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 Westborough, Southborough, and Hopkinton, MA.

1Ride 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

2Watch the Boston Marathon

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

3Be 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. Registration required; details here

4See live birds of prey

See 5-6 live birds of prey (hawk, falcon, owl) as you learn about the food web and adaptations at the Milford Library on Tuesday. Details here

5Ride a pony and pet a bunny

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

6Visit a travelling planetarium

Learn to navigate the night sky with a portable planetarium presentation by the Museum of Science in Hopkinton on Tuesday. Ages 5+, registration required. Details here

7Watch a puppet show

The Lion & The Mouse will be performed at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Wednesday. Details here

8Learn 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. Details here

9Watch a flea circus

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

10Meet animals of the rainforest

Rainforest Reptiles visits the Southborough Library on Thursday. Details here

11See a magician

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

12See a baby diapered goat

Farm Visit, a traveling petting farm, will be at the Northborough Library on Friday. Drop-in. Details here

13Quench your scientific curiosity

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

14Learn to read the clouds

Use the NASA Cloud App to identify clouds at the Shrewsbury Library on Saturday, April 22. Registration required. Details here

15Meet Rocky from Paw Patrol

Rocky visits Tilt Studio at Marlborough’s Solomon Pond Mall on Saturday, April 22. Details here

16Pop bubbles on a t-shirt

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

17Celebrate Earth Day

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

18Enjoy Fondue with Belle

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