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Quick Kid-ventures

2 days/1 night

DAY 1:

  • Kick off your day with a visit to New England’s biggest indoor family entertainment center, Apex Entertainment. You’ll find a 3,500 square foot, two story Laser Tag arena, a 360 degree bumper car ride, indoor mini golf, and multi-sport simulators, among a huge array of other attractions. Your kids will love choosing between the 30 lanes of bowling (ten-pin and candlepin), a multi-level indoor electric go-kart track, and 70+ arcade games from the latest in multi-dimensional fun to classics you love. In the same complex is Altitude trampoline park, Half Axe axe throwing, and Muse Paintbar—fun for all ages!
  • No need to worry about food, the Pit Stop Tavern restaurant has an amazing American fare menu with snacks and cocktails for everyone in your party.
  • Next head over to the Solomon Pond Mall and check out their 90+ stores including the Toy Vault. A treasure trove filled with hidden gems like new and vintage toys, video games, comics, gaming cards, and various other collectibles. Make sure to ride the carousel while you’re there! Catch a movie at the 15-screen Regal Cinemas, then grab a bite at a variety of sit-down and grab-and-go restaurants.
  • Check in to the Residence Inn Boston / Marlborough (Get winter discounts by entering promo code: ZJL during checkout) and enjoy an evening of swimming in their indoor pool


DAY 2:

  • Start your morning with the on-site Gatehouse for breakfast serving hot oatmeal, eggs, Belgian waffles, yogurt, fruit, and pastries.
  • Make your way over to Trombetta’s Farm for some indoor miniature golfing. This 450ft long course is challenging enough to entertain all ages. Don’t forget to check out their homemade ice cream, especially their special winter flavors like campfire smores, kahlua almond, and death by chocolate.
  • Make a pit stop at the beloved and historic Wayside Country Store. Built in 1790 and purchased by Henry Ford in 1928, this Olde Tyme Candy Store has the finest specialty candies and chocolates. Enjoy pickles from barrels, hundreds of country store gifts, and more!
  • Stop off for lunch at the award-winning Firefly’s BBQ, voted by Hulafrog as the “Most Loved Kid-Friendly Restaurant” for 2022.
  • Enjoy the rest of your day by exploring the “cultural heart” of Marlborough in the Downtown Village Cultural District.  As you stroll along Main Street, visit the local small shops and local restaurants. Take the self-guided historical walking tour through the city. The 1.6 mile looping trail features 24 informational panels of archived photographs accompanying the city’s fascinating history from the colony’s first frontier to its role in the Industrial Revolution.

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