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Moms Can-Do’s: Davis Family Farm + More

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Davis Family Farms is the perfect day trip destination, big enough to entertain, but small enough to see it all.

Introducing Moms Can-Do's, a GoLocal weekly feature sponsored by Southwick's Zoo, for moms of little ones--from toddlers to elementary schoolers. Looking for fun things to do during the week? Creative spots for last-minute outings? Fun events especially for little ones? We'll bring you our 5 favorites in the region every Tuesday, and they're all within an hour's drive of home.

Check out this week's early summer fun.

Farm adventures!

Take your little one to the Davis Family Farmland and they'll never be bored! On this children's discovery farm, let them run wild in Imagine-Acres, where they can experience all the best parts of farm life. Pet, cuddle, and even feed all their favorite characters from Old MacDonald's farm at the Animal Showcase. Adventure Play & Spray allows childrens to dig for dino bones, build a cabin, ride pedal carts, or play in the water spray grounds. Are the kids hungry after all that playtime? Grab some cookout food, have a meal at Herd Rock Calfé, or at Udder Herd Rock Calfé for food that will satisfy both the kids and you. 145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA. (978) 422-6666. Click here for hours and ticket prices.


This weekend the original family show "Jenny Versus the Pirates" will open at The Contemporary Theater in Wakefield, RI. Written by Sami Avigdor, the show features music goblins, animals, and of course, pirates! See Jenny go on the adventure of her life–can she and her jackalope friend save the world's last animals from those brutish pirates? Can they foil the Giant and her singing goblin minions? Is their guardian angel enough to save them? Will she ever be able to make a good sandwich? See the adventure unfold for $5 (children under 5 years pay their age). 10:30am, 327 Main St., and click here for more info.

Arts and Crafts!

Part of the Rhody Ramble Open House series, learn how to fold and cut the famous Betsy Ross Star just in time for the 4th of July. Free for young and old, the tutorial will take place in the barn of the Smith Appleby House this Saturday. After you've perfected your paper stars, take a tour the of Smith-Appleby House Museum; $5 for adults, free for children. 1-4pm, 220 Stillwater Rd, Smithfield, RI.

Toy planes!

"Giving children's dreams the Wright wings", Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum in Fitchburg, MA is the first and only toy museum in the world completely devoted to aviation. Check out the displays of almost 2,000 wooden, plastic, and metal toys that come from every corner of the globe. Also part of the collection are awesomely old-timey puzzles and games as well as ride-on airplanes that will surely make any child's in-flight dreams come true. Find out more here.


Malik the Magic Guy will perform this Thursday at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library in Johnston, RI. Malik Haddadi is an award-winning comedy magician from MA's South Shore. The whole family is sure to love this fun-filled show of mystery and luges. Free tickets are now available for the performance! One Memorial Avenue, Johnston, RI.


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