Spring Has Almost Sprung

Some spring activities for the kids.

There may still be patches of snow on the ground here and there, but temps are continuing to rise in the region. Here are some signs of spring!

Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary is a hidden gem on the south shore. This non-profit organization rescues and houses mistreated and abandoned animals such as horses, swans, sheep and more. The farm allows visitors to get up close to these animals and learn about them. Birthday party packages are available, and activities are held at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary year-round. Hours are Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in Old Sturbridge Village’s working sugar camp. See the process - from the tapping of the trees though "sugaring off." Maple Days & Maple Sugaring Weekends are available Saturdays and Sundays this month from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Kids are only $7, adults admission is $18.

With the weather improving, the kids may enjoy a trip to a sometimes-forgotten gem – Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is a small child-friendly zoo that allows close encounters with animals in an interactive setting. There are some familiar zoo favorites such as kangaroos, otters and snow leopards as well as animals people are unfamiliar with such as the Binturong, Genet and Dourcouli Monkey.

At 10 a.m., the hosts Animal Happenings every Thursday. For more information, click here

The Father/Daughter Mother/Son dance is coming up March 11, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Norton Middle School, 215 W. Main St. This event is for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. There will be food and drinks in addition to a night of dancing. For more information visit www.nortonparksandrec.com.




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