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Yesterday I met up with my good friend, Leah from City Living Boston and Kim from Kimworld (who was behind the scenes) to do a Facebook Live about what to do with the kids over the April school vacation.  Well, we had some technical difficulties and the live stream didn’t work out, so we decided to just record a video and talk about all the stuff we had planned on telling you about – and if anyone has any questions feel free to comment here or email one of us.  If you missed the video, here it is so you can watch it:

Here’s some more information on some of the places we talked about in the video:

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

It is a 44,000 square-foot indoor attraction that features more than 3 million LEGO® bricks and is geared toward children aged 3 to 10 (and their families). Sounds pretty awesome, right? There is so much to do there and if your kids love legos, I highly recommend taking your kids there. The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is located at 598 Assembly Row in Somerville. Read more: https://massholemommy.com/if-you-love-legos-you-will-love-the-legoland-discovery-center-boston/

April Vacations Happenings at the Legoland Discovery Center Boston:

LEGO NINJAGO DAYS: April School Vacation weeks (MA: April 16-22 & NH: April 23-29)
Young ninjas from across New England will be transported to the ancient training Dojo where their favorite NINJAGO® ninjas train at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston for LEGO® NINJAGO® Days held during April School Vacation Week, April 16-22, 2018.

Activities will include viewings of the new LEGO® NINJAGO® Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie which premieres on April 7th, LEGO® NINJAGO® MINILAND takeover and scavenger hunt, LEGO® NINJAGO® themed build in the Master Builder Academy and photo opportunities during the week with LEGO® NINJAGO® ninja Kai.

More info: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/lego-ninjago-event-days/

Toddler Tuesday- Space theme on April 24th
3…2…1…Lift off! The final frontier is ready to be explored and it will be a blast! So bring your space cadet and join us as we celebrate the wonders of the galaxy at our Space Themed Toddler Tuesday on April 24th at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston.
More info: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/2018-toddler-tuesdays/

NEW Coffee Shop now serving Starbucks beverages (opened April 6th)
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston completely renovated their Cafe space into a brand new Coffee Shop! The new shop will offer a selection of Starbucks signature coffee and tea beverages and an expanded menu including fresh salads, sandwiches, kid’s meals and assorted snacks.

The new area will include fun LEGO® designs throughout the shop including lights and windows with LEGO® flower-filled boxes. Other features include a cell phone charging station, canopy-covered entry, terrace-like seating, exposed brick detail, tile-lined floors and walls, pendant lighting and both booth and bistro seating.

The Cape Codder Resort

Located in the heart of Cape Cod, The Cape Codder Resort and Spa makes a wonderful spot for a family getaway. The Cape Codder has an indoor water park, a wide variety of room options, several restaurants, a full service spa and more. Everything you need to enjoy your getaway is located all under one roof! The Cape Codder is located at 1225 Iyannough Rd in Hyannis, Read more: https://massholemommy.com/plan-a-fun-family-getaway-at-the-cape-codder-resort-and-spa/

The Cape Codder has an indoor water park, a wide variety of room options, several restaurants, a full service spa and more. Everything you need to enjoy your getaway is located all under one roof!

Launch RI

Launch RI just got a major upgrade! It’s not just a trampoline park anymore. Of course they still have trampolines, but now they have a bunch of seriously awesome attractions (a Ninja Warrior Course, Extreme Dodgeball and Laser Tag to name a few). Read more: https://massholemommy.com/family-fun-at-launch-ri/

Did you know that Launch RI just got a major upgrade? It's not just a trampoline park anymore. Of course they still have trampolines, but now they have a bunch of seriously awesome attractions (a Ninja Warrior Course, Extreme Dodgeball and Laser Tag to name a few).

Edaville Family Amusement Park

Edaville Family Theme Park is tucked away in the middle of cranberry country in Carver, MA.  It is a fun family attraction which features amusement rides including a Ferris Wheel, carousel my boys favorite: the bumper cars! Each admission includes a five mile train ride through the cranberry bogs on their property, all the rides,  Dino Land and Thomas Land. Read more: https://massholemommy.com/halloween-fun-at-edaville-family-amusement-park/

Davis Farmland

Located in Sterling, MA, Davis’ Farmland is super fun farm experience for families with children under 12. Davis Farmland has over 100 breeds of animals that can be petted and cuddled with as well as North America’s largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals. They don’t just have animals at Davis Farmland, they have several playgrounds, hay & pony rides and an awesome splash park, too. Read more: https://massholemommy.com/summer-fun-at-davis-farmland/

Get a Day Pass for the Pilgrim Cove Pool at the John Carver Inn

Head down to the John Carver Inn and enjoy a day of swimming at the Pilgrim Cove Pool. The kids will love the Mayflower replica, sliding down the 80 foot water slide and swimming the day away. If you stay at the Inn, the use of the pool is included, but they do have a limited number of day passes for sale daily, which is what we did. We’ve been there a few times, but I don’t have a dedicated article on that, but trust me when I tell you that it makes for a really fun day for the family. The John Carver Inn is located at 25 Summer Street, Plymouth MA. Here’s a photo I had on my phone from the last time we were there:

The exclusive Pilgrim Cove features lap lanes and a life-size replica of the Mayflower. A giant, 80-foot water slide winds through the historic ship and passes by a refreshing waterfall.

Heritage Museums & Gardens

More than 100,000 people visit the Heritage Museums & Gardens annually to spend time in the three gallery buildings that house special and permanent exhibitions, peruse the gardens, play in Hidden Hollow and more. There is so much to see and do at the Heritage Museums & Gardens and it is safe to say that is something for everyone there. Read more: https://massholemommy.com/visit-heritage-museums-gardens-formerly-heritage-plantation-sandwich-ma/

Go to the Zoo

There is no shortage of zoos here in Massachusetts.  So grab the family, pack a picnic lunch and head to the zoo!  Here are all the zoos in Massachusetts:

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
  • Stone Zoo, Stoneham
  • Capron Park Zoo, Attleboro
  • Buttonwood Zoo, New Bedford
  • Lupa Zoo, Ludlow
  • Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon
  • Zooquarium, Yarmouth
  • Roger Williams Zoo, Providence (ok, this one is in Rhode Island, but not far from those of you on the south shore)

Sky Zone

Who doesn’t love an indoor trampoline park? It’s fun for the kids and as an added bonus, they will sleep extra well that night! Score. There is one in Kingston and East Providence, RI. We’ve been to both and they are exactly the same. You can get tickets for hour long blocks of time and Sky Zone never gets old for my kids. Sky Zone Kingston is located inside the Kingston Collection Mall, 101 Kingston Collection Way in Kingston and Sky Zone East Providence is located at 70 Pawtucket Ave in East Providence, RI. Read more: https://massholemommy.com/fun-at-sky-zone-indoor-trampoline-park-in-east-providence/

Let the kids bounce their hearts out at this indoor trampoline park. Tickets are sold in hour blocks and they will have a blast being active and having fun.

Go for a Hike

There are lots of great places on the south shore to take the family for a hike. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Borderland State Park in Easton, located at 259 Massapoag Ave in North Easton (there is a fee to park)
2. Myles Standish State Forest, located at 194 Cranberry Rd in Carver (there is a fee to park here, too)
3. Massasoit State Park, located at 1361 Middleboro Ave in East Taunton.
4. The Freetown State Forest, located at 110 Slab Bridge Rd in Assonet.
5. The Sheep Pasture (NRT), located at 307 Main Street in North Easton. (Parking is free, but bring quarters to feed the chickens)
6. World’s End, located at the end of Martin’s Lane in Hingham (fee for parking)
7. The Cliff Walk in Newport. There are a few places you can park along the Cliff Walk, but we usually park in the Easton’s Beach lot on Memorial Drive. It’s free to park there from Labor Day until Memorial Day.
8. Purgatory Chasm. This is probably better suited for older kids (not toddlers), although I have seen little ones there before. They charge to park from May to September, so go now over vacation and parking is free!

Head West to the Pioneer Valley

If you are up for a visit to the Springfield area, Six Flags New England in Agawam is open for spring break.

While you’re there, you can always stop by the The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. It is home to more than three hundred inductees and more than 40,000 square feet of basketball history.

Read more: https://massholemommy.com/6-reasons-to-visit-massachusetts-pioneer-valley/

Also as we mentioned in the video, you can always go see Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse, too. They have added a bunch of matinee performances for vacation week and they have face painting or a make your own mask activity for kids before the shows that week.

There is so much fun to be had here in New England over spring break.  What are your plans for the kids school vacation?

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  27 Responses to “New England Spring Break Fun”

  1. We hit the Sky Zone in Indianapolis last time we were there. The girls loved it and we’re going back this year!

  2. Ok, I think that every single one of these activities and places would be on my kids favorite list! It looks like so much fun!!

  3. LegoLand Discovery Center Boston looks like tons of fun – especially for Lego fans! Love that it’s geared towards younger kids – makes for a great family outing!!

  4. There are so many fun things to do. I would really enjoy Cape Codder Resort. The spa is just calling my name.

  5. There are SO many choices. We need a Legoland Discovery Center near me. We have the LEGO store, but I’d love something more!

  6. Wow, there are so many family-friendly things to do in New England. Such variety too, there’s something here for every age group. Thanks for these great tips.

  7. This is really exciting! I am sure my kids will be thrilled!

  8. Oh how good it is to have a Spring break, we never had one lol. This looks like a fun meet-up with friends.

  9. So many wonderful things to do with the kiddos. I have to visit LegoLand with the family. It looks like a lot of fun and I know the kiddos would love it.

  10. Our spring break is long gone and kids are back in school. Sounds like you have plenty of things to take the kids to do while on break. Legoland is always a favorite.

  11. I love the fact that LegoLand has a Toddler Tuesday. It’s always so hard to find things to do with toddlers (the younger ones).

  12. You guys have been busy! So many fun places to explore! We came up and went to Edaville a few summers ago and Branden was obsessed with it! So much fun!

  13. These are some fun ideas! We’d be heading to all the museums. I told my kids we’ll go to Boston one day because we love history.

  14. I’m bookmarking this! Each one of these places I’m sure my kids would really enjoy during Spring break, some I haven’t even heard of before.

  15. I live in the wrong area for fun. We’re going to have to plan a trip there one day because we’d all have a blast at all of these and especially the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.

  16. There is definitely a lot to do out there! I wish we had some of these places, because I would love to take a week and just explore each one of these places. They all look like so much fun.

  17. I love all of your spring break suggestions. My kids would enjoy several of the activities. Our spring break was pretty chill. We didn’t go anywhere because my husband still had to work. I just planned some fun outdoor spring break activities for the entire family.

  18. There are so many fun things to do and see! I would really enjoy this Resort. The spa looks so amazing!

  19. We just finished our spring break. We went on a short vacation to PA and the kids had a blast. That pool likes a lot of fun!!

  20. It must be great to be a kid now. The most exciting thing we had when I was little was the annual street fair in the summer. This looks like so much fun! I bet the kids loved it.

  21. My kids love Sky Zone, that is always on their list. We wanted to check out Legoland but didn’t get to make it happen. We plan to go next month. We are big Lego fans in my home.

  22. I didn’t know there were so much to do for families there! I love that you shared it all in the video as well as put a list on the post. I really like the Launch RI!

  23. WOW! There are so many different things to do out there over spring break! I am going to have to check it out.

  24. How fun! Looks like lots of fun things to tackle during spring break! Lots to do for families which is awesome!

  25. There are so many great ideas on this list. We haven’t been to Massachusetts much but it would be fun to take the kids to a bunch of these. We are a couple hours away and it would be a cool road trip.

  26. Looks like a blast. I would’ve loved to take my son to a places like thes. He’s all grown up now.

  27. I like the go for a hike idea. You can always see something new.