Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Middlesex County 4H Fair

The Middlesex County 4-H Fair presents the classic New England fair experience
The Middlesex County 4-H Fair presents the classic New England fair experience.
6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Open Bounce at Boston Bounce - Peabody

Boston Bounce in Peabody MA
"Come Bounce Off Our Walls" Inflatable fun for everyone at Boston Bounce Peabody!
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Kids and Teens Cooking Workshops

Cooking Classes for Kids
Summers are a blast at Eurostoves! Our summer kids classes run Monday through Friday (with the exception of July 4th) from 10AM-1PM. You can sign up for one or two classes, the whole week, or several weeks. Each week is a different theme and feature completely new menus for 2016. Classes are...
Where: EuroStoves
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Wenham Museum discounts and promo code
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum. Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12. Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016 Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life Museum exhibits and...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

LEGOLand Space Mission

Adventure at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Boston
The brand new exhibit, Space Mission, has officially launched, only at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston!
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

PEM Captures island allure through the eyes of America's leading impressionist painter. American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. On view July 16 through November 6, 2016. The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, the...
10:00 am to 11:26 am

The Stevens-Coolidge Place Cutting Garden

Pick Your Own Bouquet at the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge Place
The public is invited to cut your own flowers in the cutting garden (only) on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. In addition to pick-your-own standards like zinnias, dahlias and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. The garden is fun for all...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays

Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann
The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

ARt Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!
Each week we will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium. Students will participate in hands-on explorations, craft activities, and stories that introduce all the fun features that make the creature unique.
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Cat's Meow at the Crane Estate

Kids will have a exploring the Trustees of Reservations Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
How do you like to spend your summer vacation?  On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane’s household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home.  Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat’s favorite hiding pla
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Kidleidoscope

Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is a chance for preschoolers to explore the park, enjoy a story and make a craft!
Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Maudslay and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor...
10:30 am to 11:30 am

97th Annual Saint Anthony's Feast

Annual St. Anthony's Feast in North End Boston MA
Each year the people of the North End of Boston invite you to celebrate with them as they honor their patrons Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy with colorful parades, religious services, strolling singers, live entertainment and of course an abundance of great Italian and American food. Begun in 1919,...
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Flower Crown Making

Come to the Stevens-Coolidge Estate to learn how to make flower crowns with flowers picked from the gardens!
Join the The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate, cut your own flowers at our Flower Fields Cutting Garden and then use them to create a beautiful flower crown.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ipswich Triathlon at Crane Beach

Runs Swim and bike a triathlon at The Trustees of Reservations' Crane Beach in Ipswich MA!
Run, swim and bike a YMCA sponsored triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!  The course is a ½ mile ocean swim followed by a 2 mile beach run consisting of varied terrrain (sand, rocks, grass, pavement, and trails) and a 9 mile bike ride finishing back at Crane Beach.
4:30 pm

Friday Farm Dinners at Appleton Farms

Come to Appleton Farms for a meal grown and cooked right on site!
Join Appleton Farms for a dinner on the farm! Bring your family and some friends for a relaxing evening watching the sunset over the Great Pasture and munching on fresh-from-the-farm food. Dinner will feature a seasonal menu grown or raised at Appleton and other local farms and prepared by Appleton...
5:30 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

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 the Observatory, and participate in...
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 27

Essex Farmers Market

Essex Farmers Market every Saturday in Season 9am - Noon. Essex MA, Featuring seas
Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Rise and Shine: Little Farmers in the Fields

Kids will learn about life on the farm at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA!
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, pigs & chickens when you help with the morning...
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the...
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA.
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Wenham Museum discounts and promo code
Families always enjoy one of the many programs and activities available at the Wenham Museum. Summer Programs for Children ages 5-12. Featured Exhibit: A Magical Journey Through Fairytales now – July 2016 Programs and Activities Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life Museum exhibits and...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mini Maker Faire at Boston Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

015 Dover Mini Maker Faire a Huge Success!
The Children's Museum of New HAmpshire has the Dover Mini Maker Faire down to a science it seems. The 2015 Dover Mini Maker Faire was a huge success so register early because Dover Mini Maker Faire sure to be a blast.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

PEM Captures island allure through the eyes of America's leading impressionist painter. American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. On view July 16 through November 6, 2016. The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, the...
10:00 am to 11:26 am