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Monday, December 22, 2008

Franklin Park Zoo Events

Here's a few events for Franklin Park Zoo for the next few months! All events are FREE with paid admission. Admission is $12/adult, $7/child ages 2-12. Children under 2 are FREE.

Sing-a-Longs with Su Eaton!
Every Saturday in January and March, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

Escape the winter chill and bring your little ones down to the always-balmy Tropical Forest for family entertainment provided by our professional children’s entertainer during our Saturday Sing-a-Longs! Wildly popular children’s entertainer, Su Eaton, will perform every Saturday in January and March. These events will be held in the Hippo Theater at Franklin Park Zoo and are free with general Zoo admission. Saturday Sing-a-Longs will be held January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Go Ape during School Vacation Week!
February 16 – 20, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

Set off on a tropical excursion during February school vacation week and bring your family to Franklin Park Zoo for an ape-themed getaway! Learn about these incredible animals by visiting our gorilla troop at the Tropical Forest. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of creative and educational ape-related activities. Plus...Little Joe turns 16, so Franklin Park Zoo will celebrate his birthday all week! Activities include:

  • First 25 visitors per day receive a special gift
  • Sign a large birthday card for Little Joe
  • Enjoy gorilla-shaped birthday cake (on Monday, February 16)
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of creative and educational ape-related activities
  • And, many other surprises throughout the week!

For more info...please visit their website or call 617-541-LION.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesdays For You

There's an event for moms going on at the AT&T store at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree on Tuesday, December 16th from 10-8. People will be there to talk with you about how technology can simplify and streamline your life! Who doesn't need to find out about that? They will be talking about new devices, their calling plans, holiday gift ideas, promotions and even how to handle your child's phone usage.

Just for attending that day, please print out and use the 20% off accessories coupon! (click on image below and then print)

Also...feel free to visit AT&T's blog, written by moms. You can find out about lots of cell phone related issues there!

Let me know if you attend and what you learned! =)


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Best Christmas Light Displays

One of our favorite things to do every Christmas season is to put the kids in the car with some hot cocoa and drive around looking at the pretty Christmas lights! One place to try and visit every year is in Bridgewater. It's called the Bridgewater Festival of Lights. You can visit this great display at 55 Alexander Drive in Bridgewater, just off Rt. 18. They are open every night until Christmas from 5-10pm unless there is rain or heavy snow. The great part about this display is that you can get out and walk through it! Oh and it's FREE. Yes, free...they ask that you please make a donation if you can. Definitely a must see!

What are some other *must see* Christmas light displays in your area? Leave a comment and let us know!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jungle Plex Kids Night In Event

I just got an email from the Jungle Plex in Plymouth today. They are having a great Kids Night In/Parents Night Out event on December 5th & 19th, 5:30pm til 9:00pm. Kids ages 3-9 are invited to attend while the parents get a night out for dinner, shopping, alone time! The kids will have pizza, movie and playtime! Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for a sibling and $10 for all additional siblings. See their website for more information and give them a call to reserve your space!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa's Workshop at Michaels

Don't forget that Michaels Craft Stores has make and take crafts for the kids to do on most Saturdays from 10-2. On December 6th, they are having "Santa's Workshop" where kids can make (& wrap) three gifts. These would be great for the kids to give to loved ones. Cost is $5 per child and is geared towards ages 5-12. Check your local Michaels store for more information!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Activities at Colony Place

Lots of fun stuff going on at Colony Place in Plymouth!

Santa will be arriving on Sunday, November 23. Visit between 2-4 for lots of family fun!

They will have the Enchanted Storybook Village weekends from November 23-December 21 from 11am-4pm. There's 20 decorated storybook trees, inflatables, a huge gingerbread house and FREE pictures with Santa (bring your own camera).

Also...your favorite storybooks will come to life on Saturdays from 11am-12pm.
  • Nov. 29--Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Dec. 6--Curious George
  • Dec. 13--Berenstein Bears
  • Dec. 20--Strawberry Shortcake
Looks like it will be lots of fun!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Breakfast with Santa at Imagination Island

Thanks to Kelly for telling me about this event!

Imagination Island in Plymouth is having a Breakfast with Santa on Thursday, December 4th from 8-10am. You will have breakfast, listen to stories and even get some one on one time with Santa. After 10am, you can stay all day and play! Cost is $14 per child and $6 per adult. Limited space so sign up soon. See their website for more information.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Edaville Railroad Festival of Lights

It's time for Edaville's Festival of Lights! I used to go to Edaville when I was little--I was always amazed at all the beautiful lights. I loved the little scenes with the moving figures. We always got our Christmas Tree there as well. And of course, I loved the train ride and watching for all the lights out in the middle of the bogs. Now it's my turn to let my kids enjoy Edaville! The kids love riding the train and going on all the kids rides. We must get fried dough and of course, hot cocoa! One visit to Edaville will get you in the holiday spirit!

If you're a Carver Resident....this Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15 is Carver Free Days! You must show proof of residency and this year, they'd like you to bring a non perishable food item per person to donate. Maximum of four people.

Here's a link to a money saving coupon too!

Start making some holiday traditions with your children at Edaville this year!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Mark your calendars! Mommay's Mayhem is having a Virtual Cookie Exchange starting December 5th! We'll be having great giveaways for all participants! Dig out those tried & true cookie recipes and get ready to post them on your blog on December 5th then come back here and post your link!

Some of our giveaways include:
and many more...
Come back to Mommay's Mayhem on December 5th to join the fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tamworth Camping Area

Tamworth Camping Area in New Hampshire is a great little campground! We visited over Columbus Day Weekend. It's located in Tamworth, NH is about 2.5/3 hours away. The campground has nicely wooded sites and some sites are even riverfront! There's a small beach on the river for swimming. There's a nice playground, farm animals for the kids to feed and even a small mini golf course. You can access their wi-fi at the arcade & up by the store. The employees were very courteous. Tamworth is a basic, no frills campground but we'd definitely go back...and it's location is is close to lots of attractions.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Home Depot Kids Workshops

The Home Depot has a FREE kids workshop on the first Saturday of every month between 9and noon! The program is geared towards kids 5-12. The do it yourself workshop is different every month. Each kid gets an orange apron and an achievement pin as well. Check your local store for projects!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Spooktacular at Borders

Borders Stores are having a halloween event Saturday, October 25 from 2-4. There's a costume contest, storytime, games, activities and more!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Daniel Webster Farm Day

Farm Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 1st, 10am-3pm. The event was rained out this year. You can get more info here.

Cost is $6 for nonmembers, $4 for members. Children 3 and under is free. Children wearing halloween costumes will get a hayride for FREE!.

This is a fun don't want to miss it!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Local Halloween & Fall Events

Here's a few Halloween & Fall Events I've found going on in October! Bookmark this post because I'll keep updating it as I find more!

Marshfield: The Winslow House is having a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25th at 1:00. Ages toddler-11. Free.

Pembroke: 119 (un)Pleasant Street. Drive by viewing October 1-30 from 6-10pm. Trick or Treating on October 31, 6-10pm.

Norton: Haunting in the Woods, Winslow Farm. Open every weekend in October from dark til 9:30. Adults $10, children under 12, $7. (Not recommended for small children)

Plymouth: Haunted Pirate Ship, Mayflower II. Family Friendly. Weekend nights in October, 5:30-8pm. $8 per person, ages 6-12, $6.

Norwell: Halloween Howl & Spooky Woods, South Shore Science Center. Saturday, October 25 starting at 4:00pm. See link for exact info.

Kingston: Pumpkin Patch Weekend, Bog Hollow Farm. October 11-13th, 10-4pm. $4 admission, kids under 3 free.

East Bridgewater: Harvest Hoe Down, CN Smith Farm. October 11-13. They also have Hayrides on the weekends before Halloween.

W. Falmouth: Pumpkin Day, Bourne Farm. Saturday October 11 9-3. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, face painting & more.

New Bedford: Boo at the Zoo, Buttonwood Zoo. October 17-19 & 24-26, 6-9pm.

Everywhere: Check out Pumpkin Patches & More for listings in your state!

Having a kids Halloween or Fall Event? Email me and I'll get it added!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Free Ice Cream!

Head on over to your local Cold Stone Creamery tomorrow night (September 25th) from 5-8pm for some free ice cream! You get to choose your free creation from one of these:
  • Jack's Creation - Marshmallow ice cream with OREO® Cookies, Chocolate Chips and Fudge
  • Emily's Creation - Nutter Butter® ice cream with White Chocolate Chips, Kit Kat® and Yellow Cake
All donations made that night will go to the Make A Wish foundation. Find your local Cold Stone Creamery here.

I'll be going...will you?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mom's & Dad's Guide

The Mom's & Dad's Guide online is a great resource for moms! You can find all sorts of fun things for kids! They list activities, daycares, summer camps, classes, sports and even birthday party vendors! They also have some travel ideas and it looks like a classified section will be up and running shortly. The website has a forum you can participate in. You've probably seen their free little books at local stores, daycares etc and the website is even better!

Check them out today!

FYI: They are having a Kids Expo on Sunday, October 19th from 11-4 at the Totplex in Canton. Cost is $5 a family. You can get more info here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A giveaway

I'm having a giveaway over at Mommay's Mayhem. Come on over for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Tiny Prints! Contest ends September 30 so come enter now!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I haven't been to the local storytime at my library in a long time! Now that my 5 and 8 year olds are in school, I think it's time to take my 2 year old to the libary for it. He loves me to read to him so I think he'll like it. Here's a listing of local library storytimes & events:

Carver Library
Halifax Library
Pembroke Library
Plympton Library
Hanson Library
Kingston Library
Plymouth Library

The storytimes are held on lots of different days so you could hit them all in a week if you're looking for things to do with the little ones!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A new look!

South Shore Kids has a new look! Now that 2 of my 3 kids are in school, I have a little extra time to update the blog and wanted to go with a new look. What do you think??

And....If you are a local mom with a local blog, email me and I'll you to my blogroll! Also, if you are a local mom and want to be a contributor to South Shore Kids, let me know! You could contribute anything...favorite parks, beaches, stores, ANYTHING that you like to do with your kids!


Saturday Crafts

Did you know that Michaels Craft Stores have activities for the kids on Saturday mornings?

Some are free, some cost a few bucks. There's some Halloween crafts coming up over the next few weeks. On September 20th, they are having an American Girl doll event that's free. Here's the listings for the Plymouth Store and the Hanover Store.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back to School Printables

I love the Family Fun website and today while I was reading some stuff I came across these great Back to School Printables! There's bookmarks, chore charts, crafts and more. Check them out!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sauchuk Farm Corn Maze

Sauchuk Farm is doing their corn maze once again just off Center Street in Plympton. This years maze features 3 jack o lanterns and looks pretty cool! It's bigger than last years maze and they say there will be more family fun activities as well such as: hayrides, face painting, a cow train ride, corn box and a pumpkin patch. Last year they had food for purchase as well! The kids loved doing the maze last year and we'll definitely go back this year! The maze is open for business on Saturday, September 13. You can visit the maze on weekends from 10-5 through October 26. Admission is $13 for 13+, $6 for ages 4-12 and 3 and under is free. You can even print a coupon from their website here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gray's Beach

Anne finds another cool place! Friday we went to Gray's Beach in Kingston. What a great place to take the kids!

First...they have a nice fenced in playground. All the equipment is pretty new, there's benches and tables with umbrellas to sit at as well. It's pretty big and the kids can totally run around and you know they can't escape. Just the playground alone is a nice trip.
The park is also part beach. There's a nice little beach where the kids can go swim or play. The 2 eight year olds with us were gone practically the whole 4 hours we were there finding crabs, snails and shells. The tide was low when we got there and it was almost at high tide when we left. High tide is the best for swimming since it's pretty muddy near the water during low tide.And if the beach and playground don't sway you to visit, bring your kites and have the kids run all over the place on the huge grassy field there.If you go during the summer, the "Beach Hut" snack shack is open. Prices are pretty reasonable. We brought our lunches but bought the kids ice creams after they ate. Oh and Anne got the Onion Rings and there were oh-so-yummy!Gray's Beach is just off Route 3A in Kingston. A nice way to spend a few hours!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Giveaway over at Mommay's Mayhem

Check out my other blog for a chance to win a set of Kids Lunch Box Cards! Winner will be drawn on September 2nd!

Friday, August 22, 2008

King Richards Faire

King Richards Faire is almost back in town! The Faire opens for the season on Saturday, August 30. If you're lucky enough to live in Carver, you get in FREE on opening day! We've gone to the Faire numerous times on free day. It's pretty expensive for admission and food if you have to pay full price (there are tickets online for a discount but it's not substantial). Tickets cost over $20 for adults and around $15 for kids. I don't think we'd take the kids if we didn't get in's just not too kid friendly. A lot of the humor in shows is geared towards adults. Many people show up there in renaissance costumes and let's just say a bit too much of the upper female anatomy is usually in full view. A great place to experience once....but not especially appealing for the kids.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Daniel Webster Farm Day

We've been going to this event for the past 3-4 years after a friend told us about it! It's a ton of fun for the kids! There's face painting, lots & lots of games, fun crafts, a hayride, live music and even animals to look at. They sell tickets and each game/craft is a certain number of tickets. You can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while watching the music or there's food for sale like burgers, sandwiches, salads & more. Daniel Webster Farm Day is held at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary on Winslow Cemetery Road in Marshfield. It's always the last weekend in September or first weekend in October. This year's Farm Day will be on Saturday, September 27th from 10am-4pm. Admission is only about $5 per person if I remember right. Audubon Members get a discount! Be sure to check it out this year!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

RF Morse

Ok, so it's not really a "kids" place but if you want to go buy some plants/flowers and happen to have the kids with you....RF Morse in Wareham is a good place to go! My kids love going to this nursery with me for 2 reasons:

  1. Free Popcorn. They have a popcorn machine inside and you're welcome to help yourself. The kids love this.
  2. The bird. They have a big parrot-like bird (don't know the type) inside by the popcorn. It will talk to you on occasion and the kids like seeing it.
So when you have to go out to get your fall mums and the kids are in tow, this would be a good stop to make with them! And you might luck out and go when they are having a great sale!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Marshfield Fair

Fried doughImage via WikipediaThe Marshfield Fair is August 15-24 this year. We always go on Kids Day which is Wednesday, August 20--you don't have to pay admission for the kids to get in and all kids rides are half off! The kids always have a ball at the fair...but it will cost you a fortune! My kids love the games and are always wanting to go back and play again and again. We always try and get there when they open at 10 am and are there until 5 or 6 easily! There's always some type of entertainment/show going on...check out their website for a full listing of shows and special days. There's also special wristband days where you buy a writstband and it gets the kids on any ride for the hours listed.
My favorite part of the fair is the food! Fried dough, giant steak fries, sausage/peppers/onions...yummy! And oh so not fattening, right? For the early planners, you can buy tickets online in advance. The Marshfield Fair is great fun for the kids, sort of a last hurray before school starts! Have fun!
Zemanta Pixie

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New England Things to Do

I just came across the One Mom's Review blog which is great! She lists all sorts of fun places to go and things to see all over New England and even reviews some of them. Please check her site out if you're looking for some last minute summer fun or fall weekend fun!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Edaville Railroad

We all know how beautiful Edaville Railroad can be during Christmastime but Edaville can be just as much fun in the summer! Edaville is in S. Carver just off Rt. 58. Edaville has lots of fun rides for the kids to take and there's even rides for the littlest of kids! No trip to Edaville is complete without taking their train ride--a half hour ride around pretty cranberry bogs and lakes! There's all sorts of fun character events that go on during the summer too. We saw Thomas the Train there and my 2 year old was ecstatic! Edaville is not are $18.00 for 2 and over and some events cost even more. The website usually has coupons but I couldn't find any listed for the summer. (UPDATE 8/25: Just found out that you can save $2.00 each admission with your Shaws Card through October 13)

Edaville might be worth the trip in August before the kids go back to school!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Morton Pond Park

Morton Pond is a great little beach! We first went there on Tuesday and then again on Friday. It costs $10 for parking ( if you're there before 9am you can "sneak" in ...shhhh!) The beach is pretty big and clean. There's some trees that provide shade, even on the beachy sand (which is great for me!). There's a bunch of picnic tables and even some areas you could grill at. Each day I was there, I saw at least 5 lifeguards on duty. The water is nice & clear and there's a nice sandy bottom in the swimming area. My friend Anne said there's a bunch of other beaches along around the park for swimming and one area even has kayak rentals. There's bathroom facilities there which were pretty clean (bring your own sanitizer) and I guess there used to be a snack stand but it wasn't open this summer. An Ice Cream truck showed up around lunchtime and sat there for quite awhile. Swim lessons are also available all summer through the Recreation Department. Morton Park is off of Summer St. in Plymouth; follow Morton Park Road to the end to enter the park. Definitely worth checking out if you want someplace different to take the kids for the day.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Family Zip

Family Zip is a cool website. You can list your best family friendly places to go and there's also parenting topics posted. All the tips are posted by real moms & dads! You can search by region, by ages/stages, by topic or even by author. When you read through the tips, you can zip them to sorta "vote" for them or you can zap them if you think it's a bad tip. You can even share comments on the tips! Invite your friends and your account is linked so you can see what they post or zip too. A lot of the places listed are local Massachusetts links since the site used to be just this area. This website is definitely worth checking out, especially if you're looking for things to do with the kids and want some honest opinions about places/things to do!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Water Wizz

If you are tired of the heat and looking for something cool to do, you have to hit Water Wizz in Wareham. It is a water park that looks small from the street but once you get in there, it is packed with things to do. From the last river, small slides, big slides, pirate slide and the wave pool. You will find something to keep you cool!! Anyone under 48” has to have a life jacket on, so if you have one that your child likes bring it. They have free ones to use but they aren’t very stylish and sort of hard to maneuver when on the lazy river in a tube. We went with my sons cub scout pack so we had discounted tickets. It was really worth the trip.

Normally :Admission - $30.00; under 48" and seniors (65)- $15.00. All children under 48" must follow the 48" rule (life jackets). Children 2 and under are FREE. Group rates are less depending on the size of your group 25 is the minimum for a group.

You can find coupons at $2 off coupons when available at participating Burger King, Tedeschis/Lil'l Peach Stores.

They are located on Route 28 in Wareham and it is open from 10 -6 usually, verify at the website If you plan to spend the day it is worth the $ as you will be able to ride anything you want all day long. There is an adventure island for little ones with pint size slides and for those who aren’t afraid of anything try the pirate plunge, it is a water slide partially in the dark and it is fast and scary. What a ride!!!

My children had a ball in the wave pool. The pool starts and stops on a schedule. The kids really loved going in deep and waiting for the waves to start, then they kept hopping the waves until it was done and wait to do it all over again.

I loved the lazy river as I could park my butt on a tube and float around for hours and enjoy the sounds of waterfalls and kids laughing and screaming with excitement!!!

Plus the best thing is you can bring in your own snacks/lunch (less glass bottles) and drinks. Or you can hop across the street to Burger King to grab lunch and then go back for more fun on the slides!
The only down fall for me was that my camera wasn't waterproof so I didn't get to take a lot of pictures.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Free & Discounted Passes available!

Did you know that your library has free and discounted passes available to places like the New England Aquarium, Roger Williams Zoo, Edaville Railroad and more? Most passes are first come, first reserved and some libraries have certain restrictions on their passes (for residents only for example). Quite a few libraries let you reserve your passes online too! Here's a list of local libraries and the passes they have:


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lobster Tales Cruises

Looking for something unique to do? Do you like boats? Do you love ice cream? How about an ice cream cruise!!! Lobster Tales in Plymouth Harbor has sunset Ice Cream Cruises on Wednesday nights from 7 til 8:30. The kids can make their own ice cream sundae while the boat cruises Plymouth Harbor. The kids had a blast doing this! They do a limbo and play lots of fun songs to dance to! The sunset was beautiful and it was a great summer outing! Prices are reasonable at $13/adult and $11/child under 12. You need to make reservations in advance.

Another fun thing that they do is a Pirate Cruise. We've done the pirate cruise the last 4 years with the kids' preschool. It's lots of fun attacking a pirate and stealing his treasure, corny pirate jokes and even a meet and greet with some lobsters and crabs! The kids also get their face painted, a pirate hat and their share of the treasure! The pirate cruise lasts about an hour and is $18 per person. Either cruise will definitely be something the kids will love!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Letterboxing is fun!

Looking for something fun and FREE for the kids to do this summer? Try Letterboxing! We're big letterboxing fans here although we don't do it nearly enough! What is letterboxing you ask? It's like a treasure hunt....there's boxes hidden all around you and you can see the clues to find them at websites like Atlas Quest and Letterboxing NA. The kids have a blast hunting for them and now that my oldest can read, he usually reads the clues to us. All you need to start is a stamp (can be store bought, carved yourself or custom made), a log book, an inkpad, a pen and it's usually a good idea to have bug spray and sunscreen. Print out the clues to some local boxes and off you go! We have a small backpack that we keep in the car with all our supplies and some local boxes we haven't found printed out and ready to go. You can also download all the clues in a spreadsheet for a certain region and save them to your laptop before you head on a trip if you won't have internet access. I just had custom stamps made for the kids through Happie Stamps' etsy store....check her out! We're going to go back to try and find some boxes in Plymouth we couldn't find the first time around and there's a box planted at an Alpaca farm in Middleboro we'll attempt this week! Happy hunting!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Zooper Day Trip!

If you'd like to take a day trip to a zoo, I'd highly recommend Southwicks Zoo in Mendon! It's about 45 minutes/ 1 hour away from us here in Carver, right up Rt. 495. The great thing about this zoo for a summer trip is that it's 95% shaded! That's a big plus in my book! They've got all the usual animals...zebras, elephants, tigers, lemurs, chimps, tortoises etc. My kids favorite part about this zoo is the deer forest. You can actually feed the deer...they come right up and eat out of your hands (bring some cups to hold the food)! They think that is just so cool to see them up close. The food there is pretty good too should you choose to buy lunch and not *that* expensive. If you're planning on going with a big group, buy the "Family Fun Pack"...12 admissions for $120 which is only $10 per person! You can use all the admissions in one day and it's the best deal, better than the AAA discount or coupons they have online. We try and hit this zoo at least once a year!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Favorite Ice Cream Places

Summer's here and that means it's Ice Cream Time!! EJ's favorite is Cookie Dough, Maddie loves Mint Chocolate Chip, Lucas eats anything but we get him Chocolate Chip. I have a few favorites I go between...vanilla fudge, coffee fudge, strawberry. My husband like Moose Tracks or Strawberry Cheesecake. We've never met an ice cream place that we didn't like but here's our list of favorites:
  • Erickson's, Carver. It's right on Rt. 58 and is very close. They have all the flavors that we like and is the place we go when we by default.
  • Mea's Dairy, Halifax. They have soft serve so if we're in the mood for that, that's the place to go! My husband really likes their mocha frappes and visits often since he goes by there every day.
  • Eastover Farm, Rochester. This little gem was found by mistake! We were driving around that area and stumbled across the ice cream sign. It's a little farm that serves ice cream, hot dogs as well as fruits and vegetables. They even do hayrides on the weekends!
  • Kimballs, Jaffrey NH: We try and stop here at least once a year on our way to vacation in NH. We've been to the one in Westford too but the Jaffrey one is not as commercialized. Try the Kimball Special and see if you can finish it!
  • Heidi's Hollow, Hanson: They have yummy ice crea and a great variety of things for sale inside too.
  • There's a new place here in Carver that just opened...I can't remember the name of it. Portions seem small but we'll see how it goes....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

It's Almost Blueberry Picking Time!

The kids love to go blueberry picking and have me make up some yummy treats with them. Our place of choice is a Blueberry picking farm on N. Carver Road in Wareham. It's just off Rt. 58, near Rt. 495. Parking is on the side of the road. I don't even know if this place has an actual name! Picking usually starts mid to late July. Hours are 8-5 daily!

Another local place is the Blueberry Farm in Hanson. They are on W. Washington St. off Rt. 14.

We've been to a place on the Plympton/Halifax line a few years ago but I think Sauchuk Farm purchased them and I don't know if they still do the PYO.

Here's a great site to find PYO farms locally:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

4th of July Events

Here's a few local happenings for the 4th of July. We usually go to the parade in Plymouth in the morning and the fireworks in Halifax. We never used to brave the crowds to go anywhere but why deprive the kids??

Plymouth: Parade starts at 9:30am at Cordage Park and continues to the waterfront. Fireworks around 9:15pm at the waterfront.

Halifax: All sorts of events all day long. Fireworks at the Elementary School at 9:15pm.

Middleboro: Parade at 10am. Events all day

Wareham: Fireworks, 9am Onset Bluffs on July 5

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Free Movies all summer long!

The movie theater at the Independence Mall in Kingston is running the Free Family Film Festival for the summer. Each Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am they show 2 movies for is rated G and the other PG. Good deal! I took the kids the past 2 weeks and they loved it. Even my 2 year old sat through the whole movie! I bought popcorn but brought in some juice boxes for the kids. For a theater filled with kids, it was pretty quiet throughout the whole movie too! Check it out!