Nichole’s Picks 5/27 + 5/28
Pick #1: Wolf Hollow Free Family Fun Fest
Sunday, May 28th from 11-3
Make your Memorial Day weekend truly memorable! Bring the whole family to howl with the wolves for FREE! Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.
This fun, family event will begin at 11am and end at 3pm.
Mark your calendars – FREE TICKETS will be available via Eventbrite, starting on May 8th.
Please be aware this event is by RESERVATION ONLY.
Guests will enjoy:
- One of a kind, educational presentations every hour.
- Fun games & activities for children of all ages.
- Delicious pizza from the Ipswich House of Pizza and other vendors TBD
- Free samples of Ipswich Soda Pops.
- AND Free samples, for Mom & Dad, from the Ipswich Ale Brewery and 1634 Meadery.
Overflow parking will be directed to one side of Route 133 West
Pick #2: Appleton Farms Hay Bale Hangout
Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00-2:00
Member Child: $5; Nonmember Child: $10
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast sheep will run for their morning helping of grain? Join us for our NEW weekend Hay Bale Hangout and spend the day at Appleton Farms. Stop by anytime between 10AM – 1:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets! Hands on activities start at 10AM and run every ½ hour. Greet our goats, make a wool bracelet, cuddle a calf, farm story time, collect chicken eggs and more! In between activities hang out in the Carriage Barn and explore our all-day learning stations or picnic outside in the Stone Paddock!
Activities may change depending on what’s happening at the farm, but a typical schedule will include:
10:00: Feed the sheep & brush the goats
10:30: Spin wool bracelets
11:00: Collect chicken eggs
11:30: Farm story time (feel free to bring a snack from home!)
12:00: Explore the milking barn & Dairy tools
12:30: Meet a bunny
1:00: Collect chicken eggs
1:30: Brush the goats
Please check in at the entrance of the Carriage Barn to pay and receive your hand stamp. Become a Trustees member at the farm on the day of and come for free! Once you’ve paid, stay for an hour or all day! Cash only please. No additional cost for adults. We will do our very best to accommodate everyone, but some activities are first come, first serve.
We have picnic tables, bathrooms, water, and plenty of stroller friendly walking paths for you to enjoy. Parking available the Visitor Center for a shorter walk or at the Farm Store for a longer stroll through our vegetable fields.
Pick #3: Do Something to Honor our Servicemen and Servicewoman
Most towns have a Memorial Day Parade. Please check each town’s listings and attend at least one. We always attend the Rockport Memorial Day to show our respect.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid