Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do with Kids This Fall

Oct 10, 2018 7:30:00 AM
Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but Fall in New England is the greatest. In addition to apple picking, pumpkin patching, and the excitement around Halloween, there is a smorgasbord of fairs, festivals, events, and performances that you and your kids will enjoy, without breaking the bank.

Here’s where our employee’s families will be spending time together, without compromising on their financial goals.

Drop-by Franklin Park Zoo for their Jack-O-Lantern Journey to see more than 5,000 pumpkins carved into intricate designs, including animals, dinosaurs, princesses, and flowers. The half-mile tree-lined walk ends with pumpkin carving demonstrations and seasonal food and beverages.
Boston, MA
Through 11/4/2018
$20 Adult/ $16 Child

Salem's Haunted Happenings fall celebration is filled with face painting, ghost tours, parades, and live music. Family-friendly movies are screened outdoors over Friday night on Salem Common. Just 16 miles north of Boston, Salem is easily accessible from the MBTA commuter rail, so you can leave your car or broomstick behind.
Salem, MA
Through October
FREE

Boston Book Festival hosts readings, signing, panels and workshops in front of Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The event also features exhibitors, food trucks, and live music.
Boston, MA
10/13/2018
FREE (mostly)

See live owls up-close at the Owl Festival at Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Learn more about how owls survive, owl myths and legends, and make owl art. There will be crafts for kids and plenty of seasonal treats from local food trucks.
Milton, MA
10/13 and 10/14/2018
$6-8

You’ve carved a pumpkins, but will it float? Set the S.S. Jack-o-lantern on it’s maiden voyage at the Boston Common Frog Pond Halloween Pumpkin Float. There will be arts and crafts for the kids, opportunities to try science experiments, and free refreshments. Dress to impress!
Boston, MA
10/19/2018
FREE, byop (bring your own pumpkin)

Suit-up into your Halloween costumes and parade around Jamaica Pond, illuminated by thousands of handmade lanterns.
Jamaica Plain, MA
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
FREE

Regatta weekend is almost here! Watch the world's largest regatta, the Head of the Charles, from the banks of the Charles River. Races start at the Boston University DeWolfe Boathouse and wind three miles upriver to Artesani Playground in Brighton.
10/20-10/21/2018
FREE

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