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Free Things to Do With Boston Kids in April

There's so many free activities for kids happening in Boston this April that it's hard to know just where to begin. From theatrical performances to dance parties to ice cream cones, Boston offers a lot of free for families this month. Be sure to also check out our round up of Patriots' Day activities as well as our April Go List for even more options that are easy on the wallet. 

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Boston

April is bursting with possibilities, beginning with April Fools' Day fun and Passover celebrations. April vacation week brings the endearing story of Charlotte and Wilbur to Boston, scientific explorations to Cambridge, and magical worlds to Providence.

This month, we show our Boston pride during Red Sox Opening Day, Boston Marathon, and Patriots' Day celebrations. Plus, a Volunteer Expo and Earth Day fests around town give us lots of opportunities to teach our kids about kindness and citizenship.

It's time to say goodbye to winter and try something new this month with our top picks for family fun!

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Happy Easter, Mar 31-Apr 1

It's Easter weekend and don't worry - there are plenty of chances to catch Mr. Bunny and also hunt for an egg or two. Why not hunt for eggs in a historic church yard, or in an open field (with games, too), or even in a garden on a scavenger hunt? Ever had brunch with a bunny? Now you can!

This weekend is also the perfect time to see a fairy circus, hang out with MP readers' favorite clown, and create your very own grassy head creature.

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10 Enrichment Classes for Boston Babies

As a new mom, I really looked forward to doing classes in subjects like music and art with my son. At first I thought we’d have to wait until he was older to do any sort of formal enrichment activity, but I soon learned that there are a ton of options available for even the littlest babies. These classes are a great way to bond and are perfect for providing much-needed stimulation for babies that are past the newborn stage. So here’s a roundup of 10 classes that are designed especially for Boston babies. 

35 Things to Do with Kids During April Vacation Week in Boston

April vacation week is full of exciting possibilities for kids in Boston—no plane tickets required. Besides getting out to enjoy the start of spring weather, families have their pick of cool activities between April 16th and 22rd, including tons of ways to celebrate Patriots' DayEarth Day and Easter. The Cambridge Science Festival (pictured at top) is most definitely a top pick in my household, but it's only one of many events going on, so have a peek at the additional gems below to enjoy with the kids. Here's to a fantastic week for everyone!

25 Best Things To Do with Boston Kids this Spring

We're always delighted to welcome spring to Boston. It's the season when everything comes alive and each day brings a small and wonderful surprise. The city's green spaces are vibrant centers of color and activity, and It's the perfect time to get outdoors with the kids to reconnect with nature or celebrate at a fair or festival. Here are our picks for Boston's best activities for families in springtime.

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Holi, Owls, and Woolapalooza, Mar 24-25

If March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb then it must be on it's way out (whew!) since the first wool festival of the season is happening on Saturday. Speaking of animals, families can celebrate owls of all kinds and create bunnies of their own. We all know Easter is coming up and egg hunts abound, but other holiday festivities worth exploring include this (free!) Holi dance performance, and a Passover family concert

Don't forget to help teach kids how to go green by turning the lights out for Earth Hour

The Royal Hanneford Circus: An Annual Tradition that Won't Break the Bank

While circuses like Ringling Brothers, The Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soleil are household names, the lesser-known Royal Hanneford Circus ranks on the list of must-see circuses. We took it upon ourselves to check things out at a recent visit in Westchester, N.Y., and have what you should know about its upcoming visit to Wilmington, Mass.

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Top Boston Area STEM Camps to Make Summer a Blast

If a summer filled with flying drones, engineering robots, launching rockets, and modding Minecraft sounds a dream come true for your kiddo, then the Boston Area camp scene certainly won't disappoint! With loads of STEM and STEAM programs available at nearby universities, parks, libraries, and more, there are plenty of options for you and your curious kid to choose from. Plus, with the growing importance of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math studies, you can feel extra good about signing your child up for these hands-on, highly-interactive, enriching summer programs.

Can You Visit Legoland on a Disney World Orlando Vacation?

Planning a theme park vacation in Orlando, Florida? Disney World and Universal are the common highlights of an Orlando trip, but there are several other tempting theme parks in the area. If your family has Lego lovers—especially if they're between the ages of 2 and 12—Legoland Florida is a great add-on to an Orlando vacation. But with only so much time and a limited budget, the big question is, "Is it possible to go to Legoland and Disney World on one trip to Orlando?"

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