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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.
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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.
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.
Sekkonk Grand Prix Arcade Seekonk MA
Seekonk Grand Prix

1098 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, MA, 02771 Phone: 508-336-8307

Rain or shine the action never stops

When the tracks are wet and the weather cold or rainy, the action doesn’t stop at Seekonk Grand Prix, it just moves indoors. Find yourself at the arcade and challenge your family and friends on more than 60 of your favorite games including Guitar Hero, Ski Ball, Air Hockey and Dance Dance Revolution and more. Rain or shine there’s always great competitive fun at an affordable price. When the weather clears, be sure to come back for all the on-track action that never fails to amaze and amuse. The new updated state of the art facility has all your go-kart fun to test your skills and moxy, now even two-seater go-karts that can race up to 12 at a time.
Boy in Armor - Worcester Art Museum - Worcester MA
Worcester Art Museum

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

50 centuries of world art treasures in central Massachusetts

Spend an enchanting rainy day discovering art treasures: paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, decorative art and items from 50 centuries of world cultures. Considered one of the finest museums of its size in the country, the WAM offers more 37,500 pieces to ponder through tours, interactive programs, workshops, and classes. There’s a library, a museum for browsing and a café for light fare and chat. You’ll find a Renaissance Court features a rare Roman floor mosaic. A medieval Chapter House from west central France. The “Remastered” exhibit provides a new look at the old European Masters from Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, to Monet, Sargent, and Homer. WAM is also home to collections of arms, armor and art from China, Japan and India.
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

Revolutionary fun and creature comforts in all kinds of weather

Rain or shine, Old Sturbridge Village and the Old Sturbridge Village Inn offer seasonal activities and celebrations for all ages. Warmth and convenience abounds in this popular and historic destination. You’ll find accommodations at the Reeder Family Lodges with 29 modern air conditioned units with free wireless internet, 32" flat-screen cable TVs, iPod/iPad docking stations, coffeemaker and free continental breakfast. Relax in the swimming pool and poolside-seating area while the kids can take on the playground and a great collection of 19th-century toy and game baskets. The 10-room Oliver Wight House provides historic ambiance and additional amenities including four-poster canopy beds, Included with your reservation is discounted admission to OSV plus special packages and discounts available to all OSV members.
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!
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Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course

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

Come indoors for high adventure on a sky ropes course

Get everyone out of the rain and up and out on the exciting BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course. Enjoy high thrills as you test your balance and agility moving from one activity to the next. Challenge the zig zag beams, crisscross angled rope ladders, and spaghetti hand lines at 12’ and 24’ and while you’re there, walk the plank, step out on a 6 inch standalone beam, and if you dare, pivot and return. Two levels of rope courses feature 30 exciting activities and a specially designed course for children ages 2-7, the BeanSprout.™ Adventurers must be at least 48" tall or 42" if accompanied by a chaperone. Groups of 10 or more on the same transaction receive a 10% discount.
Summer Evening 500x250 - Colony Place - Plymouth, MA
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.

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