April vacation will be here before you know it! We love to visit local playgrounds, ride bikes with friends or take a hike however even though it’s suppose to be Spring, all of us that actually live in New England know that it can be sunny one day and cold and rainy the next. I’ve put together a dozen fun activities for both inside and outside type days.
1. Check out the new museum at the Discovery museum in Acton. Brain Building Together, A-Mazing Airways, a 13-foot-tall interactive sculpture of tubes and blowers for exploring; Yes! It’s Math and so much more. Also check out Discovery Woods, a tree-house play area.
2. Celebrate Earth Day at the EcoTarium in Worcester on Friday, April 19th with half-priced admission! Rain or shine! Don’t miss Worcester’s annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment.
3. Just opening their doors for the season is the ultimate children’s discovery farm. Davis Farmland is a children’s discovery farm for families with children age 12 and younger Features animal interactions with over 100 breeds. Check their ‘Are we open page’ before heading out as they do close for inclement weather.
4. Discover family-friendly exhibits at the Springfield museums. Pay one price and get access to all five museums, including the .
5. Various craft activities, scavenger hunt and more at Yankee Candle's Flagship store in Deerfield. Head on over to their calendar page for a list of weekly fun.
6. Make a day of being in Deerfield and visit the Magic Wings Conservatory which is a greenhouse type atmosphere to see hundreds of butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation.
7. Scheduled to open in April, Edaville Family Amusement park has a ton of kid-friendly rides, Dino Land and Thomas land to be explored. Edaville located in Carver, MA is a great family day trip.
8. Looking for something a bit more exciting to do in Deerfield? Head on over to canopy tours opening in April. Thrill to our guided aerial adventure set high in the trees! Available to those ages 10 and up.
9. Love the thought of butterflies but want some place closer to Boston? The Butterfly Place in Westford has just what you’re looking for. Walk among butterflies in a natural garden. Also see koi fish and quail birds. The garden is kept at 80-85 degrees so it’s a taste of summer in early spring.
10. Be immersed in a fun-filled live action hands-on adventure when you visit 5 Wits in Foxboro. Using teamwork solve puzzles in each room as your guide walks you through a compelling story. Smaller kids may find the sound effects a bit scary but it certainly depends on the child. In my experience, this has been perfect for kids 8 and up.
11. Go-kart racing, bowling, laser tag, ropes course, bumper cars, an arcade and more can be found at Apex Entertainment Center in Marlborough. Apex Entertainment is New England’s largest family entertainment center with a full-service restaurant. There is something for everyone!
12. Have you been to LEGOLAND Discovery Center yet in Boston? Or if you have, maybe it’s time to head back! They have a coffee shop, as well as 4D cinema, Kingdom Quest laser ride, Merlin’s Apprentice, LEGO City Play Zone, and more! They are open everyday. Find out what you should know before you go with my day trip report to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston.
Updated links & dates: 2/27/19