Fun family adventures await you in Providence and the surrounding area for the upcoming April school vacation. Here is a look at 5 things to do to keep the kids busy, all while having a great time!

New England Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Fest

A festival full of fun for the whole family, including live performances, bounce houses, games, magic shows and more on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Historic SCC of RI, 2 Bridgham Street in Providence. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and children under 2 years old are free. Get your dance on, listen to live drummers, eat and play at the 4th Annual New England Family Fun Festival.

Party for the Planet at Roger Williams Park Zoo
RWPZoo Party

Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting the ever-popular Party for the Planet, a full week of fun for families. The event is chock-full of activities, demonstrations and performances. Make sure to check out Carousel Village in addition to daily zoo fun, home to the Hasbro Playground, carousel and donkey rides.

Camps & Special Events
Childrens Museum

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp for the full week, one day, or even a few half days. Take a family trip to beautiful Bristol to explore Blithewold's historic grounds. The Providence Children’s Museum features special events daily, including Eco Explorers, Animal Experiences and Imagination Playground.

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”
Sesame Street Live

Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, on stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center April 21-23. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities through singing and dancing.

Family Adventures
Dave & Busters

Sky Zone Providence is the ultimate 3D play experience for families to enjoy, including open jump and ultimate dodgeball. Head over to Dave & Buster’s at Providence Place for a great place to dine and play. Get into the heart of the action and check out 5 Wits Patriot Place to experience a world of adventure close to home. Become a “super spy” in an immersive live-action experience, breaking into enemy headquarters to save the world in "Espionage" and battling a sea monster in "20,000 Leagues." 

Come for the day or spend the night and enjoy the plethora of family fun in Providence and surrounding areas. Don’t forget to stop at one of the many restaurants in the area to fuel up for days full of fun.

For a full list of what you can do in the Providence area check out our April Vacation page.