It's time for backyard birds to head south for the winter. Joppa Flats Education Center want to give them a proper send-off with a fun, free family event that features bird banding demonstrations, interactive games about bird migration, and lots of table-top science including bird-call recall, bird identification, shorebird feeding challenges, and a mystery bird nest challenge!
Family Fun Day
Join the Trustees on the top of Holt Hill to kick off the Fall foliage season with phenomenal views of Boston framed by gorgeous autumn color. Enjoy guided hikes to the unexplored areas of Ward Reservation. Take part in family activities including kite making and lawn games. Enjoy some of your favorite fall treats, like apple cider donuts, and roast marshmallows for s’mores.
Downtown Portsmouth NH transforms into a fun filled activity center for children and families onthe first Sunday in May! Who says children aren’t in charge? Each year on the first Sunday of May, Downtown Portsmouth becomes headquarters for children of all ages with the celebration of Children’s Day. An estimated 10,000+ “children” visit Portsmouth to take part in an afternoon of fun on the Seacoast.
Come to Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church for a fun afternoon of dancing, singing, games, live-music and family fun! All ages Welcome. Activities are appropriate for ages 5 and up. Parents are responsible for their children. All dancers must wear shoes!
Join Museum staff for a family oriented tour and specialized activities focusing on the dynamic work and life relationships formed by these artists. This drop-in program is perfect for families with preschool and elementary school aged children. Free for children and Museum members or with Museum admission.
Bring the kids! Make a postcard inspired by the Museum’s collection of historic cards written by vacationers telling of their adventures on Cape Ann. The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.
Winter is a delightful season to experience the trails at Ward Reservation! The Trustees of Reservations and Ward Reservation Property Committee, in partnership with the Andover Trails Committee and Friends of North Andover Trails, will host a Winter Fun Day. Short to medium length guided hikes to different destinations on the reservation will leave periodically throughout the afternoon. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, refreshments, and a warming fire will be available throughout the afternoon. A great chance to try out those cross-country skis, snowshoes, or sled you got for the holidays!
The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in art, history, and cultural activities, and explore the museum using a Seek and Find. Each month has a different theme, from exhibitions to special celebrations. With September 2013's theme 'Four Winds' families are invited to the Children's Activity Center to participate in themed art, history and cultural activities that explores the Gloucester's Rocky Neck Art Colony, its artists and sculptors. This program is free and open to the public.
Kick off the Summer with your kids at a fundraiser event in downtown Gloucester! Bring them to Gorton's in Downtown Floucester to play around on bounce houses, slides, dunk tanks and interactive games. There will be face painters, slush, a DJ, hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and much more. Purchase tickets for the rides and that's all there is to it. All proceeds benefit The JJ Nicastro Foundation.
Come get hands-on experience planting seeds and seedlings to grow this summer. Also, learn about the value of composting for our planet! This workshop is free but pre-registration is required for materials planning.
Wednesday, December 13
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