April Vacation Fun

Looking to keep the kids busy during April Vacation? Here are some of the best events from our calendar for all the towns near Medfield, Dover, and Sherborn.

1Hunt some Easter eggs

Fundraiser egg hunt and raffle at Blessed Blessed Beginnings Preschool in Holliston on Friday, April 14. Details here

2Party with the Bunny

Meet the Easter Bunny at Jam Time in Natick on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15. Games, prizes, and sweet treats with playtime fun. Details here

3Pet live chicks/bunnies and play life-sized Candyland

Petting area, Candy Land party, photos with the Rev’s mascot, and a bounce house at Patriot Place, Foxboro on Friday, April 14. Details here

4Ride a camel and see a kangaroo

The Records and Burpee traveling children’s zoo will be in Framingham from Wednesday, April 12 through Monday, April 17. Details here

5Gather clues in an interactive egg quest

A family adventure at Bird Park, Walpole for ages 2-8. Scavenger hunt, egg hunt, and bunny photos. RSVP appreciated; details here.

6Hunt for Easter eggs in Dover

Free egg hunt on the Dover Town Green on Saturday morning, April 15. Details here

7Hunt for Easter eggs in Norfolk

Search the Pond Street Fields in Norfolk for Hershey’s candy. Ages 2-11, free, on Saturday April 15. Details here

8Hunt for Easter eggs in Millis

Free hunt at Oak Grove Farm in Millis on Saturday, April 15. Details here.

9Race up Heartbreak Hill

One mile run for youngsters and adults alike. Start times sorted by age group, starting with age 8. Saturday, April 15 starting at Newton City Hall. Details here.

10Watch the Boston Marathon

See popular spots in Monday’s big race through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, and Wellesley in our family-friendly guide here

11Learn from the Creature Teachers

Live animal program at Norwood’s library on Tuesday for grades K and up. Registration required; details here

12Meet Arthur

Free pizza, video “storytime”, and Arthur visit at Showcase Cinema, Patriot Place on Tuesday. Details here

13Meet Mickey Mouse

The famous mouse visits Kids’ Fun Spot in W. Roxbury (Dedham border) on Tuesday. Details here

14Dance to Super Cool Beans

Free concert in Millis on Tuesday, recommended for ages 2-8. Details here

15Pet a baby goat or a bunny

Traveling petting zoo visits Kids’ Fun Spot in W. Roxbury (Dedham border) on Tuesday. Details here

16Ride a pony and pet a bunny

Petting farm and pony rides at Willow Brook Farm in Holliston Tuesday through Thursday. Details here

17Go inside a whale

Go into a 42 foot inflatable whale at the Westwood library on Tuesday. Grades K-6, registration required. Details here

18Pet a pig

Farm Visits, a travelling petting farm, will stop by the Walpole Mall on Tuesday. Free to the public. Details here

19Watch a puppet show

The Lion & The Mouse will be performed at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Wednesday. Details here

20Meet a degu and a kookaburra bird

Animal Ambassadors will be bringing unusual live animals to the Needham Library on Wednesday. Details here

21Learn the science of extreme cold

The Museum of Science will bring their “cold science” program to the Framingham library on Wednesday for grades K+. Details here

Also at the Wellesley Library on Thursday. Details here

22Touch a truck, meet baby animals & more

Earth day celebration at Patriot Place in Foxboro on Wednesday. Details here

23Make a flying rocket

Learn about dry ice and states of matter with Sciencetellers at the Millis Library on Wednesday. Ages 5-10. Details here.

24Watch a toy box come to life

See a free family-friendly production of La Boîte à Joujoux at Natick’s Morse Library on Thursday. Details here.

25Be entertained by a Carrot Salesman

A puppet show at the Bacon Free Library in Natick on Friday. Details here

26Meet Ariel

Our favorite mermaid visits Kids’ Fun Spot in W. Roxbury (Dedham border) on Friday. Details here

27See a magician

Malik the Magic Guy will be performing at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Friday. Tickets in advance. Details here

28See science magic

Investigate the science behind the magic of classic tricks at Natick’s Morse Library on Friday. Details here

29Enjoy a bubble show

Free at Patriot Place on Friday. Details here

30Make a car for the drive-in

Create a car out of a cardboard box, then “drive it in” to watch the movie Moana at the Wellesley Library on Friday. Details here

31Quench your scientific curiosity

Family Science Day at Framingham State University on Friday. Details here

32Free touch-a-truck, petting zoo, paw patrol, trackless train

Open house and fun day at Nobles Day Camp in Dedham on Saturday, April 22. Details here

33Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day Festival with kids’ activities and Jojo the magician on the Natick Common Sunday, April 23. Details here

34Fondue with Belle

Fondue with Belle from Beauty and the Beast at The Melting Pot in Framingham on Sunday, April 23. Details here