PEM Peabody Essex Museum for Families
Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years, he has created...
Meet at the headquarters (305 Middleton Rd., North Andover) and Join the Intepreter on a long hike to one of the many gorgeous spots in the park for lunch. Recommend bringing bagged lunch, water,...
Join the Park Interpreter on a short interactive hike along the interpreters tra
Join the Park Interpreter on a short interactive hike along the interpreters trail to identify some of the plants and trees found at Harold Parker State Forest. Recommend bringing water, insect...
Discover what creatures live in New England Ponds at Harold Parker State Forest!
Let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds by exploring Stearns Pond. Harold Parker has 11 ponds, 9 of which were created by the CCC. Learn their function and importance. Wear...
MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!  In this
Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities....
Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focu
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...
MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!
Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities....
Lowell Summer Concert Series for North Shore Children and Families
As part of the Lowell Summer Music Series, a special series of kids performances takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Activities include make-and-take art at 10 a.m., a performance at 11 a.m.,...
oin Whole Foods Market, Solstice Power Yoga and Friends on The Green, for an eve
Join Whole Foods Market, Solstice Power Yoga and Friends on The Green, for an evening of Kids Yoga, Music, Sidewalk Chalk Art, Healthy Snacks and Fun. RSVP Here
Kids 5 and up are invited to explore Maudslay State Park with the park inteprete
Maudslay State Park invites kids 5 and up to join the interpreter for this fun program that focuses on interesting aspects in different areas of the park. Use nets, magnifiers, and capture tanks to...
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North Shore Pick Your Own Strawberries

North Shore Strawberry Picking North of Boston Massachusetts

North Shore Kid's list of places to 'pick-your-own' Strawberries orchards on the North Shore!

 
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Boxford
Georgetown
Ipswich
North Andover
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Peabody

North Shore Beaches

North Shore Beaches North of Boston Massachusetts

Try some of the great beaches that the North Shore has to offer!



Take a Hike on a North Shore Trail!

A list of North Shore Trails for hiking, running, walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, find a trail on the North shore North of Boston Massachusetts

Hit the trail and discover some of the North Shore's hidden gems!

Things To Do and Events This Weekend with Kids



Recent Stories

Northshore Cultural Care Au Pair
Whether your kids are in camp or you have a childcare at home or they are at home with you, there are likely to be more than a few days this summer when you are left thinking “what the heck are we going to do today?!” Local Childcare Consultant with Cultural Care Au Pair Sophie Roch Piersol shares with you some creative ideas that she recently shared with her group of Marblehead au pairs for keeping their host kids entertained this summer: Rainy day indoor fun: Freeze it! Make popsicles with your favorite juice. Hang it! Recreate famous works of art and make a kid gallery. Sing it! Host your own “American Idol” Map  it! Make a map of your neighborhood Search for it! Make a treasure hunt with clues. X marks the spot. Get outside: Hike it! No need to travel very far! Spy it! Find figures in the clouds Wash it! Buckets of fun for a hot day. Maybe even raise money for a local charity and wash some neighborhood bikes! Plant it! Why not pot some strawberry plant? Maybe some flowers? Watch the fruits of your labor throughout the season Excavate it! Freeze things in ice then break them out. Dinosaurs, cards, make your own fossils. Save it!  Scrapbooking can be time consuming why not create a memory jar? At the end of each summer adventure put a slip of paper in a jar with the date and a note or picture of your favorite thing from that day. You’ll have a great time at the end of the summer looking back at all of the fun you had! Sophie Roch Piersol is a Local Childcare Consultant in Marblehead for Cultural Care Au Pair, the leading au pair agency for 25 years. Cultural Care Au Pair provides flexible, affordable childcare solutions for parents across the country.  Aside from her role at Cultural Care, Sophie is the mom of mom of 3, a former bilingual preschool teacher and Marblehead resident for 12 years.

 

After a walk in the woods, check for ticks before getting in the car!
If you spend any amount of time outdoors on the North Shore, you should be aware of ticks, where they live, how they feed and what to do if you find a tick on your body or biting into your skin. Ticks are arachnids that are closely related to spiders. They feed by attaching themselves to animals and sucking blood. Ticks on the North Shore primarily transmit two dangerous infections - Lyme Disease and Babesiosis (a blood parasite commonly confused with malaria).

 

Kids bowl free is a program designed to help kids stay active and safe.
Kids Bowl Free is a program where select bowling centers offer free bowling to kids all summer long. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

 

Lifetime Wave Kayaks are very bouyant, stable and great platforms to learn on.
We live near a tidal cove that is great for our four year old to play in especially at mid tide when the water is about as deep as a wading pool. It's allowed both of our kids to become comfortable with the water as we have done water activities like swimming, jumping in waves and even kayaking together.  My kayak has a baby seat that my son used in the past, but his sister is ready to start using that spot, and it was time for 'B' to have his own kayak.

 

Poison Ivy has three leaves on each branch node. "Leaves of Three, Let it Be."
Anybody who has ever had a case of poison ivy will tell you that they wish they could go back in time and avoid ever having contact with the plant - and that's precisely the best way to deal with it.  If you and your children can identify the plant and avoid coming into contact with the oily residue on its leaves, everyone is bound to have much more fun this summer!