- The list below includes 576 free or cheap things to do in or near Chelmsford, Massachusetts, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Arts & Crafts Classes, Natural History Museums, Beaches and Recreation Centers.
- From Heart Pond to Flying Change Stable, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Chelmsford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Lowell, Cambridge and Salem.
A kid-focused art center where kids can create and paint their own plaster art works, Plaster Fun Time encourages kids to explore their creativity. The trained staff guides kids through the process without controlling their artistic expression.
The Russell Mill Swim & Tennis Club is a recreational club that features a swimming pool, a playground, life guards, a kiddie pool, and illuminated tennis courts. The club also has a picnic area with grills.
Opened in October 2014, the Loch Ness Playcenter is a recreational facility offering a number of fun amenities for its guests to enjoy. Slides, play structures, and a specialized toddler area are among the many attractions available.
In operation for more than 40 years, the Westfield Raquet & Fitness Club is a gym with modern exercise and workout equipment, tennis courts and olympic-sized pool. The club also offers daily fitness classes in a variety of disciplines.
A 14-screen movie theater, Showcase Cinemas Lowell displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, RealD 3D movies, auditorium rentals for private events and concession stands with food and drinks.
Canoe and kayak rentals at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center are available from early June until late August. Reservations are available. The center also offers youth programs, tours, custom group outings and is home to the UMass rowing team.
Located off of the Merrimack River, John E. Sheehy Memorial Park provides visitors with a shaded grass field to watch the river from. The park has a walking path that weaves between trees near the shore of the river.