Things To Do In Boston

Child Friendly Things to do around here!


  • Check out this great spreadsheet on 'things to do' from Arlington Family Connection! Includes storyhours, singalongs and play groups around.
  • Here is a large extensive spreadsheet of toddler/infant groups in the Somerville area (as posted on Somerville moms group). Also includes details on story hours.
  • Isis Maternity has many classes and inexpensive playgroups to attend in their different locations. Isis closed in January 2014
  • The Freedman Center at MSPP (formerly WarmLines) has a free weekly drop-in playgroup for infants and toddlers in Newton. See website for dates/times.

Story hours:
PLEASE see the first 2 links on this page for details!

  • Somerville public library - West branch, Thursdays Babygarten : is an educational program for caregivers. Babygarten is free, To register, or more information, please call the West Branch. Location: West Branch Library, 40 College Avenue
  • Porter Square Books: Story hour at Wednesdays at 11
  • Boston-area libraries and story hours: Libraries

Great places to walk:

name, location ~distance/amenities ~stroller friendly playground parking
Fresh pond, Cambridge 2+ mile loop, wide paved, no cars great for strollers no Cambridge res in parking lot, other options on streets
Prospect Hill Park, Waltham one big hill (nice view at top), wide road stroller friendly yes? parking lot at bottom
Beaver Brook, Belmont spray park, paved trails, wooded trails very stroller friendly, big playground parking lot fills up, street parking ok
Mt Auburn cemetery Cambridge/watertown line very pretty place, nice tower with view of Boston no picnicking or jogging allowed. no free parking inside, on public bus 73 or 71 line from Harvard T
Middlesex fells large wooded park, varied terrain, has Babes in Woods strolls on Tuesday mornings depends ? parking available varies by entrance
The arboretum large paved roads, science center, , lilacs in bloom in spring yes ? Parking is available outside the main gate, along the Arborway, and around the Arboretum’s perimeter.

Regular play groups:
See first 2 links

Mom friendly movies

  • Box Office Babies Alternate Fridays @ 1 pm $6.75 parents / Babies under 12 months FREE

coolidge corner, Brookline.

  • Capitol theater, Arlington The Capitol Theatre features a BABY FRIENDLY MOVIE, every Monday afternoon. Please check our Monday schedule to see what feature has been selected for parents and their infants. We keep the sound a little low and the lights a little high so that parenthood doesn't take away your opportunity to see a movie with your little ones.

Indoor play spaces:
See first 2 links for detailed scedules also.
A great summary indoor play spaces
A few direct links below:

  • Kidspace, Belmont
  • Somerville Cummings School Open Play Space Wednesdays, 9-10:30 & 12:30-2 and Fridays 2-3:30
  • Arlington: together in motion

War Memorial Pool


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