NEW: See below for our calendar of virtual “at-home” events

Also, we’ll be sharing our very favorite at-home ideas in our weekly Thursday e-news

In-Person Events


  • (W) MetroWest
  • (S) Metro South
  • (C) Central MA

Wednesday, September 23

Thursday, September 24

Friday, September 25

  • Apple Picking @ Local Farms
    • We’ve listed 2020 updates for all local you-pick farms!
  • Storywalk @ Waltham Public Library (W)
    • 7 AM – 7 PM
  • Jurassic Quest Drive Thru @ Gillette Stadium, Foxboro (S)
    • 11 AM – 8 PM
    • $49 per vehicle
  • Farmers Market @ Franklin Town Common (W)
    • 12 PM – 6 PM
  • Food Truck Friday @ Roger Williams Park, Providence (S)
    • 5 – 8:30 PM
    • Free admission
  • Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience @ Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
    • 6 – 10:30 PM
    • Socially distanced walk through hundreds of lanterns throughout the zoo. Register in advance online; tickets start at $17.95/person
  • Friday Night Hayrides @ Franklin Farm Community Garden, Cumberland RI
    • 6:30-7:30 PM
    • $100/wagon, maximum of 15 people; register online

Saturday, September 26

Sunday, September 27

Monday, September 28

Tuesday, September 29

  • Storywalk @ Waltham Public Library (W)
    • 7 AM – 7 PM
  • Storytime Tour @ Unity Farm, Sherborn (W)
    • 11 AM
    • $6/person, register in advance

Wednesday, September 30

In-Person Activities

Farm Animals

  • Filter our Farms Map to see places that have live animals for viewing, like cows, chickens, and goats!


  • Most opened in June/July
  • Our activities map shows dozens of playgrounds to try


  • Our activities map shows many kid-friendly hikes, including these favorites:
    • Blue Hills in Milton
    • Borderland State Park in Easton
    • Noon Hill in Medfield
    • Cranberry Bog at Bass Pro in Foxboro
    • DelCarte Conservation in Franklin
    • Purgatory Chasm in Sutton
    • Walkup Reservation in Westborough
    • Dozens more on our activities map

Splash Pads

  • Our swimming map shows dozens of spray parks, but check with each location for opening date!


  • Our activities map shows several zoos, including these favorites:
    • Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon
    • Franklin Park Zoo in Boston
    • Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro
    • Roger Williams Zoo in Providence
    • See these and more on our activities map

Outdoor mini golf



  • Opening date varies widely
  • Find details on the websites for the pools listed on our swimming map.

Outdoor adventure activities

Outdoor gardens and historical sites

Drive-In Movies

Festivals, touch-a-trucks, outdoor concerts

  • Once these return, we’ll be listing them on this calendar, curated by our local team of 17 moms scattered across Eastern MA! Sign up here for the newsletter from the editor closest to you to hear about the best ones each week.

Virtual Events

Ongoing Daily Weekdays

Other Virtual Events

Ideas for at-home fun

  • Each Thursday morning, one of our local editors shares her favorite at-home activities,  Sign up here for the newsletter, and you’ll also hear about our favorite in-person events near you once they start up again!