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Nature and Outdoor Events for Kids and Families Near Boston

Introducing children to the wonders of nature at an early age can do wonders for the imagination, and help to raise a caring environmentally aware human. Find all sorts of nature-themed events near Boston for kids and treat them to a wonderful world of learning.

Free Entrance Days in the National ParksOther Boston Area, Free
Mon, January 16, 2023  -  Mon, January 1, 2024   
Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2023, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry BankeNew Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 2, 2023  -  Sun, December 17, 2023   
Visitors stroll from house to historic house, greeted by costumed role players and performers who recreate the traditions of times past, rediscovering the joys of simpler times
Tree Tour at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Sat, December 2, 2023  -  Sat, December 2, 2023   
It's winter and you can enjoy a tour of the many trees and shrubs at Gore Place: red maples, English oaks, beeches, apples, and more.
Hale Educationís Winter Solstice CelebrationWestwood, Free
Thu, December 21, 2023  -  Thu, December 21, 2023   
With a roaring fire and hot chocolate and cookies to share, we'll mark the start of winter at Hale Education. We'll also offer two guided night hikes at 5:45 PM.
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Colby Sunflower Farm (No Sunflowers for 2023)Newbury, $
Wed, September 4, 2024  -  Tue, October 1, 2024   
Come experience a sea of sunflowers at Colby Farm in Newbury! Sunflower field is open. The farm will be allowing a limited number of people at a time in the field. Masks are required at all times and 6' social...
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