Five Local Things To Do For Kids and Families This Weekend

This week offers a teen night out, auditions for the Topsfield Fair, meeting cows and much more.

Thank you for checking out this week’s , a selection of five kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

You're time-pressed enough, so once again we are doing the research and finding the best things to do and places to go in Hamilton and Wenham and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!


Where/When: . Friday at 6:45 p.m.  

Why Go:  It is an organized and safe evening of games and entertainment. Drop off the tweens in grades 6 to 8 and have an evening of your own.

Pricing: Free for registered teens. $8 for non-registered guests.    


Where/When: Topsfield Fairgrounds. 207 Boston St., Topsfield. Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Why Go: This is a way for teens 16 and up to get active in the entertainment side of the Topsfield Fair.

Pricing: Free.


Where/When: . Saturday at 11 a.m.

Why Go: Children can make their own special St. Patrick’s Day keepsake.

Pricing: Free.


Where/When: . Sunday at 1 p.m.

Why: Guests will learn about Victorian Era styles. There will be an actress presenting dress and lecture.

Pricing: In Advance: Members $10, Non-Members $14. At-the-Door: Members $12, Non-Members $16.


Where/When: . Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Why Go: Children and their parents will be toured around the often closed-to-public dairy operation.

Pricing: Members: $4. Nonmembers: $5. Call to register.


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