April Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids
It’s Raining Opportunities for Fun in GR!
Pack your umbrellas and get ready for adventure! West Michigan is raining opportunities for your family to get out and enjoy nature, or stay inside and play. April kicks off with loads of Spring Break events and Easter egg hunts and closes with flowering fun. We’ve organized a daily list to make it easy for you to follow along – all you have to do is dig in!
PRINTABLE APRIL LIST
Want a printable version of the April list of things to do with your kids in Grand Rapids? Get that here: 30 Days of April fun for Kids 2017 (257)!
APRIL SHOWERS IN LOADS OF FUN – 2017
April 1 – Enjoy FREE movies for kids and discounts for adults at Flick’s Family Film Fest. This week’s feature, “Sing,” runs through April 6, and next week will feature Rock Dog.
Sunday, April 2 – Hop aboard the Bunny Train! Kids of all ages will enjoy a 90 minute ride with the Easter Bunny and her cast of wacky characters.
April 3 – Taste foods you can grow, try a planting project and tour the Koetsier’s Greenhouse at it’s annual, and FREE, Taste, Touch and Tour 2017, running April 3-7.
April 4 – Head to Spring Fling at the Critter Barn, where you can feed animals, hold baby chicks, bottle feed a kid and more. (March 31-April 8)
April 5 – Watch The Underwater Adventures of Johnny Starfish in an entertaining 30-minute performance at the Grand Rapids Ballet. Arrive early for pre-show activities and the chance to win great prizes at any of their six shows, on stage April 5-7.
April 6 – Send your kids to Camp Kroc during the day where they’ll climbing walls, swimming and more. Then, indulge in all-you-can-eat BBQ, a view from the Pepsi Stadium Club and fireworks, at the Whitecaps Opening Day Bash!
April 7 – Watch cows being milked, bottle feed baby calves, enjoy hayrides and more, at the Dairy Discovery Spring Break Bash on April 7 and 8. Want to check out more animals? Slumber near the chimpanzees at John Ball Zoo’s Spring Break Overnight Starlight Safari!
April 8 – Find treasures for all at the 42nd Annual Indian Mounds Gem & Mineral Show. The event takes place at Roger’s Plaza on April 6, 7 and 8, and features demonstrations, a children’s table with grab bags and more!
Sunday, April 9 – Laugh along with the No Outlet Improv Troupe, at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. This is just one of many great events planned for the week of Spring Break.
April 10 – Visit Whales: Giants of the Deep at the Grand Rapids Public Museum before it closes on April 15! While you’re there, explore their newest exhibit, Creatures of Light.
April 11 – Get a Car Seat Safety Check at the Wyoming Fire Department. Inspections are free and a limited number of low cost replacements are available for those that qualify.
April 12 – Explore your imagination at the Little Lions Magic Workshop, as you construct your own treasures.
April 13 – Bring your dog to watch the Griffins take on the Checkers at their last home series of the season. Bonus…it’s a Pepsi Reading Goals redemption date!
April 14 – Help your toddler have a Hoppy Easter at Sky Zone!
Sunday, April 16 – Enjoy Easter Brunch with your family at a great selection of restaurants across West Michigan.
April 17 – Prep for the week ahead, while your child enjoys an hour of supervised fun during Gymco’s Lunch Bunch open gym time.
April 18 – Reserve tickets now for the Circle Theatre’s performance of Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park. Included with all tickets is free admission the the Gerald R. Ford Museum
April 19 – It’s Wristband Wednesday at Craig’s Cruisers. For just $25 guests will enjoy unlimited attractions and 3 hour access to the Pizza buffet.
April 20 – Stop by the Main branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library for [Tech]Knowledgey Thursday and explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art and math through exciting hands-on experiments.
April 21 – When it comes to being fancy, more is always better…at least for Nancy! Put on your tiaras and catch the story of this dazzling little girl, when Fancy Nancy – The Musical takes the stage at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Shows run April 21-30.
April 22 – Celebrate Earth Day at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, where you’ll enjoy FREE admission from 1-4pm, and participate in a variety of activities celebrating our planet. Or head to the Lakeshore for their Earth Day Parade!
Sunday, April 23 – It’s Family Crafternoon at the Mud Room.Two people can paint two pottery pieces for just $39.
April 24 – Bring your preschooler, 6 and under, to the Holland Aquatic Center for a special time in the Splash Zone during Preschool Swim.
April 25 – Enjoy some “Daddy Daughter Time” at their annual Spring Fling, featuring Noto’s food and drink, a take home craft, dance instruction, a photo booth and more!
April 26 – Join Hope Network in their third annual Bridge Walk in celebration of Autism. Following the walk, stop by the Grand Rapids Public Museum for a FREE sensory-friendly night for children with autism and their families.
April 27 – Catch the last few days of Butterflies are Blooming, and all of the activities that come along with it them, at the Frederik Meijer Gardens.
April 28 – Visit Nelis’ Dutch Village for Community Day 2017, where you’ll find a community food drive and tons going on.
April 29 – Create your very own Fairy Garden at Everlasting Blooms!
Sunday, April 30 – Get outside and join the naturalists at the Wittenbach Wege Center on a Guided Sunday Walk.
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