What do you do on early release days with your kids or teens in Boston? Looking for fun things to do with kids during the week in Boston or Cambridge? Looking for fun things to do in Boston for young adults? What about things to do in Boston for a day? Try our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour which runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3pm. It’s so much fun for kids, teens, and the whole family:
Best Things To Do With Kids in Boston During Early Release School Days
Take our Chocolate Tour at 3pm on Tuesday or Wednesday! (Harvard Square, Cambridge)!
Did you know we also offer a mid-week chocolate tour of Harvard Square at 3pm? It’s a perfect thing to do with kids during early release days from school. Like a walking class, they’ll learn all about chocolate from bean to bar as well as sample delicious treats. Kids and teens bring such a positive, fun, inquisitive attitude to the tours, that guests love having kids and teens attend the tour. Our guides are great at explaining the information and answering questions. In addition, the chocolate treats are so yummy and delicious and unique. So sign up for our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour with your kids or teens!
Whether it’s paint your own pottery or something more, Arts and Crafts are always a hit! Our favorites include: Craftzone (Brookline) and Splatter Zone (Easton). Or find a fun project at Gather Here in Inman Square, Cambridge – they donate a portion of their Wednesday sales!
Tour Fenway Park
Did you know that Fenway Park has a behind-the-scenes tour that takes baseball fans of all ages around the stadium? You can discover the history of the lone red seat, sit on the Green Monstah, and even see things like a rooftop garden growing there as well as awards the Red Sox have won over the years. It’s a lot of fun!
Try Bubble Tea (Boba) at Various Locations
With all the walking you can do around Boston or Cambridge, you’re going to want a pick-me-up! We suggest picking two bubble tea spots and enjoying a delicious bubble tea passport in Boston with your kids or teens. Click the link to discover some of our favorites!
Tour a New Boston Neighborhood Together
Pick one of the neighborhoods on our list and discover our top picks for things to do in Boston. We’ll send you to the right restaurants and activities!
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Grab Your Camera and Photograph Instagrammable Spots
Your kids and teens will love visiting the most photoworthy spots in Boston! Grab your camera and get ready for the ultimate selfies! Can you hit all of these on our list? Be sure to tag us #otbpfoodtours #thingstodoinboston #kids
Our chocolate tour is so much fun for kids and teens! Check our tour calendar for more information on booking a tour.
Visit a Animals and Farms!
Did you know that lots of Farmer’s Markets run mid-week? It’s also the perfect time to take your kid on early release day to get to know the area farms. You’ll absolutely love the chance to eat fresh produce or pet a baby goat. Some of our favorite petting zoo farms in the area include: Chip In Farm (Bedford), the farm next to Lexington Community Farm (Lexington), Great Brook Farm (Carlisle), Kimball’s, Drumlin Farm (Lincoln), and Lookout Farm (South Natick.) And if those don’t inspire you, you can also check out the Stone Zoo or Franklin Park Zoo. Another really interesting place to go is an indoor butterfly garden in Massachusetts.
Go Slot Car Racing Indoors (Ashland, MA)
So it could be a little bit of a drive for some guests, but Modelville Hobby in Ashland, MA is a wonderful place to try your hand at indoor slot car racing. They open at 4pm, so after a yummy afternoon snack you can enjoy this throwback sport together. You can watch them operate the machine or enter a slot car yourself in the race. If you’re feeling comfortable, you may want to even purchase one and take it home for more fun and games.
Seriously, try our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour for kids! Check our tour calendar for more information on booking a tour.
Take A Sketch Pad And Draw At a Museum
One of the best ways to really discover art is to bring a sketch pad with you to a museum and try your hand at learning from the masters. Although the MFA is always a win, parking there can be a big deal, so it may make sense to try one of the lesser known museums such as the Harvard Art Museums or the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis or Davis Museum at Wellesley College.
Tour the Boston State House for Free
Did you know tours of the Boston State House are free and happen from 10-3:30pm on week days? You can visit there then pop across the street to enjoy a parker house roll or famous Boston cream pie at the Omni Parker House! The tour lasts about 45 minutes and meets in Doric Hall. Parker Restaurant is open daily until 2pm.
Do you want the scoop on things to do with kids in Boston? We know lots of fun things to do with teens and tweens in Boston! Check out our other blog posts, and we are always adding more recommendations! Our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour is a lot of fun for tweens, teens, kids, and in betweens!
Lizzie and Sam