Back to School Activities in Boston

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There’s a crisp chill in the air, the leaves are on the verge of changing colors, and summer is slowly coming to a close. With that being said, it’s back to school for the kids! As we say goodbye to easy summertime living and adjust into new academic routines, don’t forget about the wonderful after school activities in the Boston area for students of all ages.

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Scavenger Hunts and Walking Tours

Mark your calendars for one of the most anticipated scavenger hunts Boston has yet to see on Friday, September 15th! Navigate through Boston’s historic streets, hidden gems, and local history in a hunt that resembles a giant board game. Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure is coming to Boston for a guided two-hour race, covering approximately 2 miles of Boston’s overlooked gems and local history. All you need is a smartphone as a guide, and the race is on!

Here are a few points of interest you’ll stumble upon on your adventure:

  • Boston Commons (the oldest park in the country!)
  • Paul Revere’s House
  • Quincy Market

If you have your hands full with little explorers, check out Boston By Little Feet. This walking event is open to kids between 6 and 12 years old, so get ready to tie your laces tight as groups walk along Boston’s historic Freedom Trail and highlight the area’s role in American history.

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Donate Extra School Supplies

With school in full swing, it seems like there are endless to-do lists and busy schedules. If giving back to the community something you’d like to get your children involved in, consider donating extra school supplies to local Boston students.

Garden Neighborhood Charities, in conjunction with The City of Boston and The Salvation Army, is holding their 6th annual school supply drive this month. From bright crayons to sturdy backpacks, pencils and colorful notebooks, join the fun in collection spare school supplies and help encourage students of every grade to start the school year fully stocked!

Here’s where you can donate: The Salvation Army South End Corps – 1500 Washington Street, Boston

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Seasonal Events

While September starts a new school year, it also marks the beginning of seasonal activities the whole family can enjoy after school! Boston is surrounded by wonderful corn mazes, hayrides, and pumpkin patches for families, classmates, and study groups to partake in.

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