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April Vacation Week: Things to Do with the Kids

It’s April Vacation week and here are some suggestions of fun things to do with the kids!

Go Wild at Franklin Park Zoo!

Franklin Park Zoo has a week’s worth of family fun for you from Daily Zoo Keeper Chats to National Bat Appreciation Day, story times, Aussie Aviary opens and more!  For more information, visit here! 

Let’s Make Art!

There’s something for everyone this vacation week at the ICA: make your own art in the Bank of America Art Lab, explore the artwork on view, take the museum architecture challenge, and MORE!  FREE with museum admission / Kids under 17 always visit free!  For more information visit here! 

Lace up those bowling shoes!

Take the family bowling! Head to Boston Bowl and bowl a few strings at this old school institution! They are open 24 hours 7 days a week.  Are big balls more of your thing? Kings Dining & Entertainment in the Seaport District offers all kinds of fun! This new hot spot features 20,000 square feet of fun at 60 Seaport Boulevard complete with 16 lanes of big ball bowling, a “bar-Kade” filled with video games, pool tables, foosball a giant four-man air hockey table, shuffle board, and hoops! On Tuesday, April 17th, Kings Dining & Entertainment will be offering FREE bowling for dependents in honor of Tax Day! Accompanied by a paying adult, kids 12 & under will get two complimentary games of bowling and shoe rentals. The deal will be available at all Kings MA locations from open to 9 p.m.

Let’s go to the movies!

The new AMC has 12 theaters complete with leather recliners and you even order beer and wine while you watch your movie!

Family fun at the library!

The Boston Public Library – Dorchester Branches are offering all sort of fun kids activities! From art projects, to puppets, to lego building, to bubbles and more!  Visit here for more information! 

Be on the lookout for 20 foot daffodils in the Seaport

A garden of modern art will soon sprout in Seaport next month. In a celebratory nod to the Boston Marathon, artist Daniele Frazier will create twenty larger than life daffodils. The installation’s 20-foot daffodils are a colorful array of orange, yellow and green, and made of rip-stop nylon. The hollow-volume forms will spin according to the wind’s direction and will be found in Seaport Common (85 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210) from April 8th through April 29th.

 

Taco Tuesday!  Chill on Park hosts Taco Tuesdays with a twist!  Enjoy a taco-shaped waffle cone filled with ice cream of your choice plus all the toppings you can handle!  The kids will love it!

Burger time!  Be first in line to check out the new Wahlburgers food truck on April 19th from 11am-1pm at South Bay Center!  Special lunches will be available for $5 including an “Our Burger” and tots!  First 100 customers will receive the special lunch for FREE! CEO Rick Vanzura will also be on hand to unveil the all new food truck!   The Wahlburgers Food Truck will be stationed at South Bay Thursday-Saturday (unless hired for a off-site event).

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.