North Attleborough, Massachusetts, is an industrial town that sits on the Rhode Island border. In 2006, Frommer's listed North Attleborough -- also referred to as North Attleboro -- in its "Best Places to Raise a Family" guide. As of 2010, North Attleborough was home to around 28,000 residents. If you're one of those residents or are just visiting the area, you'll find a wide variety of activities for your children to enjoy.
You can take your children for a visit to the Capron Park Zoo in North Attleborough. Inside, you'll get to see animals like lions, monkeys, snakes, red kangaroos, emus and tortoises. Your kids can get a behind-the-scenes view of the zoo through Zoo Quest Adventures or attend one of the special events at the zoo, like Zoocademy for Kids or Zoo Moon. If you make the 17-minute drive to Norton, your children can visit the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, which is home to numerous animals that have been rescued after being abandoned or mistreated. Attend events at the sanctuary, such as children's movie night, Kid's Day and October Festival.
Spend some time at one of the area museums with your children, like the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum. You'll be able to see an assortment of historical artifacts and learn a bit about the history of the area. Or, you could go to the Children's Museum in Easton, a 17-minute drive away. This museum features three floors of hands-on exhibits and activities for your children to explore. You'll find exhibits, like the Space Ship and Command Center, the Old Fishing Boat, Kidspace, the Art Studio and Kidsclinic. Special events take place as well, such as the Halloween Romp and Family New Year's Eve Party.
Take your kids to play at one of the indoor playgrounds in North Attleborough. At KidsWurld, children 8 and under can go on the slides, bounce on the inflatables and navigate the obstacle course. Or, you can drop by Monkey Joe's for some play time. Children 12 and under can play on the wall-to-wall obstacle courses, jumps and slides. Your smaller children can play safely in the toddler play area, designed just for the little guys.
Parks and Recreation
Check out all of the activities available through the North Attleboro Park and Recreation Department. At the WWI Park and Zoo, your kids can play on the playgrounds, have a picnic, walk the nature trails or visit with some animal friends, like ducks, sheep, pigs and llamas. During the summer you can take the kids for a swim at the World War II Pool or participate in the Summer Playground Program. Throughout the year, your children can sign up for an array of sports, including flag football, baseball, volleyball and field hockey. Children's programs include dance, gymnastics, theater, robotics and Kids Night Out.
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