Farms and Orchards

  • We ask that ONLY parents submit entries for places that you have personally visited and know are suitable for families with children birth to 4 years. Information such as website, address, phone number, and address are appreciated. This list is maintained by the Network Helpers. All suggestions will be reviewed by the Network Helpers in order to verify that they are family friendly and developmentally appropriate.  If you choose to visit these locations, please note that neither the Network Helpers nor the Milford Family Network Project are responsible for these locations and do not assume any liablity.

    Arrowhead Acres
    92 Aldrich Street, Uxbridge MA
    508-278-5017
    http://www.arrowheadacres.com/
    Birthday parties, hayrides.

    Bolton Spring Farm
    149 Main Street, Bolton  MA
    978-779-2898
    http://www.boltonspringfarm.com                                                    

    Hayrides, pumpkins and apples

    Brookfield Orchards
    12 Lincoln Road, North Brookfield MA
    508-867-6858
    http://www.brookfieldorchardsonline.com/
    Cross-country skiing, farm tours, playground, harvest festivals.

    A Clear View Farm
    4 Kendall Road, Sterling MA
    978-422-0442
    http://www.clearviewfarmstand.com/
    Apples, hayrides and school groups.  Home of the true story of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

    Davis Farmland
    145 Redstone Hill, Sterling MA
    (978) 422-6666
    http://www.davisfarmland.com
    Great place to view, feed or pet a variety of farm animals, from goats, sheep and cows to endangered species.  Pony rides are available for an extra fee.  There are areas for water, sand and active play.  A small restaurant is on site, as well as, a central shaded eating area if you bring your own lunch.

    Drumlin Farm
    208 South Great Road, Lincoln MA
    (781) 259-9807
    http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Drumlin_Farm/
    This working farm provides a chance to view the usual cast of barnyard animals (cows, pigs, chickens, etc.) and demonstrations of daily farm activities (milking, egg gathering, etc.).  There are special event days held throughout the year and usually advertised in the local papers.

    Belkin Family Lookout Farm
    89 Pleasant Street, Natick MA
    (508) 651-1539
    http://www.lookoutfarm.com/
    A working farm with orchards of apples, pear, and peach trees.  Organic fruits and vegetables are grown there.  You can pick your own fruits and berries according to the season.  Kids are welcome and will enjoy viewing the various animals on site, including sheep, dear, buffalo, and reindeer.

    Nashoba Valley Winery and Orchards
    100 Wattaquadoc Hill Road, Bolton MA
    978-779-5521
    http://www.nashobawinery.com/
    Pick berries during the summer, apples in the fall and go cross-country skiing in the winter.  Picnic area, tours.

    Tougas Family Farm
    246 Ball Street, Northborough MA
    508-393-6406
    http://www.tougasfarm.com/
    Features pick-your-own fruits, petting zoo, hayrides, farm tours and ice cream.

Indoor Playspaces

  • McKeon Dance & Gymnastics Center
    3 Spaceway Lane, Hopedale MA
    (508)473-8166

    www.mckeondanceandgym.com
    Children ages 1-6 will have an absolute blast exploring our tunnels, ball pit, rope climb, Air Trak, Rock Wall and more.  Adventure Zone is an indoor soft play gym designed for children’s fitness.  You can be assured they’ll leave feeling tired and happy.

     


    Playtown Express       

    150 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA  01772    

    508-497-0022 

    www.playtownexpress.com



    Zig Zag Zone and Pump N Play at the John Smith Sports Center
    70 Sumner St, Milford MA
    (508) 634-8080
    http://www.johnsmithsports.com
    Check out our new ZIG ZAG ZONE, a 65 foot long, 4 story playground, for ages 1-12, open year round to the public.

     

    Last Updated: 10/13/16

Swim Lessons, Recreation etc..

  • Milford Community School Use
    31 W. Fountain Street, Milford
    508-478-1119
    http://www.milford.ma.us/mcs/

     

    Milford Town Libary
    Milford Town Library
    80 Spruce St., Milford
    508-473-2145
    www.milfordtownlibrary.org


    Franklin YMCA
    Bernon Family Branch
    45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA  02038
    508-528-8708
    http://www.hockymca.org/

    Whitin Community Center
    60 Main Street, Whitinsville, MA    01588
    Phone: 508-234-8184
    http://www.ourgym.org/
    Whitin Community Center serves the entire Blackstone Valley with family recreational programs and child care services. We offer swimming, roller skating, gymnastics, basketball, health club, aerobics, racquetball, and much more!

Zoos and Aquariums

  • Zoos and Aquariums

    We ask that ONLY parents submit entries for places that you have personally visited and know are suitable for families with children birth to 4 years. Information such as website, address, phone number, and address are appreciated. This list is maintained by the Network Helpers. All suggestions will be reviewed by the Network Helpers in order to verify that they are family friendly and developmentally appropriate.  If you choose to visit these locations, please note that neither the Network Helpers nor the Milford Family & Community Network are responsible for these locations and do not assume any liablity.

    New England Aquarium
    Central Wharf, Boston MA
    (617) 973-5200
    http://www.neaq.org/
    The interior of the Aquarium houses a 200,000 gallon, four-story ocean tank, which is home to more than 800 sea creatures.  In addition to the fish, there are sea otters, penguins, seals and more.

    Stone Zoo
    149 Pond Street
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    781-438-5100

    http://www.stonezoo.org/
    Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Charles Price, Superintendent of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Middlesex Fells Reservation, founded the Zoo in 1905, and in 1969, the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director. Highlights of Stone Zoo’s collection include the snow leopards of Himalayan Highlands, bald eagles of Yukon Creek, hornbills and emperor tamarins of Windows to the Wild, and jaguars and cougars of Treasures of the Sierra Madre.

    Franklin Park Zoo
    One Franklin Park Road
    Boston, MA 02121
    617-541-LION (5466)
    http://www.franklinparkzoo.org/
    Franklin Park Zoo, founded in 1913, is the 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the “crown jewel” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. Highlights of Franklin Park Zoo’s collection include the African lions of the Kalahari Kingdom, Masai giraffe and Grevy’s zebra of the Giraffe Savannah, and western lowland gorillas of the Tropical Forest.


    Southwick’s Zoo
    2 Southwick Street, Mendon MA
    508-883-9182
    http://www.southwickszoo.com/
    There are about 500 large and small animals that find a home here.  These include lions, tigers, giraffes, bears and monkeys.  Elephant, camel and pony rides are available for a small fee.  Children love the petting zoo.  There is also a 35-acre deer forest where deer roam freely and love to be fed. (Open May-October)

    Roger Williams Park and Zoo
    Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI
    (401) 785-3510
    http://www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org/
    This is a well maintained large zoo.  It is home to zebras, monkeys, polar bears, exotic birds, giraffes and much more.  There is a petting zoo with small farm animals.  There is also a carousel for children to ride.

    Capron Park Zoo
    201 County St
    Attleboro, MA 02703
    (508) 222-6202
    http://www.capronparkzoo.com/
    A fabulous zoo for toddlers and preschoolers.  Just the right size for little legs to walk around without being overwhelmed.  Capron Park Zoo strives to prove that big things do come in small packages.  Situated in the heart of Attleboro and surrounded by beautiful grounds, Capron Park Zoo has been one of the area’s premiere recreational  facilities for more than 70 years.  Combined with an award-winning playground and exciting educational programs, the Zoo is sure to delight the young and young at heart. Whether it’s watching the Lions wrestle, coming face-to-face with a Snow Monkey, staring at a snake or relaxing in our Rainforest, there is something for everyone to enjoy.