t’s Memorial Day weekend and in the Greater Boston area that means somewhere within driving (or walking distance) you can watch a parade. No matter your age, it is almost impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of marching bands, colorful floats, local youth groups throwing candy, waving dignitaries and ear shattering, siren [...]
Wow! February school vacation totally snuck up on me!! I'm still recovering from the Patriots epic Super Bowl victory!
If you've already got your plane tickets and hotel reservations set for your family's favorite sunny or snowy spot, I wish you safe travels and loads of fun. If, on the other hand, you're more like me, and you've got no idea what you're gonna do with the kids for a whole week (Wait, didn't they just have two snow days? Doesn't that count??), here are some ideas to get you on your way without busting your budget:
And now that there's actual snow on the ground, snow shoeing at Gore Place in Waltham and cross country skiing at the Weston Ski Track are two of my favorite winter outdoor activities.
If you're looking to stay closer to home and (mostly) indoors, Bedford Kids has a great list of local activities including arts & crafts, music, storytimes, and much more.
With such an abundance of options and opportunities, it can be hard to even remember all of the options. Thankfully MassVacation.com has thoughtfully highlighted exhibits, openings, and performances throughout the state, organized by region so you can easily plan to stay local or explore an unknown corner of our great state!
And it doesn't have to break the bank to have some fun while the kids are out of school. Besides the regional listings, MassVacation.com also includes a handy list of 50 activities that cost under $50 for a family of four or two adults. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can find someone to watch the kids after the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory tour so the hubby and I can check out one of the Cape Cod beer tours??
What do you and your family have planned? Got any great tips? Please share!
Wishing you a heart-warming time with the kids, regardless of the temperature or the weather!
The holidays are behind us, the kids are back in school, and the gray days and dark nights of Winter are upon us. While it may be tempting to snuggle under an afghan and hide out at home, there are still plenty of things to do to energize and entertain you and the kids.
Bring your imagination and they supply the LEGOs. Build whatever you can dream up and add your creation to the community display to inspire other builders!
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (drop-in)
The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St. (Route 27), Acton, MA
Event included with museum admission of $12.50
Fridays, January 20 | February 10, 24 | March 10, 24
Moonlight Tours: Living in the Dark
Take a moonlight tour of Gore Place and learn what it was like to live on a country estate in the 1800s before electric light. The tour includes the 1793 carriage house, the grounds, and the 1806 mansion, one of the few early homes designed by a woman.
With the mild fall weather and no seasonal slow-down in the real estate market, the holidays kind of snuck up on us, and it appears we're not the only ones feeling this way. We were hard at work coordinating the 2016 Holiday House Tour with a Christmas in the Village theme along with some fun and interesting new elements when some key components fell through. At that point, we agreed with the Chamber's difficult decision to cancel. While we'll miss this festive event and the opportunity to welcome so many from the community at this special time of year, but just couldn't present something that wasn't our best. So we're taking a break for 2016 and are committed to returning next year, better than ever!
To help you get into the festive holiday mood, here's a look back at last year's tour — enjoy!
And we hope to see you out and about at all the other festive and seasonal activities in and around Bedford — this is such a wonderful time when our community comes together to celebrate and connect. We've been busy decorating our office and our homes — gathering greens, celebrating with colleagues, shopping for gifts and special
recipes. What makes this season special to you? Do you have a favorite family tradition or recipe? Please share on our Facebook page at — we'd love to hear from you!
And in case you need some ideas, here are some of our favorite upcoming community events!
Ok, I'm not afraid to admit it — the entire team here at Suzanne & Company looks forward to this event! We've been hard at work on our costumes this year and can't wait for the big reveal. I'll give you a couple hints — it's related to real estate and based on one of our favorite pastimes. You'll have to come down to the Whole Foods parking [...]
Looking for something to do with the kids this Sunday afternoon? Please join us at the Fall Family Festival coordinated by the Concord Children's Center — it promises to be a fun-filled afternoon! And if it does rain, we'll move the party inside, so don't let wet weather keep you [...]
We're in the summer homestretch and right about now it can be a real challenge to find cool, fun things to do with the kids, so we thought we'd share some of our favorites here at Suzanne & Company. In fact, there are so many great places to explore near here — state parks, historical sites, museums, restaurants, and shops — that it's [...]
I don't know about you, but summer just feels like it's flying by! That said, we've still got the entire month of August stretching out ahead of us, and it's been a hot one! If you don't have a go-to spot for swimming and cooling off, here are some of our favorites in and near Bedford. Our top picks include Springs Brook Park, Walden Pond, [...]