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

Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 21st season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact


Shore Country Day School - Massachusetts Private School Pre-K Elementary, Middle

The sooner a child engages in excellence,
the better each year of learning becomes.

Building instruments in the Innovation Lab, Pre-K math lessons with Fifth Grade Big Buddies, Zimbabwean marimbas, Shore’s StarLab Planetarium, and songs in Spanish—all excite your child about learning. Our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers encourage innovative thought and creative expression right from the start.


The Attic Treasures Sale is an opportunity to find great stuff for a good cause!

It's time once again for the Wenham Museum’s Giant Attic Treasures Vintage Sale. Shoppers will discover a treasure trove of household decor like furniture, rugs, china, and silver setting pieces. Regarded as one of the best rummage sales on the North Shore, shoppers will find the best deals on vintage fashions, gently used clothing, costume jewelry, fabrics, records, prints, frames, and many more collectibles and maybe a painting or rare book.  Don't miss this year's the “New with Tags” Boutique! New treasures will be displayed daily.


Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theater Company performing "Story of My Bees"

The Essex County Greenbelt Association and the their community partners will host a FREE Earth Day celebration at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! Join Greenbelt and community partners for an Earth Day Celebration at the Cox Reservation in Essex. This is a fun, family oriented event. This year's theme is pollinators-- We'll have interactive games and activities related to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers and more!

Location: Cox Reservation


Learn about the trees of Ravenswood Park in Gloucester MA with the Trustees of R

Gone within five years, Ravenswood’s delightful hemlock groves. What is happening to them and what will take their place? Did you know we have Moosewood trees and naturally occurring Magnolias? What other trees will surprise you on a guided Tree Hunt? In honor of Arbor Day, join us with a local arborist, naturalist to learn to identify local woody plants by their growth habitats, bark, twigs, buds, and even smell. If you have a mystery woody plant on your own property, bring a 12 inch long sample with buds and we can help you identify it at the end of the walk. Recommended for 10 year olds and up.

Location: Ravenswood Park


Come Explore the world of animals and how they care for their babies at IRWS!

Warmer weather means a busy time, not only for people, but also for wildlife. Many animals give birth to their babies in the spring. How do the moms (and sometimes dads) care for their young? On our walk, we will look for signs of animal parents and their offspring, nest building, and new burrows. We will also learn why "if you care, leave them there" is probably the best thing to do when you find baby wildlife.


Take a story guided walk for preschoolers at Bradley Palmer State Park

Join DCR’s Spring Feature StoryWalk® during school vacation. During this self-guided walk, participants will walk a trail, read a story, use their senses and connect with their surroundings. Dress warmly, tramp in the woods and enjoy the magic of reading together outdoors! This Walk will feature Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Jill Dubin.


Kids and fans are invited to Fenway Park for a day long open house!

the Boston Red Sox invite fans, young and old, to explore Fenway Park at their own pace. The free, open to the public event gives fans a chance to discover behind-the-scenes locations (including the dugouts and the 'Green Monster') and learn more about "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" through a variety of family-friendly activities:

Location: Fenway Park


Mil's Trills brings fun and music for kids to the Cabot Theater in Beverly, Mass

Mil's Trills is a children's music project led by Amelia Robinson, that invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests. A highly interactive show, audiences are encouraged to be part of the experience while discovering a world of instruments.


Explore the vernal ponds of Bald Hill Reservation with the Essex county Greenbel

Join Greenbelt's Guided Monthly Walk featuring guest guide Lana Spillman as we explore the vernal ponds of the Boxford State Forest / Bald Hill Conservation Area. We'll look for signs of spring and the reawakening of this unique natural environment. Fairy shrimp, salamanders and newts...oh my!

Location: Bald Hill East


Cape Ann Museum has a great lineup of family activities during  April Vacation

The Cape Ann Museum invites children and their families for a week of great activities that explore the worlds of art and history. Join Museum staff in the CAM Activity Center during April Vacation Week. Ages 3 to 12. Free for children and members; accompanying adults pay regular admission.

Location: Cape Ann Museum


Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of our Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.


Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2015 Best Education North Shore Children

Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.


Mudeye Puppets are fun and made with recycled materials!  Come see a show and ma

Beverly Public Library hosts a fun Saturday morning puppet show with Mud Eye Puppets! Join Hazel and VelCrow on their adventures around the world! All puppets are made from recycled materials, so be sure and stick around after the show to meet them up close and personal!


Tracking skills are a great way to improve your outdoor adventures! Learn about

Spring is here and so is mud, a perfect environment for animal tracking!  Join the park interpreter on a walk to find clues that wildlife has left behind.  Please dress for the weather and wear waterproof boots. Meet at the park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.  Appropriate for families with children for spring break.


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