30 Things to Do in April

Looking for things to do in April? Here are 30 ideas perfect for Spring!

April Activities for Kids & Families

  1. Sign up your kids for summer camp! Check out our Summer Camp Guide.
  2. Go clean up at an Egg Hunt!
  3. Take a ride on the Great Bunny Train!
  4. Celebrate Easter at a local zoo! Menominee Park Zoo hosts EGG-citing Day at the Zoo on April 8th and NEW Zoo hosts Meijer EggStravaganZoo on April 15th!
  5. Take me out the Ballgame! Head over to the Fox Cities Stadium for a fun family time with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Opening Day is Saturday, April 8, 2017 (receive a David Ortiz bobblehead). All Saturday games feature kid-friendly surprises and postgame Kids Run the Bases sponsored by Tundraland.
  6. Head out and hunt for bugs. Play Insect Bingo with this printable from Heckrodt Wetland Reserve!
  7. Party for the Planet, The NEW Zoo’s annual animal-birthday-party-bash and Earth Day event, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
  8. Run off some energy during the rainy days at one of these indoor playgrounds.
  9. Dream about summer and go swimming! The Indoor Swimming Pool Roundup features splash pads, water slides, zero depth entries, lazy rivers and more!
  10. Enjoy a nice Spring day at one of these parks that are woodchip and mulch free. These soft turf grounded parks are perfect for Spring and avoid most of the water and mud at most parks during this rainy month. Find one here.
  11. Did you spend a snow day painting rocks to hide? Place them! Find more about Fox Valley Rocks!
  12. Teach your kids to care for their mother earth and clean up! Here’s a clean up scavenger hunt guide from Heckrodt Wetland Reserve.
  13. Hit the batting cages at Hit the Batting Cages at Badger Sports Park in Appleton. Also check out the go carts and mini golf to enjoy the nice Spring weather. Monday through Friday, batting cages are all you can hit for $5. Swing batter, Swing!
  14.  The 28th Annual Big Event for Little Kids is Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Shopko Hall. This fun event has an admission charge but is an annual fundraiser. Find more information here.
  15. Take your Paw Patrol fan to Meet the Pups in Waupaca on April 30, 2017.
  16. Recycle your old electronics! Take them to FVTC on April 20, 2017.
  17. Kick off food truck season at Fox Cities Stadium with a family friendly Rally Season Kickoff!
  18. Take a picture with the Easter Bunny!
  19. Recycle your old car seats at Safe Kids Annual Car Seat Collection on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the locations across our area.
  20. Bring your readers in grades 1-5 to Little Chute Public Library for Pooches and Pages on April 15th. Registration is required, call 788-7825.
  21. Make family art at the Trout Museum of Art! Family Studio on April 22, 2017 features Surrealist Collages.
  22. Check out one of these Toddler Open Gyms.
  23. Schedule your family pictures for the summer! Check out our Photography Guides for maternity, newborn, children and families. Need help deciding? Here are some tips for choosing the right photographer for your family.
  24. Put on a fancy dress, leave the kids at home and head to Appleton Mom Prom for a fun ladies’ night out and to benefit Operation Cinderella!
  25. Take a road tip to visit the Milwaukee Public Museum.
  26. Celebrate Mother Nature at 1000 Islands in Kaukauna or Heckrodt Nature Preserve in Menasha!
  27. Stock up your home library for summer on the cheap! Check out the Book Sale at the Appleton Public Library on April 28-29!
  28. Check out the Spring blooms at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.
  29. Book a pony play date at Pony Playce in Appleton.
  30. Build a bat house at the Bat House Workshop at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve on April 30, 2017.



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