Top 10 places to stay cool in Worcester & Beyond!

By Noelle Monaghan - Worcester Macaroni KID Publisher June 21, 2021

Looking for ways to stay cool this summer? Check out these top 10 places in and around Worcester!

  1. Library – Local libraries such as Shrewsbury Library, Worcester Library, and Westborough Library offer free children's classes and storytimes in air-conditioned comfort.
    1. Shrewsbury Library
    2. Worcester Library
    3. Westborough Library
  2. Movies – Cinema de Lux in Millbury is a fun spot to visit with its summer reading program and free movie tickets for participants and their families.
  3. YMCA and Worcester JCC – Beat the heat with a refreshing dip in a pool or splash pad with a daily pass.
    1. Greendale YMCA
    2. Worcester YMCA
    3. Westborough YMCA
    4. Worcester JCC
  4. Buffone Worcester or NorthStar Westborough Ice Skating Rinks – For some indoor fun, check out our local ice skating rinks during a family skate time.
  5. Ski Ward – For more active pursuits, Ski Ward in Shrewsbury offers outdoor tubing
  6. Worcester Public Market - Cool off in the indoor market while shopping for lunch near Kelley Square.
  7. Michael’s Craft Store – Summer weekly craft events for kids. Check out our event calendar for details on the wonderful programs they are offering this summer!  I take my daughter to their free craft events regularly she loves to go back!
  8. Ice cream – Don't forget to indulge in some New England ice cream from Hebert Candy Mansion, Uhlman's, or other local shops.
  9. Bowling – Bowlero Shrewsbury offers indoor bowling
  10. Jump Nation in Shrewsbury – Jump Nation in Shrewsbury offers indoor bounce houses with two separate rooms that allow your children to run and jump for two hours at a time (verify pricing in advance by calling first)

Stay cool and have fun with these budget-friendly options for summer in Worcester and beyond! Find local indoor fun with our Macaroni KID Worcester e-calendar!  There are so many great local events around to have family fun indoors.

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