Spring Break Fun for Families on the North Shore

Spring break camps, staycation ideas, and more on the North Shore!

March 23, 2024

Can you feel it? That warm breeze, the blooming flowers, and yes, the buzz of excitement in the air – spring is finally here! And with it comes that special time we've all been counting down to... spring break! It's the perfect pause in our busy lives for some unforgettable family fun. 

Lucky for us,the North Shore is just bursting at the seams with activities, camps, and attractions tailor-made for families on break.

Whether you're on the hunt for engaging spring break camps to spark your little ones' imaginations, on the lookout for fun (and free!) things to do, or eager to explore the best family-friendly spots around the North Shore, you've hit the jackpot. Welcome to your ultimate guide to making this spring break on the North Shore the best one yet for your family!

Spring Break Camps on the North Shore

The North Shore is home to a variety of spring break camps that not only keep your children engaged but also foster learning and creativity:

Spend April Vacation at Acera!

March 22, 2023

This year, Acera is offering a four-day morning camp for kids ages 7-10 that explores game design, game strategy, and live action role play, as well as a full-day hike to the top of New Hampshire’s Mount Kearsarge for kids ages 10-14.

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Morning Camp: Imagination Innovation

Mornings for kids ages 7-10

Let your imagination run free! In this camp, kids will play board games, invent new ones, learn about strategy in gaming, and create characters that embark on imaginary quests during live action role play!

This camp will run in the morning Tuesday through Friday, April 18-21. Kids will enjoy new games and role play each day.

Mount Kearsarge Hike – Full Day

April 21st: For kids ages 10-14

Join us on a full-day adventure to Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire! We will hike this 2,937-foot peak as a group and enjoy panoramic views of the Merrimack River Watershed.

The hike is approximately 4.7 miles roundtrip, which includes some walking on the Winslow State Park auto road (currently closed to motor vehicles).

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Spring Break Fun on the North Shore

Parks and Playgrounds

The North Shore boasts an array of beautiful parks and playgrounds where families can enjoy picnics, leisurely walks, and playtime. Here are a few of our favorites:

Community Events on the North Shore

Looking for family fun events happening during spring break? Here are a few standout events to make the week special:

🎉Cape Ann Museum - Second Saturdays: Free Admission for Cape Ann Residents (Gloucester)

🧩 LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston (Boston)

🎭Taylor The Next Jedi(Boston)

🎼Cape Ann Museum - Cape Ann Youth Musical Showcase: (Gloucester)

❄️Amesbury Winter Market (Amesbury)

🎳 Family Fun at Cape Ann Lanes(Gloucester)

🤸🏼‍♀️ Ace Gymnastics 1/2 Day/Full Day April Camp (Ipswich)

😀 Ms. Frizzle’s Outer Space Journey (Rowley)

🎬 Family Choice Movie Night – Spring Break! (Rowley)

🎬Harbor Sweets $1 Movie Night at The Cabot (Beverly)

🌳 Nature Explorers Outdoor Adventure (Salisbury)

🧘🏻‍♀️ Kids Yoga (Rowley)

👶🏼Baby Group (Marblehead)

Want more? Make sure to check out our full Macaroni KID North Shore calendar!

Indoor Activities on the North Shore for Yucky Days

Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Check out these 40 indoor attractions that are ideal for keeping the little ones entertained on rainy days:Click HERE

Kid-Friendly Day Trips 

Looking for a quick getaway? Here are a few spots that make for a good day trip any  time of year: Click HERE

Making the Most of Spring Break on the North Shore

Whether it's outdoor adventures, cool camps, or local fun you're after, on the North Shore is ready to make this spring break unforgettable for you and your kids. Here's to making memories! Happy Spring Break!