April on the Cheap! 2014




We're all looking ahead to everything that Spring brings... like free Easter and Earth Day events. You must check out the Spring Festival at Harbourfront which in itself provides tons of free fun, as well as lots of other cool things to do with kids this April. Read on for our favourite free or affordable family activities in and around Toronto!

April Weekends at Scarborough Museum
Weekends in April

Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum! Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt, and try out a simple craft. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
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Alvin and the Chipmunks at Cineplex Theatres
April 5, 2014

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore. $2.50/ticket.
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Build a Birdbath (From Rio 2) at Home Depot
April 12, 2014 - 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Kids will learn how to build a birdbath inspired by the movie Rio 2, using a hammer and glue with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. A great free activity for children ages 4-12.
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City Of Ember at Cineplex Theatres
April 12, 2014

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. $2.50/ticket.
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Build and Grow at Lowes: Recycling Truck
April 12, 2014

Conveniently shop while your kids build a fun and educational project! This product and activity is for children ages 5 and older. Building of project to be initiated only with adult supervision. Parent and/or guardian waiver required. See store for details. Recommended for children from grades two to five. Free.
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NASA Youth Space Challenge at the Ontario Science Centre
April 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Come use your hands and brains to learn about and explore through the NASA Youth Space Challenge Toronto. As the official youth branch of the Toronto NASA Space Apps Challenge and in partnership with Hive Toronto and Mozilla, youth ages 9–15 will explore and learn about space like never before. This event is free and you are not required to pay admission into the OSC in order to attend!
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Spring Fling Festival at Harbourfront
April 18 to 20, 2014

From April 18 to 20, Harbourfront Centre’s Spring Fling will offer a wide range of entertaining and engaging free activities to celebrate the season of renewal, including music, dance, and hands-on activities for families to enjoy. The inaugural Spring Fling festival presents eight new programs and will provide a unique chance for the adults and children to grow their knowledge of the waterfront environment and surrounding community.
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Easter in The Kingsway
April 19, 2014 - 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Looking for something to do on Easter weekend? Why not come down to The Kingsway where lots of Easter bunnies will be giving away free chocolates! There will be a bouncing castle, crafts, live music show, clowns, face painters, and so much more. Bring your own camera and have your picture taken with the giant Easter rabbit! Free.
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Kidz360 Easter Bunny Hop
April 19, 2014

There is always something exciting happening at Kidz360. On April 19, kids will be hopping at the centre's Easter Bunny Hop. Located on Dundas St. West at Windermere Ave. The Easter-themed afternoon occasion includes face painting, a barbecue, a bouncy castle, games, and of course, plenty of chocolate. Free.
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Earth Day at Todmorden Mills
April 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Discover what you can do to help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork. Tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Learn about the impact of industrialization on our landscape through a special guided tour of the site. Admission is free.
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Toronto Botanical Garden Earth Day Celebration
April 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Kick off the growing season with the TBG’s Earth Day celebration! Guided hikes, a nature play, and woodland crafts with DiscoverAbility and planting in the Teaching Garden. Free. No registration required.
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Hop at Cineplex Theatres
April 19, 2014

When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together, the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. $2.50/ticket.
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Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade
April 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Over the years the Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade has grown into an event that the entire city enjoys. It attracts more than 50,000 spectators of all faiths, religions, and cultures. This is a very important event to the Beaches Lions Club, our community and the charitable organizations they serve. Free.
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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown at Cineplex Theatres
April 26, 2014

Your favourite sub-zero heroes are back for another incredible adventure in the super-cool animated comedy Ice Age: The Meltdown! The action heats up – and so does the temperature – for Manny, Sid, Diego, and Scrat. Trying to escape the valley to avoid a flood of trouble, the comical creatures embark on a hilarious journey across the thawing landscape and meet Ellie, a female woolly mammoth who melts Manny’s heart. $2.50/ticket.
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More Free Events for April
We continuously update our Events Calendar so there may be more free and cheap events taking place in April! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by Free Events for the month! You can also check this page again, as we will be updating it.

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