It’s April Vacation week and here are some suggestions of fun things to do with the kids!
Staycation! Located right on D Street in Southie, Aloft and Element are the perfect hotels to book for your family to have a sleepover including swimming pools! If you live in Boston you get a resident discount rate for both hotels, so why not surprise the kids with some overnight family fun!
Lace up those bowling shoes! Head to East Broadway to Southie Candlepin and bowl a few strings at this old school institution! They are open daily 12pm-7pm. Are big balls more of your thing? Kings Dining & Entertainment in the Seaport District offers all kinds of fun! This new hot spot features 20,000 square feet of fun at 60 Seaport Boulevard complete with 16 lanes of big ball bowling, a “bar-Kade” filled with video games, pool tables, foosball a giant four-man air hockey table, shuffle board, and hoops! On Tuesday, April 17th, Kings Dining & Entertainment will be offering FREE bowling for dependents in honor of Tax Day! Accompanied by a paying adult, kids 12 & under will get two complimentary games of bowling and shoe rentals. The deal will be available at all Kings MA locations from open to 9 p.m.
Go Wild at Franklin Park Zoo! Franklin Park Zoo has a week’s worth of family fun for you from Daily Zoo Keeper Chats to National Bat Appreciation Day, story times, Aussie Aviary opens and a Party for the Planet! For more information, visit here!
Let’s go to the movies! We have a new luxury theater in the Seaport District! The ShowPlace ICON is now open at One Seaport (also home to Tuscan Kitchen and Kings). The new luxury theater spans 44,000 square feet, boasts 10 auditoriums and seats 855 guests in total. Auditoriums range from the 131-seat ICON-X premium large format room to a 63-seat auditorium, which gives moviegoers the feeling of being in their own private screening room. You can also order beer and wine while you watch your movie!
Let’s Make Art! There’s something for everyone this vacation week at the ICA: make your own art in the Bank of America Art Lab, explore the artwork on view, take the museum architecture challenge, and MORE! FREE with museum admission / Kids under 17 always visit free! For more information visit here!
Books about ballet! Story time with the Boston Ballet at Southie Library Children and families are welcomed once a month to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. All story times are led by Boston Ballet faculty dance educators. This program is for children ages 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision. Takes place on Wednesday at 10:30am.
Try something new! Also at the Southie Library, it’s the Performing Arts Dabbler Workshop! Try out a variety of performing arts. Enjoy a beginning lesson on the ukulele, play theater games, participate in group bell ringing, and dance your way through a story. No previous experience or equipment required. Attend one session or as many as you like. For ages 3 and up.