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.
  • 2018 Spooktacular Halloween Party

    2018 Spooktacular Halloween Party

    Sat. Oct 27th, 10-11:30am | RJ Grey Junior High Gym

    Come in costume to enjoy crafts, music, prize trick-or-treating, free Halloween portraits, and more. Enter the raffle for several fantastic packages of items valued over $1,00 from local businesses!

    Open to the public and free to all adults, ABFN members and children under the age of 1. Non-ABFN families attend for $3 per child ($10 family maximum.)

    This is our second year offering a sensory free pre-party from 9:30-10:00am. For more information, please email

  • 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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Thank you to our Gold Sponsors
2017-2018 Gold Sponsor
2017-2018 Gold Sponsor

Acton Boxborough Youth Soccer
2018 Gold Sponsor

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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.

Inquire about becoming a member.