Why not make Mother’s Day a whole weekend celebration? On Sunday, you’ll want to be in town for the One Family Music Festival (presented by us, Mommy Poppins Boston!), but Saturday would be the perfect day for a family adventure. Take a break from your routine and bring the kids along for one of these three day trips that that are good for little ones, but are really for Mom – because you totally deserve it!
You’ve spent three hours at the Boston Children's Museum exploring, dancing, climbing, banging and blowing, and now it’s time to fill those hungry bellies. There are a multitude of options for dining near the museum. We’ve narrowed down the best ones, plus bonus tips for adult-time munching, too.
[NOTE: As of May 20, 2013, the Culinary Arts Museum is CLOSED until September of 2014.]
Providence is just a short drive from Boston, and it’s such a wonderfully accessible city for families. We’ve found a couple of museums that are well worth the trip: the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales, and the Providence Children’s Museum. Read on to find out why we love the Culinary Arts Museum, then read 10 reasons to visit the Providence Children’s Museum (even if you are a die hard Boston Children’s Museum fan).
Have a day or two to get away with the family? One of the best things about living around Boston is the multitude of options for day trips and weekend getaways.
Like hiking or skiing? We've got that, in the mountains of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine or Vermont. The beach? From Cape Cod to the coast of Maine to western Mass, oceans, bays, and lakes beckon. Cultural options? Cities like Portland, Springfield and Providence and living history venues like Plimoth Plantation and Sturbridge Village are all an easy one to two hours from Boston.
To help with your planning, we've compiled a list of great day trip and weekend getaway ideas here in New England for you and your family. Enjoy these mini stay-cation ideas and have fun making memories! And if you're looking for more ideas, be sure to visit our New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island sites, too!
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.
We're glad you're here at Mommy Poppins Boston, your free online resource for everything for families and kids in the greater Boston area. We'd love to hear from you with any questions or suggestions! — Tara and Audrey