Here are some fun things you can do with your family in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA area. If you see a fun family-themed event not listed please share by leaving a comment below and I will update this list.
4/1 Portland Children’s Museum first free Friday
Free admission for everyone from 4-8pm
4/4 Family fun boredom busters at Vancouver Community Library
Come enjoy games, puzzles, and crafts
4/8 – Tryon Creek Story & StrollMeet at 1pm at the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Join a park naturalist for nature story time (theme: “April Showers”) and a brief stroll. Families with young children (preferably ages 3-6 but all are welcome). Free, but register online and visit the event listing at http://www.oregonstateparks.org/events.php?id=3469. (Thanks Nicole!)
4/9 See and Do Water Center in Vancouver,WA
Live Critter shows at 1:15pm and 2:15pm
Come enjoy seeing various reptiles and amphibians and learn a how to help dave our earth and these animals. ** the see and do water center is open Monday- Saturday from 9-5 and has so much for kids to do. Several interactive exhibits, toddlers puddles place, natural gardens,white sturgeon gallery and more. Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter for more information.
4/15 Artsy Fartsy Friday at Cascade Park Library 3:30pm
Come enjoy crafts of all kinds for kids ages 6-8 years
Visit www.fvrl.org/ events for more details
4/16 YMCA healthy kids day and the Clark County Family YMCA
The YMCA is free to eveyone in the community on this day. There will games and
activities for the whole family going on through out the day.
4/16 Family Movie Matinee at Battleground Community Library 3pm
Juice and popcorn will be provided. Call the library at 360-687-2322 for movie title.
Other Fun Family Events
Fun Family Events at the Oregon Zoo in Portland,OR
4/4-4/8 spring break enrichment activities. Different activities each day.
4/12 $4 admission for everyone
4/16 Elephantastic 10am-4pm Come watch Packy the elephant eat his birthday cake (2pm) and enjoy a fay filled with elephant crafts and fun. General zoo admission applies.
4/23 Rabbit Romp 10am-4pm. Celebrate Easter at the zoo. Easter egg and candy hunts every 20 minutes with special hunts for kids 2 and under. General zoo admission applies.
For all these activites go to www.oregonzoo.org for more information or call 503-220-2943.
4/30 SaturdayAdventure Club at Jim Parsley Community Center 9-3pm
Fun in the Kitchen theme. Cooking in the kitchen in the morning and then swimming and
climbing on the rock wall in the afternoon. Cost is $25.00 per kid. Call 360-313-1060 for more information about registration.
Swimming at the community center
MWF 4-5:30pm ( only $2/person) for these sessions
Sat. 10-12pm, 12:30-2pm, 5:30-7:30
Saturday 12-3pm and 6-7:15pm
Admission for swimming or rock wall are as follows
$2.75 youth 18 and under
Free for 3 and under
$11.50 for Family, max 5 people
Combo pass for rock wall and swim is $6 for adults and $5 for youth. Sessions must be concurrent.
These fun deals were found for you by specialist Kelly who is a full time mommy to 3 beautiful girls. She says, “I also have the chance to work very part time at the Clark County family YMCA as a group X instructor and personal trainer. I have always enjoyed finding fun things to do with family and it’s even better when we find fun events that are free or next to free. I love to kick box, run, hike, and save money My amazing husband of almost 11 years and my sweet girls are everything to me. I am very blessed! I’ve always told my husband that his job is to make the money and my job is to stretch that money as far as I possibly can. We make a great team:).”