Summer Bucket List 2017

Summer is short, but they days can seem long when boredom sets in.  No need to fear, there is SO much to do on the South Shore!  Make this summer your best one yet with our list of 100+ things to do on the South Shore (and a bit beyond)!

    1. Head to one of these free outdoor movie events
    2. Try the ice cream at Kimball Farm in Westford (then play mini golf and ride the bumper  boats)
    3. Cool down in a local Splash Park
    4. Hike the trails at Blue Hills
    5. Visit Davis Farmland - check out their summer reptile shows
    6. Take the boat to the New England Aquarium.  See one of their 3D movies!
    7. Regal Cinemas $1 movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
    8. Go to Canobie Lake Park
    9. Take advantage of Free Fun Fridays
    10. Go Blueberry Picking
    11. Go to the zoo (Buttonwood, Franklin Park, Roger Williams, Southwick or Capron Park Zoo)
    12. Visit Thomas Land and Dino Land at Edaville
    13. Visit The Dinosaur Place
    14. Take in a Drive in Movie
    15. Check out Sturbridge Village
    16. Spend the day at Mystic Aquarium then eat at Mystic Pizza
    17. Let the kids race at K1 Speed in Kingston
    18. Spend the afternoon driving go karts, playing laser tag, mini golf and more at Starland
    19. Grab a bite at the new DQ Grille & Chill in Hanover
    20. Go for a walk at World's End in Hingham
    21. Go Kayaking
    22. Visit the Museum of Science
    23. Swim and play at Houghton's Pond in Milton
    24. Play a round of Mini Golf
    25. Visit Bass Pro Shop in Foxboro and go for a walk on the Nature Trail & Cranberry Bog
    26. Visit The Hall at Patriot Place
    27. Have an adventure at 5 Wits in Foxboro
    28. Go to Patriots Training Camp and play in the Fan Zone!
    29. Take a walk at Pond Meadow Park
    30. Go exploring at Norris Reservation
    31. Walk/run/ride your bike around Castle Island and eat at Sullivan's
    32. Go to story time at your local library
    33. Listen to a Wacky Wednesday Concert from the South Shore Conservatory
    34. See the Boston Gardens & ride the Swan Boats
    35. Play at the Children's Museum in Easton
    36. Barnes &  Noble story time (Hingham & Braintree)
    37. Get some home made ice cream at Hornstra Farm
    38. Explore the playground and splash zone at Nelson Park in Plymouth
    39. Get artistic at a Pop Up Art School workshop
    40. Take a swim during Family Swim Time at Goldfish Swim School in Braintree
    41. Play Bubble Ball!
    42. Go on a Whale Watch
    43. Get tickets to a Cape Cod Baseball League game
    44.  Practice your rock walls skills at Challenge Rocks (Hingham) or Rock On Adventure (Norwood)
    45. Show off your ninja warrior skills at TA Fitness' open gym times
    46. Get crafty at one of these local art centers
    47. Catch a performance from Big Ryan's Tall Tales
    48. Head to Paragon Carousel in Hull for Friday Morning Story Time
    49. Try the water slides at Water Wizz
    50. Catch a Pawtucket Red Sox game
    51. Watch the Brockton Rox play at Campanelli Stadium
    52.  Take  a scenic walk at World’s End in Hingham
    53. Beat the heat and play indoors at KidZone in Norwell
    54. Go on a Pirate Cruise or an Ice Cream Cruise
    55. Listen to ta performance byMama Steph
    56. Play a game of Mini Golf
    57. Go on a Boston Duck Tour
    58. Take a road trip to the Mystic Aquarium
    59. Try Geocaching
    60. Let kids build at the Free Kids Workshops at Home Depot & Lowes
    61. Hit a few buckets at a local driving range
    62. Thrill seekers?  Check out Codzilla in Boston Harbor
    63. Sign up for a Craft Class at Michaels
    64. Go bowling!
    65. Take the ferry out to the Harbor Islands (Georges, Spectacle, Grape, Thompson)
    66. Let the kids jump at Sky Zone or Launch
    67. Take the family out when Kids Eat Free
    68. Visit the Legoland Discovery Center in Somerville
    69. Explore the trails at the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary (bring your camera, great photo spot!)
    70. Take in some history at Battleship Cove
    71. Explore at the Boston Museum of Science
    72. Head down to Plimouth Plantation
    73. Make some of these Rock Crafts
    74. Let the little ones play at the Children’s Museum Easton, you can even have a sleepover there!
    75. Go to the Boston Children’s Museum ($1 admission Friday nights)
    76. See the Toe Jam Puppet Band perform
    77. Play laser tag, go carts, mini golf and more at Starland Sports & Fun Park in Hanover
    78. Visit The Butterfly Place in Westford.  Find a $1 coupon on their Facebook page
    79. Stop by the Herring Run Historical Park in Pembroke
    80. Get out your aggression at Randolph Paint Ball
    81. Go fishing!
    82. Visit the USS Constitution Museum
    83. Play Laser Tag
    84. Make Oobleck Slime
    85. Head to the Marshfield Fair
    86. Make a paper fortune teller
    87. Watch an Evening Under the Stars concert
    88. Visit the New England Aquarium.  See one of their 3D movies!
    89. Soak up the past at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
    90. Visit The Butterfly Place
    91. Stop by the South Shore Children’s Museum, story time is Tues-Thurs at 10:30am
    92. Take your toddler to Children’s World Indoor Playground in Canton
    93. Check out a local animal center
    94. Explore at the Museum of Science.
    95. Print out some of these coloring pages
    96. Have a picnic
    97. Go to a carnival
    98. Take a day trip to the Discovery Museums in Acton
    99. Rainy day?  Try one of these indoor boredom busters
    100. Have family movie night.  Pre-screen the movie with one of these movie review sites
    101. Go to the beach!
    102. Go roller skating at the Carousel Family Fun Center in Whitman
    103. Paint something at Plaster Fun Time, South Shore Pottery Shop, or Pottery Playce
    104. Swim at Houghton’s Pond at Blue Hills
    105. Take a bike ride along the Cape Cod Canal
    106. Go to the zoo (Buttonwood, Franklin Park, Roger Williams, Southwick or Capron Park Zoo)

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