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Kid-friendly Boston on BBC Travel

From the New England Aquarium and Museum of Science to the Boston Harbor islands, local expert Kelley Heyworth shares her picks of the city’s best experiences with children.

Welcome to Boston, Massachusetts: hotbed of history, artistic capital, higher education hub and – as it turns out – a fabulous destination for children. It’s no surprise that this centre of culture and learning knows how to entertain and educate its youngest visitors. A trio of top-notch museums sets the standard for family outings in Boston, but there are countless other attractions offering rewarding – and sometimes surprising – experiences for kids.

Kelley Heyworth, a Boston-area resident and mother of three, has been writing about health and parenting for nearly two decades, including as the New England editor of the family activity website Mommy Poppins. Here, she shares her family’s 10 favourite destinations in and around Boston, from museums to historic sites to outdoor adventures. Read more about kid-friendly Boston on BBC Travel…

Two kids peeking out from the New Balance Climb at the Boston Children's Museum