Are you in need of some new ideas for a fun filled weekend with the kids? On this episode
of Keeping it Real, living north of Boston, me and my girls take you to three of our favorite spots in Ipswich that are sure to cure your boredom. One of these spots is our little secret,
but we’ll give you the inside scoop because it is just too good not to share.
Our first stop of the day was toGreat Neck Park. This place is filled with fun. There’s paths
to walk on, a basketball court, a soccer field, and my girl’s personal favorite, the playground.
A big pirate ship makes up the majority of the playground where the girls had endless laughs spinning, sliding, and climbing. It’s not too big where you feel overwhelmed keeping an eye on all your children, but just big enough to keep them entertained. Definitely a great spot for kids of all ages.
After exerting a large portion of our energy on the playground, we decided to head just across the street to a small beach calledPavilion Beach to splash around and relax. This quaint beach is filled with shells during low tide, which is my favorite, so you can walk up and down the soft sand searching for beautiful treasures from the ocean. There is also a boat launch and picnicking areas available here. You have a beautiful view of the ocean, all of the boats there, and you can even see Plum Island in the distance! Although this beach is small, it’s the perfect spot to escape the crowds and a bit of the noise to enjoy the scenic view. My girls loved splashing in the water, but one thing to look out for is sharp shell pieces.
It wouldn’t be a Quail beach trip if we didn’t stop for ice cream afterwards. There’s nothing better after a warm, fun, but exhausting day then grabbing a scoop. Close by isDown River Ice Creamwhere you can pick from a large variety of flavors, all of which is made on site, and enjoy it while sitting in some nice chairs. This place has the perfect mix of old flavors, as well as some new fun creations. If you’ve been here, let us know your favorite flavor in the comments!
We had the best day visiting all of these spots and we hope that you share the same experience too! Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe to see where we go next.