Friday, April 1, 2016

Toledo Area Family Events: April 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Toledo, OH

Mama Meow's Top Pick for April...

April 10: Kids Opening Day @ Fifth Third Field

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Kids Opening Day will feature the brand new Hensville Family Theme Park! There will be obstacle courses, bounce houses, activity mazes, slides and interactive sports games. Kids 12 and under will receive a prize when they sign up for the free Muddy's Buddies Kids Club. Combo tickets are available in advance for $15 (adults) and $13 (kids 12 and under) and includes a ticket to the Mud Hens game with unlimited access to Hensville Park from 1-4pm!

More Fun Family Events in the Greater Toledo, Ohio Area...

Saturdays in April: One World, One Sky, Big Bird's Adventure @ Ritter Planetarium

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One World, One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure is a full dome show that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. $7 for adults and $5 for children, seniors, and University of Toledo community members. Children 3 and under are free. Show starts at 1pm.

April 7: Action Hero Night @ Perrysburg Chick-fil-A 

Children 12 and under are invited to wear their favorite action hero costumes and receive free ice cream. Activities will be provided. 6-8pm.

April 8: Last Walleye Home Game of the Season @ Huntington Center

It's Opposites Night at the Huntington Center. Come cheer on the Toledo Walleye during the last home game of the season as they wear Mud Hens inspired jerseys. Game vs. Kalamazoo Wings starts at 8:15pm.

April 9: Opening Day @ Wolcott Heritage Complex

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The Wolcott Heritage Complex opens for the season! Click here for a map.

“Tale as Old as Tie” brings music from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Aladdin to life with four Broadway vocalists! Tickets start at $25. 8pm.

April 15: Greenfield Village Opening Day 2016 @ The Henry Ford 

Greenfield Village is an outdoor museum spread across more than 80 acres. There are 83 authentic historic structures including Thomas Edison's lab and the farmhouse where Henry Ford grew up. $26 for adults, $17.50 for children, and $21.25 for seniors. Kids 4 and under are free. 9:30am-5pm.

April 16: Junior League of Toledo Kids in the Kitchen @ St. John's Jesuit High School 

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Kids in the Kitchen is a free family friendly, hands-on event that focuses on educating children and their parents about healthy eating and exercise habits. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a free lunch. Children aged 5-12 are welcome to attend. 10am-2pm.

April 16-17: Fantasticon @ SeaGate Convention Centre

Fantasticon is a mid-size comic book and collectibles show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm. Advance tickets are available. Kids 5 and under are free.

April 17: WGTE Family Fun Day @ Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter 

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This free event will feature puppet shows, live animals, science experiments, and activities. Kids will be able to meet Daniel Tiger and Princess Presto. 1-4pm.

April 17: Charlotte's Web @ Valentine Theatre 

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. The performance is one hour in length. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children. 2pm.

April 23: Party for the Planet @ Toledo Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day by bringing in your recyclables and taking part in cool activities that help you learn how to be a little “greener” in the future. 
April 23: 26th Annual Kid’s Trout Derby @ Olander Park

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The Kids Trout Derby introduces children to the fun and sportsmanship of fishing! Each child receives a door prize and will be entered into a free raffle with over 100 prizes donated by area businesses.  Kids must bring their own fishing poles. Registration is free to Sylvania School District residents or $5 per car admission for non-residents. 9am-1pm.

April 26: Opening Day @ Sauder Village

Experience the lives of pioneer settlers while hearing engaging stories, trying hands-on activities, and enjoying special events. 10am-3:30pm.

April 30: Toledo Ballet's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz @ Valentine Theatre 

Based on L. Frank Baum's classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes to the Valentine Theatre with the Toledo Ballet. Tickets start at $15. Shows are at 2pm and 7:30pm.

Do you know of an event not listed here or one that's coming up? Let me know at mamameowtoledo (at) gmail (dot) com.

Top image adapted from Tara on Flickr.

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