Family-fun Spring Vacation activities

Spring Vacation week is upon us, and sunny weather finally looks like it’s here to stay. If you’re wondering what to do with your kiddos during their week off, look no further! We compiled a list of local events in Boston that are free and fun:

  • Boston Common Swan Boats: Enjoy a relaxing ride on the iconic Boston swan boats from now until the end of Summer!
    • When: Now until September 18 between 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Where: Boston Common
    • Cost: Adults $3.50; Children $2.00 (age 2 to 15 years); Under 2 yrs. Free; Seniors $3.00
  • Children’s Fairy Home Building Workshops at Franklin Park: Take your kids to Schoolmaster Hill at Franklin Park to build homes for magical woodland creatures! This FREE event includes storytelling, plant education (read about gardening in our previous post!), and face painting.
    • When: Thursday, April 21 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Where: Schoolmaster Hill at Franklin Park, Boston, 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121
    • Cost: FREE
  • Children and Family Yoga: Boston’s Troops for Fitness program offers FREE physical fitness classes almost every day of the month, led by veterans and wellness instructors. On Thursday, April 21, bring your kids to enjoy a free yoga class at the Walter Denney Youth Center in Dorchester!
    • When: Thursday, April 21 at 6:00pm
    • Where: Walter Denney Youth Center, 270 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125
    • Cost: FREE
  • Reserve time at your local tennis court: Residents can reserve time at a local tennis court for FREE. Take advantage of this new program this week to learn or practice your tennis skills! To reserve a court, click here.
    • When: Any time!
    • Where: Boston Common Tennis Court, Joseph Moakley Park, Ringer Playground, or William Cassidy Playground
    • Cost: FREE
  • Pics in the Park: Bring your camera to snap pictures of unique features in Boston’s parks. The session will be led by a professional photographer! It’s a great way to get outside and explore new areas of Boston.
    • When: Saturday, April 24, 3:00-4:00pm
    • Where: Franklin Park (Bear Cages), 25 Pierpoint Rd, Boston, MA 02132
    • Cost: FREE

Have a safe and fun Spring Vacation!

(Photo courtesy of Boston Discovery Guide)

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