2016 April Vacation Guide for Kids and Families

april vaca 2016

Looking for something to do during April Vacation Week?   Local businesses are hosting camps and events, full day and half day, drop in and preregistration required.  Whether you’re looking to spend the day or just drop in for an hour, there is something out there to suit your needs and fit your schedule.  Here’s what’s going on around the South Shore this April vacation week: 

Battleship Cove (Fall River)
Liberty Week
April 17-23
Family Overnight Aboard the Battleship
April 22
Explore the Magic of Amateur Radio
April 23
Marine Museum, Showing of the “Mutiny on the Bounty”
April 23

Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford)
Zoo Crew (Preregistration required)
April 19-22

Capron Park Zoo (Attleboro)
Spring Zoocademy for Kids
April 18-22
Earth Day Party for the Planet
April 22, 11am-2pm

Children’s Museum in Easton (Easton)
Mini Maker Week
April 16-24, see schedule for the week

Claychick (Plymouth)
April Vacation Mixed Media
April 19-21

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary (Lincoln)
April Vacation Week Programs
April 18-22, half and full day programs 

Ecotarium (Worcester)
Earth Week: Energy for You and Me
April 19-22
Earth Day Celebration
April 22

Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)
Wild April Vacation Week
April 18-22, 10am-5pm
Aussie Aviary Opens for the Season
Opens during April vacation week, 11am-4pm
Party for the Planet
April 22, 10am-3pm

Jungleplex (Plymouth)
April Vacation Soccer Camp
April 19-22, 9am-3pm

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
School Vacation Week Adventures
April 19-22

Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT)
Canvas & Cookies: Flippered Fine Art
April 22, 6:30-9:30pm
Pancakes with Penguins
April 23, 8-9:30am

NRT Sheep Pasture (Easton)
Signs of Spring April Vacation Program (preregistration required)
April 19-21

Patriot Place (Foxboro)
Kidtoons at Showcase Cinema – Blaze and the Monster Machines
April 16 & 17, 10:30am
Balloon Artist visits Fanautical
April 16, 12-2pm
Face Painting at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
April 17, 12-2pm
Patriots Day at Patriot Place
April 18, 12-4pm
Sly Fox at Muse Paintbar
April 18, 3:15-5:30pm
New England Aquarium at 5 Wits
April 19, 12-2pm
Buzzing Bees at Muse Paintbar
April 19, 3:15-5:30pm
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Wednesday Kids Day
April 20, 2-4pm
Build It! at CBS Scene
April 20, 1-3pm
Goodnight Moon at Muse Paintbar
April 20, 3:15-5:30pm
Splashing Spout at Muse Paintbar
April 21, 3:15-5:30
The Hall Presents Pigskin Peanuts
Through April 30th

Providence Children’s Museum (Providence, RI)
Vacation Week Activities:  Eco Explorers, Animal Experiences, Wingmasters, Imagination Playground & more
April 16-24

Roger Williams Park Zoo (Providence, RI)
Party for the Planet
April 18-22, 11am-3pm

South Shore Baseball Club (Hingham)
April Vacation Camp (all towns welcome)
April 19-22, 12-2:30pm

South Shore Natural Science Center (Norwell)
Citizen Science (ages 6-10)
April 18-22, 9am-12:30pm
Small Surprises (ages 3-6)
April 19-22, 8am-2:30pm
Southwick’s Zoo Visit
April 18th, 11am-12pm & 1-2pm

South Shore YMCA (Quincy)
April Vacation Week (enrollment packet)
April 18-22

The Wilbur Theatre (Boston)
Clifford the Big Red Dog
April 20, 3pm

Weymouth Recreation (Weymouth)
Wey-Fun April Vacation Program (registration required)
April 18-22, full and half day programs

Whole Foods Market (Hingham)
Kids Club Story Time
April 18, 10am
Kids in the Kitchen, Sushi Rolling 101
April 19, 10am
Yoga with Kate
April 20, 10am
Green Thumbs for Kids
April 21, 10am

Whole Foods Market (Weymouth)
Kids Club Story Time
April 18, 10am
Green Thumbs for Kids
April 19, 10am
Yoga for Kids
April 20, 4pm
Kids Crafting with Phil
April 21, 10am



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