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Family Activities in New England You Should Do This Summer!

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 10, 2017 2:59:58 PM / by Hoang Yen Le

Hoang Yen Le

Summer hasn't arrived to New England yet and your kids are already nagging you to let them go to camps with their friends or to fun attraction parks. If you are worried that you are still too busy with work to figure summer plans out, then fret no more! To make your life easy, we've compiled a few newest family activities in New England that might just be what you're looking for. Start your summer early and turn 2017 into a memorable year. 

fairy-garden-days-family-activities-in-new-england.jpegSource: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center - Trekaroo

1. April/May - Wander through magical gardens of Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

Running from April 14th to May 1st this year, Fairy Garden Days will take you on a whimsical journey finding hidden gnome trails, solving mysterious scavenger hunts and letting your imagination soar. With over 100 fairy gardens to explore, be certain that your drive to Providence, Rhode Island will be worth all the effort and that your kids will come out from the park with smiles on their faces. 

Learn more about the detailed schedule and very affordable pricing by visiting the RWP center site. 


Source: Boston Harbor Express - My Secret Boston

2. May - Have you visited Boston's islands...for FREE? 

Save the date - May 13th, 2017! Make your way to Boston's special free ferry day and visit one of three Boston's most popular harbor islands  - Georges, Spectacle and Peddocks Islands. Make sure to arrive early at Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North to grab exclusively free tickets for your family. 


Source: Mark Twain House & Museum - Must See Places

3. May/June -  Don't miss out on Mark Twain House museum exhibit

If you grew up reading Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" or "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", this might be for you! Ever wondered what made Twain mad? "Twain's Temper" exhibition at the Mark Twain House & Museum manifests the causes of Twain's madness and explores his standing against injustice and his distinct irritations. 

Source: Payomet Performing Arts Center - Cape Cod Times

4. July/August - Do your kids want to learn how to become an acrobat?

Simply seeing your kids stay active and have the time of their life when they're off from school can be a very fulfilling feeling! If your kid is someone whose eyes light up during circus performances, they sure won't be disappointed with a week spent at circus arts camp. Whether you choose to sign up for a full week or a half week, you will experience all kinds of circus - from aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, tightwire walking, improv, to rope climbing and physical training - geared to the ability of each student. Check out the program that will run for 5 weeks till August 17th!

Our four recommendations above will surely make your summer start and end with a bang! Stay tuned as we will roll out more family activities in New England lined up for the new season. Keep checking our 2017 event calendar below to track all the fun festivities!

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Hoang Yen Le

Written by Hoang Yen Le

A Tufts University Marketing student, Kristie is a freelance blogger for Visit New England