Summer has officially arrived and we want to make sure you enjoy the best of what the season and the South Shore has to offer. As part of our new #SummerBucketList tradition, weve rounded up the top spots, activities, excursions, and events on Bostons South Shore for you and your family. From outdoor movies at the Hingham Shipyard to a day of biking on a beach cruiser around Cohasset, your kids will soon dub 2019 as the best summer ever!
Ride the historic Paragon Carousel in Hull, the last remaining attraction from the Paragon Amusement Park on Nantasket Beach. Visit the carousel during Friday morning story time and meet and greet one of your favorite Disney characters.
Cool off at the 5,000-square-foot splash pad at Nelson Park in historic Plymouth. Pack a lunch and enjoy the kid friendly, small sandy beach.
Spend the day exploring the historic Plimoth Plantation or enjoy a summers evening of stories on one of their living history sites.
Eat cotton candy and take your bets with the candy man at the Marshfield Fair, a quintessential American Country fair since 1867. Special events include the Demolition Derby, a Bluegrass Festival, and unlimited amusement park rides on Childrens Day.
Search for kindness rocks left by neighbors and visitors at the Scituate Lighthouse. You may just happen upon a traditional cairn, too.
Celebrate Scituate at Scituate Heritage Days, the towns premier summer event that features two days of concerts, food trucks, artisan shows, kiddie amusement rides, and more. Downtown Scituate opens its doors and closes down its streets as the community comes to party.
Visit Open Barn Day at Weir River Farm, a 75-acre picturesque working farm in Hingham. Get up close with the horses, brush a goat, pet a chicken, make a barnyard craft, and pick up farm fresh eggs. Barndoors open every Saturday from 10:00AM-3:00PM.
Sign up for the Hingham July 4th Road Race, a 61-year old tradition. Exercise as a family and be swept away by the contagious community spirit.
Run barefoot at the Humarock Fourth of July Races and compete in the old-school three-legged race, potato sack race, and highly-charged, but light-hearted competition of tug of war. Gather at the Humarock Civic Association post-race for free Hoodsie Ice Cream Cups.
Stop by Hornstra Dairy Farm, the last working dairy farm in Massachusetts, and indulge in a homemade ice cream cone or take a tour of the facility and watch the cows walk the grounds.
Attend the theater at the South Shore Music Circus for some kid-friendly shows like Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Little ones will love the colorful, old-school music tent and relaxed setting where every seat is within fifty feet of the stage.
Grab fried clams and ice cream at Erichs Clam Shack, a waterfront restaurant at Roht Marine. The patio sits directly on the water, as if suspended, providing glorious water and sunset views.
Stop by the Farmers Market in Marshfield on Friday afternoons and shop local produce and other groceries, including pasture-raised animal products, delicious baked foods, and a wide array of farm and home goods.The market offers family-friendly live music, free parking and admission, and at least one complimentary childrens activity.
Rent a bike from Outside In in Cohasset Village. The 7 speed beach cruisers are perfect for a day exploring the town.
Take a surf lesson in Hull, where lessons cater even to beginners and kids are introduced to the thrill of surfing.
Hit balls at Granite Links as the sun sets at one of the few lighted driving ranges near Boston. Later, grab a burger and fries at the casual, kid-friendly patio with views of Boston and the expansive golf course.
Celebrate music and the arts the Levitate Festival, a premier grassroots festival in Marshfield which takes place over the course of three days. Levitate, a surf and skate brand, highlights the importance of teaching children to be creative, musical, artistic, and free-thinking by offering various kid-friendly activities.
Ride the Go Carts or go mini-golfing at Starland Fun Park. Spend a few hours at the largest sports facility in New England, or buy a day pass and enjoy an afternoon of unlimited go karting, mini golf, laser tag, and more!
Take the ferry from Hingham Shipyard to Boston, either with a destination in mind or simply for the fun of the journey. Make sure to stop by our Hingham Shipyard location at 15 Shipyard Drive to say hello!