After a successful first season last summer, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism will offer a second season of fun family programs on Monday mornings at the town’s Visitors Center, aimed at children ages 5 to 12 and their parents or guardians.
The programs, running through Aug. 22, will be held on the lawn of the Fairhaven Academy Building, 141 Main St., from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
It’s a family friendly way to spend a summer morning. Every week children can play old fashioned lawn games such as nine pins, hula hoops, trap ball, bean bag toss, horse shoes and more. They can jump in a bounce house (for free), get their faces painted, and have some Del’s Frozen Lemonade. There will be visits by “Buttons” and “Babs” from Carousel Family Fun Center and by Chuck E. Cheese. On hot mornings there will be sprinklers–bring a towel.
At 10:00 there will be a special guest program geared toward children ages 5 through 12 and their parents and guardians. Admission, games, bounce house, and programs are free. There is a charge for face painting and lemonade.
Bounce house and programs sponsored in 2016 by: Atty. John B. Seed, A Tech For Hire, Inc., Our Lady’s Haven, Seconds Count, What a Find! Consignment Furniture, Capeway Veterinary Hospital of Fairhaven, Rotary Club of Fairhaven, The Robby Thatcher Memorial Fund, DeTerra’s Jump and Bounce, St. Anne’s Credit Union, Carousel Family Fun Center, Chuck E. Cheese’s of No. Dartmouth, and two private donations from “friends of Monday Morning Fun.”
• Mon., 7/25: Run Dog Run Farm, live goats, chickens, ducks, talk about life on a small farm. Bounce House sponsored by: Capeway Animal Hospital of Fairhaven.
• Mon., 8/1: Ruth & Abby, the 1850s ladies from the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, old fashioned activities and fun. Bounce House sponsored by: Friend of Monday Morning Fun. Water Slide sponsored by: Seconds Count and Rotary of Fairhaven.
Programs canceled in the event of rain. The Academy Building is on the Main Street lawn of Fairhaven High School. There is plenty of off-street parking in the high school lot. The Monday Morning Fun programs are funded by contributions to the Fairhaven Office of Tourism Gift Account and additional sponsors as indicated. For more information, email FairhavenTours@aol.com or call 508-979-4085.