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Baby-friendly activities in Concord

If you’re new parents in Concord (MA) and need some ideas on things to do, you’ve arrived in the right spot. I’m going to link out here and give some of my own recommendations too. Hopefully you arrive at the sweet spot your family needs this winter, spring, summer, and beyond.

Mommy Poppins List: This is a good one; it has 25 things to do with babies in Concord. I’m a big fan of the Minute Man National Historic Park, but admittedly your kids should probably be a bit older before you tackle that (for the sake of proper context). The Toy Shop of Concord, though, is an old-fashioned delight that would work well for kids of all ages. I don’t know if I’d recommend giving your newborn ice cream, but if you need some, I’m all about Reasons To Be Cheerful.

Trekaroo List: This has a few more good ideas, including Walden Pond State Reservation (I probably would not recommend this during the winter) and The Discovery Museum. The listed ages on Discovery Museum are 1-7. I’d say it’s probably closer to 3-10, but 1-7 could probably work. A newborn might not be super well-behaved in such an environment, though.

TripBuzz List: This list purports to have 606 — six hundred and six! — things to do with babies and kids in Concord, MA. It’s mostly just an aggregated list ultimately, but it does mention Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (awesome place) and Verrill Farm (baked goods are amazing). As I got further into this list, I realized something: a lot of these activities (all the links in my post) are really good if you have a newborn second or third child — and you also have older kiddos to entertain. Some of these are a beautiful mess of “multiple kids, multiple ages” fun — and all are better than screen time.

Indoor activities: Sometimes it’s raining or generally crappy, and you need an indoor option. Well, it’s not quite in Concord — it’s in Maynard — but Jam Time, which is No. 2 on this Yelp list (bold link) of indoor activities for kids, is a great idea here.

What else would you add about baby/kid-friendly activities in Concord?

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