Spacious, immaculate picnic grounds with large shaded tables by the water! Pack your own picnic lunch and refreshments, or visit their full-service snack bar. Video Game Arcade! Three 300' Waterslides! Unlimited Rides! Certified Lifeguards! Ample Free Parking! Lake swimming with sandy play areas for children. Plan your next company outing, family or "special" group outing at Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides; they will be happy to assist you with all the details. All-inclusive packages are available. Meal options, tent, sports, and more.
Don't miss the more than 18 specialty shops and restaurants in the picturesque Brookfield area. Antiques, apple orchard, bed and breakfast, books, country furniture and gifts, garden decor, family entertainment, natural groceries, clocks, iron works, Christmas gifts and wonderful places to dine.
CoCo Key Water Resort, located in Fitchburg, is a fantastic family-friendly getaway that brings incredible water park fun indoors year-round and is attached to a 245 room full service hotel! From thrilling waterslides to the lazy river, CoCo Key provides time-starved families with a close-to-home getaway. Want to relax and unwind while having a great time? Then splash on over to CoCo Key Water Resort where every day is bright, sunny, and 84 degrees!
Davis Farmland is the ultimate Children’s Discovery Farm featuring interactive play and learning for children ages 1-8. Davis Farmland is home to the largest sanctuary of Heritage farm animals in North America. Each season is filled with Hands on Family FUN! Beginning in the spring and all season long explore our animal showcase. Ride a pony or take a hayride. Pretend, climb and play in Imagine-Acres and Adventureland. In the Summer, you can also splash and laugh in Adventure Play & Spray. New England's largest, zero-depth water sprayground. In the fall, pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy Fright-Free Halloween Fun! When visiting Davis Farmland adults must be accompanied by a child 12 years or younger.
Opening in early August, Davis Mega Maze is New England’s only world-class, cornfield adventure maze and consistently one of the top 3 mazes on earth. Each year, Davis Mega Maze is all new including the theme. This signature maze design is drafted each year in England by Adrian Fisher, the world’s most renowned maze architect. GAMES MAGAZINE calls Davis Mega Maze “The granddaddy of all mazes,” it will turn you inside out, stir your senses and blow your mind! This colossal Corn-undrum has 7 levels of intensity, Adventure Zones, & a mystery to solve. It can take anywhere from 3 hours to the WHOLE day to complete this MEGA maze! Don’t miss our FRIGHT NIGHTS in October, (Geared for Adults). Call for hours and rates. Both Farm parks are weather permitting.
The DCU Center is the largest regional convention center that will accommodate a 50 person gathering to a 15,000 person concert or event. This state-of-the-art facility, boasts over 100,310 sq ft of exhibit space and on site catering in a central Worcester location. All major New England cities are within a one-hour drive. The facility hosts conventions, concerts, sporting events, family shows, trade shows, meetings and banquets. The facility is owned by the City of Worcester, managed by SMG and is the proud home of its professional hockey team, the Worcester Sharks. The Sharks are the American Hockey League affiliated franchise of the San Jose Sharks.
Experience a true Worcester landmark at George's Coney Island. Serving hot dogs since 1918, George's is family owned and operated and has been acclaimed as Worcester's best for years. Enjoy the iconic restaurant and neon sign for yourself as well as the outstanding hot dogs. They also have a bar and can serve large groups. Closed Tuesdays.
We are an indoor and outdoor Flea Market with hundreds of dealers. Come join the thousands of people that have taken advantage of the shopping bargains we have offered for over forty years. Located conveniently on route 140 in Grafton Mass. Visit http://www.graftonflea.com for more information or call 508-839-2217.
J & J conducts the original antique and collectible show in Brimfield. A family tradition for over 50 years, the J & J show has been featured by many TV shows and major publications nationwide. Please join them in May, July and September for the hunt for treasures. Convenient parking is directly on the show field. Visit their website for annual dates and info. Plan now and enjoy the experience!
Mole Hollow Candles has been producing exceptional quality hand crafted candles in USA since 1969. They are located 1 mile off of the Mass Pike/I-84 interchange in Sturbridge, MA. Visit their Factory Store which offers the full line of Mole Hollow products, gifts, candle accessories and factory seconds at a discount from our regular prices. Factory tours are available daily. Please call for information.
Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a "must-see" destination to experience early New England life from 1790-1840. One of the country's largest living history museums, OSV has a large staff of costumed interpreters, 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. Visitors can ride a stagecoach, view antiques, tour heirloom gardens, meet heritage breed farm animals, and enjoy hands-on-crafts. Open year round
Weddings: At Old Sturbridge Village, they’ve been planning your wedding for 175 years. Hold your ceremony in their 1830s Center Meetinghouse, with your wedding music played on the antique organ and the soft glow of candles in the chandelier. There is no shortage of picturesque backdrops for your photos, including the Salem Towne House Garden and the horse-drawn carriage. Continue with an on-site reception at Bullard Tavern or Oliver Wight Tavern featuring outstanding menus and service.
Learning Center: Step out of the classroom and into the 19th century. Old Sturbridge Village has many programs to engage students and make history meaningful. Tour their working 1830s community and participate in hands-on activities. Online teacher resources help connect your OSV experience to the curriculum. If you can’t visit them, they’ll come to you with History on the Road. Programs are also available for home school students and scouts.
Spend the day viewing the most diverse zoological collection, interactive exhibits, and endangered animals in naturalistic habitats at New England's Largest Zoo. Get up close and personal in the walk-thru deer forest, petting zoo, and parakeet landing.
Have a picnic under the shady canopy of New England Oaks, ride the Woodland Express Train, or enjoy an up lifting experience on the Safari sky ride. Kiddie rides, shows, gift shops, and great food venues abound throughout the park. Southwick's is a family fun filled day for all ages, and perfect venue for your special occasion, event, or corporate outing.
The Purple Peacock Gift Shop @ Southwick's Zoo features unusual gifts from around the world - see their listing under gift shops.
Vaillancourt Folk Art of Sutton is one of the America's last producers of Christmas collectibles. Visit their gallery, see the painters create the santas before your eyes. Enjoy the Christmas Museum and enjoy their production of the Christmas Carol featuring Charles Dicken's great great grandson, Gerald Dickens.
Wachusett Mountain offers an expanded base lodge featuring Mountain Suites, new easy-to-ride carpet lifts, a total of 22 trails, and nearly 110 acres of terrain for all abilities. Night skiing daily till 10 pm; 100% snowmaking; Mountainside Ski Shop; demo center; full-service restaurant; cafeteria; plus rental shop and ski/snowboard school. Off-season, Wachusett hosts fun fall festivals and is ideal for corporate and private outings. Ski and stay packages available at the Wachusett Village Inn. Conveniently located in Princeton, just 20 minutes from Worcester. Take I-190 North to Exit 5, follow Route 140 North to ski area.
The Worcester Art Museum, which opened to the public in 1898, is world renowned for its 35,000+ piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, and new media. Art celebrates life at the museum. Accessible to all, the works span 5,000 years of art and culture ranging from ancient Roman mosaics to colonial silver, Impressionist paintings, and contemporary art. Dedicated to the promotion of art and art education, the Museum also offers a year round studio art and appreciation program that enrolls over 6000 adult and youth students each year.
Specialty Shop: The Museum Shop at Worcester Art Museum offers a wide variety of merchandise inspired by art in the permanent collection and in museums worldwide. Find beautiful items to remember your visit or give as gifts. Browse the shelves where scores of just-right items will catch your eye. From note cards, framed and matted prints, silk scarves and ties, umbrellas, decorative boxes to an irresistible collection of tree ornaments, picture frames, glassware, pottery, purses, clocks, and art inspired jewelry and watches to complement any outfit. Our children's selection of gifts encourages learning, laughter and play. Baby toys, children's books, art-making kits, puzzles and games will please any child.
Cafe: Whether you're visiting the Museum's galleries or stopping in just for lunch, The Museum Café is sure to pleasantly surprise. Choose from a delectable selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts. Dine indoors or experience one of Worcester's few outdoor courtyard cafes. Reservations for parties of eight or more may be made by calling 508.799.4406 x3068.
ADD MATISSE, REMBRANDT AND MONET TO THE GUEST LIST - A WORLD CLASS VENUE FOR YOUR EVENT. Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies | Holiday Parties | Cocktail Receptions | Corporate and Team Building Events. The Museum makes available, on a rental basis, the use of its magnificent architectural spaces and galleries. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe. What better site in which to host your historic event! Private events in the Renaissance Court may begin after 5:45pm on Wednesday through Sunday. Events in The Museum Café may begin after 4:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, or anytime Sunday. All venues are available for rental any time on Monday and Tuesday. For business and social events, the Museum offers three approved caterers which have extensive experience with the Museum spaces and present delectable and artfully displayed cuisine. You will need to contact those outside caterers directly for menu options, pricing and availability. In conjunction with your event, we encourage you to take advantage of our docent-led or self- guided tours of selected galleries. The fees for these options vary depending on the galleries of interest and number of guests. Please ask for more details. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe from ancient mosaics to contemporary art. Experience a diverse world of art and ideas through antiquities, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and decorative arts. From concept to completion, our staff is highly experienced in every aspect of event planning, and will work with you to ensure your occasion is unique and truly memorable. What better site in which to host your special event! The Museum Café is also available for rental. Please call 508-793-4327 or e-mail specialevents [at] worcesterart [dot] org for more information.