It’s April, the weather is starting to warm up and the spring is in full effect! As much as we would like to, we can’t go to the beach everyday. So, to keep you busy this April we post together a great list of 30 kid friendly things you can do this month in Pensacola for kids and parents!

The number corresponds with the day of the month and * denotes the event is FREE.  

  1. HAPPY EASTER!
  2. Kids eat FREE today and everyday at O’Charley’s!
  3.  Listen to Modern Eldorados from 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion for Bands on the Beach, Pensacola Beach’s FREE Summer Concert Series. Bring your own chairs but please no glass containers or pets.*
  4. Go watch the Blue Angels practice and after head over to the Naval Aviation Museum for autographs! *
  5. The Greater Pensacola Figure Skating Club invites you to their End of the Season Showcase Performance at the Bay Center from 5-6pm. Admission is FREE. *
  6. Children ages 2-5 can learn about Woven Wall Hangings and create their own to hang at home during Preschool Art at the Pensacola Art Museum from 10-11am. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. The class is limited to 10 students so registration is required.
  7. Join the Pensacola Little Theater at the Tryon Branch Library (1200 Langley Ave) from 11am-12pm for a costumed storytime and craft based on the story Little Women. * 
  8. See the Ice Flyers play and stay after the game for ice skating at 4:30pm at the Bay Center. Prices are $12 per person.
  9. Join Parent to Parent at the Chick Fil A on Navy Blvd. from 9-10am at their Early Literacy Workshop where they will model early literacy techniques and connect them to a craft. *
  10. Living History interpreters will be giving guided tours of Fort Morgan on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April and May at 10am. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for ages 65 and older, $5 for students 12 and up, $4 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 are FREE.
  11. Story Seedlings – storytime for ages 6-8 years old . Children will listen to a story, prepare a healthy snack and make a craft from 2:45-4pm at  Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe. Siblings ages 10 and under are welcome to join. *
  12. Cirque Italia presents “Aquatic Spectacular.” Find them under the blue and white tent in the Dillard’s parking lot at Cordova Mall at 7:30. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster. Also get one FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE
  13. Celebrate National Robotics Week at the IHMC Robotics Lab Open House from 4-7pm for hands-on challenges, demonstrations, and tours of IHMC’s Robotics Lab (40 S Alcaniz St, Pensacola). *
  14. Kids and their families can enjoy a picnic plus swat and K-9 demonstrations and more at the Cops and Kids Spring Festival from 10am-2pm at Ashton Brosnaham Park. *
  15. Visit Plaza De Luna for the Tall Ships America Festival from 9am-7pm. The festival includes tours, kids activities, pictures with a mermaid, pirate characters, music and more. Tickets start at $15 per person.
  16. Children ages 6-12 can learn about Germany and do fun arts and crafts at the Pensacola Library (239 N. Spring) during* Passport to the World: Germany at 4pm. *
  17. Toddlers can skate, bounce and ride their favorite plastic toys on the main skate floor from 10am-12pm during Tiny Tot Sk8 & Bounce at Fort Sk8 Family Fun Center (202 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach). Cost ist $5 per toddler and includes skate rental, parents are FREE!
  18. Head over to Fairhope, AL and pick your own organic blueberries from 7am-12pm at Weeks Bay Plantation (12562 Mary Ann Beach Rd, Fairhope, AL). Berries are $8 per pound.
  19. Take a walk through the woods and learn more about the Nature Connect Alabama Preschool Program from 5:30-6:30pm at the Historic Village Point Park Preserve (27710 Main St., Daphne, AL). Children are welcome and an RSVP is required.
  20. Enjoy music by Paul Vinson, Ben Loftin and the Family, and I’MAGINE at Sounds for the City benefiting the Studer Community Institute. Tickets start at $10 and the festival includes a Family Village with yard games, food trucks, face painters,bubbles, putt putt golf and more on the corner of Garden and Spring Streets in Downtown Pensacola. Gates open at 5:30, concert starts at 6:30.
  21. Meet Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat as well as enjoy performances by Mr. Steve and other children’s activities from 10am-2pm at Be My Neighbor Day at the WSRE Amos Studios at PSC (1000 College Blvd Bldg 23). *
  22. Celebrate Earth Day at the Big Lagoon St. Park Earth Day Celebration with ranger guided hikes, educational programs and more from 10am – 3pm. Admission – $6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle | $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle | $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
  23. Babies ages birth through 18 months can enjoy an interactive storytime at Bouncing Babies Storytime at 10:30 am at the Pensacola Library (239 N. Spring St.)*
  24. Have fun at April Family Night with free cookies, games and juice by the Carousel at the Santa Rosa Mall (300 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, FL)*
  25. Toddlers can learn Japanese through songs, stories, crafts, games and more at Toddler Japanese Class by Ms. Nozomi at 10:30 am at the Biz Lounge (652 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach). Cost is $8 per class per child.
  26. Bring your lawn chairs and favorite beverage and listen to The Blenders from 6-8pm at the St. Christopher Concert Series from 6-8pm at St. Christopher Episcopal Church (3200 N. 12th Ave). Food concessions with drinks ice cream, popcorn, hot dogs, chips and a weekly food special will be available. *
  27. Small children can enjoy free hands on learning venue with a strong focus on early literacy and use of digital media using educational resources at Imagination Station located Blue Wahoos Stadium from 9am-Noon. *
  28. Listen to The Paw Paw Fruit Does the Cha Cha Scoot and play a game of Pass the Paw Paw at the Storytime and Book Signing with Author Krissy Bystrom Emery from 11am-1pm at Barnes and Noble Pensacola.*
  29. Families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders can enjoy a Family Sensory Morning with art and movement activities in the galleries at the Pensacola Art Museum from 9-11:30 am. This program is limited to 25 participants so please register. *
  30. Children ages 4-8 can have a Date With Dough and make a fun creation out of clay and then use technology to make it move and play in a virtual world at 4pm at the Gulf Breeze Library (1060 Shoreline Dr, Gulf Breeze). Space is limited so please stop by the library or call 981-READ to sign up.

Happy April!

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