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

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.


Market Square Day has been a Newburyport tradition for 55 years and running!

Market Square Day features a their 57th annual juried craft show spotlighting amazingly talented artisans.  Hand made items from some of New England's most gifted artists and crafters will be selected through the jurying process. Join Yankee Homecoming in Market Square as this tradition continues!


The Councours d'Elegance is a fundraiser for Endicott College scholarship progra

Praised by car aficionados as one of the best shows in New England, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is a boutique car show that also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships at Endicott College. The show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England and has become the prime classic car event of the summer. Located on the waterfront, the Misselwood Estate offers unrivaled lawn and oceanfront setting with views of the Atlantic Ocean, which forms an incredible backdrop for iconic cars and motorcycles and will turn the event in a great family-friendly weekend.


Mini moos is for children 2-5 to meet our dairy herd at Appleton Farms.

Got milk? We do! On this special program designed especially for our toddler friends, we'll enjoy calf close encounters, a cow story and costume, milking in the dairy barn and more! For ages 2-5 with an accompanying adult. Please pre-register. For older kids, check out Meet the Cows at Appleton Farms.

Location: Appleton Farms


Find out what "In the old days..." really means in at Olde Fashioned Sunday!

Olde Fashioned Sunday in Downtown Newburyport is a full day of activities with a taste of by-gone days. Activities range from live musical performances to Antique car viewing to kids games and pony rides!

Location: Bartlet Mall


Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!

The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally conscious organizations and non-profits.


Have tea with a princess at the Wenham Tea House's childrens tea!

The Wenham Tea House invites you to a Children's Tea with Carole Finn Weidman! These teas are magical experiences for girls and boys of all ages to interact with their favorite storybook character. We invite a professional actress to dress up as a character from the Disney universe and come down to the Tea House and read the character's story to our guests as we serve a delightful menu of treats to you and your loved ones. It's like having Disney in Wenham, and creates memories that will last a lifetime.


Olde Ipswich Days is a favorite for all to meet and greet old friends and new, b

The Old Ipswich Days fair runs Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the South Village Green on Route 1A. Olde Ipswich Days is a favorite for all to meet and greet old friends and new, browse the booths and do some early holiday shopping, or make some timely indulgences.


Kids will learn chess for FREE at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, MA!

Kids are invited to Sawyer Free Library for FREE instruction in the game of chess! Learn strategies, piece movements and other basics from and avid player, fan and student of this historically intellectual game! Register online at Sawyer Free Library for a half hour session! Great for kids ages 6-12.


Rebel Shakespeare will perform Midsummer Nights Dream at Winter Island in Salem

The You do not have access to view this node will be performing the Shakespeare classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Winter Island in Salem! This popular Shakespeare comedy is four intertwined tales connected by the main story of a royal wedding, where woodland fairies manipulate the characters until the plot devolves into a maelstrom of hilarity! Pack a picnic and bring the family to this fun and entertaining show! 


Join the Wicked Running Club in a mid-summer nights run that raises funds

Wicked Running Club Presents the Fifth Annual Miles Over the Moon Road Race, a Mid-Summer Night Tradition in Salem, Mass. Proceeds Help Fund Salem High School Athletics. Race headquarters are the Knights of Columbus located at 94 Washington Square, by the Salem Common. Race will start on Pleasant Street. This unique twilight 4-mile run is a tremendous event that helps to raise funds for local High School Athletics teams. Very flat and fast, wheel measured 4 miles (with water stops). This year’s proceeds recipient will be Salem High School.

Location: Salem Common


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


Ride the trails of Ravenswood Park in Gloucester Ma with the Trustees of Reserva

As the evening cools, enjoy a guided mountain bike ride along the famous Ravenswood Park Carriage Paths. The wide paths and slight hills and dales make this the perfect terrain for a variety of abilities. As darkness descends, we will enjoy the pulse of an evening ride. Refreshments available while sharing tips and techniques. Registration required. Limited to 20 riders.

Location: Ravenswood Park


Kids and families will learn how to make ice cream at Appleton Farms Ipswich MA

Roll up your sleeves and have some fun in the kitchen! Cooking together makes our farm family happy and we want to share that enthusiasm for cooking with you. Join us every month to make seasonal homemade treats in the farm kitchen. We'll talk about where our food comes from and learn every step of these delicious recipes.

Location: Appleton Farms


50 + Years and Running Strong through the heart of NBPT

For more than 50 years, the Yankee Homecoming Road Race has been inviting runners and athletes of all ages to run through the heart of Newburyport. Imagine a beautiful summer evening in the beautiful town of Newburyport, MA. Each year, hundreds of runners in both the 10M and 5K enjoy a breathtaking course through the bucolic seaside town, running along the ocean for several miles before winding through a state park and charming New England neighborhoods. The Yankee Homecoming 10M and 5K are truly picture perfect.


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