We've put together a list of all the fun local things to do and places to go this summer! As always, keep in mind that this edition of Macaroni Kid focuses on Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln and Maynard. There are tons of activities outside our area but this list is about keeping it LOCAL, EASY and FUN!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
- Check the Macaroni Kid Acton-Concord-Bedford-Lexington event calendar to see what's happening daily
- Register for summer camps and programs
- Plan a day trip using our Day Trip Guide to over 130 fun destinations within 2-3 hours of the Acton-Lexington area
- Print out our Summer Bucket List for a list of 75+ summer activities
- Join the Summer Reading program at your local library
- Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
- Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
- Write a book report and enjoy a free movie on Bookworm Wednesdays in July at Showcase Cinema
- Books about summer kids will love
ONLY IN SUMMER
- See a Boston Red Sox baseball game
- Visit a Farmers Market
- See an outdoor Summer Concert
- Enjoy a local spray park, lake or outdoor pool -- see our Water Play Guide
- Find your favorite local handmade ice cream in our Ice Cream Shop Guide
SUMMER MUSIC (details on our event calendar and on our Summer Music Guide)
- Lexington Bicentennial Band
- West Concord Summer Concert
- NARA Park
- Lexington Chamber of Commerce Summer Concerts
- Lincoln Summer Concerts
Pick your own...
Visit a playground...
- Rideout Park Playground in Concord
- Jones Field Playground in Acton
- Acton Arboretum
- Bedford Center Playground
- NARA Park Playground in Acton
- Gardner Field Playground in Acton
- Lincoln Park Playground in Lexington
- More playgrounds in our Playground Guide!
In your community...
- Go geocaching or letterboxing
- deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
- Canoeing on the Concord River
- Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Acton Arboretum
- Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm
- Walden Pond State Reservation
- Great Brook Park State Park
- Water Play Guide
- Go for a hike on a local hiking or walking trail. See our Hiking and Walking Trails Guide.
In your backyard...
- 7 Art Projects Kids Can Do Using Rocks, Sticks & Other Natural Objects
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
- At-Home Water Play Fun
- Backyard Science
- Backyard Party Ideas & Printable
- Backyard Games
- Play with Sidewalk Chalk
- Explore Nature with your Kids
- Things to Do With Kids Before Summer Comes to an End
Get the wiggles out at...
Do these projects at home:
- Make Giant Bubbles
- 10 Kid-Approved Summer Boredom Busters
- Beach Treasure Wall Hangings
- Summer Sensory Bin
- Make no sugar added 2-ingredient watermelon pops
Learn something new at...
- Minute Man National Historical Park
- Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
- Job Lane House
- Concord Museum
- The Old Manse
- The Discovery Museum
- The Free Concord Trolley
See a movie...
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