Rainy Day Fun

Indoor activities range from trampolines to gaming, bowling, skating, racing, and playgrounds.

Expressions Art Bar

Expressions Art Bar

162 Cordaville Road, Suite 182
Southborough, MA
 
Paint & Sip Fun in the 'boroughs!
Fun and Games

Fun and Games

50 Worcester Road, Framingham 01702

508-879-5707  

Game Underground

Game Underground

1245 Worcester Street #1094, Natick 01760

508-283-1503

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg 01420

866-678-9653

All-suite resort with some themed rooms, plus a huge indoor water park, kids spa, and bowling alley. Water park available for overnight guests.

Hop N Jump Indoor Playground

Hop N Jump Indoor Playground

72 Jefferson Street, Marlborough 01752

508-3052646

Jam Time Indoor Play & Enrichment Center

Jam Time Indoor Play & Enrichment Center

251 West Central St Natick 01760  508-651-2917

86 Powder Mill Rd Maynard 01754  978-897-2917

 

Jump Around

Jump Around

280 Worcester Road, #103C, Framingham 01702

508-318-8823  

Lazer Zone

Lazer Zone

416 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough 01752

508-303-9900 

Modelville Hobby

Modelville Hobby

280 Eliot Street, Ashland 01721

508-881-7616  

Your complete source for slot car racing, with three eight-lane slot car tracks for 1:32 and 1:24 scale race cars. Tracks range from 90-220 feet. Purchase or bring your own cars to run on our tracks.

Navin Skating Arena

Navin Skating Arena

451 Bolton Street, Marlborough 01752

508-74-SKATE  

Pinz

Pinz

110 South Main Street, Milford 01757

508-473-6611  

Open and private bowling, Blue Dog Sports Bar & Grille.

Pirelli Veterans Arena

Pirelli Veterans Arena

910 Panther Way, Franklin 02038

508-74-SKATE 
 

Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino

301 Washington St, Plainville, MA 02762

508-473-6611

The only gaming casino and live harness-racing track in the state. An incredibly exciting, friendly, and total entertainment experience! Experience the nonstop thrill of over 1,200 slots, from traditional favorites to the newest games with cutting-edge technology.

Playtown Express

Playtown Express

150 Cordaville Road, Southborough 01772

508-480-0022  

Roller Kingdom

Roller Kingdom

5 Highland Park Avenue, Hudson 01749

978-562-3440  

Ryan Family Amusement Center

Ryan Family Amusement Center

1170 Main Street, Millis 02054

507-376-1101  

Sky High Studios

Sky High Studios

289 Elm Street #14, Marlborough 01752

508-251-1302

Skyzone Westborough

Skyzone Westborough

290 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581

508-870-5867  

Trombetta’s Farm

Trombetta’s Farm

655 Farm Road, Marlborough 01752

508-485-6429  

277 Main Street, Northborough 01532

508-393-3560  

United Archery Lanes

United Archery Lanes

305 Union Street, Franklin 02038

508-520-3562

William  L. Chase Skating Arena

William L. Chase Skating Arena

75 Windsor Avenue, Natick 01760

781-312-5048  

Recreation - Fall Walking Trail

Recreation - BAA Start

Recreation - Bowditch

Community Spotlight: Framingham

America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, unmatched road and railway access, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.

Higher Education

Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops

Recreation
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do! 

When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.

For a list of public beaches in town, go here.

Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences. 

Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.

The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point. 

In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.

Visual and Performing Arts


Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center. 

For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.

Performing Arts

Amazing Things Arts Center

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

 

Visual Arts 
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Fountain Street Fine Arts is an artist-run, membership based gallery housed in the century old Bancroft Building in Framingham.  Also check out their blog: http://www.fsfaboston.com/growingagallery/ .

Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.

Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.