toddler friendly

4 Things You Might Not Know About the Library

It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with libraries. As an at-home parent they are an incredible resource for ideas, content and entertainment for the hours my kid is not in pre-school. Our local librarians are probably sick of us! We’re those people who are back every week for another tote bag filled with books. […] Read more…

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…

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…

Swasey Field

Highlights: This is a big, pretty park with a large well-kept playground and a cute splash pad separated by a rock wall. The sloping field makes for an enticing picnic spot. Bummers: There was a gang and drug related shooting here in May 2016 during a little league game. We had not heard about this when we visited […] Read more…

Boston Museum of Science

Museum of Science – 1 Science Park, Boston MA What it is: A big, beautiful museum that aims to deepen the public’s relationship with science and technology. There are permanent features as well as temporary exhibits that change every couple of months. The museum also has an IMAX theater, a planetarium, a butterfly garden, and […] Read more…

Simonds Park

Simonds Park – Corner of Bedford Street & Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA Highlights: This park is huge and has a lot to offer. Bummers: Def What’s Nearby: Wayside Commons, Burlington Mall, Burlington Town Common, Burlington Public Library. Cambridge street near the park has a Dunkin Donuts, Papa Gino’s, and ice cream shop and an independent coffee […] Read more…

Funway Park Londonderry

Funway Park – Nelson Road, Londonderry NH Highlights: This is a cute farm-themed playground with two separate structures that incorporate barn designs and faux hay bales as steps. There is a roller slide, seesaw, ride-on bouncers, body weight propelled saddle spinners, slides, a rope web for climbing, swings (four regular, two infant), a tunnel and […] 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…

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