Looking for fun things to do with kids during April vacation week? There are plenty of programs and special events for families going on in Boston - puppet shows, dance and theater performances, special museum happenings, one-day events, and nature programs.
Read on to see highlights of some of the many wonderful things to do during spring break with kids, and be sure to visit our calendar of events, our Patriots Day and Earth Day roundups for even more ideas.
Easter Sunday 2014 is April 20, and it’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets for Easter egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations - in parks, on farms, at a carousel and even on a US Navy cruiser. And if we’ve missed any, please let us know by either sending us an email or commenting below.
While some kids can think of nothing but Easter bunnies and scrambling to fill their baskets this time of year, children who celebrate Passover have plenty of ways to mark the holiday. Even some of the smallest members of the family can participate in Passover celebrations in a meaningful way. Through stories, music, puppets, and hands-on activities hosted by Boston-area organizations, children learn about the history and traditions of Passover.
We’ve rounded up special events taking place leading up to Passover (this year, the first Seder begins at sundown on Monday, April 14 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, April 22); please let us know if you have others to share via email or in the comment section below.
Trampolines, water slides, ice rinks, laser parks, rock walls, and the flying trapeze. We’ve found some unique spaces north of Boston to host a birthday party, places where kids can keep active, have fun, maybe try out something new. Since the parties take place inside, there’s no need to worry about rain, snow, heat or cold. And, of course, since they take place somewhere other than your home, there’s no mess, minimal fuss, and great fun for parents, too!
Read on for details about six indoor birthday party places north of Boston where you can host a party and not worry about kids breaking anything or having to use “inside voices, please.” Find even more birthday ideas in our Party Guide: Birthday Party Places for Kids in MA.
Local mom and “Outdoors with Kids Boston” guidebook author, Kim Foley MacKinnon, shares her best family outing tips and picks with you as part of our guest blog series with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors Bostonfree online community.
Young children are insatiably curious, and nature centers offer a great way to indulge their interest about the world around them. From birding kits to aquariums, to nature-themed games and special programs, several Boston-area centers have plenty to keep youngsters engaged. Here’s our pick of the top ten within an hour or so of the city.
If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with the kids during April Vacation Week, take a look at these terrific workshops and camps. They provide fun opportunities for kids who enjoy arts & crafts, writing, theater, and history. If your child is more outdoorsy, check out my first roundup of 2014 April Vacation Week camps, highlighting programs that get kids outdoors and exploring nature.
February Vacation Week has come and gone, and it's already March, which means it's time to start thinking about April Vacation Week! If you want to be sure to get a spot for your child in a great camp, this is the time to start considering the options.
My first roundup of 2014 April Vacation Week camps highlights programs that get kids outdoors, exploring nature. These camps also give campers a preview of the traditional summer camp experience. Read on to find out more about 4 nature-centric vacation camps you won't want your kids to miss.
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