Let’s face it, New England weather is known for being fickle, and occasionally fun must be had indoors. Finding the perfect place to let your little one expend all that energy can be tough, especially when you’ve exhausted the museum options (or just don’t want to drop big bucks on admission). Luckily, the Boston area has a large selection of indoor play spaces perfect for kids to run amok.
My family’s favorite is Jam Time in Maynard. Not far from the historic sites of Lexington and Concord, Jam Time is the Metro West’s premiere indoor play space for a good reason. Lots of room to run around, two indoor jungle gyms, a climbing structure, and tons of toys to encourage creative play make it easy to get your kids through the door, but tough to take them home. Catering to little ones from 3 months to six years, you’ll find comfy couches for parents to relax as well as a cafe where single serve coffee and healthy, kid friendly treats are served. Those 2 and under will love the special section just for them. Although they offer a long list of classes, they take place in a separate room so Jam Time is open for free play each and everyday ($10/child, adults at no cost). And if that weren’t enough, owners Mandy and Malcolm make sure there is always something new to enjoy, like their recent toy update, and the occasional show, concert, holiday celebration, or visit from resident mascot, JT the Moose.
On a hot day, a cold day, a snowy day, or a rainy day, make your way for a fun day of play at Jam Time.