Kid-friendly, Family Fun in Essex, MA
Find kid-friendly, family fun in Essex, Massachusetts with creative things to do, casual places to eat and shops carrying items to delight and engage young minds. Scroll down for suggestions and check out all of our Day Tripper Guides to make any day an adventure in Essex!
4. Essex Shipbuilding Museum welcomes and engages young minds with hands-on exhibits and demonstrations about how ships were built here in Essex, Massachusetts. The museum is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Check their website for hours and upcoming workshops and festivals when they reopen.
5. May through October, enjoy an Essex River Cruise aboard the Essex River Queen through the sheltered waters of the Essex River. It was voted the #1 thing to do in Essex, MA. The one and a half hour narrated tour points out former Hollywood movie sets, local lore and wildlife. (No worries, there’s a restroom onboard!) Gift cards are available on their website!
Photo: Woodman’s Ice Cream
7. You scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream! Find world-class Gifford’s Ice Cream from Maine at Woodman’s and at Village Creamery Gift cards are available on their websites–support small businesses and give the ones you love, something to look forward to!