Top Things to Do with Kids in Greater Lowell This Week

Check our list of top pick attractions, activities and events for families

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher September 27, 2022

Looking for fun things to do in Greater Lowell with your kids?  Below are our Top Picks for the upcoming week, September 28 to October 5.  We have lots of events and activities on our event calendar in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Westford, Littleton, Groton and beyond.  

NOTE:  This page is updated every Wednesday afternoon.  We have selected events and venues based on the event description but, in most cases, have not attended, so please use your own judgment when choosing events to attend or view.  Age descriptions are provided by the event venue.  If an event is sold out when we're putting together this list, we don't list it here, to prevent disappointment. Be sure to check our event calendar regularly in advance to catch fun events before they sell out!


  1. Friends, its Fall Festival & Fair season! Once again, Saturday is full of incredible festivals and fairs all around the Greater Lowell area. The Pumpkin Festival at Krochmal Farms, Chelmsford & Tewksbury Fall Festivals, Topsfield Fair, Littleton Oktoberfest and so much more!
  2. For the first time, the Tewksbury Fall Harvest Festival will be a two-day celebration with a touch-a-truck event with helicopter rides on Saturday and the craft and food festival on Sunday. 
  3. Nothing screams fall more than a pumpkin festival! Come out to Krochmal Farms weekends this fall to pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, enjoy the animal exhibit, find your way through the corn maze, ride a pony, and purchase lunch at the snack shack!
  4. Speaking of Fall activities, join in on the fun at the Chelmsford Fall Festival on the Commons this Saturday! Event will include a petting zoo, touch-a-truck, princess & super hero meet and greet, music, food, drinks and ice cream!
  5. Head out to Good Pickin' Farm Saturday or Sunday for Fall Farm Day. Fall Fun Days offer pick-you-own pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo and more! 
  6. Also this Saturday, Open Farm Day at Pepperell Farms. The farms will be open for pop-corning, hoop houses, pony rides, hay rides, sawmill, apple dunking and cider drinking, maple syrup demo, Christmas tree farm, open air painting for kids and petting goats! 
  7. From September 30th - October 10th visit the Topsfield Fair! Enjoy live performances, midway, animals, food, pumpkin weigh-in, parades, pageant, food demonstrations & contests, activities and more!
  8. The NVMoM Fall Kids Tag Sale returns to Westford this Saturday! 
  9. Today is the last day to sign up for Groton Hill Music Center Free Class Day! Meet renowned artist-educators, explore the new beautiful space, and experience a class for yourself. 
  10. Do you love comics, toys collectibles & cosplay! Super Mega Fest Comic Con Weekend returns for an epic weekend of vendors, cosplay, special guests and more! 
  11. Looking for Sensory Friendly activities? Join Altitude Saturday morning at 9 am for sensory friendly jumping! Visit Sensory Playtime at Chuck E. Cheese this Sunday from 9-11am. Also Sunday, Sensory Friendly Hour at Apex Entertainment Marlborough from 10-11am. 
  12. Many libraries will be having their Fall Book Sales in the next couple of weeks! This weekend, check out the Dracut Library Book Sale Thursday-Sunday. 
  13. Lots of great storytimes and events happening at the local libraries this week! Saturday, stop by Chelmsford Library for Construction Zone, kids play with LEGOs and construction toys. Or head to Tewksbury Library Saturday for Pajama Jam with Beradette! Of course there are lots of great day and evening storytimes, as well as, craft times at all our local libraries throughout the week. Be sure to check out our events calendar for all the local library events and storytimes!
  14. Many Fall Programs have just started up for Fall, however, spots still remain. If you are still looking to fill your fall activity calendar, check out our Kids Classes & After-School Programs Guide.
  15. You've been asking for an updated Polar Express & Holiday Train Rides in MA, NH & Beyond Guide and here it is!. See the updated guide and mark your calendars for dates tickets go on sale. Many of the single date rides sell out quickly, be sure to jump quickly when they become available!
  16. Weather not great? Looking for an indoor activity for the family?  Altitude Trampoline Park is open for jumping fun.  Stop by for Friday Night Friendzy and Family Fun Night on Saturdays (both just $15 for 2 hours of jumping!).  Toddler Time also continues on weekday mornings during the fall.
  17. Mark Your Calendar: October 8th is Oktoberfest at Good Pickin' Farm. Enjoy a taste of local breweries with the added fun of petting zoo, hayrides, face paining, live music, PYO pumpkins and more! Event is a fundraiser for Westford Remembers. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Check our Events Calendar for More Family Fun in Greater Lowell

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Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher

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