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Neighborhood Staycation Ideas for April 2024

Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During School Vacation Week

Enjoy a Game of Bowling

Why not treat the family to a bowling session? Visit [ppp1] for a classic bowling experience. This establishment, located in the Seaport District at 60 Seaport Boulevard, boasts 16 lanes for big ball bowling, along with a range of other entertainment options such as video games, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, and basketball hoops. They are open 247 for your convenience.

Library Activities

The Boston Public Library has exciting events lined up for the week, including crafts, activities, stories, and a special appearance by Mike the Bubble Man!

Outdoor Adventures

Explore the great outdoors with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), offering guided hikes, wildlife observation opportunities, crafting activities, games, and storytelling sessions throughout the week.

Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament

Sign up for the Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament organized by the Boston Parks Department.

All Girls Sports and Wellness Festival

The All Girls Sports and Wellness Festival is back with a variety of engaging activities designed to inspire and empower young girls. From sports and games to health and wellness sessions, self-defense classes, and aquatic activities, the festival aims to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of participants. Expert instructors and local organizations will lead activities such as basketball, fitness conditioning, swimming, and ultimate frisbee. The festival, extended to three days this year, will take place at various BCYF locations on April 17 and 18, culminating in a final day at the University of Massachusetts Boston on April 19. Registration is mandatory.

Fun at the Children’s Museum

Join the fun at the Boston Children’s Museum during April Vacation Week (April 15 – 21, 2024). Engage in activities like Painting with Pencils, Mystery Bags projects, Marble Maze Workshops, Building with PVC pipes, and a special Cardboard Play! experience.

Wildlife Adventure at the Zoos

Embark on a wild adventure at Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo during April vacation week. Learn about pollinators and the animals that help flowers bloom. Keeper chats and interactive sessions will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily.

Kid-Friendly Events at the USS Constitution Museum

Visit the USS Constitution Museum during April Vacation week for family-friendly activities exploring the power of wind in sailing ships. Participate in crafts and activities, including a public Kite Flying Day on April 16th.

Artistic Endeavors

Discover a new exhibition and create art inspired by [ppp2] during April School Vacation Week. Join a +1 Youth Tour, delve into [ppp3], and admire the scenic harbor views in spring.

Dive into the Pool

Boston residents can enjoy free access to BCYF Pools across the city. Find a neighborhood pool near you for a refreshing swim.