2014 ParentMap Golden Teddy Awards, sponsored by Verity Credit Union

Activities for Kids

Where can you find a rainy-day refuge that will exhaust your kids without exhausting your wallet? Or a berry farm that keeps the little ones entertained while you pick away?

How about a science outing that will spark a kid’s burgeoning interest in everything from physics to planets?

These are the questions that fuel parents’ days, and the answers are as invaluable as free child care. Luckily, via the Golden Teddy Awards, our readers share their collective wisdom on best local activities for families.

So here you have it: The best local spots for keeping kids entertained and exploring throughout the year.

2014 Activities for Kids — Winners + Finalists:

Live Entertainment

Geek Fun

Rainy-Day Fun

Birthday Venues

Farm Fun + U-Pick

Urban Nature Experiences

Water Playparks + Pools


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