Father’s Day Walk in The Park at Fenway

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Looking for something fun to do for Father’s Day? The Red Sox have a great event coming up that is free and open to everyone, thanks in part to Bank of America.

Here are the details:

Dads and their families are invited to walk around the warning track from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wally the Green Monster and his Dad, Walter, will engage children. Face painters, stilt walkers, and caricature and balloon artists will also entertain children. All are welcome to enter Fenway Park at Gate C.

Additionally, dads can enjoy free tours of Fenway Park all day, every hour on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual celebration of Father’s Day at Fenway Park, established in 2002, gives fans the opportunity to walk around the warning track, sit inside visitor and home dugouts, take photos with Red Sox alumni, and participate in other family-friendly activities. The event is free.

Fans can enter the ballpark through Gate C. Red Sox alumnus Sam Horn will take photos and meet fans in the Red Sox dugout, and the three World Series Trophies will be placed behind home plate for photos.
Wally the Green Monster and his dad, Walter, will be on hand, accompanied by a balloon artist, face painter, caricature artist, and stilt walker.

In an effort to highlight the memories made at this event, Bank of America is inviting participants to share their favorite moments from the day using #MLBmemorybank.

Ballpark concessions will be available with special Father’s Day-friendly pricing. The event will take place rain or shine.

For more information, visit redsox.com.

Check out these family friendly places to eat near Fenway Park.

Pick Your Own Strawberries in Greater Boston

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It’s that time of year again for Strawberry Festivals and pick your own strawberries! Here’s a list of pick your own farms in the Greater Boston area. Visit the farms’ web sites or give a call before heading out to verify picking conditions and times.

Did we miss your favorite pick your own strawberry field? Leave it in the comments!

Pick Your Own Strawberries North of Boston

Closed for the season.Reopening in May for greenhouse flowers. at the Felton-Smith Historic Site. The Smith Barn is the perfect setting for your special day. click for details   Our field trips are designed for Pre-k to 3rd grade, daycare groups, home schools, and mothers groups.  
Connors Farm for tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, squash, pumpkins, apples, peaches, and more. A place for family adventures and group gatherings.
Boston Hill Farm is a delightful farm store with everything from the basics to gifts, a deli and our own bakery. You can find just about everything here.
The Rogers family has been operating family businesses in Haverhill since 1902. Rogers Spring Hill Farm was founded in 1902 when Randolf Rogers purchased 2 1/2 acres of land, one horse, and a cow.
Kimball’s Fruit Farm Stand in Pepperell, MA and Hollis, NH with award winning heirloom tomatoes, pick-your-own apples, strawberries, pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables.
Cider Hill Farm began in 1978 when Ed and Eleanor Cook purchased the old Battis Dairy Farm with the hope of transforming it into an apple farm. We now grow fruits and vegetables on nearly 70 acres of our 145 acre farm and offer many of these as pick your own crops.
Parlee Farms is in its’ 27th Season of providing locally grown fruits, flowers and vegetables. Since 1988, our Boston MA area family farm has specialized in pick your own fruits grown in an environmentally safe way using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Advanced IPM Techniques.

Pick Your Own Strawberries West of Boston

Belkin Family Lookout Farm, established in 1651, is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the United States. The farm is located less than 20 miles from Boston in historic South Natick, on 180 exquisite acres with over 60,000 fruit trees. Picking your own fruit is a New England tradition and the farm offers a variety of fruit from June through October. Ride the train to the Children’s Play Area, visit with our farm animals and enjoy many other fun activities. The farm is owned by local residents Joan and Steve Belkin who embrace a philosophy of healthy nutrition and respect for the environment.
We have a great crop of strawberries now picking and cherries starting at the end of June! See the picking conditions page for daily picking conditions.
Foppema’s Farm is a 75 acre fruit and vegetable farm located in Northbridge, Massachusetts.
Since 1722, Nourse Farm has been a family owned and operated business, making us the 10th oldest continuously running business in the US. Just 40 miles west of Boston, these 140 acres are home to some of the nation’s most succulent berries and harvest crops that produce flavorful homemade jams and other specialty foods.
Indian Head Farm is a working family farm run by our family for over 175 years. We strive to sell produce that we have grown here on our farm. Our focus is on small fruits and vegetables, including Pick Your Own.
Hosts Pick our Own and a Strawberry Festival.
Do you crave… Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Nectarines?  Blueberries, Raspberries or Strawberries? Or perhaps… The great taste of award winning wine? At Charlton Orchards Farm, and Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, we have all that and more. We are a real working family farm. . 

Pick Your Own Strawberries South of Boston

We are the proud new owners of the 74-acre C&C Reading Farm, LLC, formerly known as the Hayward Dairy Farm, located in West Bridgewater on East Center Street.
C.N. Smith Farm, located in the town of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, has been a family owned and operated farm for over 80 years. We are the third generation of farmers carrying on the tradition of providing fresh, local fruit and produce while maintaining open space and farmland in our community. Your support is invaluable! We are a Commonwealth Quality Farm.
Keith’s Farm is a family business and offers a wide selection of the best produce and strawberries for miles around. In the spring, summer and fall, our farm stand is a showcase for all our fresh farm-grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and plants.
Your family will have the freshest, tastiest and highest quality vegetables, fruits, harvested daily for the best taste.
Ward’s Berry Farm is a family farm located
in Sharon, MA. Brothers Jim & Bob Ward have
run the farm since 1982, offering the finest quality
fresh picked fruits and veggies.

Ideas for Family Summer Road Trips from Boston

Here’s a little inspiration for your road trip plans for the summer. Whether you want to pack up the family to visit the beach, the mountains, or the city, we’re sharing some of our favorite ideas! Share your favorite road trips in the comments!

Interested in taking a summer road trip? Here are some suggestions of family-friendly locations within driving distance of Boston.
We had such a fantastic time at Canobie Lake Park last weekend! Canobie Lake Park is an amusement park located in Salem, New Hampshire that is packed full of fun for the whole family.
When we found the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, we got really excited about a family vacation that would be very different than any other family vacation we have ever been on.
It isn’t just the Obamas who like to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. According to my Facebook feed, Martha’s Vineyard is a popular vacation spot for many less famous families too.
When we decided to go on a family vacation to the Washington DC area, I knew that I wanted to take my kids to the Gaylord National. Located in the relatively new National Harbor area, the Gaylord National is the newest resort in the collection.
Mystic Seaport will make a ship-lover out of you!
Portland, Maine has it all. A beautiful harbor feeds into the Atlantic Ocean, and cobblestone streets of the Old Port wind among funky shops and galleries. Breathtaking views of harbor islands and beautiful architecture compete for one’s attention. Outdoor adventures beckon year-round.
A perfect mid-Cape location in South Yarmouth.

Field Day with Dad at Gillette Stadium

EDITED: Please note that this event is not ON Father’s Day. It is on June 14th.

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Head down to Foxborough for some on the field fun at Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots for Field Day with Dad. Tickets are $20 for all on field adults and $10 for all on field children.

Below is some more information on the event. Buy your tickets in advance here.

Celebrate Father’s Day [note that event is on June 14th, 2015 — not Father’s Day 2015] at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon and on the Gillette Stadium playing field during our Field Day with Dad event. Your ticket includes access to the Gillette Stadium game field where you will be able to toss a football, tour the Visiting Team’s locker room, take pictures and enjoy the Patriots Experience inflatables. It also includes admission to the interactive Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, which features two floors of entertainment and history. Additionally, those who purchase tickets for this event will receive a 10% discount coupon for use in The Patriots Pro Shop that day. Field access will be limited to 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admissions are $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). NOTE: Waivers must be signed by ALL participants before accessing the field. For children younger than 18, an accompanying adult must sign the waiver on behalf of the minor. All children must be accompanied by paying adult over 18.

Family Friendly Four Pack of Tickets at Fenway Park for June 1-3

Photo of Seats in Fenway Park - Discount on June 1 -3 games

A great deal for families! If you’ve been thinking about taking the kids to Fenway, here’s a great opportunity during the Red Sox’s series with the Minnesota Twins. There are evening games between June 1st through June 3rd available. $75 (plus fees) buys 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas.

Tickets are in the Bleachers and Right Field Grandstand.

Click here for tickets.

Lots of fun stuff going on this year at Fenway Park for kids including a fun clubhouse where they can meet Wally and have some room to move.

Kids Entrance Fenway Park Gate K

Check out these kid friendly places near Fenway Park to grab a bite before the game.

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