- TripBuzz found 405 things to do with kids in or near Essex, Massachusetts, including 402 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Salem, Gloucester and Cambridge.
- From Cogswell's Grant to Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the Essex area offers 114 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Boat Cruise and Parks.
- A small town outside of Boston, Essex is a popular tourist destination in New England. Located on the Essex River, the city has its economic roots in both shipbuilding and clamming; and its rich history is recorded at its local museum. Other attractions in the area include a variety of antique shops, fishing charters, walking trails and public parks.
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.
Boston Paintball Supply is a proshop that not only offers paintball supplies and equipment but they also take trade in' and offer certified gun repair on most models and provide hydro-testing service on expired tanks.
Lawrence Heritage State Park restores historic buildings and offers special exhibits and education about the community's history. The park includes a visitor center, walkway, boathouse, and two recreational parks.
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.
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.
Personalized helicopter rides are offered through Now City Tours - Private Tours for sight-seeing via air. Three people may travel at a time and tours range from romantic occasions to business agendas for aerial shopping real estate.