Thursday, May 14, 2015
Summer time is coming and school year activities are slowing down. If you are looking for family fun this summer, there are many fun things to do in the North Attleboro area. If you're a resident or are just visiting the area, you'll find a wide variety of family fun activities for your children to enjoy
You can take your children for a visit to the Capron Park Zoo in North Attleborough. Inside, you'll get to see animals like lions, monkeys, snakes, red kangaroos, emus and tortoises. Your kids can get a behind-the-scenes view of the zoo through Zoo Quest Adventures or attend one of the special events at the zoo, like Zoocademy for Kids or Zoo Moon. If you make the 30-minute drive to Mendon, your children can visit the Southwick’s Wild Animal farm. Southwick’s Zoo is home to over 100 different species from around the world. Their exhibits allow our visitors to get an up close look at a number of species in naturalistic settings. Visitors can also stop by the EARTH Discovery Center to see the animals used in EARTH Ltd.’s live presentations and education programs
Spend some time at one of the local museums with your children. Family fun can be educational at the same time. Visit the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum. You'll be able to see an assortment of historical artifacts and learn a bit about the history of the area. Or, you could go to the Children's Museum in Easton, a 17-minute drive away. This museum features three floors of hands-on exhibits and activities for your children to explore. You'll find exhibits, like the Space Ship and Command Center, the Old Fishing Boat, Kidspace, the Art Studio and Kidsclinic.
Take your kids to bowl at North Bowl, the area’s premier family entertainment center. North Bowl offers two great summer time programs for kids. FREE Bowling for Kids is available during summer vacation and North Bowl also provides a Learn to Bowl program on Wednesday mornings during the summer. Kids have fun and learn lifelong bowling skills. North Bowl is always a great stop for family fun in North Attleboro
Parks and Recreation
Check out all of the activities available through the North Attleboro Park and Recreation Department. At the WWI Park and Zoo, your kids can play on the playgrounds, have a picnic, walk the nature trails or visit with some animal friends, like ducks, sheep, pigs and llamas. During the summer you can take the kids for a swim at the World War II Pool or participate in the Summer Playground Program. Throughout the year, your children can sign up for an array of sports, including flag football, baseball, volleyball and field hockey. Children's programs include dance, gymnastics, theater, robotics and Kids Night Out.
Want to escape the crowds and get a unique beach experience? Head to Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville, where you can still play arcade games for a penny and compete in a sandcastle contest. Visiting Spring Lake is like taking a step back in time. It is home to one of the oldest penny arcades in the country. Opened in 1931, the Spring Lake Arcade still features wooden baseball, driving, shooting and other games — many for a penny or a nickel.