There’s really no argument about it: Boston is a fun city for all ages. But if you live around here you know that busy tourist seasons can mean that the usual institutions for family outings can get very crowded. If you’re looking for somewhere fun to take the kids but don’t want to face the agony of trying to find a parking space near the aquarium (without paying a thousand bucks for a garage spot), look a little bit outside the city! Here are nine of our favorite places for kids that are all less than an hour from Boston (even less if you already live in one of the surrounding suburbs!).