Open House at the Amesbury Carriage Museum

Open House at the Amesbury Carriage Museum Massachusetts

Family Friendly … Hands On …. Educational. Come to the Amesbury Carriage Museum featuring displays demonstrating machine power, photographic slide show of industrial Amesbury, and ½ hour millyard tours at 12 noon and 2:00 PM. Free and open to the public. Drop by for some fun and refreshments!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 11am-3pm

April Vacation at MIT Museum

Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts during April Vacation Week!

Come on your own, with friends, or bring the whole family to the museum for a special week of programming. The museum has a number of activities and pop-up surprises planned for the week of April 17-23. See our week-at-glance calendar to view the extended hours and additions for our drop-in activities, and check out the teen and family workshops listed below.

Daily, April 17-23, 2023 10am-5pm

Spring Quest at the Crane Estate

The ultimate summer adventure meets spring break at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts

The ultimate summer adventure meets spring break! Join us during school break for a special half-day drop-off program for children ages 7-14, full of outdoor adventure, environmental science, team-building, and crafts! Campers should come with a water bottle, outdoor clothes, a packed lunch and a spirit of adventure!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9am-1pm

Story Walk at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!

Enjoy a story, fresh air and exercise at Halibut Point State Park ! Join us on the grounds of the for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring the children’s picture book The Nest Robin Built, by Denise Fleming. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route. A wonderful story awaits! For pre-K-age 7 with adult.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 Dawn to Dusk
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Dawn to Dusk

CraneOutdoors: Choate Island Kayak and Hiking Adventure

Take a guided kayak paddle and hike to Choate Island with the Trustees of Reservations!

Join The Trustees of Reservations for a paddle and a hike – what better way to spend an afternoon?  Circumnavigating an island is one of the great rewards of kayaking and reaching the summit of a hill that offers a great view is one of the payoffs of a good hike. This adventure in the Crane Wildlife Refuge offers an opportunity to do both in one outing. We’ll paddle around three islands, the largest of which—Choate (formerly Hog) Island—supports myriad birds and mammals including egrets, herons, deer, and coyote.

Saturday, May 27, 2023 10am-1:30pm

Spring Egg Hunt Trail at Long Hill

The Trustees of Reservations celebrate springtime at Long Hill in Beverly Massachusetts with our very special Spring Egg Hunt Trail.

The Trustees of Reservations invites kids and their families to shake off the winter cold as we celebrate springtime at Long Hill with our very special Spring Egg Hunt Trail! During this fun, family event, you’ll explore the trail and complete an exciting scavenger hunt as you go. Then, spend some time creating a spring-themed craft and visit the petting zoo on site. This springtime celebration is perfect for the whole family.

Saturday, April 8, 2023 10am-Noon or Noon-2pm

Meet the Lambs & Farm Visit

Meet the Lambs and Farm Tour at Goat to Go in Georgetown Massachusetts

Goats to Go's Annual Special Lamb Event: Meet the Lambs & Farm Visit. This 1-hour event involves a farm visit with meet and greet of the Katahdin sheep and the new lambs, as well as the other animals such as Llama and our Fainting Goats. Please note these may not involve cuddling or holding the lambs but we will do our best to get one for you to hold. We will have you outside the enclosure and along the fence line. Some areas in the barn we will not be able to social distance, so please plan accordingly and bring a mask/face covering as you feel necessary. Please arrive at least 30 mins before the end of the event session time. Advanced Online Registration is required.

Saturday, April 8, 2023 12:30-2:30pm

Winter Birding Boat Trip

Learn about sea birds With 7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester, Massachusetts!

Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Thousands of birders visit the rugged coast of Cape Ann and scan the adjacent waters hoping to spot some of the unusual and highly sought-after seabirds that spend the winter months just offshore. The best way to get to see these birds and experience them up close is to visit them in their natural habitat- on the ocean!

Saturday, March 25, 2023 8am-1pm

Tulip Festival at Cider Hill Farm

Come cut your own tulips at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury Massachusetts

Enjoy free live music, self-guided orchard walks, hard cider, food trucks, fitness n' family activities AND pick-your-tulips! Festival entrance is free but PRE-PURCHASED tickets for tulip picking REQUIRED. Tulip picking tickets will go live late April-early May as we monitor fields.

Saturdays, May 6 & 13, 2023 8:30am-4:30pm
Sundays, May 7 & 14, 2023 8:30am-4:30pm


Harborlight Montessori School - Infant to Grade 8 - Beverly MA

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

The Flying Horse outdoor sculpture exhibit features works by José Criollo and many others at Pingree School in Hamilton Massachusetts
Pingree School hosts the 14th annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on their campus in South Hamilton, MA. Pingree will display more than 50 temporary works by artists from as nearby as Hamilton and as far away as the state of Washington, including 20 works that are now in the school’s...
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Crescent Farm Corn Maze

Crescent Farm corn maze in Haverhill Massachusetts
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze. Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside...
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze and enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States
The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  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.
10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Beverly Farmers' Market

Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac
The Beverly Farmers’ Market supports local agriculture while making healthy food available to all members of the Beverly community at affordable prices; the market promotes sustainable living practices and fosters community connections through our vendors, free activities and events. The market...
Where: Odell Park
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Evening Stroll at Maudslay

Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the seasonal changes at Maudslay. 
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 7

Saturday Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Join The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Every day is full of a list of barnyard chores we need to get down to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy! Let’s get to work.
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Annual Falliday Fun Fair

Falliday Fun Fair at the Polish, Russian, Lithuanian & American Citizens Club in Danvers Massachusetts
Join the Polish, Russian, Lithuanian & American Citizens Club for our annual Falliday Fun Fair. Over 25 local vendors and crafter with amazing products for fall and holidays!
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise

See North Shore Fall Foliage from the water on this lighthouse tour!
Mahi Cruises & Charters invites you to take in the changing colors of fall by boat on a cruise out of Salem Massachusetts Harbor. Passengers will visit out five historic lighthouses during this 14-mile harbor loop through Beverly, Manchester, Salem & Marblehead. This 1 hour 45 minute tour...
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Salem Zombie Walk

The Salem Zombie Walk is a fun time for all, and kinda scary! Salem Massachusetts Haunted Happenings
The Salem Zombiewalk has been an annual event for a number of years. This is a great family-friendly event will be held in Downtown Salem, MA. Prior to the Zombiewalk, participants gather at Salem Commons for some field day activities, last-minute costume tweaks and alterations, and of course to...
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hands on History

Every weekend there's hands-on history programs at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem Massachusetts
Each weekend in July and August the House of 7 Gables invites young (and young at heart!) guests to explore different elements of colonial life through hands-on activities. These drop-in programs will run 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Come discover our special barnyard animals! Our Angora rabbits Violet and Vanilla, Nubian goats Merlin, Maeve, Morgana, and Mordred, and our friendly flock of heritage chickens will take center stage as we learn about what makes them so unique. Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard...
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saugus Iron Works House Tours

Free Ranger guided tours of the Saugus Iron Works House in Massachusetts
Join National Park staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for a 30-minute tour of The Iron Works House.
11:00 am

Pet Rock Annual Animal Welfare Fundraiser

Pet Rock by the Sea benefit concert for the North Shore Animal Shelter at Winter Island Salem Massachusetts
Pet Rock by the Sea  is a fun afternoon in one of Salem MA's beautiful historic parks - Winter Island.
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Farmhouse Wood-Fired at Appleton Farms

Join the Trustees for Farmhouse Wood-Fired every Friday through Sunday at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a perfect wood-fired pizza experience surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Appleton Farms. The menu will change weekly, featuring local and seasonal ingredients, including produce from our own farm. Pizza varieties will include cheese, meat and seasonal...
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Salem Arts Artoberfest

Salem Arts ArtOberFest showcases local artists and explores Salem's history with witchcraft, religion and Haloween.
Salem Arts Association is proud to present our annual exhibit exploring Salem’s history with Autumn, Halloween, Witchcraft, and the Spirit of the season.
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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