30 Things to Do in April

30 Things to do in April
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Looking for things to do in April? Here are 30 family-friendly ideas in Northeast Wisconsin perfect for Spring!

April Activities for Kids & Families

  1. Sign up your kids for summer camp! Check out our Summer Camp Guide.
  2. Spend a day exploring at Heckrodt Nature Reserve in Menasha.
  3.  Join $5 Fridays for Northeast Wisconsin Schools to help area schools meet unfunded needs and to feel great every Friday!
  4. Hit a trail on foot or by bike. We have 10+ Family-Friendly Trails rounded-up for our readers!
  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 7, 2018 (receive a Ryan Braun bobblehead). All Saturday games feature kid-friendly surprises and postgame Kids Run the Bases sponsored by North Shore Family Bank.
  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 21, 2018.
  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 29th Annual Big Event for Little Kids is Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Shopko Hall. This fun event has an admission charge but is an annual fundraiser.
  15. Take a night off from cooking and dishes at one of the area spots where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap!).
  16. Recycle your old electronics! Take them to FVTC on April 13, 2018.
  17. Find your April Issue of Sprout Magazine out in the wild!
  18. Take in a family-friendly Spring Theater Performance!
  19. Visit the Indoor Farmers Market Downtown Appleton. The third Saturday of the Month is the Kids’ Market and the Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife is open!
  20. Shake up the weeknight routine and head to Funset Boulevard for their weekday wristband special.
  21. Shake off that spring cold or ease seasonal allergies with a visit to The Salt Room Appleton.
  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. Visit a hidden gem in Appleton! The Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife!
  25. Take a road trip to visit the Milwaukee Public Museum.
  26. Plan a trip to check out Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee. If you have a Building for Kids portable membership, you’ll get in for half price!
  27. Check out the Spring blooms at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.
  28. Book a pony play date at Pony Playce in Appleton.
  29. Check our calendar for awesome events at our libraries, there are parties, movie nights, and spring-themed storytimes!
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