Lookout Farm in Natick MA: Season Passes

Belkin Family Lookout Farm is a gem in MetroWest, Massachusetts. It has lots of fun for kids (and adults) from May to October every year. Whether it is picking peaches or a basket of apples, riding around on the train, or running around the play area, it is the place to be during the weekends […]

Mendon Drive In

The Mendon Twin Drive-In is open again for the 2015 season. In April, the Mendon Drive In will host a trio of special events including a carnival, “Welcome Back Night,” and a screening of the UFC 186 fight. Blackstone Valley Carnival: Now through April 19, the Mendon Twin Drive-In has transformed itself into a carnival ground […]

Big Apple Circus Boston Review

If you are looking for a kid-friendly event that you’ll enjoy, that the kids will enjoy, and that will leave your entire family in awe, then you have to go to the Big Apple Circus in Boston. My kids have never been to the circus, my husband is not sure he has ever been to […]

Boston Staycation Packages during February Vacation

During February School vacation week you may wonder where to go and what to do with the kids. I have a lot of ideas on that, but ones that I have written about before are staycations in the city. Many of the big and popular Boston Hotels have special events and specials during February school […]

Loon Mountain Ice Castle – and Giveaway!

You hear of these cool ice castles on the news or online, but they are usually in some European country (or in Canada). However, this winter, Loon Mountain (Lincoln, New Hampshire) has the East Coast’s first Ice Castle! Loon Mountain Ice Castle My four-year old son has really gotten into princesses recently. (I don’t blame […]

Family Friendly Massachusetts College Football Games

Kids are back to school, which means homework and after-school sports! It also means the start of football season, which is a favorite pasttime in our house! Since Patriots Games are a bit expensive for a family of four, we often try to go to local high school and college games. Parking is easier too! […]

Free Fun Fridays 2013

The Highland Street Foundation‘s Free Fun Fridays is back this summer and kicks off on Friday, June 28th! Free Fun Fridays are days where Massachusetts residents and tourists can visit designated attractions, every Friday, during the summer months at no cost, with no registration or tickets required. Just enjoy! Many are great for the entire […]

WGBH FunFest

Fun event for kids this weekend at the WGBH FunFest from 12-6pm on Saturday, July 14th at the WGBH studios in Boston. This fun family event features ice cream, live entertainment and interactive activities for kids. See Clifford the Big Red Dog, Arthur, Curious George, Quack (from Peep and the Big Wide World), Fetch’s Ruff […]

Winter Break Activities

Boston Area February Vacation Week at Peabody Essex Museum Join the PEM during school vacation week to celebrate Native American artists from New England. Watch artists at work, take a family tour of Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art and make art of your own. Children 16 and under are always free at PEM. Mon, […]

Spooktacular Weekend Fun

Saturday, October 29 Free Pumpkins at Belkin Lookout Farm in Natick from 10:00am-5:00pm. Just pay $10 per person and kids who wear a costume get in free. Includes hayrides, a kid play area and a farm train and a free pumpkin for each child. Stop and Shop Treats in Natick from 12pm-4:00pm. Enjoy free treats, […]

Weekend Happenings

I love this time of year. There seems to be so many fun weekend activities and the weather is just right. Cool, but not cold. Warm, but not hot. The sights of amber leaves, huge pumpkins, and crisp red apples, and the smell of cinnamon and homemade cider donuts. So to take advantage of the […]

Care Fair Boston

Locally-based Care.com has a great free event on Saturday, September 10th from 10am-3pm at the Museum of Science. Called “Care Fair Boston”, it will be a fun and informative day for families and care providers (nannies, babysitters, tutors, and pet sitters) to connect, get educated and ease the often difficult process of finding the best care […]

Belkin Lookout Farm in Natick

I go by the Belkin Lookout Farm almost on a daily basis. Many folks haven’t given the love to the farm in recent years and find it is overpriced. Others find it to be a Metrowest gem. Without any comparison and without having to pay for admission thanks to the Blogger Event I attended, I […]

Fourth of July Festivities 2011

While the Fourth of July weekend means beaches and barbeques for most of us, there are some fun family activities all weekend long. There are lots of parades and fireworks, and the Boston Harborfest of course, but here are a couple other Metrowest Mama favorites. All Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Carlisle Old Home Day. Road […]

Things to Do this Weekend

On Saturday, head to the Family Fest in Milton from 9am-2pm. More than 40 family-friendly activities, vendors, organizations, and service providers. Yard sale tables and arts/crafts too! Kid dance and sports demo classes, ride-on safari animals, live wildlife presentations, fire truck tours, face painting and tattoos, car seat checks, and child identification. Information about local camps, schools, […]

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