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Canobie Lake Park, Route 93, Exit 2, Salem NH, (603) 893-3506

Lake Compounce, Route 229, Bristol/Southington, Conn. (860) 583-3300. Sat-Sun 11 am-8 pm.

Six Flags New England, 1623 Main St., Agawam, Mass. (413) 786-9300, (877) 474-9352. Sun-Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-10 pm

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Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, off Elmwood Avenue, Providence. (401) 785-9450. Carousel, pony rides, playground and Children's Sensory Garden. Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm weather permitting.

Crescent Park Carousel - 700 Bullocks Point Avenue Riverside, RI 02915, (401) 433-2828

Fall River Carousel - The Carousel at Battleship Cove, 1 Central St. Fall River, MA, (508) 678-1100

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Simcock Farms, 361 Marvel Street, Swansea, (508) 673-5721. Petting animals, ice cream stand and year round hayrides and activities as well as fresh veggies

Stony Creek Farm, 1210 Wilbur Avenue , Swansea, (508) 646-3771 or (401) 465-4832. A family operated horse stable where horses live in harmony with many varied creatures. We offer riding lessons, Pony Parties, summer riding program, and horse boarding

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Garden In the Woods, New England Wildflower Society, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA, (508) 877-7630

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Aboretum, 101 Ferry Road (Rt.114), Bristol, RI, (401) 253-2707

The Butterfly Place, New England Wildflower Society, 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA, (978) 392-0955

New England Botanical Gardens Providence, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Providence, RI, (401) 785-9450

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Aboretum, 101 Ferry Road (Rt.114), Bristol, RI, (401) 253-2707

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Regal Swansea Stadium 12 Cinemas, Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA
contains local movie listings and theatre times

Showcase Cinemas -

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Children's Museum, Museum Wharf, 300 Congress St., Boston, MA. (617) 426-8855. Sat-Thu 10 am-5 pm, Fri 10 am-9 pm.

Cormack Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, off Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI. (401) 785-9457. Sky Views, general audiences, Sat-Sun 3 pm and 3-2-1- Blastoff!, grades K-3, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm. Not suitable for children under 4.

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, 300 Tower St., Bristol, R. I. 02809 (401) 253-8388

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. (617) 253-4444. Tue-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Gathering Space, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT. (800) 411-9671; Sat 1-3 pm. Participants must be at least 6 years old. (800) 411-9671.

Museum of Science, Route 28, Boston, MA. (617) 723-2500; Exhibit halls, daily 9 am-5 pm, Fri until 9 pm.

Mugar Omni Theater: @ Museum of Science, Boston

Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, 55 Coogan Blvd. (Exit 90 off I-95), Mystic, CT. (860) 572-5955; 9 am-6 pm daily; visitors may remain in building for one hour after closing.

New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, off Atlantic Avenue, Boston. (617) 973-5200. Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun and holidays 9 am-6 pm

Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence. (401) 273-5437. Hands-on activity center for children 1-11 and their families. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

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Bay State Blades Skating Club - skating lessons for all ages and abilities out of the Driscoll Arena in Fall River

Boston Bruins

Boston Celtics

Boston Red Sox

Cape Cod Baseball League

Geocaching ( - "an entertaining adventure game for gps users" - also check out "The Ultimate Guide to Geocaching"

Letterboxing - "an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming 'treasure hunt' style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels." (

New England Patriots

New England Revolution

Pawtucket Red Sox

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Buttonwood Park Zoo, 1 Oneida St., New Bedford. (508) 991-6178. Daily 10 am-5 pm.

Capron Park Zoo, Route 123, Attleboro. (508) 222-3047. Daily 10 am-4 pm.

Daggett Farm, Slater Park, 1 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket. 728-0500, ext. 251. Mon-Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm.

Roger Williams Park Zoo, Roger Williams Park, off Elmwood Avenue, Providence. 785-3510, 751-0203 (TDD). Open daily 9 am-4 pm

Southwick Zoo, Millville Road, Mendon, Mass. (800) 258-9182. Daily 10 am-5 pm

Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo is located at One Franklin Park Road in Boston, (617) 541-LION and Stone Zoo is located at 149 Pond Street in Stoneham, MA, (781) 438-5100.

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