What to do with the kids this weekend and over April vacation!


Don’t forget to check out your local library for great programs for kids of all ages, every day of the week!


The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton is hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt this year and this is the final weekend, April 15 & 16 from noon until 3:00 p.m.! Adult admission is $10, children 2 and over $5. This event is deal for kids 7 and under. Bring your own baskets to the annual fundraising hunt which is a favorite with children and parents. The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary offers a relaxed, non-competitive hunt, where each child can meander through the tall pines of the beautiful Nature Trail to find colorful eggs at their own pace.  Have fun while you help to support the animals at the sanctuary. Before or after the hunt, you can tour the sanctuary and meet all of the wonderful animals, play on the playground or simply sit by a cozy campfire and chat! http://www.winslowfarm.com/index.html  

Friday, April 14, 2017:

Today and tomorrow visit the Duxbury Free Library to vote for your favorite peep diorama! Voting for “peeple’s” choice takes place in the Children’s Room from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 15, 2017:

Marshfield Recreation Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place today at Coast Guard Hill (900 Ferry Street) at 10:00 a.m. This program is designed for kids ages 7 and under and you get to meet the Easter bunny!

It’s the opening weekend of Hull’s Paragon Carousel! The hours on Saturday and Sunday are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the special Easter weekend activities include Easter bunny photos on Saturday from noon until 3:00 p.m. and the annual Easter Egg Dash on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. sharp! For details visit http://www.paragoncarousel.com/ 

It’s a Bunny Bonanzoo at the Stone Zoo today from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.! Easter fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away at Stone Zoo! Guests are invited to celebrate with a visit to the Zoo, where crafts, games, music and other fun surprises await. And of course, no Easter celebration would be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be ready to meet-and-greet and pose for photographs.  

Guests may take photos with their own camera for a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds benefit Stone Zoo.


  • Crafts, games and music: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Meet the Easter Bunny: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Bunny encounter with education staff: 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Cougar zookeeper encounter: 11:30 a.m.
  • North American river otter zookeeper encounter: 1:00 p.m.
  • Black bear zookeeper encounter: 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 16, 2017:

Happy Easter!


April Vacation Camps and Activities

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is hosting a variety of programs all week – be sure to check out their website for all the details. On Monday, Southwick Zoo presents a live animal show at both 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday it’s your chance to be a scientist! You can sign up for the entire week or per day: Tuesday you’ll learn about what a biologist does, Wednesday a meteorologist, Thursday a geologist and Friday a water ecologist.  http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/


The Massachusetts Audubon Society is hosting April vacation camp for kids ages 7 – 10 at the North River Wildlife Sanctuary. Tuesday’s program is Spring Nature Nuts, Wednesdays program, Ponding and Prowling Adventure, Thursday is Spring Fever Foray and Friday is all about Earth Day Science and Experiments. For details visit http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=5:keywords=vacation%20week


The South Shore Children’s Museum in the Hanover Mall is hosting a week of many different programs including theme days like Tuesday, which is PJ Masks Day, Thursday is the Moana Party and the museum celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 12 – 5:00 p.m. Visit the schedule HERE.


The Weymouth April vacation week carnival returns to the high school on Wildcat Lane starting on Wednesday, April 19 and running through Sunday, April 23. The carnival opens Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There will be rides, games and food as well as a petting zoo.


Below is a list of school vacation week happenings at the Carver Public Library: 


Weekly Storytimes

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytimes, ages 3.5 and under meet for stories, songs and activities.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. –Storytime, ages 3.5 to 7 meet for stories, songs and related activities.


Midnight Rider

Fun games, crafts and activities based on Paul Revere’s famous ride

Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. All ages, drop-in.


Make Your Own Pillow 
Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. – Ages 8 and up, must register. Join the Plymouth County Cranberry Quilters and learn how to make your own pillow. They have fabric and machines to teach kids how to sew, so all you have to do is call the library to register! 

Candy Bar Bingo

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. – All ages, drop-in.

Admission is 1 full-size candy bar per participant. Seating is limited!


Earth Day Celebration

Fun and eco-friendly games, crafts and activities!

Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. All ages, drop-in.


Lego Challenge 

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. – Ages 4 and up, must register.


Kid’s Paint Night

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.- ages 8 and up, please register.


Make your own Shoebox Foosball

Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. – Ages 6 and up, please register.

Shoeboxes will be provided but any donations of shoeboxes will be appreciated!


Big Ryan will be hosting the 6 week Raising a Reader workshop series for preschoolers and their families beginning May 11th. Register today!



 Ongoing Ideas

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  www.fullercraft.org 


The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy. Learn more HERE. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/explore%E2%80%A2a%E2%80%A2saurus  


Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org


Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org



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