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Boston's Best Spring Break Activities For Kids

Keep your kids entertained this spring break by getting them out of the house and involved in activities that will use their bodies and minds. Challenge them physically while rock climbing and bowling, help them learn history and science or allow them to immerse themselves in fantasy with books and story times. These are Boston's best spring break activities for kids.
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Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02467
(617) 277-0065

Waterworks Museum provides a fun learning experience for kids of all ages. They will keep busy exploring machinery, viewing massive wrenches for fixing pumps and taking in the extraordinary architecture. Take a walking tour of the property and notice the landscaping overhaul, or hop on a day-long bus excursion to learn about all things water. The stories flow freely here with tales of clean water, brilliant engineers, people, architecture and health.

rock spot
Photo credit: Facebook/Rock Spot Climbing

Rock Spot Climbing
67 Sprague St.
Boston, MA 02136
(617) 333-4433

Rock Spot Climbing is the perfect place for kids to burn extra energy this spring break. With over 9,000 square feet of climbing surface and 90 to 100 boulder routes, they will never get bored. All levels of climbers are welcome. However, classes are also available for those looking to enhance their skills. After a day of climbing, grab a snack at the vending machine and head up to the second floor to watch the other climbers make their way to the top.

south boston candlepin
Photo credit: Facebook/South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Candlepin
543 E. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 464-4858

South Boston Candlepin offers affordable fun for you and your family. The friendly staff and nostalgic atmosphere bring a vintage feel to this bowling alley. Older kids will love the candlepin bowling while younger children can join in by using the bumper lanes. Fuel up between games with Java House snacks and drinks served at the entrance. For some nocturnal fun, visit during the evening, when you can get a glowing lane.

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curious george store
Photo credit: Facebook/World's Only Curious George Store

The Curious George Store
1 JFK St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-4500

Take your kids on an adventure to this one-of-a-kind store. Stock up on books, greeting cards, apparel, games, toys and party supplies, while the kids explore all things Curious George. Don't forget to look in the clearance bin for even better deals. Check out the upcoming events page here to plan ahead for story times, guest visits and themed days. Take home a puzzle or DVD to continue the fun at home.

old south meeting house
Photo credit: Facebook/Old South Meeting House

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-6439

Bring your kids on an historical journey through the Old South Meeting House. This site is where the Boston Tea Party began, and is an important stop on the Freedom Trail. Children will be immersed in the events leading up to the American Revolution and learn about the fascinating lives of historical figures. View the annual events here to plan ahead for special exhibits, story times and musical events.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at

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