Where was WCKC: Coes Park, Ice Cream, Davis Farmland

Where was WCKC This Week? August 15-August 21

Where in Central MA was WCKC This Week: This series will feature what we did this week, tips & tricks, what we enjoyed, what was a miss and more. We hope this will help you find places to go in Central MA this summer! (And yes the title of the series is meant to be sung to the tune of “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego”). We will include anything that we think is family-friendly and fun in the area or within a drivable distance to Worcester, MA.

August 15 – August 21
Davis Farmland


We spent another beautiful (and hot) day at Davis Farmland. My youngest finally got brave enough to feed the goats, and my oldest had a great time at the splash pad. We brought along a friend, and the eight year old said her favorite part was Moo Town and playing in all the different houses. All the kids enjoyed the jump pad, eating lunch in the cafe and riding the hayride to visit some favorite animal friends in the pasture. We are sad to see summer Davis Farmland go, but we are looking forward to their fall events! Take advantage of their summer special: half off admission after 2 pm through the rest of August. 

Rota Springs Farm – Ice Cream

After Davis Farmland, we drove over to Rota Springs. I didn’t realize what a quick drive this was – only five minutes! We had tasty homemade ice cream enjoying flavors like cotton candy, peppermint, coffee Oreo and more. We couldn’t finish the generous portions. If you haven’t hit Rota Springs yet this year, take this as a nudge to. It’s a summer must do!

Coes Park

I had never been to the playground at Coes Park before, so I took my four year old on a day that my older child was on a play date. We loved this accessible inclusive playground. There were great swing options, plenty of things to climb and a nice soft foam ground to keep kids safe. My four year old liked both halves of the playground which is split into a younger toddler/preschooler area and an area with larger equipment for elementary school kids. The main parking lot was out of parking, but there is a secondary parking lot just a 100 yards away. Read more about this great spot here.

Trails around Coes Pond

A new boardwalk was constructed from the playground about half a mile down the reservoir edge. This is a fantastic walk for people with strollers – wide boardwalks, plenty of benches and seating areas. We saw swans on the pond, and frogs by the water’s edge. What a gem of a walk! I highly recommend checking it out. The trails continue all the way around the pond but the boardwalk, at this time, does not extend. We walked about a mile out and back. If you are looking for more information about hiking around the pond, you can find maps here.

Other Notable Mentions
  • Lilac Hedge Farm has become an ice cream staple for us
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden 
  • Seven Saws Brewery for a date night

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