South Berkshire County

Family and Kid Friendly Activities, Events and Things to Do South Berkshire County in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

Geocaching in the Berkshires: A multi-generational treasure hunt

Want to get the family outside, explore new places and hunt for treasure? Try geocaching. It takes the classic game of Hide and Seek and gives it a twist using modern technology. It’s a family adventure that you can do just down the street for little to no cost. Our friend, Deb Goodrich, invited my(…)

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Plenty to do for families at Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox

Plenty to do for families at Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox

LENOX — Last weekend I took a visit to Ventfort Hall Mansion And Gilded Age Museum in Lenox. Ventfort Hall was built in 1893 by J.P Morgan’s sister, Sarah, to be her summer “cottage.” The mansion became my home away from home when my mom started working there in 2001. I saw every renovation, exhibit and(…)

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Berkshire Family Eats: Sullivan Station in Lee is super kid-friendly

South County is full of wonderful specialty restaurants, cafes, bistros, fine food markets and food havens. Some parents enjoy treating their well-behaved children to these fine places. I, for the most part, am not one of those parents. I prefer taking my children to restaurants with high-chairs, changing tables and crayons. My children are very(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: July 18-20

THE BERKSHIRES —Hi everyone, Songmei here with your Berkshire Family Focus Weekend Lowdown. As a new summer intern here at the BFF, I am very excited to inform you about fun-filled events in the Berkshires every weekend. This weekend brings about outdoor concerts and performances, marionettes, plays, an animal-free circus and so much more. So many(…)

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Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

We are always looking for ways to improve Berkshire Family Focus and there is no better way to do that then to hear from our readers. We would really appreciate if you could take a few seconds and answer this simple 6 question survey HERE to help us better serve you, our readers. Those who complete(…)

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Fourth of July Events, Activities and Fun in the Berkshires

Friday, July 4 Central Berkshire County 10 a.m.: Pittsfield Parade The annual parade themed “Made in America,” featuring Grand Marshall Mario DeMartino, will kick begin at the intersection of South and West Housatonic St. and travel along North Street ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah St. For more information go online to pittsfieldparade.com. 7 p.m.: Pittsfield(…)

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It’s a Montessori School of the Berkshires camp giveaway

LENOX — The Montessori School of the Berkshires’ is inviting one lucky winner to participate in a week of their summer program for free. “Making Music,”a session for 6 to 12 year olds of all musical abilities, takes place from July 28 through Aug. 1 under the direction of Dr. Andrea Goodman, founder and director(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: June 27-29

THE BERKSHIRES — This Saturday marks the passing of the first full week of summer, and I’m wondering … Did you get out and enjoy the plethora of family fun in the Berkshires yet? If the answer is yes, fantastic, we’ve got more summer fun suggestions your way. If the answer is no, have no(…)

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We’ve got tickets to give away to the interactive family-friendly ‘Bleu!’ at Jacob’s Pillow [GIVEAWAY]

BECKET — Jacob’s Pillow has and upcoming performance that is perfect for families with children — “Bleu!” — and we’ve got two tickets to give away. From July 2 through 6 the innovative dance -theater company Compagnia TPO from Italy will perform “Bleu!,” an interactive spectacle of light, animation, and movement — a magnificent theater experience for children(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: June 20-22

THE BERKSHIRES — This summer I’ve decided to schedule time in my day to visit some of the places I write about or post calendar listings about at least once a week. I spend far too much time telling everyone else about all the cool things the Berkshires has to offer families, and a quarter(…)

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