Family & Kids Events in Greater Newburyport
Your Guide to Activities & Family Fun
Macaroni Kid Newburyport is a web calendar and weekly e-newsletter serving up the very best free and low-cost events for kids and families in the Greater Newburyport area. Our calendar is packed with events to “engage, entertain, and exhaust,” featuring activities, products, and places for the families who live, work and play locally.
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Macaroni Kid Newburyport serves not just Newburyport but also the surrounding communities of Amesbury, Byfield, Ipswich, Newbury, Plum Island, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. Visit our website and subscribe to our free e-newsletter for the inside scoop on what’s happening for families in our community. Plan ahead with our holiday and seasonal event guides, and enjoy kid-friendly recipes and crafts throughout the year. Our Parent Resource Guides to birthday party venues, summer camps, and buy-local holiday gifts are your go-to guides for the many vendors and services that cater to kids and families in our area. From time-to-time, we also offer giveaways for local businesses and tickets to popular family-friendly events such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, King Richard’s Faire, and Sesame Street Live.
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Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Events in the Newburyport Area
Looking for autism- and sensory-friendly options for family entertainment? From autism spectrum to sensory processing disorders, there are plenty of reasons why your child might need a little extra consideration when it comes to high-impact events or activities. Many large entertainment venues now make specific accommodations for these kids (think lower lights, decreased noise levels, and smaller crowds), so no one has to miss out on the fun.
Here are a few area events and activities specially designed to create a calmer environment for sensory-sensitive kids. (For a complete and continuously updated list, check out the Greater Massachusetts Special Needs Event Calendar.)
Cinemagic (Salisbury MA and Portsmouth NH) – Sensory- and family-friendly showings run once per month
AMC Theaters (Methuen and Burlington MA) – Sensory-friendly films run four times per month
Chunky’s (Haverhill MA and Pelham NH) – Lights up, sound down sensory-friendly showings run monthly
Boston Children’s Museum (Boston MA) – Morningstar Access for a less crowded experience once per month
The Discovery Museum (Acton MA) – Autism-Friendly Evenings, Sensory-Friendly Afternoons, Visually Impaired Family Evenings, Mornings and Evenings for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing & KODA Infant and Toddlers programs that offer increased accommodations and access to exhibits in an understanding environment
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (Dover NH) – Exploring Our Way Program is open the first Sunday of the month for families to enjoy the museum in a less crowded, understanding environment
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston MA) – Beyond the Spectrum program one Saturday per month for children ages 8-12 to explore galleries and create art
Autism Eats (Various Locations) – Hosts dinner parties in restaurants and function facilities with accommodations for sensory sensitivities
Chuck E. Cheese (Burlington, Danvers, and Methuen MA, and Newington NH) – Sensory Sensitive Sundays held the first Sunday of the month
SkyZone (Danvers MA) – Sensory Hours held on the second Sunday of the month
Amesbury Public Library (Amesbury MA) – Sensory Storytimes offered once per month
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