April School Spring School Vacation things to do South of Boston

Aidan Teasing BrennanApril school spring vacation is fast approaching and if you are like my family you are not heading to trip    Here are some events and  activities that will keep the kids busy on the South Shore   Check back here and on our facebook page as additional activities will be added as we learn about them!

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The Children’s Museum in Easton – April Vacation Week

Monday, April 18

Noon – 4:00 p.m. – Appearances from Ruff Ruffman will be happening during this time. Come visit the Museum and meet Ruff. Maybe take some pictures with him too

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Dick and Sharon from Fun Faces with a Twist will be here twisting balloons into all kinds of shapes and painting faces for all the kids.

Tuesday, April 19

10:00 – Noon – The Meso-American Maya have 20 Day-symbols in their ritual calendar. Each symbol has a different animal story connected to it. Come hear Mayanist Jason Berube tell the stories of the Day-symbols and create your own set of cards, unfolding the rich mythology of this ancient culture.

1:00 p.m. – Come see Rosa from Rosa’s Recipes and decorate some cupcakes for the Museum’s birthday.

 Wednesday, April 20

2:00 p.m. – A Museum favorite, Awesome Robb is back again bringing humor and zany antics to his magic show making it a hit for the whole family.  Come check out what Robb will have up his sleeve this week!

Thursday, April 21

1:00 p.m. – Come meet Matt and Melissa Gabriel from Animal World Experience and learn about all of their crazy animals. Check out their website at animalworldexperience.com and learn more about the animals they might be bringing!

Friday, April 22

1:00 p.m. -Sick of the standard card tricks or the old quarter behind the ear? Matthew Graham of Random Effects Entertainment will be here showing us his fun and interesting magic tricks. The kids will be entertained and the adults will feel like kids again!

 Saturday, April 23

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. -Make your own party hat to bring the celebrations home with you! Decorate your hat with festive items in any way that you want to.

Plimoth Plantation  

Plimoth Plantation has a family fun week planned including different arts and crafts programs on top of their interactive tour.

 Weir River Farm Hingham

April 22nd 9-11am  Family Farm Hands time More hands make less work! Bring your family down to Weir River Farm to dig in, get your hands dirty, and help us get the farm ready for spring. We’ll have jobs for all ages and abilities.

April 22nd Noon-3pm  Animal  Barnyard    You don’t need to travel far for vacation when you have a wonderful local farm just down the road! Bring your family and a picnic then enjoy a hike and visit with our animals.

Plymouth Memorial Hall

 The Jim Show  Thursday Apr 21

Armed with nothing more than a trunk full of props, a quick, dry wit, and a mysterious, “cat-like” agility, Jim bounds to the stage and begins his show. He performs amazing feats of skill, thrives on audience interaction, and enjoys accepting challenges. He runs, he jumps, he dances and sings! (Actually, Jim doesn’t do any singing.)When attempting the impossible, things can go wrong, and in The Jim Show, they often do; yet Jim displays an intriguing self confidence and “stick-to-it” attitude that keeps audiences glued to every performance. People love to watch Jim accomplish his seemingly unachievable tasks. The show is guaranteed to amaze and amuse.

 Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford

Spring Fling week!  

April 18-22, Monday-Friday

Free with zoo admission

Spring has sprung at the Buttonwood Park Zoo and we’re celebrating all week long with a different entertainer each day. Join us for Craft Time from noon-2PM, daily. Please visit www.bpzoo.org for the full entertainment schedule.

Monday, April 18: Toe Jam Puppet Band (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

Tuesday, April  19: Captain Jack (11:00AM)

Wednesday, April  20: The Magic of Brenda (11:00AM)

Thursday, April  21: Sparky’s Puppets (11:00AM)

Friday, April 22: Vic and Sticks “recycled” Rhythm Band (11:00AM)

Carousel skate in Whitman and Fairhaven

Daily skating afternoon session $2.00 coupon on the website

Mill Stores – Discount Furniture Outlets –

Tuesday 4/19 and Wed 4/20 12-3pm

Purchase a birdhouse  for $4.88 and they will supply paint and brushes for your child to decorate.

Sat 4/23 12-2pm

Paint your own wooden egg

South of Boston stores include Weymouth, Canton, Plymouth and Rayham

Timber Lanes Bowling in Abington

Reserve your lane for up to 6 people for $29.95 for 2 hours  Cosmic bowling  from 10-pm

Patriot Place Foxboro

They have so much going on  that you could really spend the whole week there! Storytimes, Magic shows, Zumba kids classes, bubble parties and bounce houses. Check out their website for all the details!

More Playtime East Bridgewater

Spring opening April 16th through Apr 24th 11am-dusk time

Batting Cages
* Bumper Boats
* Go-Carts
* Rock Climbing Wall
* Mini-Golf
* Inflatables

Weymouth Carnival

The Town of Weymouth Services is sponsoring the “Weymouth Carnival” from Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 24th at Weymouth High School. The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food. Featured rides this year include the Freakout, Starship Exodus, and the Arctic Blast along with many more exciting carnival rides.

Discount ride promotions are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2pm-6pm or 6pm-close, and Sunday 12Noon – 5pm. Purchase a wristband with a discount coupon for $17.00 and ride unlimited rides. Discount coupons can be picked up at area merchants.

WHEN: The Weymouth Carnival opens weekdays at 2:00PM, Saturday & Sunday at Noon. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Town of Weymouth.