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

The Rockport Farmers' Market runs every Saturday in Harvey Park in Downtown Rock

The Rockport Farmers' Market is a small market that runs each Saturday through the Summer (June - early October). Sponsored by Rockport Festivals, the market is limited in size due to the size of the Harvey Park - a quaint setting in the heart of downtown found on the corner of Mount Pleasant Street and Broadway, across from the entrance to T-Wharf.

 

The Children's Festival is just one event of many in the Marblehead Arts Festiva

How wonderful to have kids view the world through a 64-color box of Crayola Crayons instead of an 8-color box, and the Children's Festival is here to help bring out the artist in every child. The Children’s Festival is a unique "hands on" arts-based program of activities directed toward children aged ten years and younger. This year’s theme is “50 Years of Arts and Crafts” as part of Marblehead Festival of Arts.

 

Appleton Farms' offers a variety of fun activities for families in theis drop by

Experience Appleton Farms anytime of day with our newest program Fun in the Farmyard! Drop the our Carriage Barn anytime between 10am-2pm on Sundays to learn about life on the farm and meet some of our friendly farm animals. Activities change every half hour and can include play with the goats, meet a chicken, seed starting, butter making, farm story time, nature crafts and more. This event is free and all ages are welcome!

Location: Appleton Farms

 

Kids will have a blast explore the Great House at the Cran Estate

How do you like to spend your summer vacation? If you were one of the Crane children, you'd have a giant house to explore on rainy days and a backyard that seems to go on forever. But where did the cat go? On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane's household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home for the Crane family. Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat's favorite hiding places!

 

The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!

The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!

 

The Chebacco Boat PArade is a great Fourth of July tradition in Essex MA

The Chebacco Lake and Watershed Association will sponsor its annual Fourth of July Boat Parade on at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 4th.  All boats will meet near the Centennial Grove beach and proceed around the lake counterclockwise. Prizes will be awarded for Most Patriotic, Most Creative and best costume or costumes.

 

The GAAC invites you to discover the the world of Astromony at the Halibut Point

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club invites you to Halibut Point State Park, one of the best places to view the night sky! Join the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club at the visitors center to view the wonders of the sky. Telescopes will be set up for viewing and local astronomers will be on hand for a star-studded experience. Dress warmly for the weather.  Appropriate for families with children.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kids will explore and learn about the dragonflies at Halibut Point State Park.

Explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on Earth. This is a great kids’ program and most appropriate for families. Meet at the Visitor Center.

 

Sandy Bay Yacht Club Sailing Program in Rockport MA

Sandy Bay Sailing Program offers sailing lessons to sailors of all ages and abilities; from beginners to racers and cruisers, ages 8 and up. Located on beautiful location on T Wharf in historic Rockport, Mass. SBYC offers quick access to ocean sailing at its best.

 

Tracking skills are a great way to improve your outdoor adventures! Learn about

Come with your family and learn about animal tracking! People have been tracking animals for a very long time now. Come get a glimpse of the process and do some animal tracking yourself! Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Meet at the Nature center in the campground. Appropriate for all ages.

 

Hiding in plain sight is beneficial to predators who are looking to spot prey.

Did you know that animals in nature play their own game of hide-and-seek? Join the Park Interpreter in this program to learn about the fascinating and creative ways animals have adapted to hide themselves. Meet at the nature Center. Appropriate for families with children.

 

 

Meet at the headquarters (305 Middleton Rd., North Andover) and Join the Intepreter on a long hike to one of the many gorgeous spots in the park for lunch. Recommend bringing bagged lunch, water, insect repellent, sun screen and camera. Appropriate for all ages, families with children, best for 6 years and older.

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Join the park interpreter at Harold Parker State Forest for a night hike under t

Note:  This event is canceled due to inclement weather! Meet at the headquarters (305 Middleton Rd., North Andover) and join the park interpreter for a walk through the woods to celebrate the full moon. It is recommended that you bring insect repellent and a flashlight. Appropriate for all ages, families with children, best for 6 years and older.

 

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