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

Julie Cleveland Piano Lessons for North Shore Children and Families. Northshore

Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.

 

Kids will learn about pond fishing at Harold Parker State Forest

Meet at Campground Nature Center - Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. All fishing tackle and bait is provided. Recommend bringing insect repellent, water, sun screen and a camera. Appropriate for children over 6 years old.

 

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

 

Brookwood School Manchester MA Speaker Event, New York Times Best Selling Author

Mark your calendars and save the dates for Brookwood School 4 to 14 Speakers Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids.

Bruce Feiler, one of America’s most thoughtful and popular voices on contemporary life, comes to campus on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, to discuss his work The Secrets of Happy Families, a top-five New York Times bestseller.

 

Kestrel Adventures present Wild Science with Clayton Kern!

Kestrel Educational Adventures invites you meet at the 'Get Outside Center' and caravan to a nearby wild to explore, get muddy, go wading, or stay dry and just watch! Kestrel naturalist Clayton Kern will lead an adventure in the study of reptiles and amphibians. Each week, participants will learn to catch and identify animals and will participate in a wildlife study. Your findings will be displayed at the Kestrel Educational Adventures Get Outside Center in Gloucester!

 

Theater in the Open present 'As You Like It' Maudslay State Park in Newburyport

Shakespeare invites his audience into the Forest of Arden, where the beneficent and chaotic forces of Nature will melt away the synthetic bonds of the city and restore us to our proper selves…perhaps.  One of Shakespeare’s most simple, flirtatious and playful comedies, As You Like It takes us away from the preening theater of the court to explore the primal theater of Nature; here is a play that belongs outside. Join us for a journey into the woods as we overlay the Forest of Arden on Maudslay State Park for Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

 

Schooner Ardelle turns into the love boat for date night!

Maritime Gloucester and  Schooner Ardelle have teamed up to create Date Night! Schooner Ardelle becomes the 'Love Boat' for moms and dads, while kids (ages 4-12) enjoy the care of the staff at Maritime Gloucester, the aquarium and lots of fun activities. You'll have a nice romantic sail around Gloucester, and can rest easy knowing that your child is happy and engaged with a trusted team of professionals!

 

Join the Wenham Museum for their Annaul craft fair and family day!

Wenham Museum’s 42nd Annual Family Festival and Craft Fair will return to the museum’s lawn August 23, 2014. One of the North Shore’s finest craft fairs featuring the region’s best artisans—some new and many returning—offering unique hand crafted items, family activities, and the museum galleries. Treat yourself to lunch at the award-winning Fat Belly BBQ Truck.

Location: Wenham Museum

 

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!

Each week Maritime Gloucester will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the aquarium. Kids will learn about the creature through an exploration in the Aquarium, a story and a creature craft. For kids pre-k through age 6.

 

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 10am-1pm. Essex MA, Featuring seas

Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder of Essex and Cape Ann while supporting local small businesses and farms. Now in their second year, the Essex Farmers Market is expanding its reach to increase awareness of the issues of sustainability and local sourcing.

 

The 38th Annual Magnolia Road Race and Fun Run benefits the Magnolia Library!

Magnolia’s 38th Annual Road Race is a 5k Race to be held rain or shine along a beautiful, scenic route in Magnolia. A 1k Walk/Fun Run will appeal to kids and those not capable of completing the 5k.  All proceeds from the races, ice cream, and shirts go to the Magnolia Library.

 

The Ipswich Farmers Market is every Friday 4-7pm on the South Village Green

Farm fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, eggs, herbs, flowers, local artisans and featured community initiatives as well as lively entertainment weekly! The Ipswich Farmers Market vision is “To support a vibrant local food-based economy and help nurture a more sustainable community.” The 2014 season runs from June 20-October 17.

 

Come to Appleton Farms for a meal grown and cooked right on site!

Join Appleton Farms for a dinner on the farm! Bring your family and some friends for a relaxing evening watching the sunset over the Great Pasture and munching on fresh-from-the-farm food. Dinner will feature a seasonal menu grown or raised at Appleton and other local farms and prepared by Appleton Cooks! chef Carolyn Grieco.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann

The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!

 

Windrush Farm

Save the date and spend a day at Windrush Farm Birthday Celebration. Enjoy games, hay rides, pony meet and greet, arts & crafts, live music, barnyard animal petting zoo, nature walks and $1,000 Cash Raffle. And there's always a miniature pony wandering around the farm looking for kids to become friends with.

Attend Windrush Farm's Birthday Celebration and proceeds from the day’s events will benefit Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc W.F.T.E.

Location: Windrush Farm

 

On Heritage Day, admission is free at Maritime Gloucester!

Maritime Gloucester is hosting its 11th annual Heritage Day in honor of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2014.  Come see the schooners docked at the pier including the Ardelle, the Spirit of Massachusetts, and Summerwind.  Admission is FREE for the day. There will be live music, hand crafted maritime gifts, and art exhibit created by the community, touch tanks and exhibits and lots of fun activities for kids!  This year there is also a community lobster bake at 4pm with a great deal on a boiled lobster dinner!

 

Lynnfield MA, Market Street family entertainment, Things to do, events for famil

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 21st. 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.
August 21 – The Shana Stack Band (Country) - New England Music Award Winner - Country Act of the Year

Weather permitting. Rain date on Friday.

 

Picking vegetables is just one of the activities kids will enjoy at Long Hill Ga

Bring the gang for work and play in the Children's Garden at Long Hill. We'll discover friendly insects, harvest veggies, read stories and do an activity. Every meeting we will start with a story while sitting on the hay bales then off to discover!  We will discover things in the Children’s Garden, Flower Field, and Demonstration Garden and in a huge compost pile!  You can visit and feed the chickens and guinea hens and..new this year..the peacocks!  Program meets in the Children’s Garden at 3:30.  This is a drop in program but please sign in when you arrive.

 

Find books for children north of Boston. Fundraisers, parties and storytime with

Jana Harris is currently scheduling Barefoot Book Parties, Storytime and Fundraisering events for Fall and Winter 2014/2015. Share stories, connect families, inspire children and earn amazing host rewards. Free books! 

Find and enjoy books, games, puppets and puzzles that will stay with your family for years to come. Jana Harris - 978-304-9028.

 

Camp out on Castle Hill this Labor Day Weekend in Ipswich!

You can spend Labor Day weekend camping with your family at the Crane Estate! This annual overnight includes a forested camp site in the Pine Grove - an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. There's a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Late Afternoon Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through Castle Neck, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course, you are also free to lounge on the beach or explore the property on your own. There will also be a campout dinner, s’mores around the campfire, and breakfast on Sunday. After the Camp Out is over, you are welcome to spend Sunday afternoon at the beach.

 

Runs Swim and bike a triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich MA!

Run, swim and bike a YMCA sponsored triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!  The course is a ½ mile ocean swim 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

 

Come watch a FREE showing of the LEGO Movie on the waterfront in Gloucester MA

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

 

Take a twilight walk at Maudslay State Park!

Maudslay State Park invites you to a twilight hike! The setting sun brings twilight, which is a magic time of the day. Join the park interpreter for a walk to observe the changes that occur from day to night, in the great outdoors.  Plus a powwow and fun activities that test your senses.  Consider bringing bug spray and a flashlight.

 

Watch Frozen under the stars at Waterfront Park in Newburyport

What could be better than a free movie viewed outside at Waterfront Park on a warm summer night? Bring a blanket andd enjoy a Summer Blockbuster under the stars with your family!

 

Discover what creatures live in New England Ponds at Harold Parker State Forest!

Meet at Campground Nature Center - Let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds by exploring Frye Pond! Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for kids aged 6 and older.

 

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