Family-Friendly April Activities in Concord

This April school vacation, what better way to enjoy time with your kids than to take them to Concord? This town offers many fun activities for all different ages. Whether you want to explore the outdoors, get something to eat, or have a taste of culture and history, Concord has got you covered. 

Here are four family-friendly April Activities to do in Concord in the springtime.  

The Music Man with the Concord Players

Plan a family trip to the theater and see The Concord Players’ performance of The Music Man. When charismatic con man Harold Hill arrives in River City, he poses as a boys’ band leader. However, Harold is no musician, and when he meets the local librarian and piano teacher, Marian, he risks blowing his cover to win her heart. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy this fun musical with classic songs and a heartwarming story. Performances begin on April 26, 2024, and end on May 11. 

The Concord Players is a non-profit organization that produces and performs theatre for Concord and surrounding communities. Dating back to 1857, its roots trace back to when Louisa May Alcott created the Concord Dramatic Union. Filled with history and talent, The Concord Players are a group to watch. 

The Concord Museum

Your kids can still learn even on vacation by visiting the Concord Museum. At this newly redesigned museum, you’ll find objects from Concord dating back centuries. Learn more about Concord’s role in Native American life, the Revolutionary War, and literature with authors like Henry David Thoreau.

Some of the museum’s special collections include Paul Revere’s lantern, Thoreau’s writing desk, and portraits of Boston’s Bloody Massacre in 1770 and famous abolitionist Jack Garrison who escaped slavery in the 1790s. There are several events, special exhibitions, lectures, gallery tours, and family activities that you can find on their site. The museum is open from Thursday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Emerson Playground

Give your kids some fresh air and a place to roam around at the Emerson Playground. Located on Stow Street, this play area has climbing structures, swings, slides, and a sand area. Bring snacks and have a little picnic at the playground’s picnic tables. In the summer, kids can play at the seasonal splash pad. 

Priscilla’s Candy

What better way to begin or end the day in Concord than to get a sweet little treat? At Priscilla’s Candy, choose from an assortment of chocolates and candies. Founded in 1936 by Charlie Stephano in Gardner Massachusetts, this candy shop was known for its handmade chocolates and fudges. The recipes have been passed down through generations and now a second shop is located on Walden Street in Concord.    

Concord is full of fun, creativity, and recreational exercise for any age group. Whether you decide to explore the Concord Museum, jump around on the Emerson Playground, feast on chocolates from Priscilla’s Candy, or watch The Music Man, you are sure to have a wonderful time. 

Are you looking for more kid-friendly activities for April and beyond? Make sure to check out our website and look through our family itinerary.   

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