North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Family events north of Boston

History buffs, historic home enthusiasts, and explorers: Get out and take a trip back in time during Preservation Month and visit a historic homestead.

The Trustees of Reservations has opened 10 historic homesteads in Massachusetts as part of a free "Home Sweet Home" program.

 

Hunt snakes at th Crane Estate and learn all about them from Rick Roth of the Ca

The Trustees of Reservations hosts an afternoon of fun herpetology at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate with Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team ! The afternoon will start with a hunt [catch and release!] for local snake species around the Crane Estate, then make our way to the Barn where Rick will present "Snakes of New England and the World." Even if we don’t find any slithering friends on our hunt, there will be plenty of snakes to see and learn about during the show!

 

Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.

 

This year's Audubon Nature Festival 2013 features live owl demonstrations

Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at our 18th Annual Audubon Nature Festival.

This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.

 

Kids are encouraged to ride their bikes to raise money for the Pan Mass Challeng

The Pan-Mass Challenge Cape Ann Kids' Ride will be one of many PMC Kids Rides held in neighborhoods throughout New England and beyond. Through the PMC Kids Rides program, nearly 6,000 cyclists between the ages of two and 15 will ride between one and 26 miles in mini-bike-a-thons to raise money for cancer research.

Cape Ann PMC welcome kids from all over the North Shore, especially Manchester, Essex, Rockport and of course Gloucester to get together for fun and the ultimate goal – raising funds for the Jimmy Fund to battle cancer. Every child who wants to ride is welcome to ride!

 

Lowell Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The Lowell Spring Carnival is in full swing May 21-31, 2015.

The carnival will feature rides, exciting games, food and a petting zoo.

Ride unlimited rides for $25 during our discount ride promotion days.

Unlimited Ride Specials:
Thursdays 5/21 & 5/28:  6pm – close
Sundays 5/24 & 5/31:  5pm – 9pm
Monday 5/25:  1pm – 5pm OR 5pm – 9pm

 

Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.

 

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

 

Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 21st season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact dawn_southworth@hotmail.com.

 

Kids are encouraged to ride their bikes to raise money for the Pan Mass Challeng

This summer, the Pan-Mass Challenge Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) Greater Newburyport Kids Ride will be one of many PMC Kids Rides throughout New England and beyond. Come join the fun, camaraderie and inspiration at the  PMC Greater Newburyport Kids Ride as kids ages 3-13 ride the Clipper City Rail Trail or      a tricycle obstacle course at Cashman Park to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund.  Many kids, many bikes, one mission…cure cancer! Refreshments, entertainment and fun!

 

The Schooner Challenge is a fundraiser for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum!

Hop aboard one of three Essex-built schooners and take part in a fun evening of friendly competition that raises funds for presewrve Essex-built Schooners.  Join the crew of Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Schooner Ardelle or Schooner Fame of Salem to take part in unique schooner challenges including: knot tying, weighing anchor, man-overboard drills, sailing a marked course, song writing, sail raising and whatever else the captians can dream up!  

 

Memorial Day Ceremonies and Happenings in North Shore Towns.

We've compiled a complete list of Memorial Day ceremonies and parades happening in towns across the North Shore of Massachusetts!  If you're looking for the details of Memorial Day happenings in your town, refer to the list below:

 

The Trustees of Reservations will host Let’s Go Fly a Kite: A Practically Perfec

The Trustees of Reservations will host Let’s Go Fly a Kite: A Practically Perfect Mary Poppins Party at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate! Activities will include kite making and flying, chalk drawing, lawn games, and more.

 

Hikin' Kids is designed to acclimate kids to the forest environment!

This program is for pre-K level. This is a basic introduction to the forest and a short hike to acclimate children to the outdoors. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera.

 

Find out the story behind the granite at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!

Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A rock is not a thing but a drama, it can teach us about the great unifying science and the unique geology of Cape Ann. Rocks can tell us a lot about how the landscape was formed and the geology of Cape Ann tells us great stories, all visible at Halibut Point. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

 

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