Saturday, July 23, 2016

7/23/16: Boston Red Sox Ticket Flash Giveaway

CONTEST CLOSED:  CONGRATULATIONS JENN ANDERSON!
FLASH GIVEAWAY!!!
I am giving away 4 tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers game on Monday, July 25th at 7:10 pm!
This game has a cool giveaway as the Red Sox have teamed up with American Girl!  The giveaway will be a special Red Sox t-shirt for your American Girl Doll.
While you are at the game make sure to head over to the Kids Concourse.  There are lots of cool photo opportunities for kids.
Also go to Wally's Clubhouse which opens in the 3rd inning.  There is lots of fun activities for the kids.  You can read more here.  Make sure to head there early in the 3rd inning if you want to see Wally and take a picture with him.
Enter below!  Good luck!
Disclosure:  I was provided with Red Sox Game tickets for my family and for giveaway for promotional purposes as part of the Red Sox Moms.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7/19/16: Cape Cod Fun Without The Beach

We recently went to Cape Cod on vacation and I wanted to share some places to go aside from the beach.  Truth be told I don't like the beach.  Sand, sunblock, and cold ocean water just doesn't appeal to me.  I would much rather explore other attractions.  On our trip we got to check out a lot of cool stuff and I wanted to share it with you.  Of course if you are looking for more places to go check out the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Website.
First cool place in my list is Chatham MA.  There are lots of cute stores to check out, restaurants and more.  In the center area there were really cool sharks painted that we got to see.
The kids really enjoyed checking these out.  Some of them were really intricate and amazing.
They were all hand painted.
We also headed to the Chatham Fish Pier.  Here you can see fish being delivered and lots of seals.
We also checked out Light House Beach.  This boat propeller is from the movie The Finest Hour.
Of course the Light House that is there.
We also went to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.  If it is low tide you could walk along here.  If you want to do the other path there were signs about deer ticks so spray up with some bug spray.
We also went to Bud's Go-Karts.
One of my favorite nights was going to the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre!  I have such fond memories of the Drive-In when I was a kid so I loved this.  Now they are smart and charge by the amount of people and not just by carload.  We went to see Finding Dory and Civil War.  Get there early to get a good spot.
Here are some other locations with links to blog posts on them.
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich:  A climbing course with zip lines.
Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich:  A beautiful place to visit with gardens, antique cars, Hidden Hollow play area, carousel, and other special exhibits.
Cape Cod Railroad, Hyannis:  We took the Coastal Excursion and saw some beautiful sights.
Whydah Pirate Museum, West Yarmouth:  Museum covering the Whydah ship and there is even real pirate treasure recovered from the sunken ship.
We stayed at the Red Jacket Beach Resort which was wonderful!
We were also going to take a the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruise however they called and let us know that the water was too rough.  We just need to reschedule and go at a later date.  When we go back we are also going to head to Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf in South Yarmouth.
There is so much to see in Cape Cod!  I hope you are able to go there and enjoy it!
Disclosure:  I was provided with tickets for The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens, Heritage Museums and Gardens, Whydah Pirate Museum, and the Cape Cod Railroad in addition to accommodation at the Red Jacket Beach Resort.  The other attractions we were not hosted.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7/17/15: Fun Day Trips for Families in New England

I am always asked where to go with kids.  My blog has tons of cool places to go but here is a wrap up of fun day trips in New England for families.  All places link to review posts with more details.  Always check your local library for discounts on attractions.
Amusement Parks:
Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA: Awesome amusement park and water park.
Story Land in Glen NH:  This is a prefect Amusement Park for little ones to enjoy!  We have gone 7 years in a row.
Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH:  Another Amusement park that has expanded quite a bit since I was a kid.  I love it here and we go every year.
Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH:  I love this amusement park.  Christmas in summer!  You can visit Santa and even pet and feed reindeer!
York's Wild Kingdom in Maine:  A combo Zoo and Amusement Park, plus a lovely Beach within walking distance!
Train:
Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH: We love going on this train ride every year.
Edaville USA in Carver, MA: A fun combination of amusement park and train ride.  Plus they will be opening a Thomas Land!
Cape Cod Central Railroad in Hyannis, MA: A Coastal Scenic Railroad tour!
Museums:
Discovery Museum Acton in Acton, MA: Great Science and Children's Museum.
 
Boston Children's Museum in Boston, MA:  So much fun to explore and learn.
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in Boston, MA:  Travel back in time and learn about this faithful night in Boston history and participate in it.
Ecotarium in Worcester, MA:  Learning and fun wrapped all in to one.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH:  Small but wonderful museum on Space Flight complete with interactive exhibits.
The Hall at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA:  Learn about the history of the New England Patriots football team.
Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA:  Explore beautiful gardens, antique cars, carousel, and Hidden Hollow play area.
Animals:
Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA:  We LOVE this place!  Tons of animals and water play, what is not to like?
Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA: Love this Zoo.  We go during the summer, and for Halloween and the holidays when they have lights.
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA:  A great Zoo.  Zoo Keeper was filmed there.
Southwick's Zoo in Medon, MA:  Another one of our favorite Zoos to go to. 
Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI:  Awesome zoo which has a Farmyard and lots of cool animals.
 
New England Aquarium in Boston, MA:  So much fun, been going there since I was a kid and a beautiful area to walk around.
Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT:  Beautiful aquarium with lots to do and see including a Titanic Exhibit, 4D movie, birds, and lots of aquatic life.
The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA: The kids loved it.  You can walk around with butterflies everywhere.
Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, NH:  Shows, train ride, museum and other attractions.
Boat Ride:
Schooner Adirondack in Boston, MA: Lovely boat ride in Boston.
Fun Places to Play!:
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA:  Climb ropes courses and zip line in this fun adventure park.
Whydah Museum in West Yarmouth, MA: Explore the history of the Whydah boat and find pirate treasure.
Merrimack Valley Pavilion (MVP) in Tewksbury, MA: Fun including laser tag, ropes course and mini golf
Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, MA:  Fun place to get some energy out and jump, climb, and play dodge ball.
Jump on In in Woburn, MA:  Inflatables and tons of fun.
Dave and Buster's in Woburn, MA:  Arcade games and great food.
Chuck E' Cheeses Multiple locations:  Fun arcade games and food.  Great family fun.
Polar Caves Park in Rumney, NH: Climb through really cool caves.
K1 Speed in Wilmington, MA:  Race on a children's course or adult course.
Water Parks:
Water Country in Portsmouth, NH: Wonderful water park.
Fun and Learning:
Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA: A great place to learn and have a fun time.
Mayflower II in Plymouth, MA: A great place to learn and have a fun time.  Do on the same day as Plimoth Plantation.
US Constitution in Boston, MA: Awesome tour and museum.
 I am sure I have more so feel free to use the search box at the top left hand corner of my blog to look for any other attractions you are interested in.  Comment below with any other places you think I should check out.