Kids Activities in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts

Kids Activities in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts
The Merrimack Valley lies northeast of Boston and is home to a number of picturesque towns and neighborhoods that figure prominently in American history. Travelers to the area can, for instance, visit Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. The Merrimack Valley is also rich with activities for the whole family, so visitors will easily find plenty of activities for kids as well.

The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums in Acton are comprised of two separate, age appropriate museums that provide entertainment and learning opportunities for children of all ages. The Children's Discovery Museum resides in a Victorian style-house with creatively connected rooms, closets and corridors that offer hands on activities that include a wobbly-bridge, bubble walls and a ship wreck. The Science Discovery Museum offers older children hands-on opportunities to experiment with exhibits that focus on the sciences and math.

The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, Massachusetts 01720

Connector Batting Cages

The Connector Batting Cages of Lowell are open year-round for those who wish to burn off a little more energy or practice their hand-eye coordination. Connector Batting Cages offers opportunities for children of every skill level with hitting clinics that are offered by professional instructors such as former Cleveland Indian Ken Connerty. The facility also hosts parties, rents single cages and offers summer camp.

Connector Batting Cages
50 Tanner Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Gaston Farm

Spring, summer and fall are also ideal times to introduce children to equestrian riding at Gaston Farm. Here children at all levels of interest and ability will be able to ride and take lessons from one of Gaston Farm's instructors. The farm also offers a wide selection of horses of every temperament that will suit any rider. Owner Danielle Gaston offers boarding, training and showing services.

Gaston Farm Inc.
51 Valley Rd
Boxford, Ma

Amesbury Sport Park

Regardless of your child's interests, there is fun to be had at Amesbury Sport Park. Open winter and summer, this facility offers activities as varied as snow boarding in the winter and downhill tubing on special plastic tracks in the summer. Highlights at Amesbury Sport Park include the Outdoor Gravity Orb, or OGO brand balls. Each OGO ball is a clear plastic sphere eleven feet in diameter that accommodates a rider who is then rolled downhill. Even better, this is just the sort of activity that will have any child talking about the Merrimack Valley for years to come.

Amesbury Sport Park
12 South Hunt Road
Amesbury, MA 01913-4404

Article Written By Evan Selinske

Evan Selinske began writing professionally in 2009, covering travel and lifestyle for several online publications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing and literature from SUNY Empire State College.

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