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.
Macaroni Kid Newburyport is the fast-growing local edition of Macaroni Kid, a national media company that delivers hyper-focused, super-local e-newsletters for families. How do they do that? Each community gets its own resident publisher with exclusive rights to the Macaroni Kid platform. Written by and for Newburyport-area residents, Macaroni Kid Newburyport is a true insider’s guide to the many kid-friendly resources we offer in our community.
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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Top Eight Playgrounds in the Newburyport Area
We’re lucky to live in an area with more than its fair share of wonderfully designed and maintained playgrounds, including one rated top ten in the state! From relatively small but centrally located urban parks to expansive play structures banked by rolling hills and ballfields, there’s a playground for every age range and activity level. Here’s our insider’s guide to the top eight playgrounds in the Newburyport area, as rated by Macaroni Kid readers. Click the links below for an information-packed review of each park, including key details on shade structures, water play opportunities, and restroom access.
AMESBURY TOWN PARK PLAYGROUND
BARTLET MALL PLAYGROUND
151 High St. Newburyport MA 01950
This relatively small playground overlooking the “Frog Pond” (Bartlet Mall Pond) benefits from easy access both to downtown Newburyport and to the footpath that rings the pond.
202 Merrimac St. Newburyport MA 01950
Stop by Cashman Park on any given afternoon in good weather and you’ll find a social scene populated by parents, their babies and kids, and a wide variety of strollers, scooters, trikes, and bikes.
INN STREET PLAYGROUND
25 Inn St. Newburyport MA 01950
What tiny Inn Street Playground lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in location, location, location
Spofford St. Newburyport MA 01950
Tucked into the woods just off the Merrimac Street traffic circle in Newburyport lies a 16-acre park featuring a playground, shaded picnic area, and hiking trails.
10 Beacon Ave. Newburyport MA 01950
Boasting a playground with a generous sandbox, Perkins Park is the go-to recreational area for families in Newburyport’s South End.
PIRATE SHIP PARK
Little Neck Rd. Ipswich MA 01913
At this picturesque oceanview playground on Ipswich’s Little Neck, a modern play structure shaped like a – you guessed it – pirate ship offers lots of climbing opportunities.
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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, […]