The Tuesday after a long weekend always feels strange. We still had errands to run after school, and we only got to see Arielle for a few hours – but still wanted to make it a memorable visit. We decided to try the Lego night at the library since it was close to her mom’s house and optimized our time with her instead of time in the car.
Jacen and Arielle weren’t too thrilled when we first walked in. There was only one other child, and it was practically silent. We gave it a chance though! As soon as the kids started digging through the totes of blocks their attitudes changed. They began pulling out special parts that they had never seen- odds and ends that I’m sure were originally from expensive kits and then donated. Jacen was particularly excited about a starwars windshield that he couldn’t wait to use.
We would definitely go back. It was an awesome filler activity for a school night!
This was our first time at the Sheep Pasture, and my mind is absolutely BLOWN at how much the kids loved it! 100% free, this gorgeous park offers several trails for walking, picnic tables, and a bunch of awesome animals! The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Dogs are allowed on leashes, and there is a free take one/leave one library station. The kids each took a book and have been setting aside books they would like to donate next time. They both gave it a 10/10 and can’t wait to go back!
Buttonwood Park Zoo is a family favorite. My sister used to work there, and the kids got very friendly with the staff and animals. They are experts! We got our zoo membership as a Christmas gift, but both family memberships and one time admission is extremely affordable. Zoo membership includes free admission and discounts to many other zoos and museums (including Capron Park in Attleboro and The Museum of Science in Boston!)
Admission for this museum is a little more than I like to pay (about $20 for adults, $15 for kids.) .. But my mom found a Groupon. Jacen is a very advanced 6 year old- a strong reader, good attention span and very well behaved. Even he got bored quickly. It’s a lot of quiet reading for his age. It was also disappointingly small. It’s not something we would do again.