- 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.
A community park, MacArthur Playground features a grass baseball field along with one full and two half basketball courts. It also offers a children's playground area with slides, swings, benches and picnic tables.
A sports complex and recreation center, Turf Time Tewksbury is home to adult and youth soccer leagues along with adult flag football leagues. The center provides a toddler play area, party hosting, music classes and turf rental.
The Indoor baseball and softball training facility, Extra Innings, is a facility that has the mission of fulfilling the needs of players of all ages and abilities. The facility has eight indoor hitting and pitching cages and a pro shop.
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Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA 02150 MoreLess Info
Located in an old Post Office, the Apollinaire Theatre Company presents professionally staged works ranging from modern classics to regional premieres. In the summer, they feature outdoor plays in English and Spanish. Youth theatre and workshops available on premises.
MetroRock provides climbing for people of all ages and abilities. They offer an easy to moderate terrain in a controlled environment for newcomers along with a thorough and extensive training facility for experienced climbers.
Fishing Finatics is the bait and tackle store operated by Pete Santini, the designer of a proprietary lure sold only here. In addition to offering tackle advice to anglers of all abilities, they also book regular charters as well.