What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, May 18th



The Paragon Carousel is open weekends from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. They’re celebrating their 90th year this year!

Saturday, May 19

The 33rd annual Walk for Wildlife takes place today from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield.  Celebrate spring at the stunning sanctuary property.  Whether you’re interested in birds, bugs, plants, or just being outdoors, it’s fun for all ages at this free day of discovery.  Drop by any time and stroll the trails at your own pace.  Visit stations along your walk where skilled naturalists from both South Shore Sanctuaries and the South Shore Bird Club will offer hands-on educational activities that highlight various aspects of the sanctuary – from its inhabitants and history to the myriad reasons this property is so important and special.  Activities will include watching osprey on their nesting platform through a spotting scope, using sweep nets to find katydids and grasshoppers, learning about grassland nesting birds such as bobolink and American kestrel, searching for water insects in the pond, and lots more!  Bring your family and friends for a day of celebration, education and fun.  This is a free event and you can drop in at any time.  Donations are appreciated, $5 per person or $20 per family is suggested.

From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. explore Jacobs Pond in Norwell with our friends from the South Shore Natural Science Center down the street as you investigate what plants and animals live in and around the pond by exploring the water and shore with dip nets, buckets, and magnifiers.  Discover which birds call the pond home and give canoeing and kayaking a try!  Wear shoes that you can get wet!  This event is free, brought to you by the Norwell Conservation Commission and the SS Natural Science Center.

It’s open barnyard season at Weir River Farm in Hingham Saturday’s from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.! Come see the barnyard full of animals including lambs, chicks, and piglets! You’ll see Nutmeg the pony, Billy the goat and many other residents. You can come brush a goat, make a barnyard craft, pet a chicken and more. Talk to a friendly farmer  and learn about life on the farm and experience the Weir River Farm has to offer! Rain or shine, the cost is $5 for kid members and $10 for kid nonmembers. Adults are admitted for free.


Sunday, May 20

It’s time for Itty Bitty Adventures from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. which is ideal for all ages. Join the team at the South Shore Natural Science Center as you explore the very special pond ecosystem. The fee is $10 for members and $13 for nonmembers – caregivers are free.

It’s the 3rd Sunday of the month which means it’s time for the Cranland Airport Fly-In Breakfast in Hanson where Chapter 279 of the experimental aircraft association hosts breakfast for only $6 for adults and $3 for kids! Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee or orange juice. Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs till about 10:30, or when the breakfast sells out! The fly in goes until about 11:00 a.m. It’s a great time to see interesting aircraft up close and personal (just don’t touch!) as they fly in and out for the breakfast! All are welcome!




About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News!