Salem Haunted Happenings is a month-long celebration of costume parades, haunted houses, ghost stories, candlelit tours, and live music. While many of the activities go for the big scare factor, there are plenty of kid-friendly events to choose from, too.
We’ve highlighted some of the ongoing events, special tours, and one-time events below. Visit the Salem Haunted Happenings website for the complete schedule of ongoing and special events or to download the Haunted Happenings brochure. And note, many events sell out early, so plan ahead and purchase tickets in advance whenever possible.
Fall in New England... is there anything better? We think not. The beauty of nature surrounds us, and family fun is plentiful. Whether you want to frolic on a farm or experience a little culture, there’s much to do with the kids in Boston (and beyond) this fall.
Signs of Halloween are cropping up everywhere, and it’s time to start thinking about finding your perfect pumpkin. While local farm stands, farmers' markets and even grocery stores typically have a good selection, consider selecting your own straight from the field.
We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches, but with over 50 farms in the area offering pumpkin picking, there are many more to choose from. Many of these spots offer additional activities for families, like hay rides, bouncy houses and corn mazes, so you can turn your hunt into a seasonal day trip.
Read to the end, where you'll find our family's favorite pumpkin bread recipe. Yum!
Each year, two of our favorite local theaters - the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline and the Regent Theatre in Arlington - host special Saturday and Sunday morning shows just for families. The series, geared primarily to kids ages three to 10, run most weekends from October through April.
Many of the offerings are concerts, but there are also films, children's entertainers and dance performances. While there are a lot of well-known, local names on the rosters this season, there’s enough variety to keep families entertained throughout the season. Both theaters recommend purchasing tickets in advance, although you can try your luck at the door. Read on for details.
Although it’s a time when many of us are preparing for our winter hibernation, fall is also a time for new beginnings, like the start of the school year, new TV shows, and football season. Performing arts seasons also begin in the fall and new exhibits open at local museums. We at Mommy Poppins are especially excited about the latter, and we think you will be too when you take a look at the new museum exhibits we’ve rounded up for the fall. Read on for places around Boston to see exotic haberdashery, a genuine space capsule, artwork that heals or that you can literally step into, graffiti as high art, and replicas of massive mammoths.
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