The Red Sox recently invited us to take in a game and check out Fenway's newest kid-friendly offerings, and now my entire family has Red Sox Fever. Are the enhancements to the Kids Concourse the cause? Well, I wouldn't rule it out.
Coming into Gate K (for Kids), Red Sox Kid Nation fans are greeted by a welcoming committee at the check-in booth. Kids Concourse is packed with activities including photo opportunities galore (my kids loved the Mickey Mouse statue), pitching practice, and a virtual reality experience. When the little ones are ready for a break from the game around the third inning, Wally's Clubhouse is open and filled with delights like Red Sox gear dress-up, a miniature version of Pesky's Pole for kids to sign, and the chance to get really hands-on with the game by touching a deconstructed baseball and Fenway Park dirt. You don't even need to leave Kids Concourse for snacks—there are special kids' meals in addition to the regular Park fare and picnic tables with umbrellas to shade you from the sun while you refresh. The whole Kids Concourse area has a welcoming, family-friendly vibe.
This week brings a stretch of home games at Fenway, so it's the perfect opportunity to exlpore the Kids' Concourse and Wally's Clubhouse. If you can't get to a game or want a sneek peek, head to Faneuil Hall for the Fenway Park Experience or to the Boston Children's Museum to Play Ball. Read on for a week of (mostly) baseball picks and take a look at our Event Calendar for lots more ways to fill the long summer days.