Hello, April! Boy, March wasn’t very lamb-like, so let’s hope this month, things start to warm up.  Check out the events happening around the Pioneer Valley this month! If there’s an event you think we shouldn’t miss, come tell us in the Facebook group!

If you’re wondering how we define “cheap” when looking for things in this guide, we typically look for events that will either cost the entire family less than $20.00 or no more than $5.00 per person (with some exceptions–some things are a great value and a worthwhile special event). Remember, the majority of this guide is date specific and some require advanced tickets or registration. Also,  if you loved this list, share it with a friend! Send it to their Facebook or email them!

Free/Cheap Things to Do in The Valley in April

April 4: Music for Little Ones at Clapp Memorial Library. Belchertown, MA

April  6: Hadley Playgroup  at Whole Children. Hadley, MA

April 7: Free Community Day at Smith College Museum of Art.  Northampton, MA

April  8: Look Park Syrup Stampede, to benefit Empty Arms Bereavement. Florence, MA

April  9: Playgroup at Northampton Parents’ Center.   Northampton, MA

April 10: It’s Free Cone Day at Yankee Candle Village, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s! South Deerfield, MA

April 11:  The weather is hopefully taking a turn for the warmer! Check our list of 30 places to play in Holyoke.  Holyoke, MA

April 12:  Find a library story time near you! Don’t see your library on the list? Let us know and we’ll add it!

April 13: Free Second Friday Art at Smith College.   Northampton, MA

April 14:  Celebrate Patriot’s Day at Historic Deerfield’s Revolutionary Muster and Parade. Deerfield residents get free admission. Deerfield, MA

April  15: Celebrate Earth Week at Great Falls Discovery Center. They are open every day during Spring Break!

April 16:  Six Flags opened last week, and they’re open every day of Spring Break! Agawam, MA

April 17:  Spring Fling Vacation Week Program begins in Northampton. Registration required, Waitlist available.  Northampton, MA

April 18: The Holyoke Children’s Museum is open every day for Spring Break! Check out the daily events HERE. Holyoke, MA

April  19: The New England Air Museum has special program for school vacation weeks. See the full schedule HERE. Windsor Locks, CT

April  20: Check out the Spring Break fun at Yankee Candle Village. South Deerfield, MA

April 21:  Happy Family Comedy Show at Eric Carle Picture Book Museum, Amherst, MA

April  22: It’s Earth Day! Take your family outside and explore your favorite hiking trail. First, stop by your library and check out these nature books for kids!

April  23: It’s Brain Building Week at Whatley Public Library. Read 7 books with your kiddo, birth-age 6 and get a free book! Whatley, MA

April  24: Celebrate Arbor Day at the Chicopee Library!, Chicopee, MA

April   26: Drop in to the Amherst Family Center for a morning of activities. Amherst, MA

April  26: Looking for a Family Center near you? Find your center on this list!

April  27: Celebrate Arbor Day with story hour at Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA

April 28: Learn to fish at Cops and Bobbers! This free event is sponsored by MASSWildlife. Springfield, MA

April  29: The 46th Annual Fishing Derby, sponsored by Westfield Sportsman Club, is free for kids 15 and under! Westfield, MA

April 30:  Visit the Eric Carle Museum. The art studio is always open! Amherst, MA



Free Cheap Things to do in western mass