OK. If the rain and gloomy weather is getting under your skin, then don't fret. There are places to go and things to do. Especially around here...
Rhode Island Rock Gym- Lincoln, RI
If you are feeling adventurous, try out rocking climbing. These guys are great at what they do. I have taken kids from Mudget's age (3) to my 60 year young friends. Check your Entertainment Book, because you may just have a coupon in there as well. www.Rockspotclimbing.com
Pinz- Milford, MA
This is a great place for "big ball" bowling. Not only do they have a kid friendly restaurant adjacent to the facilty, they also have an arcade to kill time. http://www.pinzbowl.com/home
Town Hall Lanes- Johnston, RI
This place has a wonderful family atmosphere for "little ball" or duck pin bowling experience. There is a small concession stand there too. You can sign up for specials and discounts! My kids love going, and so do I. http://www.townhalllanes.com/
Kidz Kastle- Warwick RI- A great place with free Wii Fi! Let your kids free play and get energy out doing bouncy houses, karaoke, basketball, imagine stations, and more... http://www.kidzkastleri.com/
Ecotarium- Worcester MA
I can't help but recommend it. Well worth the drive. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day. And if you sign up for their family plan, you can also get some reciprocity for Boston Children's Museum, Providence Children's Museum and Boston Museum of Science (just to name a few) http://www.ecotarium.org/
Burger King/McDonalds Play Places- All over, but here a few I have found
McDonalds- North Attleboro MA- clean and updated play place! One of my favorites.
Burger King- Johnston RI- It is more geared for 4 and up. Mudget has difficulty and often needs help manuvering through the obstacles
McDonalds- Putnam CT- clean, but parking lot is a pain to get out from
Burger King- Cranston RI- big, pretty clean. Down the street from Garden City for shopping incentive
Cinema World- Lincoln RI -
They have a great Summer program called The Summer KidFest - free films, seven days a week, all summer long! Every day at 10am, Cinemaworld features a Family-Friendly G or PG rated film for your kids to enjoy, with new movies premiering on Fridays.
IMAX Providence Place Mall- Providence RI-
3D, full IMAX experience. You gotta try. But I STRONGLY urge you to bring some ear plugs if your kids are sensitive
And if you come across any others, please feel free to share! I know we are always looking for things to do!