what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2018

park day


King Richard’s Faire – THE New England Renaissance Festival – is now open in Carver which runs weekends until – Sunday, October 21 including Columbus Day on October 8.  https://kingrichardsfaire.net/


Saturday, September 8:

It’s open barnyard time at Weir River Farm in Hingham! Nutmeg the pony, Billy the goat and the other barnyard regulars are excited to see you at the farm! You can brush a goat, make a barnyard craft, pet a chicken and more! You can talk to a friendly farmer and learn more about life on the farm. You can also take a walk on one of the many trails and experience all that Weir River Farm has to offer. You can visit the barnyard every Saturday – rain or shine – from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Park at 140 Turkey Hill Lane. Cost is $5 for member kids and $10 for nonmember kids – adults are admitted for free.

Dad and donuts is hosted at the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bond with your dad (and donuts!) through stories, songs and fun. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! This is an event geared towards children aged 0-6 and caregivers who are unable to make it to other library story times. No registration required!

With fall right around the corner, it’s time for one of nature’s most amazing events to take place – the migration of the monarchs! Join education coordinator Morgyn Ellis at the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and join Morgyn on a walk and talk all about monarchs, their incredible journey, the obstacles they face and most importantly, what you can do to help them. This program is suitable for kids ages 8 and older and the cost is $7 for adult and kid members and $9 for adult and kid non-members. Registration is required by calling 508.927.1200 or online here.   You’ll meet at the Tidmarsh parking lot located at 60 Beaver Dam Road – dress for the weather and wear footwear appropriate for light hiking on potentially muddy trails.


It’s Turtle Time at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton today from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Can turtles take off their shells? How does a turtle shell grow? What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Come learn some really cool facts (and myths) about our scaly reptile friends that live in the Blue Hills. This program begins in the museum’s auditorium with a hands-on investigation of turtle artifacts, an up-close visit with one of our residential turtles, a story, and a turtle craft. We then visit the outdoor turtle exhibit followed by a short walk to Trailside’s pond to watch turtles in their natural habitat. This program is ideal for families with kids ages 5 – 12. The cost is $3 for adult members, $6 for kid members, $6 for adult non-members and $9 for kid non-members. Registration is required by calling 617.333.0690 or online HERE. Wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Be prepared for a short walk outside!



 Sunday, September 9:

It’s the 27th annual West Bridgewater Lion’s Club Park Day Celebration today from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the War Memorial Park! Admission and parking a free and you’ll enjoy a whole day of family fun including hay rides, pony rides, clowns, jugglers, magicians and puppets. There will be many live performances including Divas with a Twist. There will be a craft fair and a flea market, along with raffles, a car show and lots of yummy food options. And the ever popular Marla Isaac will be there with her wonderful birds of prey and reptile show, too! Keep up with all the details online: https://www.facebook.com/wbparkday/ 



Upcoming Events:

The 42nd annual Corn Festival at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell takes place Saturday and Sunday September 15 and 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Corn Festival celebrates the fall harvest as well as the natural and cultural heritage of New England. The event includes all day activities like hay rides and craft demos as well as scheduled events like live animal presentations. Keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for the latest details.


The Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival take place Saturday and Sunday September 15 and 16. Two days of fall family fun including live music, kid’s activities, animals, local crafters and yummy food.  http://www.soulehomestead.com/upcoming-events/harvest-fair-joe-davies-folk-festival/


The Endless Summer Waterfront Festival on Nantasket Beach takes place on Saturday, September 15 from noon until 5:00 p.m.


The Natural Resources Trust of Easton hosts their 45th annual Harvest and Craft Fair September 30 at the Sheep Pasture.  https://www.nrtofeaston.org/harvest–craft-fair.html


Ongoing Ideas

The Highland Foundations very popular Free Fun Fridays program offers no-cost admission to many cultural hot spots across the state, each Friday through August 31st. http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays


Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 


The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy.


Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.


Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.




About Lisa Azizian

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