Month: July 2017
National marine life center – Bourne
Admission is free but the facility is very small. One room with several viewing screens to view the animals. We only needed about 15 minutes- but we did get the heads up that they are releasing rehabbed sea turtles back to the water next week, and it's open and free to the public!
Patriots Training Camp (Gillette Stadium) – Foxboro
Had an amazing free day at the stadium! We only ended up watching the patriots practice for a few minutes because there was so much else to do!
Bass Pro Shop- Foxboro
Freetown- Fall River state forest- Assonet
This was our first time trying this splashpad. The kids loved that it got up to 1 and 1/2 feet deep!
Discovery museum- Acton ma
A few years ago we took a vacation and stopped into this museum on the way. My kids were about 4 and 6 at the time, and they really enjoyed it. Today we returned- kids now 6 and 8, and O-M-G did they LOVE it! Sometimes we run into an issue with children's museums, as they are geared to younger children. This place really engages children of all ages. We were there for hours. Right now the second building is closed until December for renovations, but we didn't miss it. (It is good to know there will be more mature exhibits for future visits as the kids grow!) I absolutely recommend, and we will definitely be returning. Make sure you check out the website for discounts! They offer deals through the library and $1 admission with an EBT card. Happy discovering!
Wood’s Hole Science Aquarium -Falmouth, Ma
Admission is free, parking is tough. There are no lots immediately adjacent to the aquarium, but meter parking one street over. It took us quite a long time to find a spot as the area is popular with tourists. It’s not an all day aquarium. The first time we went, the kids were 5 and 7. It took about an hour to get through that day, mostly because my daughter was interested in the touch tank upstairs. Today I only brought my 6 year old son (no interest in the touch tank ah all) and it only took about 20 minutes to do the whole aquarium. Parking is $1/hour on the meters. They have had harbor seals in the past, unfortunately the two they had passed away recently. It does sound like they will reopen the seal exhibit soon.
This would be great to combine with the cape cod children’s museum (previously blogged) in Mashpee to make a day out of driving to the Cape!
Capron park zoo- Attleboro
Admission for this zoo is extremely reasonable, but our family gets in for free through our zoo membership from Buttonwood. (Even better!) it’s a bit of a drive for us, but so worth it. The zoo is great, they have an adorable splash pad that the kids love, and the zoo is located inside a beautiful park with a playground and picnic areas. Today there was a free concert in the park so we were entertained with rat pack music while we ate our lunch.
Norton mini golf and ice cream – Norton
We. Love. Groupon.
Today we were in the Attleboro area and my husband scored a deal on Groupon for mini golf and ice cream. The kids had an amazing time, and even wanted to do the course again. ($1 per player for round two) Our deal included ice cream- so delicious! We were there for a couple of hours, not bad for 27 bucks!
Sidewalk festival at Mashpee Commons- Mashpee
Children’s museum- Easton
$1 movies- regal cinema, plymouth.
Cape cod potato chip factory- Hyannis
Cape cod children’s museum – sandwich
Kids yoga at bramhall’s country store- plymouth
Kids workshop- home depot
The first Saturday of every month Home Depot offers a free kids workshop. All suppplies are included, guidance and help if needed. Pre- registration is required at http://www.homedepot.com