Saturday, February 18, 2012

Briggs Nursery

Briggs Nursery is in North Attleboro and is a fun place to visit any time of the year. First of all, it has an enormous selection of plants and we have bought lots of veggie plants from them every spring. We also went to visit Santa there this year. The girls have fun looking at all the beautiful flowers and plants. They also have a very cute little playground complete with a train to climb on, slides, swings and more. They have some animals too, a donkey, a miniature horse, some chickens goats and a gigantic pig!  Be sure to bring some bread and carrots to feed the animals, they expect it! Before you hit the playground stop in at Brigg's excellent cafe for some coffee for the grown ups!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Buttonwood Park Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA is a wonderful small zoo. We have been there a few times and find it is perfect for an outing with younger kids. The walkways through the zoo are very wide which makes navigating strollers a breeze. There are plenty of animals to see, our favorites are the Elephants and the Horses. Of course you go to the zoo to see animals, but this zoo has some fun extras. There is a cute train that goes all through the zoo. There's also a gorgeous carousel and pony rides. Just be warned, you have to buy tickets for the rides ahead of time. You can easily visit Buttonwood in a morning or afternoon, which I think is perfect. You can be home in time for lunch and nap-time!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Easton Children's Museum

The Children's Museum in Easton, MA is a small but fun museum that is perfect for the 5 and under set.  I think it's best to go in the summer when they have their outdoor play area open. They have a nice garden area, as well as climbing structures and a very cool bubble tub. 
The inside is fun too, though. It is a former fire house that has been converted into a museum, so it's on the small side. On the first floor there is a dress up area complete with make up and a huge mirror. The second floor has a Doctors office with all sorts of doctor tools, a wheel chair and more. There's much more to explore at this museum, although I don't think there is too much to interest kids older than 5 or 6. Check out their site for info on camps, birthday parties and special programs.