Boston Harbor Islands serve up a summer of family fun and adventure

Kids love adventure, and what better way to bring them a sense of adventure than to jump on a ferry and head out to Boston Harbor Islands!  And getting there is even a big part of the fun!  By car, by ferry (only a 15-30 minute ride), or by your own aquatic vehicle of choice … Continue reading

Kids (and parents) love Kidz Wurld!

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day?!?  Who made the last line up?  A gardner?!  I could probably do without the rain forever, but maybe that’s because I don’t have rainboots and oh yeah, the kids and I are going stir crazy!  Lucky for us we have our dear friends down in North Attleboro, … Continue reading

Gloucester’s Maritime Heritage Center Opens May 27

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador There’s a gem of an area in downtown Gloucester known as Harbor Loop.  This “working waterfront” area of Gloucester, centered by the historic Fritz Hugh Lane House, is home to the Schooner Adventure, Captain Bill and Sons Whale Watch, the newly renovated Harbor Loop Gift Shop, the ALWAYS-fun Capt. … Continue reading

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – plus camps and birthdays – from Ceramics a la Carte

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador My daughter collects the last egg of the day on Sunday (candy-filled – she has the sweetest tooth in town), looks at me and asks: “What holiday comes next!?”  You should have seen her disappointment when I said, “Mother’s Day!” But seriously, she was excited for me because she … Continue reading

Rainy Day Options for April Vacation Today!

It’s going to be a wet one.  Here are some rainy day options for Tuesday, April 19. There are plenty more on our search page.  Just choose “TODAY” in the “When?” category and “Indoor” in the “Activity Type?” category. BAREFOOT BOOKS, CONCORD:  Spanish Parent/Child Demo Class, 10:00 CERAMICS A LA CARTE, CANTON: Custom Handprints, 10:00 … Continue reading

Drop ’em and Go (or Stay) at Mamas Move

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador Ok so I always have this guilty feeling (something we moms know all too well) that on the few days I have with my kids, I am dragging them all over creation doing errands.  And sure, you can make it educational and they do get a little something out of it … Continue reading

Can you say L-I-B-R-A-R-Y? No, not liberry.

Post submitted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador This April Vacation Week, I have one word for you: LIBRARIES. All over the Metro Boston area, local libraries are a treasure trove of vacation week activities, whether it’s learning about penguins, making crafts, playing games, taking in a show, seeing real live baby farm animals, … Continue reading

Top ten reasons to stay home on the North Shore this April vacation

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador HERE ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS TO STAY HOME THIS APRIL VACATION: 1. Joppa Flats: April Vacation Week Flyby, Newburyport: Audience: Family (suitable for children ages 2 – 12 yrs) Fee: Adults $0, Children $4.00m/ $7.00nm The April vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while … Continue reading

Singin’ in the Rain (or anything really) at Arsenal Center for the Arts is Pure Fun!

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador   As parents, we’re always looking for a balance between work and play – for ourselves and our kids. On the weekends, my kids want to let loose, have fun – play, play, play. But there are chores to do and errands to run. Where is the … Continue reading

Ziptivity’s North Shore Summer Camp ZipPicks

Here are Ann’s North Shore ZipPicks from our Summer Camp Edition of ZipNews!  Read this special edition of ZipNews here to also learn about other camp recommendations from our Community Ambassadors in Metro Boston, MetroWest, and the South Shore. Don’t subscribe to weekly ZipNews?  Subscribe today to receive insights and helpful save the dates for … Continue reading