What to do with the Kids: October 5th – 8th

Weekend Events:
Bring the whole family to the annual “Pumpkin Patch Weekend” at Bog Hollow Farm in Kingston. The event runs October 6th, 7th and 8th from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5, children under 2 are FREE. Take a hay wagon ride the Pumpkin Patch and then roam the patch in search of that perfect pumpkin. Why not get lost in the maze? Have fun in the hay jump, visit the animals, or just relax.  Bog Hollow Farm is located at 80 Wapping Road in Kingston. Find out more at www.boghollowfarm.com

Lot’s to do Columbus Day Weekend at Kennedy’s Country Gardens on Route 3A in Scituate. Celebrate the season of color and bounty. It’s fun for the whole family! Pumpkin Bowling – all day every day. Millie the Clown – Face Painting & Balloon Animals Saturday & Sunday from 12 to 4pm. For All: Piles of orange & white pumpkins, funky squashes, corn stalks, hay bales and more. Lots of creative fall container garden assortments, perfect for the front stairs or back patio. Fall Planting Savings – 20-75% off Trees, Shrubs, Perennials & More! Free Refreshments – Hot Mulled Cider, cold cider, apples, popcorn, cheese & crackers. Fried Dough Booth – with drinks and delicious grilled lunch options. See the Christmas Preview inside the Christmas Shop where Bill the Stone Stacker will be here, showing off his stone creations, which are all the rage! For more information, visit www.kennedyscountrygardens.com

How about a “Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine: Mystery on the Rails Tour” this Columbus Day Weekend at Edaville USA? The event runs Friday October 5th at 9:00am to Monday October 8th at 9:00pm. Spend the day immersed in the storybook world of Thomas. Take a magical 20-minute ride on a 15-ton replica of Thomas and meet his kindly but stern boss Sir Topham Hat. Enjoy unlimited use of all amusement rides and indoor and outdoor play spaces. Edaville is located at 5 Pine Street in Carver. For more information, call 508-866-8190 or visit www.edaville.com

Check out Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries in Marshfield.  There are a variety of classes, events, camps, kid’s activities & more! For more information, call 781-837-9400
or visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore

How about a visit to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Let the Art Touch You! A variety of special exhibitions await your discovery. There will be workshops & special events available for adults & children.  For more information, call 508-588-6000 or visit www.fullercraft.org

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston.  Find out more at www.mos.org

Check out the New England Aquarium.  For more information, call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org

Don’t forget to take a trip over to Hull and take a ride on the Paragon Carousel. The carousel is open weekends: Fridays 4pm to dusk. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to dusk. Weather permitting. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Look for the Fall Community Brochure. Sign up options – On-line, Mail In, or Walk In. The Recreation Department will offer programs for pre school, youth, teen and adults. Programs may include: Pre school enrichment classes, soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball, archey and so much more!  Programs for all ages and interests!

Friday October 5th, 2012:
Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston.  From 5 to 9pm admission is only $1 a person.  For more information, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Saturday October 6th, 2012:
It’s the 2nd Annual South Shore Celebration today at the Marshfield Fairgrounds from 10:00am to 4:30pm. This family-friendly events celebrates the fall harvest, local foods and sustainable living. $5/person or $10/Family. Free parking. Join us for some good food and green fun; Local Food and Green Vendors Workshops on sustainable living and local food; Kids Corner – Fun and Games and much more. For more information, visit www.southshorecelebration.com . The event is organized by edible South Shore,Go Green Web Directory and Sustainable South Shore. Rob and Lisa will be broadcasting from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Stop by and say hello. 

Check out the 6th Annual Harvest Festival at Plimoth Plantation today from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Join the Wampanoag Indigenous Program for a day of fun-filled activities to celebrate the harvest of vegetables from our gardens. The Wampanoag people relied heavily on agriculture for a large part of their diet. This was true in the 17th century and is true also today. We celebrate this time of year by singing, dancing, games, and feasting. This is a great day for all who attend. Please come and join with the native people in learning about our harvest and our culture. Plimoth Plantation is located at 137 Warren Avenue in Plymouth. For more information, call 508-746-1622 or visit www.plimoth.org

Sunday October 7th, 2012: 

Check back here for upcoming events:

Check out “Family Adventures in Archaeology” on Saturday October 13th from 10:30am to 12noon. Come celebrate archaeology month and experience the science of archaeology from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century. See and touch Native American artifacts, listen to stories about the Native American Culture and discover what it’s like to be an archaeologist by participating in hands on activities. $9, $6 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org 

It’s the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary’s greatest day! Mass Audubon’s 32nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday October 20th from 10am to 4pm. There will be hay rides and pony rides all day. There’ll be a huge arts and crafts show, enjoy great soups from local restaurants and plenty of homemade baked goods. And there’s so much more! Children’s games and crafts, face painting, live farm animals, a giant hay maze, lots more good food by Family Crest Catering and fun for the whole family. $7, $5 for Mass Audubon members (children 3 and under free). For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

If you have an event for families coming up, let us know by e-mail at robhakala@959watd.com or send it to What To Do With The Kids c/o
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About Rob Hakala

Since 2000, Rob has hosted The South Shore's Morning News on WATD.