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5 Kid Friendly Activities in Chestnut Hill

May is a great time to enjoy a variety of activities with the kids in and around Chestnut Hill. The weather is warming up and school is ending for the year, so take this opportunity to kick off Summer 2015 with entertaining and educational outings at these and other family-oriented destinations:

  • Clarendon Street Playground
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium
  • Boston Duck Tours
  • Wheelock Family Theatre
  • Puppet Showplace Theatre

The Clarendon Street Playground is the perfect place for your kids to cut loose. They’ll love socializing and playing in a well-maintained setting with a wide variety of playground equipment. Adults enjoy the nice environment and chatting with other parents on lovely May days.

160 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02116
617.247.3961


Charles Hayden Planetarium in Boston, MA

Charles Hayden Planetarium offers entertainment that’s out of this world! The kids will forget they’re learning as they stargaze in the comfort of the high-tech Hayden Planetarium. Other astronomy-related activities are available as well, including free Friday evening visits to the Gilliland Observatory when weather permits.

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston MA 02114
617.723.2500

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Boston or have lived in Chestnut Hill for years, Boston Duck Tours will give you loads of insight into the city and its history. The excitement begins when the amphibious vehicle launches into the water, and continues with detailed information about Boston attractions in 2015 and their links to local and national history. Tours are lively, as guides consistently deliver fascinating facts in an engaging way.

4 Copley Place, Suite 4155
Boston MA 02116
617.267.3825

Inject a little healthy drama into your children’s lives this May at the Wheelock Family Theatre. Enjoy plays acted out by thespians from a variety of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Instill a love for theater at an early age by making it a family affair. In addition to performances of kid-friendly favorites, your young ones can take part in classes for small children and older kids.

200 The Riverway
Boston MA 02215
617.879.2147


Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline, MA

Puppet shows are alive and well in 2015 at the Puppet Showplace Theatre. Your kids will marvel at the magic of this age-old art form. From classic tales to original stories, players provide the ultimate in entertainment for the younger set. Join other Chestnut Hill families in their enjoyment of puppetry.

32 Station Street
Brookline MA 02445
617.731.6400

Have you visited one of these exciting locations and you would like to share with us? Please do so in comments below.

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