Get Out & Explore – Boston Play Spaces


I am a huge fan of getting out and about with my mini.  My husband and I decided early on (week 1) that we would get out of the house with our new little munchkin as much as we could and I have tried to maintain that no matter what.  As he gets older, we have found it easier to do but it was important for us to maintain some semblance of our life before baby as well as getting him used to different places and noises.  Sometimes it’s good to get out and just walk around the city with him for some fresh air and a change of pace.  Fortunately, the summer is great for walks or going to the park – in general it’s easier to get out of the house on the warm, sunny days.  But for those rainy, cold or wintery days when you feel like you may go stir-crazy at home with your little one I have found some great play spaces that allow you to get some air and some of that baby energy out!

Brodeman and I have found the ones listed below so far.  Just a note: most of these places also host children’s classes.

Have fun!


Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston


Inside Playground

100 Parker Street, Watertown


Inside Playground creates its unique presence among other playgrounds by permitting the children to engage themselves in activities from morning to evening, seven days a week.


Kids’ Fun Stop

1580 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury



Little Lovage Club

778 Tremont Street, Boston


We offer a wide range of creative and exciting classes for babies, toddlers and children up to six years old. Our spirited classes include art, music, dance, fitness, enrichment, and much more!


Mama and Me

284 Armory Street, Jamaica Plain


Mama & Me offers a wide range of prenatal, postpartum, and child development classes for families in the Boston area. Our unique parenting community brings together new and expecting families and offers a supportive network of professionals and educators to help navigate the early years of parenting.


Toddler Town

260 Victory Road, Quincy


Toddler town sets out to provide children (Infant to six years of age) with a high quality play opportunity at one of the top recreational facilities on the South Shore. With a fun and nurturing environment children can solo or join in with others in games and activities.