Spring has sprung!
We didn’t think it was ever going to happen either. Spring is officially here, and we would argue that Boston has the greatest spring around. The trees are blooming, there’s so much to see and do, and everyone starts to shake off the winter grumpiness!
Our team brainstormed some of the things we’re looking forward to this spring, and we’ve got a pretty extensive bucket list to keep you busy — and having fun — all spring long!
Don’t forget to print out the list at the bottom of this post and stick it on the fridge. Check off every activity you try… we dare you to do it all!
Fun at home
- Decorate the sidewalk with chalk, play hopscotch, set up an obstacle course — just get outside!
- Make bubbles and experiment with different sizes and shapes.
- Make play dough.
- Finger paint.
- Have a date day with each of your kids.
- Bake some pretty spring cookies and cupcakes.
- Get outside and play in the rain — splash in the puddles!
Spring fun out and about
- Go for a ride on the world famous Swan Boats. Say hi to the ducks and swans in the water.
- Fly a kite at Castle Island. Have some ice cream while you’re there.
- Head to Fenway Park and cheer for the Red Sox. There are many themed and specialty games to up the Fenway fun.
- Go to a theme game with the Lowell Spinners.
- Take a ride on a merry-go-round at the Public Garden or on the Greenway.
- Take a Duck Tour. Quack at everyone you pass and get ready for splash down!
- Explore one of the many “outside malls” in the area.
- Spend the day shopping on Newbury Street.
- Tour the grounds at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Eat, drink, and be merry
- Sign up for a CSA and try some new produce.
- Start a vegetable garden in your backyard. Have the kids help you plant, and watch the fruits (or veggies!) of your labor grow!
- Go on a tour of all the amazing ice cream shops in and around Boston.
- Fill up the propane tank and have your first grilled dinner of the season.
Culture and education
- Get outside and learn at the Arnold Arboretum. Check out all the flowers and trees.
- Go to a drive-in movie. Check out a new flick outside on the big screen.
- Do some shopping at the Brimfield Antique Show.
- Get outside and check out the local farmer’s markets. Try some new produce, baked goods, and fresh eggs, and support local farms!
- Take the T into Boston and spend the day exploring the many neighborhoods.
- Visit the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue (again!).
Moving and grooving
- Explore Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, meet the animals at Drumlin Farm, and explore all the Mass Audubon sites.
- Get your kid their first bike and learn to ride it together.
- Stop at a wildflower field and pick a bouquet.
- Go berry picking.
- Hike the Blue Hills.
- Get ready for summer by learning to swim.
- Roll down a hill.
Community and giving back
- Spend the day cleaning up a local park.
- Get the neighborhood together for a yard sale and donate the proceeds to your community.
- Visit your library and explore new books and genres.
- Plant a community garden for everyone to enjoy.
- Road trip!
- Have a “staycation.” There is so much to do right in our own backyard!