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.
92 Aldrich Street, Uxbridge MA
Birthday parties, hayrides.
Bolton Spring Farm
149 Main Street, Bolton MA
Hayrides, pumpkins and apples
12 Lincoln Road, North Brookfield MA
Cross-country skiing, farm tours, playground, harvest festivals.
A Clear View Farm
4 Kendall Road, Sterling MA
Apples, hayrides and school groups. Home of the true story of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling MA
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.
208 South Great Road, Lincoln MA
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
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
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
Features pick-your-own fruits, petting zoo, hayrides, farm tours and ice cream.
McKeon Dance & Gymnastics Center
3 Spaceway Lane, Hopedale MA
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.
150 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA 01772
Zig Zag Zone and Pump N Play at the John Smith Sports Center
70 Sumner St, Milford MA
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
Milford Town Libary
Milford Town Library
80 Spruce St., Milford
Bernon Family Branch
45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
Whitin Community Center
60 Main Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588
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
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.
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
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
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.
2 Southwick Street, Mendon MA
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
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
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.