Summer Activities for the family

Summer is almost here! Soon the kids will be out of school and they are going to think that you are their personal entertainer when you’re not working. If your kids do not go to summer camp, and even if they do for a few weeks, you are going to be looking for things to do to keep them entertained. Here are a few of my favorite suggestions for the Northshore area:

  1. Peabody Essex Museum: The museum is 10-5 every Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays except Monday holidays) and children under the age of 16 and all Salem Ma residents are admitted free (even if you work in Salem and show the museum a pay stub you will get in for free). The museum was definitely created with kids in mind and exhibits are always changing so you will never run out of things to see and do! Plus it’s a great way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. http://www.pem.org
  2. Salem Willows: The Salem Willows has definitely seen better days, but it still has plenty to do to keep the kids happy during the summer. Go to the beach, have a picnic (or get a chop suey sandwich or some fried clams!) play some arcade games, go on the carousel, mini golf, and of course the popcorn! http://salem.org/listing/salem-willows/
  3. Appleton Farm Ipswich, Ma: Appleton Farm is a great place to go on a hike. There are plenty of different, shady trails, as well great spots to picnic (or get some delicious food from the farm store!). There are also animals for the whole family to see and enjoy (baby cows!).  The trustees put on different activities throughout the summer, including a kids summer camp, so check out the website for all the latest news and updates. http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/appleton-farms-grass-rides.html
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