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Rainy day on vacation? Come indoors to play in Massachusetts

Into every life a little rain must fall. When it does, Massachusetts turns up the indoor fun and competition. You can find indoor climbing gyms with sky ropes courses that test your balance and agility, including specially designed courses for kids ages 2-7. Indoor play spaces allow teenagers to enjoy their favorite multi-player video games and dance games; the youngest in the bunch can climb jungle gyms and ride slides in a three-story-tall play space. Parents will find spaces and places to join in the fun, eat great food, watch TV, and relax. Nearby are family friendly lodging and museums and galleries for more indoor adventures.
Carousel - Fun World - Nashua, NH
Fun World

200 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH, 03060 Phone: 603-888-1940

Rainy Day Solution #1 – Get the Family Over to Fun World

Rainy weather shows no courtesy for people on vacation. But there's no need for tears in Nashua. Fun World is an all-indoor play space where everyone in the family can find action to fit their tastes. Teenagers will flock to the multi-player video games and dance games, or bunch up at the prize showcase to claim prizes for their redeemable tickets. Meanwhile, the tots of the family can wear themselves to a frazzle climbing jungle gyms and riding the slides in the three-story-tall play space, which also has a ball pit for little-kid foolishness. Parents will appreciate the beautiful carousel imported from Italy, and they might even take a spin on the indoor roller coaster. Eat a pizza lunch, and keep on playing!
Kids Cooking - Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3362 Toll-Free: 800-733-1830

Rain won’t get in the way of your trip back in time at this outdoor history museum

Old Sturbridge Village is open! Advanced ticketing required is required. Please visit our updated policies & procedures before reserving your visit.

When there’s rain, rain, go away to Old Sturbridge Village! More than 40 historic homes and buildings make up this outdoor living history museum, where visitors will feel they have been transported back to a rural village in 1830s New England. Buildings to explore include a printing office, cider mill, bank, schoolhouse, pottery shop and kiln, blacksmith shop, sawmill and, of course, a working farm. Greet barnyard animals including sheep, cattle, pigs and chickens. Take shelter under a covered bridge. Explore selections from the 40,000 artifacts made or used by rural New Englanders in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Costumed historians are glad to answer questions.
Boy in Armor - Worcester Art Museum - Worcester MA
Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA, 01609 Phone: 508-799-4406

Here’s a creative way to solve the rainy-day dilemma: Visit this engaging art museum

Rainy day ahead? Time to get creative by visiting the Worcester Art Museum, where you can admire masterful works of American Impressionism and gorgeous Japanese screens, design your own jousting helmet after viewing the amazing Higgins Armory Collection, go on a scavenger hunt or marvel at Roman floor mosaics excavated in Antioch. With a collection of 38,000 objects from 3000 BC to the present, plenty of interactive opportunities and lots of places to just relax, read and make art, the museum is not only an educational way to spend a rainy day but also just plain fun. Through mid-September, check out an exhibit featuring iconic baseball jerseys; an exhibit showcasing art stolen by the Nazis – and the search to get it back – runs to mid-January.
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Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA, 01756 Phone: 800-258-9182

No other way to say it: You will have the wildest time at this amazing zoo

What a day you will have at Southwick’s Zoo! Get a bird’s-eye view of the African Plains (check out the chimps and alligator) on the Skyari sky ride, or take a train trip through the North America exhibit and wetlands (keep an eye out for elk – and herons), sail through the air on a zipline or get closer to the ground with a camel ride. See a bird show, watch a hyena get fed, or do the feeding yourself in the deer forest (or feed the giraffes!). Try your hand at the Rainforest Adventure Maze or pan for gold and fossils at Elkhorn Mining & Panning Co. Animals include lemurs and leopards, prairie dogs and peacocks – just for starters. Dining options range from burgers to tavern menus.

Coming to Southwick's Zoo this September thru January 3, 2022 - The Festival of Illumination "World of Lights" 2021! Take a trip across continents and explore hundreds of hand-crafted Chinese paper lanterns!
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Colony Place

174 Colony Place Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-7663

Rain getting you down? Time for some retail therapy at these great shops

The plus side of a rainy day? You get to go shopping. At Colony Place, easily accessible midway between Boston and Cape Cod, there is something for absolutely everyone. Fashions for the family? Check. Home furnishings? Check. Sporting goods? Electronics? Games? Jewelry? Pet supplies? Accessories? Every shoe you can possibly want? All here, and all at great prices. Plus, you can get a lovely haircut, a fancy manicure and get those eyebrows taken care of. As for dining, you have a host of possibilities, from burger places to Italian restaurants, from ice cream shops and coffee bars to sushi restaurants and eateries with wonderful salads. Make sure to get a preferred shopper discount card for special deals and promotions.

Download the free app to enjoy great savings at over 25 stores and restaurants every time you shop or dine.
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Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course

50 Walkers Brook Drive Reading, MA, 01867 Phone: 781-942-9816

Rain won’t cloud your excitement when you head to this indoor ropes course

A rainy day is just one more good reason to get into the car and head to the Jordan’s Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course for a fun, all-ages outing. After you’re fitted into a full-body harness and sling line to keep you connected at all times, you can explore the two-level course and its 30 challenging obstacles. Hang tight to spaghetti hand lines, keep your balance over crisscross walks and zig-zag beams and scale angled rope ladders. Get soaring on the Sky Rail zip line! Little kids, under 48 inches tall, have a special course all to themselves, with platforms less than three feet above the ground so they can safely explore with an adult chaperone nearby.
Sky Zone Trampoline Pit - Kingston Colection Outlets - Kingston, MA
Kingston Collection

101 Kingston Collection Way Kingston, MA, 02364 Phone: 781-582-2445

Indoor fun from shopping to trampolines and bowling entertain at Kingston Collection

The occasional rainy day during your vacation in Plymouth County is actually good news. That’s because the Kingston Collection, a mall packed with shopping, dining, and entertainment for kids and adults, is just a short drive from Plymouth. In addition to shopping at national brand-name stores, a day here can offer play time at Billy Beez, Mystery Room, PiNZ or Sky Zone Trampoline Park; haircuts and eyebrow shaping; dining and live entertainment at PiNZ and Bar Rustic. You can even leave your car back at home or your hotel; commuter rail line that connects the region to Boston and Cape Cod. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a complete directory of stores, ongoing specials, promotions and a calendar of events.