike up Wachusett Mountain and take a selfie at the top 


78. Take a hike at Purgatory Chasm then...

79. Grab an ice cream and attend a seasonal festival at West End Creamery 

80. Attend a children’s book reading at Barnes & Nobles

81. Take a science or garden-inspired class at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

82. Slide into summer at Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides


83. Take a short hike to one of the most beautiful overlooks in the region

84. Get a free tour of the Canal District on a horse-drawn wagon  

85. Let the kids play a round of cornhole at Redemption Rock Brewery while you indulge in a craft beer and live music 

86. Prefer donuts? Get your creative sugar rush at Baked Bakery!

87. Sign-up for the Junior Golf School at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club.

88. Play baseball at Logan Field

89. Enjoy a round of disc golf at Maple Hill Disc Golf course

90. Pick your own apples and enjoy an apple cider donut at Brookfield Orchards

91. Request a visitor's guide to get the latest information on Worcester fun!

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