The much-anticipated April school vacation is approaching which means kids of all ages running free, celebrating the lack of homework and school time. Of course for you, that means finding things to keep them busy. Here is a list of fun activities on the East Side and beyond to keep your tykes occupied throughout the week:
What: Splash Week, a fun program to help kids build self-confidence while learning basic swimming skills and water safety practices.
Where: East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, 438 Hope Street, Providence.
When: Monday, April 16th – Thursday, April 19th
How: For children ages 3-9; FREE with required registration. Click here for more information.
What: Public Tours will be open at the Slater Mill Museum throughout school vacation week. Tours will view exhibits, collections of artifacts, the research library, and more.
Where: Slater Mill Museum, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket.
When: Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th from 11am-3pm
How: No reservations necessary – just walk in. For more information click here.
What: Imagination Playground, a new playspace designed to encourage child-directed, unstructured play. Kids can work together and construct castles, forts, vehicles that move, and many more creative projects with the assortment of props available.
Where: Providence Children's Museum, 100 South Street, Providence.
When: All day Monday, April 16th - Sunday, April 22nd.
How: Tickets are free with $8.50 Museum admission; always free for Museum members. Click here for more information.
What: Party for the Planet, a week of green-themed events in honor of Earth Day for families to share. Each day will be centered around a specific theme and include interactive activities, demonstrations, and performances for all to enjoy.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence.
When: Monday, April 16th - Friday, April 20th from 11am-3pm.
How: Tickets are free with Zoo admission; $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for children (ages 3-12) and $12.95 for seniors (ages 62+); Always free for Zoo members. Click here for more information.
What: Museum of Natural History & Planetarium offers a week of fun, daily activities including Great Space Adventure, Eyes on the Skies Planetarium Show, and Circle of the Sea: Revisited and Re-Imagined.
Where: Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
When: Week of Monday, April 16th – Sunday, April 22nd
How: For the full list of activities and details, click here.
What: April Vacation Workshops, a week of workshops and events to keep your kids engaged and busy. These fun science workshops include interactive labs, build your own robot, build your own rocket, and more.
Where: Pow!Science! Providence, 192 Wayland Avenue, Providence.
When: Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th
How: Ages & pricing vary per workshop. For specific details and hours, click here.