What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2015

farm dayKing Richard’s Faire runs through Sunday, October 25 each weekend. Travel back in time and escape reality on 80 acres of enchanted woods! Throughout the day, cheerful villagers engage visitors in His majesty’s forest while hundreds of talented performers including acrobats, aerialists, puppeteers and jugglers offer non-stop entertainment on any one of eight vibrant stages throughout the property. King Richard’s Faire features rides, games, horseback knight battles, sword making, glass blowing, portrait and face painting, psychic readings, animals, and the list goes on! Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. http://kingrichardsfaire.net/.


Get your fill of corn maze excitement at Nessralla Farm in Halifax this weekend! Pony rides, hayrides, bouncy houses, food, live music and of course the corn maze! And you can have fun in the corn maze at night with flash light maze! For details visit http://www.nessrallafarm.com.


Friday, October 16, 2015:
From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. admission is only $1 per person at the Boston Children’s Museum.  For more info, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org.


Tonight is a special outdoor event at the Boston Children’s Museum – it’s their Fall Festival, happening from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join the team of the museum on the boardwalk for all sorts of fun fall inspired things to do like pumpkin carving and painting, leaf rubbings and try out the bicycle-powered cider press and enjoy live music and a pumpkin walk and pumpkin lighting ceremony along the channel. For details, click HERE.


Saturday, October 17, 2015:
It’s the 35th annual Farm Day celebration at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield today from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Its Mass Audubon’s biggest celebration of the year with the eyes on owls program, the Reiner Family Band will be performing, the Caterpillar Lab will be on site and there will be hay mazes, tractor-drawn hayrides, farm animals, kids’ crafts, games, face painting and a nature play area. Lots of options for snacking and lunch, as well as artisan demonstrations and sales, too. All Farm Day proceeds help Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries continue to protect and steward almost 2,000 acres of land across the South Shore. For details visit their website HERE.


The Marshfield Recreation Department presents a “Horseback Riding Clinic” today at 2:00 p.m. rain or shine. Learn about riding styles, forms, types of horses, ponies, care, feeding, grooming and expenses. The event takes places at Furnace Brook Farms, 253 Sandy Hill Drive in Marshfield. The cost is $5.00 per family.


From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. celebrate the Harvest and fall season at Weir River Farm’s annual Fall Festival! This is the rescheduled date that was rained out earlier this month. There will be pony rides, pumpkin painting, hula hooping and children’s activities. Of course the famous barnyard animals will be taking in the fall fest with you. Also local food and live music, too. Kids under 12 are free, non-member adult admission is $8 and member adult admission is $5. For details visit their Facebook page!


The Second Parish Church in Hingham will hold its traditional Fall Fair with fine crafts by local artisans, gifts, baked goods, Vermont cheddar cheese and lunch. The fair will be from 10 -4 on Saturday at 685 Main Street in Hingham. Their pumpkin patch will also be open from 9 – 5 both Saturday and Sunday and all pumpkins are locally grown. For more information visit www.secondparish.org.


The Abington Lions Club are hosting their “Not So Scary Woods” again in Island Grove from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This is a free event and a chance for young kids to enjoy Halloween all dressed up in their costumes.


Sunday, October 18, 2015:

The Wingbusters “Sunday Fly-In Breakfast” final fly-in of the season is today at Cranland Airport in Hanson. Plan to arrive by about 7:30AM before the breakfast lines get too long.  Always bring a camera!!  You can walk among the parked planes and this could be an inspiration for the kids. Here’s the website: http://www.rcflightdeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=4242.


Celebrate the fall season at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton today from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is the first time the festival is being celebrated since 2008. The whole family will have the opportunity to enjoy classic games, wool spinning, arts and crafts, face painting, house tours and antique tractors. Cider and donuts abound, too. Cost for members is $10, non-members $15. Foe details click HERE.



Upcoming and Ongoing Programs:


Come to the Halloween Howl on Saturday, October 24 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell! Drop-in for a night of pumpkin carving, animal visits, crafts, night hikes through the not-too-spooky woods and more! Use our pattern designs and tools to carve a pumpkin brought from home and wear a costume to celebrate the spooky season. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available to purchase for an easy meal, as well as treats from out Spooky Bake Table. Appropriate for all ages. Buy tickets ahead of time or just drop-in.

Fee: $7 Member Child, $10 Non-Member (Adult must accompany child)


If you have an upcoming event for families let us know by e-mail at robhakala@959watd.com or send it to “what to do with the kids” c/o The South Shore’s Morning News at 130 Enterprise Drive in Marshfield, MA, 02050!



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