Month: July 2016

Stage Fort Park Playground

Stage Fort Park Playground – 24 Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA Highlights: This playground sits in a park that could provide an entire morning or afternoon of fun. There are two beaches, plenty of picnic space, and several places for scenic photo-ops. Bummers: There was clearly an old metal playground here before the new one was built, and nobody has […] Read more…

Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center – 598 Assembly Row, Somerville MA What it is: This felt like a cross between a theme park and a children’s museum. There is a good mix of interactive exhibits, creative exploration spaces, and visual entertainment – all centered around Lego products, mainly mini-figures. Cost: The cost varies between $17.50 – $29.99 depending […] Read more…

Wingaersheek Beach

Wingaersheek Beach –  Atlantic Street, Gloucester MA Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day. Gates open at 8am and close at 9pm. Parking Fee: Summer season weekdays $25 per vehicle, weekends/holidays $30 per vehicle. Fee is reduced by $10 after 3 p.m. Bathrooms: Yes! During the season there are real bathrooms open from 9am-6pm. Lifeguards: 9am-5pm Other facilities: Showers open […] Read more…

Fairy and Gnome Discovery Walk

Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk – Pettengill Farm, 45 Ferry Road, Salisbury MA What it is: The Fairy Gnome Discovery walk is a walk through the woods along a path that is scattered with fairy and gnome houses created by kids and community members from natural materials such as moss, sticks, seashells, and leaves. (The idea is […] Read more…