Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair – 207 Boston Street, Topsfield MA When: Early October, annually Cost: $15 per person aged 8 or older (Tickets are discounted for weekdays, advanced orders, and on Senior Day. Free admission for Military on Military Day.) Parking: $10 for lot (grass) Expenses: Rides, games, food and any special performances are an additional cost. Highlights: […] Read more…

Funway Park Tewksbury

“Funway Park” at Livingston Street Rec Area – Tewksbury, MA Highlights: This playground has it all for both parents and kids. For parents – SEATING! No matter where they run in this park there’s somewhere to sit down. The fact it is fully-fenced brings peace of mind, and there’s even a paved track that runs […] Read more…

Recreation Park Playground

Playground at Recreation Park – Andover, MA 147 Abbot Street Highlights: This one is decent for little kids, and there’s a view of the skate park Bummers: It’s a small structure that bored my buddy pretty quick. If no one else is there, it’s also a little creepy to be out in the woods away from the street […] Read more…

Ipswich River Park

Ipswich River Park – 15 Central Street, North Reading MA Highlights: This is a huge, gorgeous park with something for everyone. In addition to the playground and sandbox for kids, you can launch a canoe or kayak, jog or walk pathways and trails, have a picnic, shoot hoops, throw horseshoes, play tennis, skateboard, ride bikes […] Read more…

Endicott Park

Highlights: This is a stunningly beautiful park with a lovely playground, a pond, well-manicured lawns, a wooded trail and a small barn with live animals. It’s a local favorite for family photoshoots and parties – you’ll probably see at least one while you’re there. Bummers: If you’re on the playground and someone suddenly needs the […] Read more…

Reynolds Playground

Reynolds Playground – 225 Rea Street, North Andover, MA Highlights: The car on springs is this playground’s top asset, if you ask my daughter. Bummers: No fence, missing some swings, not much for little-kid sized equipment. What’s Nearby: Sargent Elementary School is around the corner, and Drummond Playground, Cows Rock ice cream, and the North Andover town common are about a […] Read more…

Aplin Playground

Aplin Playground – 40 Clarendon Street, North Andover MA Highlights: This is a small playground on a residential street, consisting of a swing set (four regular, two infant) and a single play structure that height-wise isn’t suitable for anyone under preschool age. The park is mostly a flat grassy field, so it’s a good place to […] Read more…

Carl Thomas Playground

Carl Thomas Playground – 60 Dana Street, North Andover, MA Highlights: Curly slide. They also just put in a new swing set with four regular and two baby swings. Bummers: There’s no adult seating and the play structure doesn’t offer much variety of activity. This one’s also not really suited for the toddler crowd – every time Tiger […] Read more…

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