Local “Low-to-No Cost” Activities for Kids and Families

Recently, on the ParentTalk Yahoo Group page, there were some great suggestions for “low-to-no cost” activities for kids/families in the Boston and Metrowest area– and we wanted to share these great ideas with our readers as well! Feel free to post additional recommendations in the comments section.

– Needham, Dover, Wellesley and other local library’s story time hour. Also, Blue Bunny (Dedham), Pottery Barn Kids and Patriot Place have story times that many ParentTalk members attend.    

– A quick visit to see the animals at Petco is always a favorite on a rainy day. No cost to you (unless you decide to shop!).
– Natick Community Organic Farm.
– Weezie’s Garden at Elm Bank. 
U-pick strawberries opens at Belkin Lookout Farm soon!
– Belkin Family Lookout Farm to go on a train ride, picnic outside, see the animals and play on the playground. U-pick berries are available soon.
– Owen’s Poultry Farm is an exciting adventure for little ones, right in Needham.
– Natick Mall seasonally offers a free concert series for kids, one morning per week.
– Wellesley College walking trails and Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary on Eliot Street in Natick.
– Drumlin Farm (low-cost membership to Mass Audubon also include opportunity to visit other free spots).
Source: Drumlin Farm Audubon
– Swan Boats in Boston ($2.75 for adults, $1.50 for kids) and Make Way for Ducklings Walking Tour.
– BassPro in Foxborough to see the boats and fish.
– $1 entry to all at Boston Children’s Museum on Fridays after 5pm (other museums in the area include Acton, Easton and Providence, RI)
– Open Gym at MyGym or Kids Street (free for members).
-Stacey Peasley shows throughout MetroWest. Check her Facebook page for updates.
– $5 ForeKicks in Norfolk “Little Kickers” Indoor Open Gym on Mondays from 9:00-11:00am.
– Of course, ParentTalk’s playspace in Dover and the many local playgrounds in the area (stay tuned for a upcoming post about favorite parks in the area). If you are not a member, you can drop in to the playspace for just $5.
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