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Fall Activities

cornmaze002This weekend we took our first trip down to the Corn Maze at Sauchuk Farm in Plympton.  The kids had a blast!

Admission is $10.95 per person.  This includes the corn maze, plus access to the farm’s other fun activities; the jumping pillow, spider web, rubber ducky races, pumpkin tether ball, corn box, cow train, and pedal cars.  The corn cannons are an extra fee ($1 for two shots).  Lunch type food is available on site (we grabbed some cider donuts for the ride home – delicious!).   {keep reading…}


corn This weekend the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is holding their 37th Annual Corn Festival.  It’s a great family day with tons for the kids to do, and great food for the adults!  Held on Saturday and Sunday (September 21st & 22nd) from 10am-5pm, the festival celebrates New England’s cultural heritage with crafts, games, hayrides, pony rides, musical performances, and Kernel Kitchen’s famous corn chowder.  {keep reading…}


apples006I love fall.  I love the weather, the food, the holidays, the activities, all of it!  Although it’s not as long as our summer bucket list, there are definite musts on our list of things to do this fall.  We’ve already hit the apple orchards, and are making plans for pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze adventures and more.  Here are a few local (some a bit north of local) places to find some fall fun!   {keep reading…}

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Itty Bitty Punkin Treats

October 26, 2011

This sweet little fall recipe from Scissors & Spatulas (via Tip Junkie) combines two of my favorite things, peanut butter and chocolate.  Oh, and cuteness.  There is no baking required, it’s a great everyone-can-help recipe!  See the entire list of directions & ingredients for Itty Bitty Punkin Treats here.

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Patriot’s Place logoPatriot Place in Foxboro has free family friendly activities planned all week long, including trick or treating on Saturday afternoon!

Monday, October 24th
4pm – Mad Scientist: Mad Science is the world’s leading science enrichment provider. They deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.  Located at the Patriot Place Activity Center (between Journeys and Baskin Robbins in the North Retail.

Tuesday, October 25th
11am – Story time at Showcase Cinema de Lux.  A FREE event for kids and their parents! After a story reading on the big screen, a special character makes a weekly appearance followed by a short movie.  This week’s guest is Spongebob.

12-2pm – Bounce House Fun: Jump around all afternoon in inflatable bounce houses. Located in the North Marketplace outside of Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, enjoy great views of Gillette Stadium as the kids bounce the day away! Dates and times for this activity are subject to change. Bounce houses are weather permitting.

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It’s time to hit the pumpkin patches and find those perfect gourds!  We took the kids this weekend (a little weird to be climbing over pumpkin vines in shorts) and had a blast.  There are some great local places to pick-your-own pumpkins, many include other attractions like hayrides, animals, and even corn mazes!

  • Belkin Lookout Farm (Natick):  Not south shore, but a great place to take the kids.  In addition to pumpkin picking, enjoy a train ride, kids playground, hay pyramid, farm animals, caterpillar rides, burlap maze and moon bounce.
  • CN Smith Farm (East Bridgewater):  Pick from the field weekends only (hayride required), pick from the pile 7 days a week.
  • Nihtila Farm (Holbrook):  Pick your own pumpkins Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11am til dark.  Tractor-pulled hayrides available on weekends.
  • Sauchuk Farm (Plympton):  Pick from the patch weekends only.  Corn maze, hayrides, cow  train, corn cannons, giant  jumping pillow, duck races, and a spider web climber available too!
  • Ward’s Berry Farm (Sharon):  Pick your own pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week from 9am-6pm, walk to the patch (10 minutes each way) or take a $3 hayride.  Hayrides available weekends only.  Pick from the stand 7 days a week.  Click here for more details.

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