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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ABFN Fun on Instagram!

  • Great selection of toys gear and clothes and costumes left!hellip
    2 months ago
    Great selection of toys, gear and clothes (and costumes) left! Get here before 11!  #abfntagsale   #abfamilyfun 
  • So much fun last night at our end of thehellip
    5 months ago
    So much fun last night at our end of the year board dinner! These wonderful people volunteer their time and talents so that ABFN can have awesome programs for our members!  #abfamilyfun   #volunteerappreciation   #abfnboard 
  • Thanks for joining us at the Kindergarten Social yesterday! Ithellip
    5 months ago
    Thanks for joining us at the Kindergarten Social yesterday! It was HOT, but the shade at Goward and the popsicles helped. Hope you made some new kindergarten friends!  #abfamilyfun   #communityevent   #latergram 
  • Only a few days left until our annual Tag Sale!hellip
    2 months ago
    Only a few days left until our annual Tag Sale! 25 confirmed sellers with an amazing array of items. Scroll for some previews! See you there!  #abfamilyfun   #abfntagsale 
  • A souvenir of the ActonBoxborough Family Networks Spooktacular Halloween Party!hellip
    3 weeks ago
    A souvenir of the Acton-Boxborough Family Network's Spooktacular Halloween Party!  #abfamilyfun 
  • Set up has begun at our annual HUGE Kids Stuffhellip
    2 months ago
    Set up has begun at our annual HUGE Kids' Stuff Tag Sale! And guys, there is a Uhaul!!! Don't miss these great deals. Visit us at 11 Charter Rd in Acton, MA!  #abfamilyfun 
  • Shirts wrapped and ready to give to new board membershellip
    5 months ago
    Shirts wrapped and ready to give to new board members tomorrow evening!  #abfamilyfun   #volunteerappreciation   #abfnboard 
  • Our annual Tag Sale is next week! There is stillhellip
    2 months ago
    Our annual Tag Sale is next week! There is still time to secure a space, or come shop!  #abfamilyfun 
  • Fun with Boxborough Birders! We saw Wood Ducks Canada Geesehellip
    2 months ago
    Fun with Boxborough Birders! We saw Wood Ducks, Canada Geese, Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Chickadee, Blue Jays, and a baby snapping turtle. We know that last one isn't a bird, but it was exciting nonetheless!  #latergram   #abfamilyfun   #boxboroughbirders   #community 
  • They got to MILK A GOAT at Davis Farmland! Howhellip
    5 months ago
    They got to MILK A GOAT at Davis Farmland! How cool is that?! Awesome start to summer! Many thanks to Acton-Boxborough Family Network for this outing.  #abfamilyfun 
  • Tending to our little maple at Flerra playground Poor thinghellip
    5 months ago
    Tending to our little maple at Flerra playground. Poor thing had the top broken off, but it's a fighter! If you are there playing this summer, please give it a drink of water. Thank you!  #abfamilyfun   #abfntree   #flerrameadows 
  • Annual Member BBQ is in full swing! abfamilyfun
    4 months ago
    Annual Member BBQ is in full swing!  #abfamilyfun 

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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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