North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great family time at the Downtown Gloucester Block every Third Saturday through September! Five music stages, shopping 'til 11pm, outside sidewalk dining, live dance performances and all kinds of other fun things to do make the streets come alive. Kids will love the singers and roaming magician, and they'll find games, facepainting, kids snacks, balloons, giant chess and more in 'Kids Town'!


Kids and families make farm fresh pizza at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleto

Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy and we want to share that enthusiasm for cooking with you.  Join us to make pizza from scratch! Yes, even the dough. We'll use the tomatoes and herbs coming out of our fields, the cheese from the cheese kitchen, and make dough from our farm neighbor's wheat. We will do some garden taste tests and each participant can make their own version of pizza for all of us to try out on the farm porch.

Location: Appleton Farms


Lowell Summer Concert Series for North Shore Children and Families

As part of the Lowell Summer Music Series, a special series of kids performances takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Activities include make-and-take art at 10 a.m., a performance at 11 a.m., and National Trolley Park rides at noon.


Field of Dreams a the Gloucester Waterfront Cinema

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!


Come make a "super" craft with Mrs. Guvendiren at [node4038]. Children ages 8 and older may attend independently. Younger children should be accompanied by a caregiver.


Paddington will be shown at the Ipswich Public Library in the children's room

Come to Ipswich Library for a showing of the award winning Paddington (). The movie will be shown on the big screen in the Collins Room.  Bring a friend!


Long Hill Orchard, West Newbury MA

Extreme Field Day for Kids events feature obstacle course races for children ages 4-15.

The course ranges in distances.

  • 1/2 mile for children (4-5 yrs old)
  • 1 mile for children (6-8 yrs old) and
  • 1 1/2 miles for children (9-11yrs old) and
  • 2 miles for children (12-14 yrs old)

Kids are encouraged to run in their age group, but if they are confident runners, by all means run a longer distance.
There are dozens of age appropriate obstacles to challenge your kids.


Newburyport Youth Chamber Ensemble FREE at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

Now in its second year, the NCMF youth ensemble is an opportunity for talented, local, young musicians to perform chamber music and receive coaching from Newburyport Chamber Music Festival's world class musicians.


Learn about butterflies, where they are going and what they eat at Joppa Flats.

This program teaches kids about butterflies, catapillars and how they are related to moths and butterflies through metamorphosis.   Learn about different kinds of butterflies found on the North Shore, habitats these creatures live in, how to spot them and what will attract them.


Newburyport Mothers Club fall winter consignment, Children's consignment

Don't miss the Newburyport Mother's Club fall/winter consignment sales event for name brand children’s clothing, toys, gear and furniture.

Shop for the best bargains on new & gently used spring and summer children's clothing, brand name toys and gear, furniture, maternity and boutique items.


Market Street Lynnfield

MarketStreet Lynnfield is hosting a party to celebrate summer. Head to The Green for food, fun and entertainment. *
All attendees will receive a coupon for  FREE Kids Size J.P. Licks Ice Cream!
Bring lightly worn children's jeans to help Lucky Jeans collect donations for Cradles To Crayons

  • 10:00 a.m.     Fit4MOMS will host a FREE Stroller Strides workout on The Green
  • 11:00 - 1:00  Balloon Artists will entertain and make smiles POP!
  • 1:00 - 3:00    Face Painting
  • 11:00 - 1:00  Arts & Crafts with Kidcasso
  • 11:00 - 3:00  Giant Games on The Green

Afternoon Snack from Whole Foods Market Lynnfield
While your here don't miss out on all of the great back to school sales!
*Weather Permitting


Minecraft Club at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library

The library'sMAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. Registration will take place on club days.

The club will meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership.

Beginners and advance players welcome.

The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together.


Hamilton Wenham Public Library programs for children and teens.

Celebrate your inner hero, and join us at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for an evening of stories and songs. Award winning storyteller, Diane Edgecomb, shares fun-loving tales and songs to entertain and showcase heroes around the world. The show is packed with fun.

Families of all ages are welcome, no registration necessary.


Minecraft, Mario, Wii U at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Ma

Sawyer Free Library invites teens grades 6+ to the Teen Zone for free Wii U time!
Play some of today's best games including Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Mario Party!
Two sessions are available.

  • 1 - 3 p.m. Minecraft
  • 3 - 5:45 p.m. Wii U

Grades 6 and up welcome!


Sawyer Free Library invites teens grades 6+ to the Teen Zone for free Wii U time!
Play some of today's best games including Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Mario Party!
Two sessions are available.

  • 1 - 3 p.m.
  • 3 - 5:45 p.m.

Grades 6 and up welcome!


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