April in Champaign-Urbana usually means FUN OVERLOAD. This year is a bit different, but we can still offer some unique and interesting picks for family fun. Here are our top picks, presented by Busey Bank.
Visit the Cherry Tree Blossoms in Urbana, early April
This one involves appropriate timing, as the blossoms in Urbana tend to peak during the first two weeks of April. We have a post that provides all the details on how to best enjoy “sakura,” the term for the blooming national tree of Japan.
Ongoing since March 5, our virtual egg hunt gives you a chance to display an egg or find one — or both. Check out the details.
Eggcellent Adventure, April 1-30
Eggcellent Adventure is a month-long scavenger hunt that will take you on an adventure throughout Champaign, gaining points and winning prizes. Must register by April 16. Details here.
Prairie Gardens Spring Open House, April 3
While a trip to the home and garden store might not qualify as fun for the little ones, it sure will put YOU in the mood for spring. Hit the sales, enjoy free seminars and win prizes all day long.
Eggs-ploration! Indoors, April 3
This egg hunt is a bit different: it’s indoors. Presented by the Champaign Park District, Eggs-ploration takes place at the Douglass Center and registration is required. Click here for more details.
Free Basket Planting Kit at Lowe’s, April 10
Registration opens April 10 to pick up your kit for this perfect Mother’s Day gift. Kits can be picked up May 8-9. More details here.
Babies and Brunch with the Baby Goats, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Register now as space is limited each Saturday this month for a popular annual event that includes visiting with the baby goats at Prairie Fruits Farm and enjoying some dandy food.
Because of COVID-19, Illini athletes aren’t able to visit with kids in person this year. But they’ll offer a live webinar from 7-8 p.m. to allow kids to enjoy this annual tradition. RSVP details are here.
Industrial Donut’s one-year celebration was RONAed, so they’re going to make their second birthday double the fun! Celebrate from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. with a donut giveaway; face-painting; a balloon artist; and lots of prize giveaways.
Outdoor Fun, all month (weather permitting)
It’s spring — go outside! The weather through the first week of the month holds great promise, so try biking, walking or hiking; visit a park or playground; fish, stomp, canoe and camp; or just breathe in the spring air. We have details on the perfect destinations here.