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 Natick and Wellesley.

1 Ride 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

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

3Hunt for Easter eggs

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

4Hunt for Easter eggs

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

5Race 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.

6Party with the Bunny

Children’s entertainment and special bunny appearance. Best for age 3 through K. Details here

7Watch the Boston Marathon

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

8Watch a bubble show

Bubbles of all sizes in a show at Jam Time in Maynard on Monday. Details here

9Meet Mickey Mouse

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

10Meet the Cat in the Hat

Storytime, craft, and visit from the Cat in the Hat at Jam Time in Natick on Tuesday. Details here

11Pet a baby goat or a bunny

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

12Watch a puppet show

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

13Meet a degu and a kookaburra bird

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

14Learn 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
Also at the Newton Library on Friday. Details here

15Play life-sized Candy Land

Explore the candy paths and forest at the Sudbury Library on Wednesday. Details here

16Make a stethoscope

Learn about sound and make a stethoscope at the Wayland Library. Ages 5+. Details here

17Watch a toy box come to life

See a free family-friendly production of La Boîte à Joujoux at Natick’s Morse Library on Thursday. Chamber musitions and dancers will perform. Details here

18Be entertained by a Carrot Salesman

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

19Meet Ariel

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

20See a magician

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

21See science magic

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

22Make 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

23Become a Scientist

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

24Free 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

25Celebrate Earth Day

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

26Fondue with Belle

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