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

'Maudslay is Haunted' is an annual fundraiser for Theater in the Open at Maudsla

Maudslay is Haunted is a North Shore Kid favorite! We highly recommend this for Halloween fun for all ages because its spooky, and haunting, but not too scary! Theater in the Open host their notorious annual haunting of Maudslay! Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park. Discover parts of the park you never knew existed. Bring the whole family for a variety of tricks and treats.

 

Pumpkin Day at Cogswell Grant is a wonderful fall afternoon event!

Celebrate the arrival of Fall. Enjoy hay wagon rides through the field in search of the perfect pumpkin, compete in a pumpkin pie-eating contest, do crafts, play games, and try cider pressing! Enjoy hot mulled apple cider and homemade pumpkin pie. The house is open for tours of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American antiques & folk art.

 

Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items.  All ages are welcome to participate. Sponsored by Rockport Music. FREE

 

The Rockport HarvestFest is a family-focused event featuring live music, kids' art activities, a showcase for non-profits and community organizations, live music, and a celebration of local food! New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport's historic corking wharves to celebrate the best of local food, fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, and more!

 

These 'Appleton Cooks' recipes focus on the Fall Harvest at the Trustees of Rese

October is such a special time on the farm and the fields full of vegetables! We’ll celebrate the bounty of the season by preparing a truly special New England menu using the wonderful foods produced right here on the farm. Learn how to cook with pumpkins & winter squash, hearty root veggies, potatoes and more….all part of the autumn harvest that may show up on our evening’s menu! Class includes hands-on cooking, printed recipe booklet, and a casual meal at the end of the evening.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

Kingsley Pines offers a traditional camp experience in Maine. Kingsley Pines the

Kingsley Pines Family Camp is designed to give all ages the opportunity to have as much fun as children have at Kingsley Pines Camp! There are a variety of options for families to be together and for adults and children to enjoy some time on their own. Kingsley Pines is a complete family resort facility located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. With a beautiful private sandy beach, 80 acres of old tall pine trees and a crystal clear lake with an average temperature between 75° and 80°, Kingsley Pines is sure to be a fantastic family experience.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Glen Urquhart School Welcomes Pumpernickel Puppets

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.

 

Join The Essex Baseball club in a fundraiser games series at Spencer Pierce Farm

It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! Join the Essex Base Ball Association for the Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer Fundraiser Game Saturday October 18th beginning at 10am. Members of the vintage base ball community will gather at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA for a relaxed day of 3 or 4 1860’s rules games, all for a great cause. They will be raising money for breast cancer research and for inner city middle school art students in Lawrence. Last year over $6,000 was raised and while it will be tough to top that mark this year, they encourage community members to participate!

 

Kids will have a blast learning to make pumpkin treats at this culinary workshop

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! There’s more to pumpkin than just pie – join us and we’ll teach you how to make delicious pumpkin treats you can share with your family and even take to your Halloween parties. Suitable for ages 5-13.

 

Middleton Farmers Market has the North Shore Covered with fresh fruit and vegeta

The Market features 20-25 vendors. All the vendors are local and include organic farms that sell fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, meat, eggs, fish and a variety of prepared foods. You'll also find handmade crafts from local artists. Meet the farmers, take in the  fun community atmosphere.  Events include music, face painting, balloons, and a magician. Follow on Facebook to find the latest happenings.

 

Head to the Masonic Lodge for a fun day of trick or treating, costumes, Halloween fun, a car show and more! This event is also cobined with a food drive so bring non-perishable items to donate!

 

Carve your own pumpkin at the Great Pumpkin Lighting and Stroll in Newburyport.

Newburyport's Great Pumpkin Lighting and Stroll is a family-friendly event that will take place in Market Square. Families are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin that will be lit and placed on the stairs of Market Square for all to enjoy! Each family will receive a votive candle that will be lit all at once at dusk - approximately 6:15 PM.

 

Come visit New England Equine Rescue North with your family!

Bring the family to New England Equine Rescue North’s Open House to meet our rescued animals, enjoy food, games, face painting, pony rides, music, raffles, and more. NEER North actively rescues horses and donkeys in need. NEER North relies on the generosity of their supporters, through  donations, fundraising, volunteerism, and public support to continue their mission.

 

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