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 Framingham and Ashland.

1 Hunt for 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

3Picnic with your teddy bear

Join the Sudbury Cooperative Preschool in a music, snack, and song time with your favorite teddy. Open to the public. Friday, April 14. Details here

4 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

5Hunt for Easter eggs

Egg hunt and bunny pics in Southborough on Saturday morning, April 15. Details here

6 Make an Easter bunny basket with a potted plant

Workshop at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton on Satruday, April 15. Details here.

7Race 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.

8Seek eggs that glow in the dark

Ages 2-11 look for glowing eggs on Easter afternoon (April 16) at Solomon Pond Mall in Marlboro. Details here.

9Watch the Boston Marathon

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

10Watch a bubble show

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

11Be a farmer for a day

Learn to care for animals, grow fresh food, and create crafts in this 3-hour drop-off program Tuesday through Thursday at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough. Details here

12 Ride a pony and pet a bunny

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

13Watch a puppet show

The Lion & The Mouse will be performed at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham 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 Ashland Library on Thursday afternoon. Details here

15 Play 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 on Wednesday. Ages 5+. Details here

17 Meet baby farm animals

Barn Babies will be at the Wayland Library on Thursday. Registration required, details here

18Watch 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

19 Watch a flea circus

Ed Popielarczyk puts on miniature circus acts for all ages at the Marlborough Library on Thursday. Details here

20 Meet animals of the rainforest

Rainforest Reptiles visits the Southborough Library on Thursday. Details here

21Be entertained by a Carrot Salesman

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

22See science magic

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

23See a comedy magician

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

24Quench your scientific curiosity

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

25Pop bubbles on a t-shirt

Exploding color bubbles program at the Southborough Library on Saturday, April 22. Registration required. Details here

26Celebrate Earth Day

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

27Fondue with Belle

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