Teddy Bear Tea Party!

April 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

We will be throwing our next Teddy Bear Tea Party during school spring vacation, April 16th-24th, 11:30-3pm. We’ll keep the tradition going, with  a selection of tasty treats, and each kid will go home with a little prize.

Mark your calendars, Moms and Dads — this is the perfect opportunity to take a little field trip to Woods Hole. We encourage you to stop by the aquarium (free, open Tues-Sat, 11-4pm) where you can watch a seal feeding and hold a live Conque shell in the touch tank, then wander over to Quicks Hole Tavern for our fun kid-friendly tea party.

Please call (508) 495 0048 with any questions. Quicks Hole Tavern is on the water in Woods Hole, located at 29 Railroad Avenue across from the ferry terminal. There is plenty of street parking in Woods Hole at this time of year (bring quarters).

Annual Easter Egg Scramble and Stroll

March 26, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Saturday before Easter, meet for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Margaret E. Noonan Park at 12 pm. Then, head over to the Library Lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 pm. For children 9 and under accompanied by an adult. Village merchants open their doors to hand out Easter eggs to the children as they pass by.

The Yo-Yo People at Highfield Hall & Gardens

July 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join us on the lawn with your picnic at 5:00 pm, or enjoy snacks from our food vendors.
Our featured entertainment is the Yo-Yo People.  There will be crafts and activities for children and good old-fashioned fun for all.

Teddy Bear Picnic and Tea

July 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Falmouth Museums on the Greens’ most popular children’s event is a true “make and take affair!” This program is for children and grown-ups alike! Parents and grandparents can bring their child and build their own teddy bear. You can name it, dress it and take it home.  Once it is built, we will take it for tea.  Reservations are required for this event.

Toe Jam Puppet Band at Highfield Hall & Gardens

July 22, 2015 by Beth Colt

Meet on the lawn with your picnic at 5:00 pm, or enjoy snacks from our food vendors.  Our featured entertainment is Toe Jam Puppet Band.  There will be crafts and activities for children and good old-fashioned fun for all.

Falmouth Strawberry Festival

June 20, 2015 by Beth Colt

Indulge in the annual event filled with strawberry shortcake, lobster rolls and entertainment for all ages.  Events include face painting, a bounce house, childrens activities, arts and crafts vendors, and one of the best flea markets of the summer.  This is one of the top a don’t miss events of the year held on the St, Barnabas lawn on the Falmouth Village Green.


Sledding on Cape Cod

February 18, 2014 by Beth Colt

Winter Getaway at Woods Hole Inn on Cape Cod

The cold air biting at your lungs with every deep breath, the weight of the sled in your mitten-ed hand, the bright sunlight glinting off acres of hot white snow, there is nothing better than a clear sunny day right after a deep snowfall for sledding on Cape Cod.

Yesterday was just such a day — six new inches from Saturday’s “ValenBlizzard,”  cousins visiting from Connecticut and a bright blue cloudless sky.  We dressed the crew up with all the gear, grabbed every sled we could unearth amidst sails, paddleboards and other basement debris, and walked over to the Woods Hole golf course.

What vistas are to be had for the intrepid who wander its lush hills and valleys!  In winter, this private club becomes our neighborhood sledding destination, with slopes varying from beginner to what locals call wicked steep.  In a scene reminiscent of Bruegel, we trudged in a single line across the vast meadow of snow towards the peak, top of hole 8, slickest spot on the course.

There was little time to pause and see Buzzards Bay flecked with white caps in the distance, or look the other way to see Martha’s Vineyard dancing across the Sound through bare winter trees — as we rushed to enjoy the epic Cape Cod sledding, the whoosh of speeding down, so exhilarating yet brief, followed by the epic march back up the hill.

Many laughs, selfies and snow heaps of exhausted children later, we piled back down the hill for cups of chowder and hot cocoa all around at the new Quicks Hole Tavern in Woods Hole.  A great winter’s vacation day, sledding here on Cape Cod.

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Fourth of July

July 4, 2013 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Fourth of July


Woods Hole has the most distinctive Fourth of July parade in America.  Organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), this gathering of young scientists celebrating our nations birth is filled with costumes, dancers, and balloons.  Representing things like cell reproduction, neurobiology, marine resources and much more, student laugh and dance their way down a spectator-packed Water Street.

Tossing candy along the path, the parade takes starts at noon every year and takes about fifteen minutes.  One fun tradition is that after students cross the drawbridge, they break into a serious water-balloon fight, a nice respite from a hot Cape Cod day.

On the porch of the Woods Hole Inn, we offer cool lemonade, iced tea and Charlene’s fresh baked cookies to as many people who will fit.  It’s a great birds-eye view of the whole event.

Half hour later, the streets are empty as people dash back to the beach.  Ahh, Cape Cod summah.

Hope to see you there next year!  Happy Fourth.

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