Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Appleton Farms Grass Rides Reindeer Quest

Bring the Family on a Reindeer Quest at the Appleton Farms Grassrides!

Appleton Farms invites families for a self guided Winter quest during holiday break! Grab your snow shoes, hiking boots or cross country skiis and get the family outside between Christmas and New Years to seek out our elusive herd of wooden reindeer sculptures found throughout the Grass Rides.  See how many you can find and leave a bell around each one's neck.  Bells can be found at the bulletin board. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017

Gingerbread Farmer Decorating & Story Hour

Come make gingerbread farmers and join the holiday fun at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.

Join the Trustees for some holiday fun on the farm and learn about the origin of this favorite Scandinavian tradition. We’ll start by decorating some delicious gingerbread farmers and cows with a variety of candy and homemade icing. After our creations are complete we’ll snuggle in for some entertaining gingerbread facts and read Hansel & Gretel, the story which spurred the popularity of gingerbread houses. Finish the experience with a traditional German holiday craft to decorate your own home with! Hot chocolate will be served.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 10-11am
Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:30-2:30pm

Green Friday: For the Love of Dogs!

Bring your dog to the Appleton Farms Grass rides for an after Thanksgiving Hike!

Join the Trustees at Appleton Farms Grass Rides on Green Friday to walk off that turkey with your best bud! Choose to get outside on Friday, November 25th and join us at the Grass Rides for a dog party. A special doggy quest through the Grass Rides will have treasure boxes with treats along the trails. Meet back up at the parking area for people and dog refreshments, free pup nail trimming, compliments of Paws With Inn, photo opportunities with Lauren Mac Petography, and more! First 50 dogs to complete the quest get a special gift!

Friday, November 25, 2016 10am-Noon

Natural Baby Expo & Cloth Diaper Event

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 the Cloth Diaper Exchange will host families from all over Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to talk natural parenting and cloth diapers.

The event will have vendors, speakers and activities though out the day to help veteran moms, new moms and soon to be moms learn about cloth diapering, products and services that speak to them.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

Cedar Point Trail | Winter Wander

The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to the be

An outdoor adventure for the whole family!  An easy rambling walk that will take us along the Cedar Point Trail to Steep Hill Beach with naturalists from The Trustees of Reservations. We’ll take note of how winter has changed the landscape, and how plants and animals adapt to survive this “dormant” season. Our wander will end in the Pine Grove, where we’ll warm up with hot chocolate around a campfire.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 1-3:30PM

Haunted “Black Moon” Hike at Crane Wildlife Refuge

Crane Wildlife Refuge Hike

Join The Trustees of Reservations for a harrowing Halloween Hike through the haunted trails of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! This night boasts the only “black moon” of 2016, so it will be very dark and scary!

According to Farmer's Almanac, there is no astronomical significance in a Black Moon. Nothing happens, except the usual New Moon absence of any Moon in the sky, plus the stronger tides we get for a few days around every Full Moon and New Moon.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 7-9PM

Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy

Kids ages 3-10 are invited to Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy at ipswich Public Library!

Kids ages 3-10 are invited to Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy at ipswich Public Library!  Wear costumes to this Halloween program held in the gym at Ipswich Town Hall.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.  It is free of charge and no registration is required.  Jim Manning (previously offered Super Hero Training) will train young ghost hunters in the rigors of being an official ghostbusters - silly, not scary!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10-11am

Ipswich Halloween Parade

Join the fun at the Ipswich Halloween parade.

Kids are invited to the Ipswich Halloween Parade! Gather if you dare on the Ipswich Riverwalk, parade over the infested waters of the Ipswich River to nightmare on Elm Street, down haunted County Road, and ending at Town Hall Graveyard for cider and donuts! Presented by the Ipswich Police Community Resource Unit.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15pm


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