what to do with the kids: Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6, 2019


As seen on Weir River Farm’s Reindeer Quest

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All December and January go on a reindeer quest at Weir River Farm in Hingham! Grab your boots (or skis or snow shoes when we need ‘em) and seek out the elusive herd of wooden reindeer sculptures found throughout the farm’s trails. See how many you can find and leave a bell around each one’s neck! Start the quest in the lot by the green house at 140 Turkey Hill Lane, the bells will hang on the bulletin board. This event is free. You’re welcome to wave hello to all the barnyard friends but please note the barnyard itself will be closed. https://www.facebook.com/events/292080241415796/


Friday, January 4:
How about a winter duck walk today at Plymouth’s Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.? Kids 10 and older can join sanctuary director Lauren Kras for an outing that will focus on winter waterfowl including wigeon, teal, shoveler, pintail and more! Hone your current bird identification skills and pick up some new ones along the way! Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome! Please be sure to bring your own binoculars and dress for cold weather and wear footwear appropriate for light hiking on muddy trails. Register online or call 508.927.1200. Cost is $5 for adult members, $3 for kid members, $7 for adult nonmembers and $5 for kid nonmembers. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/63359-winter-ducks-walk


Saturday, January 5:
For Harry Potter fans ages 8 and older you’ll want to head to the Duxbury Free Library Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for the Harry Potter Yule Ball!! Dress in your best Harry Potter costume or house colors and come enjoy crafts, dancing and general merriment with other Harry Potter fans! You must register for this event online, in person or by phone. http://www.libraryinsight.com/horzcal.asp?jx=mz

Join the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary staff in Plymouth for an owl prowl adventures as your explore the area in search of the resident owls and those who may just be passing through from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. tonight! In this small group program, which is geared for kids 14 years or older, you’ll go on an evening walk where you will stop, look and listen for whooooo might be out there! Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required, either online or by calling 508.927.1200. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/63033-owl-prowl-adventure


Ongoing Ideas

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! Fuller Craft Museum also offers classes, workshops and events throughout the year. 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!