Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983

Family Campout: Summer Owl Prowl

Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night. Photo Scott Santino

Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night of camping under the stars. Have an early dinner at home and then come with your family and your tent. We will explore nature through games and hands-on activities, set up our tents near the Barn before sundown, and tell stories after the sun sets. All campouts include an evening and a morning activity or hike and a light breakfast.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 6pm - Sunday, August 7, 2016 9am

Sense of Wonder Walk: Who Lives in the Meadow?

Learn about the meadow habitat and who lives there at Ipsiwch River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield

Butterflies flutter among the wildflowers. A spider does acrobatics in the tall green grass. Tiny insects drink plant juices and blow bubbles to make their own foam homes. We'll use nets to sweep the meadow and take a closer look at the fascinating creatures hidden in the grassland jungle. After our safari, we'll have fun making our own bubbles.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:30-3pm

Catch and Release: Amphibians

Catch and release amphibians that you findat the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuar

Are you a frog catcher, snake wrangler, dragonfly hunter, or deer stalker?  Do you love splashing through mud, crawling under logs, and running through fields with nothing but a net and your sense of adventure? Then catch and release is for you!  This session's topic: amphibians. We'll search the wetlands for frogs and tadpoles, the woodlands for toads, and under logs for salamanders. Learn where to look, when it's okay to catch a creature, and when to just follow them and observe, how to hold them carefully so you can take a good look, and how to return them gently and safely to the wild.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 1:30-3pm

Riverview Farms Equestrian Summer Program

Best Horse Riding Lessons for Children in Topsfield Massachusetts

Jane Fraher, owner of Riverview Farms in Topsfield, is accepting students for the 2017 Equestrian Summer Program for boys and girls ages 7 - 15.

Jane makes the program fun with a variety of activities offered in addition to daily riding lessons. The kids will learn horse care and handling; parts of the horse and tack and kids will gain the self-discipline required to understand and control the horse which instills a sense of responsibility and enhances task concentration in the rider. Jane hosts fabulous and fun pizza parties on Fridays.


Sense of Wonder Walk: Camouflage

Hiding in plain sight is beneficial to animals in their attemps at avoiding predators.

Did you know that nature plays its own game of hide-and-seek? In order to survive, animals and insects use many disguises. They can stay very still, blend in with their surroundings, and even change color. We'll take a hike to look for these secretive creatures that hide themselves from prying eyes. Then we'll design a camouflaged moth.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:30-3pm

Turtle Time at IRWS

Kids will explore IRWS wetland in search of painted and snapping turtles.

As late Spring becomes early Summer, it means one thing: turtle time! Join us for an afternoon of exploring our wetlands in search of these fascinating reptiles. We'll visit areas where turtles like to nest in hopes of finding some eggs, and, with a little luck, get an up-close look at a painted turtle. We'll conclude with a trip to the Rockery to see if we can summon our resident snapping turtle, Godzilla.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:30 pm - 3 pm

Hunger Games Spring Survival for Teens

Teens will learnb wilderness survival skills in this session at Mass Audubon's I

In this spring session of the program based on the hit book series The Hunger Games, we will continue to learn the skills necessary to survive in the wild. Navigation in the woods can be tough, and finding edible foods can be even tougher. Didn't you walk by that tree already? 

Saturday, May 10, 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse fundaraiser at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield promises to be the best ladies night out of the Spring in Essex County!

Come to Willowdale Estate for the 'Power of the Purse' - a delightful ladies’ evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, purses and friends! Designer Purses and Specialty Bags will be raffled the night of the event. The Power of the Purse party celebrates the power of women-led philanthropy by raffling beautiful bags, generously donated by individuals and businesses, to raise funds to support nonprofit programs helping to change the lives of women and girls at risk in our communities.Proceeds will go to benefit the The Women’s Fund of Essex County! Casual attire please!

Buy a ticket and join us for a night of fashion and fun, all for a good cause.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm


Subscribe to RSS - Topsfield