Published June 9, 2021
By DAN TOMASELLO
LYNNFIELD — With COVID-19 virus regulations now lifted, Lynnfield Recreation will be offering summer trips for children once again.
Lynnfield Rec was unable to hold its “Rec-Ventures” trips last summer due to the global pandemic, but the popular trips are back this year for children entering third grade and older.
“Kids entering grade 9 and 10 are welcome and will be able to stay in their own group,” Recreation Director Julie Mallett stated in a program booklet. “The bus leaves and returns to Lynnfield Middle School. There will be no refunds or account credits given if parents and guardians cancel anytime within two weeks of a trip unless they have a doctor’s note. If people cancel before the two weeks, a credit will be put on their Recreation account. This will be enforced as we have to plan for staff, buses and admission in advance.”
Mallett noted that the trips may change or be canceled “due to weather or enrollment.”
“Each child will be provided an orange Rec shirt on their first trip,” Mallett stated. “They may purchase an extra shirt for $8.”
The first trip will take place on Tuesday, June 29, where children and chaperones will be visiting Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester and Cherry Farm Creamery in Danvers. The trip costs $45 and runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
“It’s time to take a break and relax at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester,” Mallett stated. “Kids can bring a lunch or bring money to purchase food. Kids should not forget to bring a towel, sun block and beach games. We will stop for ice cream on the way home.”
Lynnfield Recreation will be embarking on two white water rafting trips on Thursday, July 1 and Thursday, Aug. 12. Both trips will take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and will cost $75.
“Are you feeling adventurous? If so, join us as we head out to the Deerfield River,” Mallett stated. “We will take part in a guided 10-mile rafting trip. We will stop halfway for a riverside lunch. Parents and guardians will be required to sign waivers.”
A trip to Take Flight Aerial Park and Kittery Beach in Maine will take from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6. The trip costs $75.
“This Aerial Adventure Course has over 65 activities and elements, including multi-vines, cat walks, Burma bridges, tube nets, swinging tires, swinging platforms and a super swing,” Mallett stated. “With over a dozen different types of cargo nets to climb up, on, across, over and through, kids will want to come back again and again. We will then head over to the beach to cool off. Children will need a bathing suit, a towel, sneakers, a bagged lunch or money to purchase lunch.”
Lynnfield Recreation will be holding three trips to Canobie Lake Park, which will take place on Thursday, July 8, Thursday, July 22 and Thursday, Aug. 3. All three trips will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will cost $75.
“This is one of our most popular trips,” Mallett stated. “We will head to Canobie Lake to enjoy the amusement rides and games. Kids need to bring money for food and drinks.”
A trip to Altitude Trampoline Park in Pelham, New Hampshire will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13. The trip costs $75.
“We will play some games before heading to Fuddruckers for lunch,” stated Mallett. “Children can bring money to purchase food or bring their own lunch. We will then head to the Altitude Trampoline Park for some jumping fun. Parents and guardians will be required to sign waivers.”
Lynnfield Recreation will be heading to Chucksters in Hooksett, New Hampshire on Thursday, July 15. The $75 trip will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
“The kids will enjoy the jumpster, go karts, batting cages, balloon blast and more,” stated Mallett. “Parents can send a bagged lunch or money so kids can purchase food.”
A trip to Boda Borg in Malden and Fuddruckers will take place on Tuesday, July 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The trip costs $75. Mallett stated parents will need to fill out a waiver and children will have to bring sneakers for this trip.
Lynnfield Recreation will be heading to Rockport on Tuesday, July 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This trip costs $45.
“We will spend the day exploring beautiful Rockport before we head to the beach to cool off,” Mallett stated. “Kids should remember to bring a bathing suit, towel, sunblock, spending money and money for lunch or a bagged lunch.”
A trip to the North End and a ride on the Codzilla Boston Harbor Cruise will take place on Thursday, July 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The trip costs $75.
“We take in the sights and sounds of the North End,” stated Mallett. “Kids should bring money to enjoy some of the best food or they can bring their own lunch. During the day, we will take a ride on Codzilla. This is no ordinary boat ride. True to its name, Codzilla is monstrously fun — a thrill a minute as people scream across the water at up to 40 miles-per-hour, with a few hairpin turns and 360-degree spins thrown in for evil measure.”
Lynnfield Recreation will be embarking on a trip to Kimball Farm will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This trip costs $75.
“Kids will enjoy a day of mini golf, arcade, batting cages and bumper boat fun,” Mallett stated. “They just need to bring money to purchase food or pack a lunch.”
A trip to Salem Willows will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The trip will cost $75.
“The kids will get 30 tokens to play arcade games, two bumper car rides, pizza and a drink,” Mallett stated. “There is also plenty of space to play basketball or other games. Kids should not forget their bathing suit and towel if they want to take a quick dip to cool off.”