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: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 7) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.