Take a nature quest at Francis William Bird Park. Photo courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations
Take a nature quest at Francis William Bird Park. Photo courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations

The Best Things To Do in Boston this April with Kids

Get out those calendars and start saving some dates because April is hopping like the Easter Bunny right before the big day—and the Easter fun is only the very first weekend! After you've hunted your eggs and said cheese with the bunny, keep the April fun going and build a magical fairy house in Boylston, lace up your sneaks for an outdoor family trek in Ipswich, or hop in the car and cruise the city on a graffiti art tour of Boston. Read on to get the scoop on the events we are most excited about in Boston this month.

April is also the month of spring break, and we've got you covered with spring activities we can't wait to do with kids, easy April vacation getaways, and 25 super day trips from Boston for a quick change of scenery. And don't forget to get booking those summer camps. Slots are going fast for the 2021 season! Learn more about local and virtual summer camps with our upcoming Online Camp Fair. Visit virtual booths and watch live camp demos.

Editor's note: Some events and operating hours could change, depending on COVID-19 status through the spring. Check with businesses before heading out to events. Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.



 

Places featured in this article:


Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Gore Place
upcoming events
(Fri Feb 5, 2021 - Fri Apr 23, 2021) Stargazing at Gore Place

The Umbrella Community Art Center

Appleton Farms

Underground at Ink Block

Charles W. Ward Reservation

Stone Zoo Parking Lot
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 16, 2021 - Mon Sep 6, 2021) T-Rex Adventure

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Discovery Museums
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Tinytropolis at the Discovery Museum
Harvard ArtsFirst Festival
- various times Pick
Cambridge Science Festival
Virtual - various times Pick
EarthFest
Online - various times Pick
EarthFest Online
American Museum of Natural History Online - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides