Summer Activities Guide

TreeTop Adventures in Canton

July 7, 2017

TreeTop Adventures is an aerial adventure park for ages 7 and up, where kid and adults alike can climb up into the trees, tackle above ground obstacles, and zip line from tree to tree on 10 courses of varying height and difficulty. It’s perfect for the whole family!

Upcoming Events

  1. Everything is Mama Storytime

    November 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Storytime at Showcase Cinema de Lux

    November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Parent & Tot Nature Walk

    November 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  4. Kid’s Reading Corner @Derby Street

    November 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. Fun with STEM with The Children’s Museum in Easton

    November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kids Win With Summer Reading Programs

June 16, 2013

Kids can win all sorts of prizes with these summer reading programs. Sign them up today!

Free Fun Fridays are Back!

May 20, 2013

Free Fun Fridays are back for 2013! Sponsored by the Highland Foundation, Free Fun Fridays offers FREE admission to 60 local museums and cultural venues throughout the summer, (six venues each week), starting June 28th.

It’s Blueberry Picking Time!

July 24, 2012

Last week we took our annual trip to the blueberry farm, one of my favorite summer outings! In the past we have picked at C.N. Smith Farm and Ward’s Berry Farm, but this year we took our first trip to Tree-Berry Farm in Scituate. The weather was perfect, the kids were in happy, cooperative moods, and the blueberries were plentiful!

Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

July 15, 2012

Mamas, it’s hot out there! Get a little relief from the summer heat with this yummy Watermelon Lemonade Recipe from Skip to My Lou!

Sweet Summer {Guest Post}

July 11, 2012

Dearest Summer,

You are here…

I have spent weeks – maybe even months preparing for you…

You have given me my to-do list and I think you will find it to your liking…

Firefly Watch with The Museum of Science

July 10, 2012

When I was young, we spent 2 weeks out of every summer at my family’s tiny Cape House in South Yarmouth. It was the best two weeks out of the year. One of my fondest memories of our time there is of my younger brother and I exploring the patch of woods next to the house, finding fireflies and capturing them in glass jars for the night to be our nightlights. It is such a perfect summer memory.

The Museum of Science in Boston has teamed up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College for a Firefly Watch program this summer!

2012 Summer Adventure List

July 8, 2012

Well Mamas, the summer is now fully underway. I hope you and your families are surviving these first few weeks out of school as smoothly as possible. Today I’m sharing a list of local summer activities that a friend of mine sends out each year. Deb’s “Summer Adventure List” has loads of great family friendly activities (many of them free) to keep you busy until school starts!

Boston Harbor Islands Summer 2012 Family Events

July 5, 2012

The Boston Harbor Island Alliance is pleased to announce its schedule of FREE family and kids-focused activities this summer on the Boston Harbor Islands! From Family Yoga and Plays in the Park to musical performances and Youth Fishing, kids of all ages are able to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors, and parents will love the easy accessibility to the islands, with ferry rides only 15 minutes from downtown Boston.

Free Fun Fridays 2012

June 13, 2012

Free Fun Fridays are back for 2012! Sponsored by the Highland Foundation, Fun Free Fridays offer free admission to different attractions throughout Massachusetts every Friday between June 29th and August 31st. There is no preregistration or tickets required, just show up and enjoy. Check out this year’s schedule and mark your calendars now!

{Giveaway} Win $100 Worth of Growing Readers Books from Bright Horizons!

June 11, 2012

Summer means a lot of things in our house… family time, trips to the beach, ice cream, barbeques, s’mores and more, but it also means summer reading time! I do my best to get the kids motivated and excited about keeping up their reading over the summer, and adding a few new books to their shelves always helps! To help out with your summer reading lists, we’re excited to announce that Bright Horizons is giving one lucky reader $100 worth of books!

Countdown to Summer

May 25, 2012

Summer is just around the corner, and the number of days left until school lets out is getting wonderfully small! If you (and your kiddos) are looking forward to the lazy, unscheduled days of summer as much as we are, you’ll love these fun Countdown to Summer ideas posted by Shannon over at The Enchanted Yankee.