Family fun

Lilac Sunday, May 13th: Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain

The lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America. On Sunday, May 13th,  the 281-acre botanical garden allows picnicking along with offering various family activities such as making Mother’s Day cards! Pack up a lunch and let the kids enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Boston Whale Watching Cruises: New England Aquarium in Boston

The Whale Watching Cruises is perfect for animal-loving little ones! You’ll see the magnificent creatures close-up from the deck of your ship, and maybe even spot a few Humpback and Finback whales! Aside from whales, there is also the possibility of seeing White Sided Dolphins in the waters below. This is the perfect activity for a sunny weekend afternoon!

The Roslindale Farmer’s Market, Saturdays: Roslindale Village in Boston

Grab the stroller, and take the kids on a walk through the Farmers Market! Let them explore the yummy treats and fresh produce from local farms. This family-friendly activity often features children’s entertainment like music, craft projects, and an archaeological dig!

Cambridge River Festival, June 2nd: Cambridge Parkway in Cambridge

Explore this ‘Best of Boston’ event with your family! The festival will feature music performances, hands-­on art-making and more than a hundred artists and food vendors. The kids will love to enjoy the live entertainment and unbeatable food!

Music with Me Classes: Little Lovage Club in South Boston

A music class for your infant and toddler! The Little Lovage cub offers this multi-sensory opportunity to discover and experience the joy music through sight, sound, and touch. The music instructor plays and demonstrates a variety of musical instruments, sings, and introduces little ones to different sounds, beats, and rhythms. Save this event for a rainy afternoon, and let your little one’s groove!