10 Things to Do in RI This Spring!


Spring is (finally) here, which means it is time to fill our calendars with all the fun Rhode Island spring happenings! Whether you’re seeking family-friendly outings or solo adventures, this curated list is your compass to all the fun. We’ve compiled the top 10 things to do in RI this Spring:

 1. Flower Fields: Picturesque & Picking

Tulip Farm
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Daffodil Days in Newport – Visit Newport and follow their Daffy Adventure Map to soak in all the stunning daffodil fields. These picturesque fields are not for picking, but are the perfect reason to check out Newport before the summer rush. Check their event calendar for all the “daffy doings” to best plan your trip.

Wicked Tulips Flower Farm – With 3 locations to choose from, New England’s largest u-pick tulip farm is a trip you cannot miss this spring. Tiptoe through the fields, capture the beauty and pick your favorites to bring home. Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid missing their short season and memories.

2. Fly A Kite

Whichever way the wind blows, kite flying is simple fun for families to enjoy together. Check out these Top Kite Flying Spots in Rhode Island.

3. PVD Bloom Flower & Home Market

Join fellow plant parents alongside 85 vendors to celebrate the start of spring! An event where you’ll never be judged for buying another plant for your home. Tickets required: get yours here. Bonus: each ticket includes a complimentary beverage.

4. Celebrate National Picnic Day

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April 23rd is National Picnic Day! Pack a picnic, or grab your favorite takeout, and head to one of these Top Picnic Spots in RI this spring! Short on time? Your yard is the perfect spot (say hello to close and clean bathrooms). Rainy day? No problem. Lay down a blanket and enjoy your picnic indoors.

5. Ring in Spring

Ringling Bro’s Circus is coming to the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence April 26-28th.

6. RWZ – More Than A Zoo

Two opportunities this spring to explore all that Roger Williams Park Zoo has to offer:

  • Beginning April 7th, Dragons & Mythical Creatures Exhibit opens for families to enjoy over 60 life-size mythical creatures.
  • Visit the Roger Williams Botanical Center April 13-28th for their 13th annual Fairy Garden Days. A magical takeover of greenhouses that will be sure to bring a smile to faces of any age in RI this spring!

7. Rainy Day Fun

We can’t control the weather, but we can control the fun! Grab lunch in Providence and visit Providence Free Play during their Family Days for an afternoon of unlimited arcade fun for $10 per person.

8. Spoketacular Sights

Scenic views loading… thanks to RI Rail Explorers and their coastal railway biking tours available beginning April 27th. Beat the heat and the crowds by adventuring this spring!

9. Spring Markets

Rain or shine, take a stroll through Providence Flea located indoors at Farm Fresh Market Hall on Sundays, 11am-3pm. FREE parking available. Or head south to Mount Hope Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm located in the Barn.

10. Take A Hike, Winter

Family Hike
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Spring is in the air!

The change in seasons opens more opportunities to get outside and explore all that our little state has to offer. These 7 Tips for Hiking with Littles will boost your confidence in taking on the trails as a family! A family favorite hike of ours is Fry Family Preserve with a great beginner’s trail to trial for first time hiking families.

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Cassidy grew up in a small town of Massachusetts before making the move to Rhode Island in the middle of sixth grade — yes that is as painful of a move as it sounds! Currently rooted in Warwick with her family of 5. Happily devoted mom and stepmom to a house full of boys — 6, 12, and 15. Each boy in different schools navigating the ever changing challenges of Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade. Basketball family spending lots of time courtside throughout the year cheering each other on. Cassidy has worked with children and families since high school and has continued that passion during her time at URI and now working for Warwick Public Schools. When not working, you can find her volunteering as President of her youngest’s school PTO or hiding behind a fun word search.



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