Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN), based in Acton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit group of local parents working together to increase and improve local resources for families with young children.
  • Especially for Kids

    Especially for Kids

    Young children (under age 8) enjoy several reoccurring ABFN activities each month, including Craft Hour, Story Hour, and Community Service Events. Older siblings are always welcome.

  • Family Outings

    Family Outings

    ABFN plans several outings each month for the whole family to enjoy! Some events are held on the weekend or in the early evening, convenient for working parents and their children. Events are free or subsidized by ABFN. We always have fun!

  • Seasonal and Public Events

    Seasonal and Public Events

    Each year, ABFN invites all area families to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Halloween. We provide crafts, entertainment, and fun activities for the kids. We also hold a members-only Summer BBQ at NARA Park. ABFN members attend these events for free.

  • Community Building Events

    Community Building Events

    ABFN hosts several public events throughout the year, including a free Kindergarten Social for all incoming AB kindergarten families, a Kids’ Stuff Tag Sale in the fall, and a New Baby Event to welcome new family members and help parents connect. ABFN also participates in community-wide events throughout the year, such as Fifer’s Day and community service projects.

  • Especially for Parents

    Especially for Parents

    Mom’s Night Out and Dad’s Night Out events are held monthly, often on a weeknight. We’ve enjoyed art and yoga classes, movies, dinners out, mini-golf, and spa evenings.
    Book Group meets monthly to discuss a book we have collectively chosen and read. Genres and themes vary to keep discussions lively. Whether the selections are fabulous or flops, we always have great discussions (and desserts), so please join us!

  • Babysitting Coops

    Babysitting Co-op

    Our co-ops are groups of working and stay-at-home parents who use a point system to provide childcare for one another. Someone watches your children, and in turn, you watch someone else’s children. And it’s all free!

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BreatheNH Fun Pass Books!

This spring, ABFN is raising funds with the great Breathe NH Fun Pass books. Get yours here, and get ready for a summer of fun!

ABFN Fun on Instagram!

  • I wasted no time turning out egg hunt finds intohellip
    2 weeks ago
    I wasted no time turning out egg hunt finds into lunch- toast with egg, capers and onion. abfamilyYUM!  #abfamilyfun 
  • Eggs as far as the eye could see this morning!hellip
    2 weeks ago
    Eggs as far as the eye could see this morning! Our Outdoor Adventures crew laid out 1,000 hardboiled, biodegradable eggs for ABFN families to collect at our 2nd annual hunt!  #abfamilyfun   #eggcellent 
  • Great egg hunt today with ActonBoxborough Family Network The girlshellip
    2 weeks ago
    Great egg hunt today with Acton-Boxborough Family Network. The girls were so excited to fill their baskets.  #abfamilyfun 
  • Pizza party at jamtimeplay Maynard today! abfamilyfun
    1 month ago
    Pizza party at  @jamtimeplay  Maynard today!  #abfamilyfun 
  • Today might be a whiteout but it was sunshine andhellip
    1 month ago
    Today might be a whiteout, but it was sunshine and rainbows at Craft Hour just yesterday!  #abfamilyfun   #stpaddysdaycraft 
  • Board members are prepping lots of eggs ahead of ourhellip
    3 weeks ago
    Board members are prepping lots of eggs ahead of our 2nd annual Egg Hunt this Sat (member exclusive). A super fun event planned by our Outdoor Adventures team!  #abfamilyfun   #allhandsondeck 
  • Our thanks to the Acton PD for a great tourhellip
    2 weeks ago
    Our thanks to the Acton PD for a great tour this morning!  #abfamilyfun 
  • Chilly but fun time learning about Maple Syrup this morninghellip
    1 month ago
    Chilly but fun time learning about Maple Syrup this morning at Hollis Hills Farm!  #abfamilyfun   #sugarshack   @hollishillsfarm 
  • MNO is getting crafty with craftnites ! abfamilyfun mno
    3 weeks ago
    MNO is getting crafty with  @craftnites  !  #abfamilyfun   #mno 

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Why Join ABFN?

ABFN members share the goal of connecting with other parents and families in order to develop social, recreational, and cultural opportunities for families and their young children. Our members live in Acton, Boxborough, and neighboring towns.

ABFN membership enables the entire family to participate in the many ABFN-sponsored events throughout the year. We offer seasonal theme parties, monthly story hours and craft hours, babysitting co-ops, weekly outings, book group, weekly playgroups, educational seminars, moms' and dads' nights out, and more. Our members also receive our bimonthly newsletter, discounts at local businesses, and access to our online forums and classifieds.

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