The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two. We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'. Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.
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!
Come to the Rowley Town Common for an afternoon of family fun! There will be prizes, crafts, giveaways, food trucks, live music and DJ, magic and pony rides. Games will include Jenga, PGS Plinko, Pumpkin Bowling, Scarecrow Building, Beanbag Toss, PGS Basketball Hoop Shoot, any many others! There's also a chance to show off your Halloweeen costume in our costume contest! Hosted by the Pine Grove PTA.
Families will find Halloween fun at Marini Farm in Ipswich! By popular demand we are hosting another kids Halloween event for Hallween! We welcome everyone to join in on the fun and dress up.
Paint, glitter, glue, markers and more! An age appropriate Halloween story will be read as well as additional festive crafts! Come dressed to create and have fun! Pumpkin and craft materials included!
Come celebrate Halloween at the Newbury Town Library. We will be doing crafts all day and handing out candy to all our little trick or treaters! Stop by and show off your costume, do a Halloween craft and get some delicious treats!
Ipswich River Watershed Association is turning 40 and we’re having a birthday party to celebrate. This free admission event will be filled with fun: a canoe parade, a tug-of-war, an obstacle-course tag game and a relay race. There will be paddleboard, kayak and yoga demos.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge invites families to join Katie Hone, The Monarch Gardener, for a fun and hands-on program that will focus on the charismatic monarch butterfly and its fascinating life cycle. Meet live monarch caterpillars. Make a common milkweed seed bomb to take home and start your very own monarch habitat. Visit the refuge's butterfly garden to see milkweed and to look for monarch eggs. Meet in t
Living on the coast is a constant reminder of the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't it interesting that our mighty seas are also fragile and need protection? Come to Joppa Flats for a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. Find out where our seafood comes from, examine sand and sea shells from around the world, and participate in art activities and ocean-themed games. Learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Come and build a winter monster out of our library Legos! Or play “unplugged” games from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Children ages 6 and up are welcome to drop in afterschool and enjoy free-building to a monthly theme and board games for creative fun.
Tuesday, December 12
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