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For those living in South Shore MA, these are places within 1/2 hour driving distance. It is important to take the kids out everyday to get some exercise and their energy out. Kids move differently outside the house. But in the winter sometimes it is too cold to outside, so you have to take them somewhere. Here are some options.
 
(note: travel time is calculated from Quincy) 

NAME

CITY

DESCRIPTION

WEBSITE

PHONE

HOURS

TRAVEL TIME

COSTS

PARKING

FOOD

Library

Quincy

 

40 Wash St

Children’s section: books, puzzles, small plastic house to play in, crayons, cassettes & videos to borrow

http://www.ci.quincy.ma.us/tcpl/aboutus/branches/branchesframeset.htm

(617) 376-2411

Mon-Thu 9-9, Fri/Sat

9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm

4 min

Free

Free

Library café next to kids section open 11am-7pm

South Shore Mall

Braintree

250 Granite st.

Open space to run in, toy stores

http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=147

(781) 843-8200

Mon-Sat

10 am-9:30p

Sun 11-7pm

10 min, 4.6 miles

Free

Free

Food court

Children’s Museum

Boston

 

300 Congress Street

PlaySpace, a space for kids 0-3 yrs. Car & House area, Treehouse climber w/slide, messy sensory area (water play), trains, a special activity area for infants, and mommy room.

www.bostonkids.org

(617) 426-8855

Daily

10am-5pm, Fridays 10am-9pm

20 min, 10 miles

By T: 30 min + 8 min walk

Adults: $9

2-15: $7

1 yr: $2

< 1: free

Friday 5pm-9: $1

Farnsworth St Garage weekdays $8, weekends $5

OR on-street meters

McDonalds’s,

Or your own picnic in the Lunch Room

Franklin Park Zoo

Boston

1 Franklin Park Road Dorchestr

Farm animals area w/ petting zoo, Indoor Tropical Forest, Indoor Bird House, and more

www.zoonewengland.org

(617) 541- LION

Daily

10am- 4pm

20 min, 9 miles

Adults: $9.50

2-15: $5

<2: free

Free. limited close parking, big lot is 5 min walk

Fast Food Café near main entrance

Tot Plex

Canton

5 Carver Circle

Indoor play space for 0-6 yrs. Climbers, slides, cars, moonwalk, undersea adventure

www.totplex.com

(781) 821 -0304

ext 34

Mon-Fri 9am-2pm

21 min

$7 for 1 child, discount on 2nd. Adults free.

Free

 

Café: breakfast & lunch

Kids Club Fun Land

Norwood

500 Providence Turnpike

2 story maze with tubes, tunnels, slides, & air pillow. Video games & other token games. Redeem tickets for prizes.  Area for toddlers. Mom & baby rides.

www.kidsclubfunland.net/554905.html

(781) 762-7007

Mon–Thu: 10am- 8pm
Fri& Sat: 10am-
9pm.
Sun:
12-8pm

 27 min

Mon-Fri: $8 per child

Sat/Sun: $10 per child.

Adult: $1

Free

 

Pizza, sandwiches

Big Top Playland

Hanover

 

1775 Washington Street

In Hanover Mall. Big Top Playground is family entertainment for all ages. we have video game simulators and redemption prize games

http://www.hanovermall.com/go/fb/guide/store.cfm?StoreID=8413&MallID=526

(781) 829-6868

M-Sat:

9am-10pm
Sun:

9am-8pm

19 min

Free admittance, just pay for tokens to play games

Free

Pizza, etc

Scalliwags

Pembroke

 

330 Corporate Park Drive

Soft Play structure that is see-through. It has three levels of shoots, slides, soft tumble trampolines and fun pits. Slides. Arcade games. Redeem tickets for prizes. Toddler room too.

http://www.scalliwags.com/

(781) 826-WAGS

Mon-Thu 10am-6pm
Fri
10am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm
Sun
9am-6p

27 min

Mon-Thu: $8 per child, <2yrs: $5

Fri-Sun & holidays $10 per child, <2 yrs. $7 Adults: free

Free

Pizza & other fast food.

Playspace at Atrium Mall

Chestnut Hill, 300 Boylston s

Toddler-sized climbing structures

http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=331

(617) 527-1400

Mon-Sat : 10am-9:30p
Sun:

11am-6pm

32 min

Free

Free

Vending machines with snacks, drinks

Easton Children’s Museum

9 Sullivan Ave, N. Easton

Offers interactive exhibits for children and families to explore together.

http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/

(508)230-3789

Tues-Sat: 10-5,   

Sun: 12-5   

30 min

$5 per person, under 1 free

Free

Picnic area only

This article by Mona Eid.