- TripBuzz found 433 things to do with kids in or near Franklin, Massachusetts, including 422 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Providence, Brookline, Cambridge and Watertown.
- From Clarion Farm, Inc. to The Adirondack Club, the Franklin area offers 123 different types of family activities, including: Forests, Bowling, Children's Play Area and Family Fun Center.
- Located only 50 minutes from Boston and about 30 minutes from Providence, Franklin, MA played a pivotal role in the country's history. Franklin was home to the first library in the country with its first books being donated by Benjamin Franklin himself. Franklin has a number of trails for walking and biking, as well as a number of trails approved for dirt biking.
From personal training to fitness classes, The Adirondack Club offers its members an aquatics facility, gyms, and tennis courts. During the summer, the club hosts various youth camps for tennis, arts and crafts, and swimming.
Visitors can enjoy hiking, supervised swimming, boating and other recreational activities at Chilson Beach. The beach also features ball fields and a playground and offer opportunities for birding and viewing other wildlife like beavers.
Pump it Up is an indoor kids' play and birthday party place that emphasizes imaginative play as well as simple fun. It includes a variety of bounce-house and inflatable attractions, as well as creative costume play.
A candlepin bowling center, Ficco's Bowladrome features 28 lanes for open and league bowling with shoe rental and automatic scoring. The center offers glow bowling, children's playgroups and a party room for private events.
At Pirelli Veteran's Skating Rink, visitors can practice ice skating during one of the public skating sessions. The rink also hosts pickup hockey events, ice hockey tournaments, skating lessons, and birthday parties.
A traditional institution, the Franklin Public Library combines classic manuscripts with available, innovative technology. Its calendar of events includes holiday-appropriate library evening readings, special teen programs and handy educational resources.
Dedicated to preserving local history, the Franklin Historical Museum features collections containing around 4,000 total items, such Native American artifacts and vintage clothing. The museum also conducts several ongoing historical research projects.
Located next to the Dacey Field playground, the Franklin Dog Park is a fenced, double-gated park for dogs, open from dawn until dusk. The park offers shaded areas, picnic tables and supplies for clean-up and disposal.
Located on over 180 acres of land, the Franklin Town Forest is a forest preserve that is popular among local nature enthusiasts. Visitors commonly enjoy hiking, biking, or walking through the preserve's many trails.