free family events happening in massachusetts 3/31 to 4/2

Author: one tough job


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Event: Storytime for 2 Year Olds: Somerville Library

Date/Time: Friday 3/31/2017 10:30-11:00 AM

Location: 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143


Description: The Somerville Library offers a story time for 2 year olds on Fridays. No registration necessary.


Event: Family Gym

Date/Time: Saturdays from 3/18/17 - 4/15/17 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am


Description: Looking for a free, fun way to be active with your kids? Drop by Family Gym, a play program for families with children ages 3-8 to get up, out and moving together. Family Gym takes place most Saturdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at BCYF’s Holland Community Center in Dorchester. Family Gym is free and open to all, no pre-registration necessary just show up! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



Event: Ropes Course for Kids

Date/Time: Friday & Saturday: 10am-10pm

Location: Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture 50 Walkers Brook Drive Reading, MA 01867


Description: Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA. Participants are safely harnessed before climbing the 3-story tall ropes course attraction and embarking through elements like cargo nets, angled rope ladders and more. The adventure continues on the Sky Rail zip line that stretches 69-feet over Beanstown

There is also a special Bean Sprout Sky Tykes ropes course for kids under 4-feet tall which allows parents to assist their little ones when necessary. Perfect for all ages, this is an exhilarating attraction for the whole family - rain or shine!

Source: North Shore Kids


Event: Visit the Easter Bunny at The Dartmouth Mall

Date/Time: March 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: North Dartmouth Mall Dartmouth , MA 02745


Description: Children can visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny in his woodland home.

Source: Macaroni Kid New Bedford

Event: Lego Fun at Mattapoisett Public Library

Date/Time: April 1, 2017 1:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Location: Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow Street Mattapoisett, MA 02739


Description: Every Saturday at 1:30 pm Lego enthusiasts meet at the library and create to their heart's content. The library has buckets of Legos, so drop by and join the fun!

Source: Macaroni Kid New Bedford


Event: Holyoke Mall Presents the Easter Bunny

Date: March 17, 2017 - April 15, 2017 11:00AM to 8:00PM

Location: Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Description: The Easter Bunny has arrived at Holyoke Mall to kick off the spring season. Children of all ages love visiting the Easter Bunny, so bring the whole family to capture the moment, and choose from an assortment of photo packages.

Source: Valley Visitor

Event: Lupa Zoo Opening Weekend

Date: Saturday, April 1 at 10 AM Weather Permitting

Location: 62 Nash Hill Rd. in Ludlow, MA

Description: Come see what's new at Lupa Zoo! Our Giraffe Encounter offers you the chance to get up close and personal with the tallest land animals, making your day at the zoo truly memorable!

Source: Valley Visitor


Event: Poetry for Children Workshop

Date/Time: 4/1/2017 10:30-Noon

Location: 142 Main St, Sandwich


Description: "Poetry for Children” at the Sandwich Public Library. Steven Withrow, poet, author and story teller, will present a poetry event for children ages 5-9. In this program participants will learn how poets use like and unlike sounds, repetitions and variations, to create works of art. Free and open to the public. Courtesy reservations requested. Presented by and supported in part by a grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Source: Cape Events



Date/Time: March 31, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Bushnell Sage Library 48 Main St Sheffield, MA 01257


Description: A monthly program (taking place the first Thursday of each month) for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers that will include stories, demonstrations, songs and table top activities having to do with science, technology, engineering and math.



Date/Time: April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Michaels Hubbard Ave Pittsfield, MA 01201


Description: Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Sessions starting every half hour from 10 a.m. to noon. See a store associate to join the fun!

  • March 4: Nature Journal
  • March 11: Fairy House
  • March 18: Fingerprint Floral Canvas
  • March 25: Watercolor Frame



Event: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Big Night.”

Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 5:30pm-9pm

Location: 127 Combs Road. Easthampton, MA.


Description: Vernal pools, by definition a temporary habitat, provide the perfect breeding ground for spotted salamanders, wood frogs, tiny mussels, fairy shrimp, and many other creatures. Families can learn more about vernal pools and their inhabitants through humorous skits at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Big Night.” Guided tours will leave the nature center every 15 minutes to travel a 45-minute forest trail where you will meet costumed characters. There will also be games and presentations. This event is best suited for youth ages 4 through 16 and their caregivers.

Source: Hilltown Families

Event: The Clark Art Institute’s First Sundays Free program

Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 1pm-4pm

Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)


Description: The Clark Art Institute’s First Sundays Free program will focus on sculpture and decorative arts. Family art-making activities in the open studio space will include making armature and sculpture.

Source: Hilltown Families

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