– By Christy MatteSummer may officially be over, but that’s no reason to lock your family inside! Enjoy the gorgeous New England fall vistas and head out on a family adventure. There’s something for everyone.
drumlinbarn mass audubon org2 Family Fun Boston Weekend Guide – September 23 25, 2011

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Fall Equinox at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-2206
Friday, September 23
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $10/members, $12/non-members, Infants 12-17 months: $6, Infants 0-12 months: Free

Enjoy fall on the farm with a hayride through the meadow. Explore the animals and plants that call Drumlin Farm home. Then make and take home your very own corn husk doll. Definitely fall fun. Fall Equinox is geared toward kids from birth through eight years old and requires advance registration so make sure you call ahead.

firetruck1 Family Fun Boston Weekend Guide – September 23 25, 2011

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Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Check your local Lowes stores
Saturday, September 24
10 a.m.

Do you have a budding builder at home? Stop by Lowes for their Build and Grow clinic every other Saturday morning. Your kids get a complete, age-appropriate building kit, safety goggles and an apron to keep. Lowes also loans you kid-friendly tools to use for assembly. Once the kit is complete, your child will earn a patch for their apron. They can collect new patches each time they attend. The craft for this week is a fire engine with a working siren. The projects are geared toward kids ages six and up, but younger kids will have fun with parental supervision. Registration is suggested, but not required.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museums across the country
Saturday, September 24

Massachusetts is home to hundreds of museums from the mundane to the bizarre. Over sixty of those museums will be taking part in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, along with museums across the country. Each household can request a pass that allows entrance to a participating museum for up to two people. Some of the museums participating in the area include Museum of Fine Arts, Salem Witch Museum and especially for the little ones The Erica Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.

life is good Family Fun Boston Weekend Guide – September 23 25, 2011

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Life is good Festival

Prowse Farm
Canton, MA 02021
September 24-25
11 a.m. – Evening (Last band goes on at 7:15 p.m.)
Admission: Adults: $65, Kids 2-12: $20, Under 2 (free)

You’ve seen the t-shirts and now you can experience the festival. The Life is good Festival returns to Prowse Farm in Canton for two days of music, games, arts and crafts, and general feel-good activity. There is so much to do for kids and adults, so it’s a fantastic way to spend the day as a family. The steep price tag reflects that this is a fundraiser, but the high-quality entertainment may just make it all worthwhile. Kids will happily jam to Imagination Movers, Laurie Berkner, and Ben Rudnick and Friends, while adults may veer more toward Ray Lamontagne, The Avett Brothers, and Brandi Carlile with members of the Boston Pops. Need a break from the dancing? Take part in a group mural, visit the instrument petting zoo, cheer on the BMX stunt riders, or settle in for a tale from Big Joe the Storyteller.

allston Family Fun Boston Weekend Guide – September 23 25, 2011

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Allston Village Street Fair

Harvard Avenue from Brighton Ave. to Cambridge St.
Allston, MA 02134
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Noon – 6:00 p.m.

If you’re looking for something more local (or less expensive), the Allston Village Street Fair is a multi- cultural community festival with plenty of activities for the kids. Enjoy Sidewalk Sam, break dancer Snap Boogie and Jenny the Juggler. A variety of bands will be playing, and families can shop, eat and dance through the day. Bring your beads; this year’s theme is Mardi Gras.

Christy Matte is a local freelance writer and blogger, as well as co-founder of Boston Parent Bloggers. She blogs about a variety of topics from from parenting to travel, tech and even philanthropy at QuirkyFusion.com.


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