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Family-Friendly Activities North of Boston

November 26, 2022

Trying to get your whole family together at the same time for an activity can feel like a Herculean task when everyone has their own activities and sports. In fact, it can feel like herding cats when everyone has their own schedule and friends. Since time is short and these years fly by at a record pace, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and make sure that your activity is fun, includes everyone, and will be a memorable experience for all. 

Here are a few great choices North of Boston for your family to enjoy! 

Marini Farm 

If you love the holidays, enjoy a wreath-making activity at Marini Farm. Try your hand at weaving in decor to fresh wreaths and take home your final product to display on your front door! Be sure to visit the bakery and farm stand to find any last-minute gifts and yummy goodies! 

Pioneer Village 

Do your children love history and want to explore it in their own neighborhood? Take a quick trip to Pioneer Village in Salem, Massachusetts. There you can explore a 1630 Pioneer Village with fascinating insight into the lives of the Puritans who sailed from England to New England in 1630. Learn the history of these men, women, and children and their relationships with the Native Tribes surrounding them. 

During your visit, you will be able to immerse your family in history through tours of colonial architecture including dugouts, wigwams, thatched roof cottages, and the Governor’s Faire House.

Water Park of New England

If your family loves to swim and they are looking for some action, Water Park of New England in Danvers, Massachusetts is a great way to spend a day or night! 

Enjoy kiddie slides in the toddler area, a sports pool, a jacuzzi, an adventure river, a bucket splash, and so much more. Stay the night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore or enjoy a day with family members splashing around and heading down the tower slides that start inside the building and swirl and twirl outside landing you in a pool at the bottom. 

Kings Lynnfield 

If arcade games, bowling, and billiard games are more your style, spend some time at Kings Entertainment in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Kings offers so many games and some great pub food to keep your whole family happy and entertained. Reserve a lane or just head over when you want to enjoy some fun that is geared toward every member of your family. 

For more family-friendly activities, visit North of Boston and sort by family-friendly. 

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