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

A Safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween!

Dressing up in a costume to go ask for free candy from anybody with a porch light on is a kids dream!  With these easy to follow tips and guidelines, having Halloween turn into a nightmare will be the farthest thing from everybody's mind. Talk to your kids about safety before they go out Trick or Treating and remind them that the best way to stay out of danger is to be aware of their surroundings! 


Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is Cape Ann Waldorf School Beverly MA

On Wednesday, November 5th, from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Waldorf School at Moraine Farm in Beverly welcomes parents to visit and observe the Waldorf curriculum in action. Learn about the Waldorf approach to learning by observing the children in their daily rhythm in the classrooms of Grades 1 - 8. The tour will end with a Q&A with a Waldorf School teacher.


Trick or Treat in Downtown Beverly Massachusetts!

Beverly Main Streets invites kids and families to Downtown Beverly for the Annual Downtown Trick or Treat event! It's a safe and fun way for little ones to put on their costumes and come out for this Halloween tradition! Stop in at businesses on Cabot and Rantoul Streets that have the orange Halloween flyer displayed in their windows and receive a fun treat. Rain or Shine



North Shore Nursery School Annual Open House for Parents of Preschool Children

Recognized as one of the best preschools North of Boston by Boston Magazine, North Shore Nursery School invites parents of prospective preschoolers to the annual Open House, Wednesday, November 5, and Saturday, November 8, at 9:30 a.m.


Kids can feel safe trick or treating in Downtown Marblehead this year!

The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce will host a Trick or Treat night at participating stores throughout town in conjunction with the the Marlblehead Museum and Historical Society's pumpkin lighting at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion Garden. Take the kids out trick or treating throughout the business district and enjoy sweets and treats, spooky savings & extended shopping hours at participating businesses throughout town.


Do your trick or treating in Ipswich, then come to the Fire Station for a party!

Kids are invited to trick or treat their favorite merchants on market street from 2-4, then neighborhood trick or treating will take place from 5:30-7:30PM, followed by the annual Halloween costume party at the Ipswich Fire Station  from 5:30-7:30pm! The Fire Station will provide refreshments, popcorn and candy!


The Newburyport Chamber invites kids downtown for safe trick or treating!

Join Downtown and Tannery merchants as they celebrate Halloween! Stop by in costume for a trick or a treat! This event is intended for small children accompanied by an adult.


MarketStreet Lynnfield MA Halloween Spooktacular

Break out your best costume and head to MarketStreet's Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 29th!

Spooktacular details:

  • 3-5 PM Pumpkin decorating at Whole Foods Market
  • 3-5 PM Cookie decorating at Williams-Sonoma
  • 4-7 PM Spooktacular dance party on The Green!
  • 5:30 PM Trick or Treating begins (while supplies last)
  • 6-8:30 PM Costume contest and $5 pizza buffet at Kings Bowl


The Art of the Brick at Faneuil Hall Boston. The world's largest display lego

Over 1 million colorful LEGO® pieces were used to create this show. Artist Nathan Sawaya has an ability to transform a common toy into something meaningful, elevating what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.


Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA Saturday Showtimes for families

As part of a new series of Saturday performances, Pumpernickel Puppets will perform Sir George and the Dragon at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly on Saturday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. The show, geared to audiences ages 3 to 6 and their parents, is free and open to the public.


Brookwood School Sustainability Fair 2014

Brookwood School in Manchester, MA, is proud to present the 8th Annual Sustainability Fair on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event theme of this year's fair is "Gardening: Habitats Around Us" and promises to be an exciting day that is sure to educate, inspire and involve.


Kids in grades k-12 are invited to play chess at Salem Public Library.

Kids in grades k-8 who have an interest in chess are invited to come to the Salem Public Library to play chess with other enthusiasts of the game! Novice players are welcome and there are no instructors present. This two hour session is designed to provide a friendly environment for kids to test their skills against other opponents! Come to the library and play!


North Shore MA parent education event YMCA Stories from Africa.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to educate, engage and empower youth to become active local and global citizens. Learn how Free The Children’s Year of Empowerment helps women overseas invest in themselves and their families by developing the skills and resources they need to take charge of their future.


The 2014 Marini Farm Corn Maze "Spookly Brings a World of Smiles" tells the tale

The 2014 Marini Farm Corn Maze "Spookly Brings a World of Smiles" tells the tale of Spookly the square pumpkin - a tale with a strong anti-bullying message! Take the challenge of finding your way throughthe maze with your frinde ans and enjoy lots of fun activities afterwards! There are hayrides, a jumping pillow, giant inflatables, a funky pumpkin trace, a corn house, an apple cannon, a mini maze for the little ones, a rope maze and more!

Location: Marini Farm


Sparhawk School Amesbury MA PreK to Grade 12

Finding the right educational fit is a defining moment in each family’s life. Join us for a campus wide Open House and learn more.

No letter, conversation or brochure can say as much as the feeling of peering into a classroom that feels like home. Our campus wide open house will include tours of the Lower Campus (PreK- 7) at 259 Elm St. in Amesbury and the Upper Campus (8-12th grade) at 196 Main St. in Amesbury. Families interested in boarding can visit the Residential Campus via shuttles from our Upper Campus.  Interested families can register for the open house by visiting or by calling 978-388-5343.

Sparhawk School is an independent, PreK -12 college preparatory day school with a focus on academic excellence in a culture of kindness.

Location: Sparhawk School


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