April Staycation 2015 Ideas!

April vacation starts next week! Not quite sure what to do with those kiddos? Don’t fret! Manchester has plenty of fun and family-friendly events to get you and your little ones out of the house! If your company is hosting an April Vacation Week event, please e-mail us at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com and we will add it to our list!

BrickFair | May 2nd & 3rd | 11a-4p

The Radisson in downtown Manchester will be hosting BrickFair; LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 30,000 square feet. BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the US to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO – the most awesome toy – ever. LEGO fan festivals like BrickFair are great fun for the whole family! For more information, click here.

Palace Theatre | April Camp | All Week Long!

Join the fun on the Palace Theatre stage! Students in 2nd through 8th grades will have a blast while learning about all aspects of theatre including singing, dancing, acting, costumes, set painting, games, and much more! Their Vacation Camps run in week-long vacation sessions Monday through Friday with a production scheduled at the end of each session for friends and family to see. Campers provide their own lunches and afternoon snacks. All camps are held on site at the Palace Theatre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find more information, click here.

Manchester Public Library | Misc Events | All week long!

Family Movie | Monday, April 27th | 2:30-4p

Come watch the latest children’s DVD release movie in the comfort of the auditorium! All ages are welcome. For the name of the movie, please call 603-624-6550 ext. 328.

Teddy Bear Picnic and Parade/ Mad Science | Tuesday, April 28th | 11:30a – 1:30p

When everyone is ready we will parade through the library and then outside to  picnic on the side lawn weather permitting.   At noon Mad Science will be in the auditorium to present their program Up Up & Away.  Don’t forget to bring your teddy bears!  Registration is not required.  For more information please call 624-6550 ext. 328.

Lego Club | Wednesday, April 29th | 4-5p

Meet, build and make new friends using Legos that were donated by Lego Systems.  For ages 4 to 10 years. For more information, please call 603-624-6550 ext. 328.

Star Wars Afternoon | Friday May 1st | 3p

As part of ‘May the 4th be with You’ celebration, come test your knowledge on everything Star Wars!  There will be questions on the movies, books, characters, toys, etc.  Refreshments will be served. Children of all ages as well as families are welcome. No registration required.

Little Artists Storytime | Saturday, May 2nd | 10a

We will listen to creative stories and make a cool project for you to take home. For ages 3 to 7. Registration is required. please call at 624-6550 ext. 328.

Fisher Cats | April Vacation Camp and Games | All Week Long!

April Vacation Baseball & Softball Camp, presented by Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is now a FULL WEEK. We’ll have five half-days of lessons from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day. Best of all – the price is the same at $110 per camper. To find more information, click here. Also be sure to check the Fishercats’ schedule, they’ll be at home Friday April 24th through Wednesday April 29th! Be sure to get your tickets here!

Fortitude Health and Training | Kids Fitness Classes

Looking to keep the kids busy this April vacation? Fortitude has the solution…kids programming at The Fort while you exercise!! Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00, 11:40 and 5:30 we’ve got spot on, fun classes for ages 5-11. 12 and up can join the adults. To find more information, click here.

Currier Museum of Art | All Week Long

The Currier is offering a full week of programming for vacation! They have fun, creative classes for children of all ages to tap into their inner artist! The fun ends on Friday the 1st with a scavenger hunt! Check out the schedule here.

Amoskeag Fishways | 2015 Fish Festival | Thursday, April 30th

Line up and cheer on biologists when they deliver fish to stock our fish ladder at 10 am. Our fish passage is open but the wild anadromous species have yet to swim up the Merrimack River.  While we wait, the stocked fish will be in the ladder for up close and personal underwater viewing.  Fish crafts, fish hats, fish games and fish fun will follow fish stocking!  At 1 pm, NH Fish and Game biologist, Matt Carpenter, will give a special River Herring Restoration talk honoring our 20 year partnership with Fish and Game.  For more information, click here.

Open Doors Manchester Trolley Tour | Studio 550 | Thursday, April 30th

Explore the arts and cultural venues in downtown Manchester, NH during the Free OPEN DOORS TROLLEY TOUR.  There is a free Trolley that drives around to each of the venues from 5-8p, where you can experience a variety of activities, learn about Manchester, see art and maybe even meet the artists! The Trolley comes around three times this year, so mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the arts and culture of Manchester. For more information, click here.

We try our best to ensure accuracy when sharing events, but please call ahead to confirm dates, prices, times and location!


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