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School Vacation Week: Things to Do with the Kids!

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 Wednesday, 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 more!  For more information, visit here! 

Let’s go to the movies!

We are so lucky to have a luxury theater in the Seaport District! The ShowPlace ICON is 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! 

Be on the lookout for 20 foot daffodils in the Seaport

A garden of modern art will soon sprout in Seaport next month. In a celebratory nod to the Boston Marathon, artist Daniele Frazier will create twenty larger than life daffodils. The installation’s 20-foot daffodils are a colorful array of orange, yellow and green, and made of rip-stop nylon. The hollow-volume forms will spin according to the wind’s direction and will be found in Seaport Common (85 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210) from April 8th through April 29th.

 

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.