Upcoming weekend events include some very family-friendly activities.


Build yourself a troll or fairy house in Pickle Point

The annual Troll and Fairy House-building event takes place at Pickle Point Sanctuary each year during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend (Saturday, October 2, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Upon arrival, children choose a tree and build their own troll or fairy house using the natural materials collected during their walk. It’s a magical event and children can have fun imagining their fairyland, according to the organizers.

The wish of the Wellesley Conservation Land Trust is to expose children to the wonders of nature while having fun.

Park on Kendall Road, at the intersection of Cochituate Aqueduct and Crosstown Trail, near 49 Russell Road. You will be given a paper bag to collect your natural materials, and you will be guided for a short walk to Pickle Point Sanctuary on Walrus Pond. Information about the event is available on Facebook.

The activity is designed for children of all ages. No registration is required.

The Wellesley Conservation Land Trust is a local, non-profit 501 (c) (3) land trust that protects 14 sanctuaries on over 45 acres of natural land in Wellesley and bordering lands in Needham and Weston. More information about the trust’s mission, shrines and members can be found at WellesleyConservationLandTrust.org.

Fill up on pancakes, get your eyes checked

The annual pancake festival, a family favorite, is back for Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend 2021.

Presented by the Wellesley Kiwanis Club and Wellesley High School Key, the festival is scheduled for Saturday October 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wellesley High School.

At the same time, the Wellesley Lions Club Eye Mobile will be in school, offering free eye exams.


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