- 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 family entertainment center, Family Funway features a miniature golf course, a go-kart track, bumper boats and a bungee trampoline. The center also provides party hosting, batting cages and a concession area with food and drinks.
Built in 1923, The Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre has shown first-run films in its single, 600-seat auditorium for over 90 consecutive years. Guests adore its history and old-fashioned character, which is highlighted by real, buttered popcorn.
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Featuring six miles of paved trails, the Assabet River Rail Trail is suitable for skateboarding, biking, jogging, or hiking. It passes through some downtown areas as well as some wilderness areas, and some spots are suitable for bird watching.
Jump In With Us is an inflatable playground for children. The playground features inflatable jump houses, inflatable slides, a rock wall, and an inflatable obstacle course. Jump In With Us is also available for private party hosting.
Situated next to baseball and football fields, Kelleher Field Playground has a play structure with two winding slides, climbing obstacles, poles, and more. The playground has a small trail with benches to sit on.