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10 fun things to do in Boston with kids this weekend of July 8, 2022 include Befriend the Barnyard, Mermaid Swim Experience, and more!

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There’s always something fun going on in Boston. You will find that there are so many options, from museums to zoos, from parks to playgrounds, and there is no shortage of fun activities to keep everyone, especially your kids, entertained.

Our picks for fun things to do on a budget in Boston this weekend (July 8-10) include Befriend the Barnyard, Mermaid Swim Experience, Seaport Summer Market, and more! 

 

Things To Do in Boston this Weekend 

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  • Sunday

 

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Things to do in Boston this Weekend – Friday, July 8, 2022

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

Things to do in Boston with kids this weekend | Crystal by Cirque du Soleil

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This amazing show done on ice is coming to Boston. Don’t miss out on its thrilling circus acts done on ice and spectacular high-level ice skating with a background of some of the most popular pop songs out there! Book your tickets now!
When: Friday, July 8, 2022, 7: 30 p.m. onwards
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence, RI 02903
How Much: $40 upwards

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Things to do in Boston this weekend with kids | Blue Man Group

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More than 35 million around the world have loved this smash hit phenomenon and now it’s your turn! Experience their quirky comedy, signature drumming, and colorful moments of creativity. The show features pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity that will surely make your week. Book your tickets now!
When: Friday, July 8, 2022, 7: 30 p.m. onwards
Where: Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
How Much: $49 upwards

Summer Concert Series

Treat your ears to wonderful music while enjoying summer outdoors at the beautiful grounds of the Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens. There will be a Notch Brewing Biergarten and a local food truck for you to enjoy while soaking up the evening. So don’t forget to bring your chairs and even a little bug spray. The event will go on until August 26. 
When: Friday, July 8, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, 153 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845
How Much: For the Trustees members, it will be $12 for adults and free for children. For non-members, it will be $20 for adults and $5 for kids.

Seaport Summer Market

Seaport Summer Market

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Enjoy a little walk with your kids while browsing through the various goods and crafts featured at the Seaport Summer Market. After your little shopping trip, don’t forget to check out a curated selection of foods and drinks to fill up your tummies.
When: Friday, July 8, 2022, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 100 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
How Much: Free

 

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Things to do in Boston this Weekend – Saturday, July 9, 2022

Mermaid Swim Experience

Do your kids love mermaids? Here’s their chance to not only meet them but get to swim with them with the Mermaid Swim Experience at Castaway Island! Guests will be able to interact with mermaid princesses, learn all about the mer-life, and get to take amazing pictures with them. They can also borrow one of the park’s mono-fins and be taught how to swim like the mermaids. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!
When: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy Street, Salem, New Hampshire 03079
How Much: $30

Art on the Plaza: Chalk Fest!

Grab some chalk and get down and artsy dirty at The Plaza with your kids! This event features family outdoor activities and lively music that will create a fun afternoon for you and the little ones. 
When: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: MassArt Art Museum, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
How Much: Free with registration

Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Things to do in Boston with kids this weekend | Family Barnyard Chores

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Experience the barnyard life and teach the kids a little bit of barn work with Family Farm Chores. Help feed Violet and Vanilla, the rabbits, and Morgana, Maeve, Merlin, and Mordred, the goats, and collect eggs from our flock of chickens. Everyone will get a chance to try their hand at various tasks. So get your muck boots on and head to the barn!
When: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Hamilton & Ipswich, MA 01938
How Much: For Trustees members, it’s $15 for both adults and children, and for non-members, it’s $20 for adults and children.

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Things to do in Boston this Weekend – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Running of the Bulls Fiesta

This event is made to honor the annual Spanish festival but without the “about to be gored by giant cattle” stress. It’s just all fun with porron performance art and all-you-can-eat tapas, paella, pintxos, Txistorra dogs, and raw bar selections. Dress up in your best Pamplona-inspired outfits and have fun!
When: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 12 p.m. onwards
Located At: Toro Boston, 1704 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118
How Much: Starts at $100

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard

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Make some new friends at the barn! Pet the angora rabbits and help get their wool, collect eggs from the chicken coup, or brush the goats in their pasture. In addition to that, you and the kids can take home a farm-themed craft. So get your mud shoes on and get ready to meet the barn family at Appleton!
When: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Located At: Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Hamilton & Ipswich, MA 01938
How Much: For Trustees members, it’s $5 for both adults and children, and for non-members, it’s $10 for adults and children.

Family Yoga in the Park

Get up and moving as a family! This family yoga session brings together the wonder and imaginative world of a child with the aspects of yoga that support mindfulness, self-regulation, and joy. Register now!
When: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Located At: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
How Much: For Trustees members, it’s $12 for adults and $6 for children, and for non-members, it’s $20 for adults and $10 for children.

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Looking for summer camp options for your kids? Check out our list of Best Summer Camps for 2022 in the Boston Area! 

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