Arlington, Massachusetts: Things to do, Places to go, and They are All KID APPROVED

The Res” – The Arlington Reservoir Beach is a local swimming spot in Arlington Heights. Available to anyone, this is a great place to beat the heat in the Summer. You can buy seasonal passes (even if you are a non-resident) and day passes are only $5.00 per person! “The Res,” includes amenities such as a bathhouse, concession stand, and playground. The water is filtered/chlorinated and monitored by certified lifeguards.

Address: Approximately 250 Lowell Street, Arlington Heights, MA 02474


Clay Dreams – Painting is a fun, therapeutic, and entertaining activity that is enjoyable for all ages! At Clay Dreams, there are plenty of clay pieces to choose from and paint. You can choose four different colors to paint your piece and when done, the studio will glaze and fire it in their kilns. Wait one week, then come pick up your finished clay piece!

Address: 183 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474 


The Capitol Theatre – This local movie theatre is an awesome place to catch a movie, not to mention the prices are awesome! ALL shows are $7.00 EVERYDAY before 6 p.m. The Capitol holds 6 theaters, full concession stand, and an ice cream parlor! The Creamery is located inside the establishment near the concessions counter and serves the infamous Richardson’s ice cream.

Address: 204 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474


Robbins Farm Park – Once upon a time it was a farm, now it serves the Arlington community as a public park. It’s 100% FREE, but the fun the kids will have here is PRICELESS! Offering scenic views of the Boston Skyline, the hills of green grass are perfect to lay on, roll down, and are great for flying kites. With many picnic tables, the park is equipped with a full playground including swings, a sandbox, monkey bars, etc. Atop the park’s biggest hill are two huge slides for racing that lead right into the playground area.

Address:  61 Eastern Ave, Arlington, MA 02476


The MinuteMan Bikeway – This 10 mile paved bike path is managed and maintained by the four Massachusetts communities it passes through: Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge.The ride is scenic, fun, and historical! In Arlington, hop on the path at any of these locations: Spy Pond, Arlington Center, Arlington Reservoir, etc.

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