Best Amusement Parks In and Around Boston

Adorned with old colonial buildings that take you back in time, the city of Boston in Massachusetts is where history meets transformation. A favorite city to many with a rich American history on offer, Boston carries a subtle charming vibe of a town and is home to a plethora of museums, historical monuments, and educational institutions. But is Boston only about history and no fun? You ask. The answer is NO.
 
With an equal number of amusement parks, your vacation in the city of Boston will be a right mix of all the flavors. Without further adieu, we hereby present you a list of the amusement parks and recreation centers in and around Boston.

1. Jump On In

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Remember the fun we used to have while jumping on our beds? Ah, those lovely days! But, right when our parents walk in, we go back pretending like nothing happened and it is all gone. Well, surprise! You can now have the same fun at the amusement park of 'Jump On In' right around your parents. Featuring huge inflatable slides and jumping facilities, Jump On In is where you can go flying. Plus, Jump On In is excellent for birthday celebrations. A visit to Jump On In is one of the top things to do with kids in Boston.

Address: 100 Holton St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
Timings: Monday to Sunday - 8 am - 10 pm
Interesting Activities: Inflatable Slides, Trampoline

2. The Greenway Carousel

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Designed after animals native to Massachusetts, The Greenway Carousel is a 36 seat carousel in the midst of the mile-and-a-half contemporary park of Rose Kennedy Greenway. Built with keeping the individuals with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities in mind, the Greenway Carousel is now accessible to everyone. From Squirrel to Grasshopper to Rabbit to Whale to Turtle to Owl, there is a varied range of animals for you to hop on and it is great fun for both kids & adults alike. Each ride is priced at $3 and a pack of 10 costs $25.

Address: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Timings: Monday to Thursday & Sunday - 11 am - 6 pm, Friday & Saturday - 11 am - 8 pm
Interesting Activities: Carousel
 
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3. Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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Part of Sky Zone - a large chain of an indoor family entertainment center, the Sky Zone Trampoline Park Boston is where you are never on the ground! Laid out with varied size trampolines all the way, Sky Zone Trampoline Park is home for extensive wall-to-wall aerial action and all the conversation happens mid-air. And it is not all jumping, the trampolines are perfectly embedded with other sports like Dodgeball and Basketball, giving you an opportunity to play the sport like never before. A great stress reliever, Sky Zone Trampoline park is for everyone.

Address: 91-B Sprague Street, Boston, MA 02136, United States
Timings: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday - 3 pm 8 pm, Friday - 2 pm - 11 pm, Saturday - 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday - 10 am - 8 pm. 
Interesting Activities: Freestyle Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, Warped Wall, Warrior Course, Foam Zone
 
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4. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

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Famous worldwide, just the name Legoland evokes a million emotions and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is no different. The indoor family entertainment center is a definite visit for all the lego lovers and the main highlights of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston include Miniland, Lego 4D Cinema, Kingdom Quest, Merlin's Apprentice Ride, Lego City Builder, and Lego Racers. Hungry after all the activities? Stop by the cafe inside the building and do get your hands on the favorite toys on display at the Lego Store.

Address: Assembly Row, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
Timings: Monday to Thursday & Sunday - 10 am - 7 pm, Friday - 10 am - 8 pm & Saturday - 9 am - 8 pm
Interesting Activities: Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, Slides, Climbing Walls
 
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5. Boston Common Frog Pond

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Set at the heart of the oldest and the lovely park of Boston Common, Boston Common Frog Pond is an all season family fun stop that never goes out of style. Go swimming during the time of the Summer, enroll in the skating class and go skating along the Ice Skating rink during the Winter, and unwind at the lush green grounds admiring the soothing beauty of the public park during the time of Spring and Fall. In addition to this, there is a carousel to go spinning at and a delicious cafe to stop by. Boston Common Frog Pond is always buzzing with year-round events. 

Address: 38 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Timings: Monday to Sunday - 7 am - 9 pm
Interesting Activities: Carousel, Ice Skating

6. Salem Willows Park

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Named after the European White willow trees that adorn the region, Salem Willows Park is an oceanfront neighborhood and an amusement park in Salem Massachusetts. Go strolling across the massive 35-acre park taking pleasure of the lovely sea breeze on offer, take a spin on the carousel, have a gala time in the arcades, go on a gastronomic journey across the food stalls tasting the local favorites of popcorn, ice cream, & chicken wings and spread your blanket under the stars. Salem Willows Park is one of the ideal family day trips from Boston.

Address: 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA 01970, USA
Timings: Monday to Sunday - 8 am - 7 pm
Interesting Activities: Ski Ball, Mini Golf, Carousel

7. Six Flags New England, Agawam

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Situated on top of a wonderful landscape, running adjacent to the Connecticut River, Six Flags New England is the largest theme park in New England offering mind-numbing views. With the rides interestingly named after the popular characters, Six Flags New England further increases the level of curiosity. Six Flags New England also comprises of a water park called Hurricane Harbor which is a great place to cool off and while you are here do not miss out on riding the award-winning Superman the Ride.

Address: 1623 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001, USA
Timings: Operated from April till October
Interesting Activities: Superman the Ride, Goliath, The Great Chase, Joker, Wicked Cyclone, Batman: The Dark Knight, Mind Eraser
 

8. Lake Compounce, Bristol

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Regarded as one of the oldest, continuously operating amusement parks in Massachusetts, Lake Compounce is a proper family vacation destination. If you are in Boston along with your family and are on a lookout for amusement parks near Boston that will be right for families with kids, then Lake Compounce is your best choice. Go screaming in the wooden roller coaster of Boulder Dash, feel the intensity of a storm at the Pirate Ship, and experience 3 G's at Thunder N' Lightning. Along with this, there is also a beach and a waterpark that come free of extra cost.

Address: 186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT 06010, USA
Timings: Operated from May till Early September
Interesting Activities: Boulder Dash, Zoomerang, The Wave Swinger, Down Time, Pirate Ship, Thunder N' Lightning

9. Story Land, Glen

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Story Land, as magical as the name sounds, is one of the unique theme parks in Massachusetts, built on the storybook characters. Run by the Morrell Family, Story Land when it first started had only one ride and over the years has expanded tremendously, spreading over 35 acres with over 20 different rides to choose from. Aimed towards the young families, Story Land has a special something for everyone who visits the park and is a perennial favorite for families, looking for nothing but fun.

Address: 850 NH-16, Glen, NH 03838, USA
Timings: Operated from May till Early October
Interesting Activities: Roar-o-Saurus, Bamboo Chutes, Buccaneer Pirate Ship, Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach, Polar Coaster, Flying Fish

10. Canobie Lake Park, Salem

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Drawing visitors from all around the region of New England with its diverse range of activities, Canobie Lake Park is a joyous retreat. Encompassing over 85 rides, live games, and entertainment, Canobie Lake Park is a wonderful outing spot for colleges and schools in Salem. When you have had enough of the rides, make a visit to the arcades inside the Canobie Lake Park and go all crazy to reset all the high scores in the machines with your name. Tidy, affordable, and well-priced, Canobie Lake Park is a great destination to take your kids to.

Address: 85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079, USA
Timings: Operated from May through October
Interesting Activities: Yankee Cannonball, Canobie Corkscrew, Untamed, Turkish Twist

11. Edaville Family Theme Park

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For a child-like happiness with all fun and pleasant activities, a trip to the lovely Edaville Family Theme Park is highly recommended. Set in the historic location of the heritage railroad of Edaville Family railroad, Edaville Family Theme Park is the best thing families with young children could get. A ride in the Thomas the Tank Engine train, off you will go into your childhood. Come summer, Edaville Family Theme Park is all entertaining with musicians, sports mascots, and performers sporting the costumes of the children's favorite characters.

Address: 5 Pine St, Carver, MA 02330, USA
Timings: Operated from April to Early January
Interesting Activities: Train rides, Carousel, Astronaut Ride, Nut Tree, Flying Elephants, Cranky's Crane Drop, Big Eli: The Ferris Wheel

12. Water Country Water Park

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Feel the heat seeping under your skins? Pack your swimsuits and head on to the Water Country Water Park to let some heat off your body. Carefully curated keeping the families and kids as the priority, Water Country Water Park is one of the favorite water parks in Boston frequented by the families during the summers. Pack a lunch while heading inside Water Country Water Park, set camp at one of the many picnic areas inside the park, and conquer the water park by having wholesome fun along with your family.

Address: 2300 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Timings: Operated from Mid-June to Early September
Interesting Activities: Thunder Falls & Wild Canyon, Adventure River, Triple Giant Slides, Double Dive Boggan, Double Geronimo, Black Hole & Warp 8
 
Feel like going on a holiday after going through the list of the amusement parks in Boston? Plan a trip and enjoy your vacation.  
 
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