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Find 10 gadgets that just made your travels easier.
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Get advice from other Greater Boston moms, find family-friendly events, playgroups, get the latest from experts, and more in this new section.
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New Hampshire Commission Runs Campaigns for Veterans
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent If you find yourself up in the Granite State anytime soon and want to help our veterans, consider this:...
Spring deals in Boston and beyond mark new season
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe CorrespondentSpring has been a long time coming. And even though we’re squarely into April, there’s no guarantee winter won’t sneak...
zoo babies

Zoo babies

Lions and tigers and bears — oh my! See baby animals from around the world.

Around New England

Outdoor adventures

Outdoor adventures

A complete guide to hiking, biking, and camping in New England.
boston visitors guide

Boston visitors' guide

Where to eat, play, sleep, shop.
Spa and luxury guide

Spa and luxury guide

"Aahs" in Boston and beyond.
Quick breaks for April vacation (Tom Herde/Globe Staff)

Quick breaks for April vacation

April vacation week is hard upon us. Most families could use a break. But the economy is still convalescing. For many, though, a quick, restorative overnighter is still a possibility.
Inspired by curiosity, fueled by fun

Inspired by curiosity, fueled by fun

Wearing lab coats and working alongside Pfizer scientists, pint-sized chemists can make batches of the delightfully icky substance, play with robots, or look through a giant kaleidoscope.
Ten family-friendly hikes in New England

Ten family-friendly hikes in New England

With spring vacations and the end of school fast approaching, now is the time to plan a family adventure.
Indoor fun for school vacation

Indoor fun for school vacation

A tough winter is even more reason to turn this February school vacation into an escape from the ordinary.
New attractions for the new year

New attractions for the new year

With the new year arrived, it’s a perfect time to consider new adventures. New England offers plenty of newly opened attractions, as well as new perspectives on art and history and new twists on familiar sports.
Small wonders

Small wonders

Children are captivated by the darndest things. Thankfully, New England is home to a variety of not-so-ordinary attractions.
Find your way through a maze to a fair piglet or prize apple

Find your way through a maze to a fair piglet or prize apple

With crisp fall air signaling the prospect of long days inside, October offers a last chance to savor the outdoors without being all bundled up.
Toddling around with animals

Toddling around with animals

The Gentle Touch program at Westmoor Park is a class designed to teach toddlers how to approach animals with scales, shells, feathers, and fur.
New England food-themed destinations

New England food-themed destinations

These food-themed destinations are sure to satisfy kids' cravings for good snacks and fun.
Before lights out, learning

Before lights out, learning

Many overnight experiences are geared for groups, but given its popularity, most places also offer family sleepover options for children and their parents.
Kids can test the waters

Kids can test the waters

With roughly 6,000 miles of coastline, the region offers countless ways to experience the ocean and history, many beyond day trips to the beach.
Memory makers in Maine

Memory makers in Maine

Known for its lighthouses and natural beauty, the Pine Tree State has plenty of places that make childhood summertime trips worthwhile.
Places to test a child's zest

Places to test a child's zest

With its rich history, New England gives children ample opportunity to step back in time, to explore the lives of famous people, places, and eras.
Rut busters

Rut busters

There's no such thing as 'same old' to a youngster or parent imagining new New England destinations full of fun.
They can play where you stay

They can play where you stay

Hotels are going to great lengths - and heights - hoping to attract families to activities geared to entertain and connect with nature.
Discovering winter's mysteries

Discovering winter's mysteries

Here are some suggestions for kid-friendly winter getaways that offer a chance to explore, to learn how things work, or to experience winter in a new way.
An aquarium built on science

An aquarium built on science

Part aquarium, part science museum, the New Bedford Institution of Savings is now a repository for wealth of a different kind.
Portland Children's Museum & Theatre

Playtime is the rule

At the Children's Museum and Theatre, tots to teens are not only expected, but encouraged, to touch everything.
20 family outings for under $50

20 family outings for under $50

Who said vacationing had to be expensive, and that staying home was boring? See hot spots around Massachusetts that a family of four can visit for under $50.
New England's best ice cream

New England's best ice cream

Get ready to savor a scoop — or three. Discover 20 of New England's top ice cream locales.
The great indoors

The great indoors

Crowded, cavernous, noisy, and sometimes a bargain, water parks aim to please the children, not you.
Kid-friendly New England inns

Kid-friendly New England inns

When traveling with children, options are a good thing. But simplicity is better.
Ron Jon

Hang ten at the Ron Jon Surf School

Paddle, pop up, rinse, and repeat in Cocoa Beach, Fla., where the consistent waves are ideal for beginners.
Story It's no day at the beach
new england's family friendly farms

The rural touch

Life is newborn and cuddly this time of year, especially down on the farm. Explore the sights and smells at these family friendly New England farms.

Boston for kids

kids on a budget in boston

Kids on a budget

Find great kids' deals for museums, restaurants, and more around the Hub.