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post #21 of 34
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We also love to drive down to the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence
You reminded me that Southwick Zoo is nice too. Very shady with kiddie rides onsite too.
post #22 of 34
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You reminded me that Southwick Zoo is nice too. Very shady with kiddie rides onsite too.
I've never been to that one, and never had a recommandation before now. We'd love to give it a try. Thanks!
post #23 of 34
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Anything else?
post #24 of 34
On the South Shore, there's some really nice, low key hiking at World's End in Hingham. It's a park that was originally laid out as a housing development by Frederick Law Olmstead, but the houses were never built. It has beautiful views of Boston, and beaches, meadow, and forest. Also in Hingham is Wompatuck State Park and Weir River Farm. They have story hour on Wednesday mornings and are also open Saturday morning.

In Norwell, the South Shore Natural Science Center has lots of kid friendly trails, as well as a small indoor nature center. They do various events which are always fun. Also in Norwell is Storybook Cove, in the Merchant's Row mall. It's a small independent children's bookstore. They have story and craft times. Another good local bookstore is Buttonwood Books on 3A in Cohasset.
post #25 of 34
Great suggestions! Our favorite family beach is Bedford Springs Park (admission). Half the beach is shaded by huge pine trees, which I love. There is a sprinkler part and a very big shallow paved part where toddlers can play safely in the water. Also a water slide and dock for bigger kids. It's a hit with all of my kids (age range 1 to 9).

We also love the Lowell Folk Festival. You can take a train up from Boston North Station. Everything is free and there are artists from around the world.

We also letterbox all over the Boston area. It introduces you to some great places and is a fun way to get kids (especially 4+) interested in hiking in natural areas.
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post #27 of 34
There is nice spray park in Fitchburg, and one in CLinton.
Also in Clinton is a state funded pool which is very clean, has a kiddy pool and is FREE!
(We like water related fun!)
post #28 of 34
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There is nice spray park in Fitchburg, and one in CLinton.
Also in Clinton is a state funded pool which is very clean, has a kiddy pool and is FREE!
(We like water related fun!)
Could you post details (links, actual place names and/or addresses)? This isn't enough info. to actually locate these places. TIA.
post #29 of 34
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Could you post details (links, actual place names and/or addresses)? This isn't enough info. to actually locate these places. TIA.
List of pools and spray parks
post #30 of 34
sorry about the lack of detail:
the fitchburg spray park is on Beech St in Fitchurg(Cleghorn Neighborhood)
www.fitchburgrecreation.com

the Clinton Pool is on RT 110 in Clinton, near the middle and high school
and clinton spraypark is called Acre Park on Berlin Rd and Oak St, in Clinton
post #31 of 34
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Elm Bank Reserve (Wellesley/Natick line) has a small spray and fountain area for kids in the Children's Garden. (free)
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by judyz View Post
sorry about the lack of detail:
the fitchburg spray park is on Beech St in Fitchurg(Cleghorn Neighborhood)
www.fitchburgrecreation.com

the Clinton Pool is on RT 110 in Clinton, near the middle and high school
and clinton spraypark is called Acre Park on Berlin Rd and Oak St, in Clinton
Thanks!!!
post #33 of 34
Just thought I would add some attractions in Sharon MA:

Wards Berry Farm: You can go there for pick your own--very fun! On Sept. 12th they are having a Harvest Festival with corn mazes and pumpkins and all that fun stuff

Borderland State Park: Really nice walking trails here--and fun place to bring a dog and enjoy a picnic.
post #34 of 34
Great thread!:

The Minuteman National Park/ Concord & Lexington is fun too!
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