Outdoor Activity

Afterschool at Joppa: Intertidal Investigation

Kids ages 6-8 will investigate the intertidal zone with Joppa Naturalists!

Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day. As a group, we'll observe, investigate, and compare wildlife, their adaptations, and the changes that they undergo in autumn. Participants may play the role of entomologist, ornithologist, astronomer, or even glaciologist throughout this series. Each experience will leave your young naturalist eager for the next session.

When: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:30 - 5pm

Manchester Athletic Club Youth Triathlon

The Manchester Athletic Club Youth Triathlon is for kids ages 5-14!

Manchester Athletic Club is hosting a youth triathlon for kids ages 5-14 on the North Shore!Kids will run, swim and bike their way to victory and learn about the limits of their physiques! This coed event invites athletes all kinds: beginners, seasoned athletes, para athletes or any child who just wants to be active and have fun!

When: 
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9am

Tattersall Farm Day

6th Annual Tattersall Farm Day, a New England Style Agricultural Family Event

Enjoy a New England-style cultural and educational event for all ages. The 6th Annual Tattersall Farm Day, is poised to be the biggest yet with over a thousand people visiting the farm. Visitors will enjoy crafts and demonstrations from local vendors and experts, a petting zoo, hay rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, barbeque, homemade ice cream and other refreshments. Balloon rides and a couple of other events require an additional fee.

This farm day is certain to be an enjoyable family oriented event! A good opportunity for great family photographs. Be sure to bring your camera and video camera.

When: 
Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Crane Estate Picnic Concert - Inner Visions

Inner Visions bring reggae music to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in this Thur

Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy."

When: 
Thursday, August 16, 2012 7-9 pm

Waterfront Movie: Hairspray

Sing and Dance at Waterfront Park in Newburyport as you watch 'Hairspray' outdoo

What could be better than a free movie viewed outside at Waterfront Park on a warm summer night?  Singing and dancing along with the soundtrack of 'Hairspray'! With an all star cast, this musical adventure comedy follows Tracy Turnblad, as she sings and dancers her way onto her favorite show, and makes a bold statement against segregation!

When: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 8:30pm
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Get Out Your Dancing Shoes for the Waterfront Dance Party!

The North Shore Jazz Project Presents: The Waterfront Dance Party of the Summer

It is time to get out your dancing shoes. The waterfront party of last summer is back. The North Shore Jazz Project is pleased to present a joint fundraiser with the Maritime Gloucester, on August 4th, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Gloucester’s beautiful waterfront. There's a free drum workshop at the at the waterfront from 3-4:30.

When: 
Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Crane Estate Picnic Concert - David Wax Museum

The David Wax Museum performs a  mix of of Traditional Mexican and American folk

Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy."

When: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:00-9:00 pm

Waterfront Movie: Treasure Island

Enjoy a FREE showing of Treasure Island at Waterfront Park in Newburyport

What could be better than a free movie viewed outside at Waterfront Park on a warm summer night?  Adding pirates and buried treasure!  In conjunction with the visit of the HMS Bounty, [amazon B0057FGCR8 inline] will be shown on a forty foot inflatable screen and everyone is invited!  The star of the movie is none other than the HMS Bounty. Come join Jack Hawkins as he shares his adventures with Lon John Silver with your family!

When: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:30pm
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North Shore Collectibles Show

North Shore Collectibles Show
The North Shore Collectibles Show is the largest and most exciting sports and TCG collectibles show on the North Shore! 
8:30 am to 2:00 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 3:59 pm

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Discover our special barnyard animals! Our Angora rabbits Violet, Mabel, Oiver and Charles; Nubian goats Maeve, Morgana, and Mordred; dairy cows Gray, Jasmine, their calves Gigi and Joanie and our friendly flock of heritage chickens will take center stage as we learn about what makes them so unique...
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Amesbury Market Daze

Amesbury Market Daze happens every Sunday indoors at Barewolf Brewing in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Welcome to Amesbury Market Daze at BareWolf Brewing, a weekly vendor market where local surrounding Amesbury talent and community spirit converge.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Salisbury Beach Carousel - Sunday Hours

Carousel at Salisbury Beach MA. Parties, Family Reunions, Weddings, Showers, Birthday Parties
Salisbury Beach Carousel Hours: Friday: 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday: 12 pm to 8 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm Hours of operation are to change.
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday STEAM Club at North Shore Children's Museum

Visit Peabody MA, NorthShore, North Shore Children's Museum
Join in on Sundays at 2:30 for STEAM Club for ages 5-11. Each week participants will explore science and arts through hands-on projects and experiments. This program is free with admission to the play session.
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Fantasies and Mythology Concert

Cape Ann Symphony Fantrasies and Mythology Concert in Manchester Massachusetts
Please join  the Cape Ann Symphony Woodwind Quintet and pianist Kathleen Forgac, presenting musical fantasies and works inspired by myths, legends and lore. This program will explore the magical sounds of the woodwind quintet and then showcase each of the instruments alone featuring works by...
3:00 pm

Friday, April 26

Lil Kickers Soccer at North Shore Children's Museum

 Danvers Indoor Sports host a Lil Kickers soccer program for little ones at North Shore Children's Museum
Coach Lex from Danvers Indoor Sports Clinic will engage budding soccer players for a fun morning of active learning through sports! Warm up, run, and work on skill drills during our 9-12 play session.
9:00 am to 12:00 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 3:59 pm

Home & Food Truck Show | Topsfield

Home and Food Truck show at the Topfield Fairground in Massachusetts
April 20th & 21st. FREE admission and FREE parking. All INDOORS & Enjoy the Food Trucks outside. Speak to leading home industry professionals to plan your spring home projects.
10:00 am to 6:59 pm

Drop-In Family LEGO at HWPL

Wednesdays are LEGO Build Days at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Put your imagination and building skills to the test at this self-directed drop-in program. All ages are welcome with a caregiver.
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Friday 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 has a full list of barnyard chores we need to accomplish to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy. Let’s get to work! Join us for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Fridays and Saturdays! Get on your muck boots – your whole family will get to be...
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Salisbury Beach Carousel - Free Friday Hours

Carousel at Salisbury Beach MA. Parties, Family Reunions, Weddings, Showers, Birthday Parties
Salisbury Beach Carousel Hours: Friday: 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday: 12 pm to 8 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm Hours of operation are to change.
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 27

Tree Planting at Veasey Park

Help reforest/rewild Veasey Park in Georgetown Massachusetts by volunteering to plant seedlings! Image AI Generated
We need many hands to help us in planting THOUSANDS of trees at Veasey Park in April! Any amount of time you can donate to this project will be much appreciated. Please use the this link to sign up.
8:00 am to 5:30 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 3:59 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10am for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician,...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Annual Sheepshearing Festival

Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Waltham MA for North Shore Children Families
Since 1987, this annual event has entertained guests with music, 100+ craft and fiber artists, demonstrations of traditional shearing and herding dogs, and historic re-enactors on the beautiful grounds of this historic, 50-acre estate. People often tell us that spring doesn't begin until the...
Where: Gore Place
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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