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Hingham Rec Indoor Playground - Hingham Recreation Gymnasium, 201 Central Street, Hingham, MA
Kids World - South Shore Sports Center, 55 Recreation Park Drive, Hingham, MA
Now under new management KidZone has jumping, climbing, obstacle courses and more making it a fun place active play on a winter day! Open play is open to kids age 2 to 12, and hours vary by day. They now offer memberships too!
Learn more at kidzonenorwell.com.
The trails at Mass Audubon's many properties across the South Shore are lovely but, did you know they have an indoor Discovery Room at their North River Sanctuary too? Visitors are encouraged to learn about how rain gardens work, take a peek at shells under the microscope and more. During the winter they are open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM. Admission is free for members, $4 for adults and $3 for children (2-12) and seniors ($65+).
Learn more at massaudubon.org.
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Paragon Boardwalk - 189 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA
When most people think of Nantasket Beach they think of summer fun but winter is a great time to stop into Paragon Boardwalk for a huge selection of new and classic arcade games, food, and lots of great live music. They are open Thursday - Sunday but their hours can be affected by the weather and other factors so be sure to call before heading out.
Learn more at www.paragonboardwalk.com/.
Practice & Play - My Gym Children's Fitness Centers, 790 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohasset & 400 Washington Street, Norwell, MA
Kids up to age 6 are invited to free play at My Gym during their Practice & Play sessions with an adult. These sessions are open to members and non-members and a skilled teacher supervises the gym during these times. Time varies by day and location. Enrolled children may attend one Practice & Play each week at no extra charge. During some times of the year children may attend an unlimited number of Practice & Plays for no extra charge. Siblings that are not enrolled in a class may participate for $5. For families that are not enrolled at My Gym admission is $10 for the first child, the second and subsequent children are $5 each.
Meet the Children's Librarians on the South Shore in our Guides Section.
Known for their wonderful hiking trails, children's garden and other outdoor areas the South Shore Natural Science Center also has a wonderful indoor space where children and adults alike can learn about the ecosystems of southeastern Massachusetts. The EcoZone is an interactive exhibit that allows guests to explore the Wetlands, Woodland, Meadow and Tidal Zone. EcoZone is open seven days a week with varying hours, and admission is $5 per person and kids under two are free. They also offer an annual family membership.
Learn more at southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org.
Starland Sportsplex & Fun Park - 645 Washington Street, Hanover, MA
When I think of Starland I think of mini-golf, batting cages, and go-karts but there is a lot to do at Starland in the winter too. They have a toddler time weekdays from 9 AM - 3 PM complete with a Hot Wheels course and inflatables. Plus there are indoor bumper cars and laser tag, an arcade and more. Toddler time open to kids age 1.5 to 6 with an adult and admission is $8/child and $4 for additional children in the same family. Pricing for other indoor activities is an additional cost. Prices and hours are listed on their website.
Learn more at starlandsports.com/starland/.
The Wolves Den Sports Complex - 340 Oak Street, Pembroke, MA
The Wolves Den Sports Complex is your go-to spot for family fun! With the Wolves Den Kids Fun Factory complete with several large bouncy houses, 5 basketball courts, batting cages, turf, AAU basketball teams, birthday parties, a snack shack and more there's something for every member of the family to enjoy.
Learn more at www.wolvesdenpembroke.com/
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