- TripBuzz found 664 things to do with kids in or near Melrose, Massachusetts, including 663 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Salem, Lowell and Cambridge.
- From Melrose Dog Park to Pine Banks Park, the Melrose area offers 118 different types of family activities, including: Dog Park, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- Only 7 miles north of Boston, Melrose, MA is one of many cities with rich histories in early American life. With its proximity to Boston and the Mystic River, visitors can have both big city entertainment, and access to nature and all it has to offer. Some events in Melrose include boxing for charity, performances by the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, and chili cook-offs.
The Melrose Dog Park provides visitors with the chance to let their dogs exercise in a dedicated play area that is surrounded by trees. The location features a doggie water fountain for dogs that are feeling a bit thirsty.
With classes for all ages of children, Flips & Giggles Gymnastics provides personalized instructions for increasing a child's flexibility. The teacher starts with the basics, working them up to cartwheels and then handsprings.
Only 5 miles north of Boston and spanning 2,575 acres, the Middlesex Fells Reservation is home for activities that include rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. Views of the stony hills are featured, along with ponds, lakes and trails.
A National Historic Landmark, the Historic New England Boardman House gives visitors a glimpse of 17th and 18th century life. Built in 1692, and relatively unaltered in the last 200 years, the house is a study in Colonial architecture.
Featuring a 200 foot long ice rink, Flynn Rink offers visitors a space for classes, birthday parties, public skating, and other activities. The rink hosts local hockey leagues, with over 1000 seats available to spectators for watching games.
Popular during the summer months, the Holland Memorial Pool is a public swimming pool run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Visitors to the pool enjoy cooling off from the heat by swimming and relaxing in the water.
Marked by a distinctive orange dinosaur landmark, Route 1 Miniature Golf & Batting Cages is a family amusement complex that offers a variety of games and entertainments. In addition to mini golf and batting cages, it features a video arcade.