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

Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Curriculum Night Experience for Toddlers and p

Join Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschools for an in depth exploration of the curriculum and experience how your child can learn and grow with Bright Horizons at Curriculum Night 2015. This hands-on, in-classroom session will give parents an in depth look at how Bright Horizon facilities function, and how their children will grow with the curriculum.


Gloucester's US Coast Gaurd Station has an open house during the Schooner Festiv

United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester is having an open house during the Gloucester Schooner Festival!  Stop by and learn all about the Coast Guard and its important role in Gloucester!  Tour the operations center at the station, climb aboard one of the station's motor life boats and get up close and personal with the super fast response boat!


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


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.


This 'Appleton Cooks' session focuses on the outdoor cooking at Appleton Farms i

Looking for a perfect date night? Looking to show your summer guests a great time? Join us for an amazing evening at Appleton Farms. At Appleton, we know that outdoor cookery is one of summer's greatest pleasures. Let our Earth Oven inspire you to fire up your backyard grills, barbecues, or fire pits. Learn the art of cooking with a wood fired oven then learn grilling tips and techniques from our professional farm chef.

Location: Appleton Farms


Have a chance to view and tour classic and antique boats in Salem with your fami

The Antique and Classic Boat Festival comes to Salem for their 33rd Anniversary! Families are invited to to the Salem waterfront for a day full of fun! View and tour classic yachts, and hear the history that each vessel holds. Kids will have an experiential learning experience that will solidify what they learn through their ability to see and touch the subject matter and ask questions for themselves.


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.


On Maritime Community Day, admission is free at Maritime Gloucester!

Maritime Gloucester invites all to maritime community day! Come see the schooners docked at the pier including the Schooner Ardelle & Schooner Adventure.  Admission is FREE ffrom 10am-3pm. Take a schooner tour or sail, learn about whales, watch Captains Courageous, print with fish and more!


Run, swim and bike a triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich MA! Sponsored by the No

Run, swim and bike a YMCA sponsored triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!  The course is a ½ mile ocean swim parallel to the beach, followed by a 2 mile beach run consisting of varied terrrain (sand, rocks, grass, pavement, and trails) and a 9 mile bike ride finishing back at Crane Beach.

Location: Crane Beach


Join us as we paddle through the winding backwaters at IRWS with the family

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Being on the water is one of the best ways to explore and discover the wonders of wetlands. We will paddle through the winding backwaters lined with cattails and other marsh plants, looking for hidden wildlife. Using buckets and strainers, we'll stop and sample the rich aquatic life to learn more about what lives under the water.


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!


Smolak Farms Peach Festival in North Andover

Attend the annual peach festival and celebrate summer at Smolak Farms in North Andover.

Smolak Farms mouth watering peaches and plums are grown in about 40 different varieties of yellow peaches, white peaches, nectarines and plums on over 5 acres.

Location: Smolak Farms


Sparhawk School PreK and Kindergarten Program

Sparhawk's PreK & Kindergarten programs are designed to build a love & excitement for learning through academically strong experiential programming.  Children age four and five years learn by doing in a resource rich habitat designed especially for early elementary learners. Weekly curriculum includes integrated arts & music programming, math, science, literacy and Mandarin Chinese as their foreign language.

Location: Sparhawk School


Market Street Lynnfield MA

Bring your dancing shoes and come out and enjoy the company of family, friends and neighbors every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield's Music in the Square. Enjoy a new style of music each week until August 27th. The outdoor musical concert series is great time for families, friends and neighbors to meet up and enjoy the summer season together and the kids always enjoy meeting new friends.


Minecraft, Mario, Wii U at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Ma

Sawyer Free Library invites teens grades 6+ to the Teen Zone for free Minecraft gaming time!
Two sessions are available.

  • 1 - 3 p.m.
  • 3 - 5:45 p.m.

Grades 6 and up welcome!


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