Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Open Bounce at Boston Bounce - Peabody

Boston Bounce in Peabody MA
"Come Bounce Off Our Walls" Inflatable fun for everyone at Boston Bounce Peabody!
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Kids’ Nature Walk s - Explore the Refuge

Take your 3-5 year old youngster on a good old fashioned nature discovery walk. Meet at the refuge visitor center before driving together to the head of the day's trail on the refuge (no parking fee charged).
10:00 am

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

PEM: Lunar Attraction

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar Attraction
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Ropes Course for Kids

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Homeschool Workshop: The Railroad In Ipswich

Ipswich MA Homeschool Workshop
Join the Ipswich Museum for a chance to explore the Railroad in Ipswich exhibit. This month we'll explore history and STEM concepts (like bridge building).
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Monday Knitting Group

Hamilton Wenham Knitting Group for All ages
The knitting group at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library welcomes experienced & beginning knitters and crochet folk.
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sawyer Free LEGO Club

Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library
Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids Sandra Stolle North Shore Kid Hamilton Wenham Library
Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and popular chess instructor for some chess fun! Meet for strategies, games, and more! Learn how to play the game, learn new moves, and sharpen your skills! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 3:30 for special instruction, and more experienced players may arrive...
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 26

MPL: Mother Goose Storytime

Manchester Public Library Mother Goose Storytime
Mother Goose Storytime is a 40-minute program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, early science exploration and large-motor activities.
10:15 am to 11:00 am

PEM Pals

PEM has a story time in the museum just for kids under 5! Salem, Massachusetts
Heather Tharpe, also known as the Toddler Whisperer, leads the weekly interactive programs at Peabody Essex Museum PEM Pals with songs, movement, music, art, books and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschool
10:30 am to 11:30 am

MPL: Duckling Storytime

Manchester Public Library Children and Families Storytime
Duckling Storytime is a 50-minute program for children ages 3-5 that helps preschool children to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, and hands-on activities.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months

Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital
MOTHER & BABY GROUPS Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

LEGO Club

Come build a LEGO masterpiece at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library!
Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-competitive, non-robotics program, created to share the joy of Legos. This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

HWPL: Minecraft and Assorted Games

Minecraft Club at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library
The library's MAGE, (Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Club), is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. The Club plays Minecraft, but also play other multiplayer interactive online games together. Registration will take place on club days. MAGE meets on Wednesday afternoons....
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Thursday, April 27

Ropes Course for Kids

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

PEM: Lunar Attraction

Peabody Essex Museum Lunar Attraction
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Make Way for Ducklings - The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm