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7 spring activities your family will love

American West Heritage Center

If you’re sick of social distancing and being stuck indoors, head to Logan for plenty of in-person live events that will have you and your family walking on sunshine.

Logan is ready to host all your spring outings, with an entire season’s worth of family-friendly activities and affordable accommodations. From baby animals to live theater, Cache Valley’s got everything you need to stay safe and entertained all spring long.

The Original Baby Animal Days

Nothing says springtime quite like a fresh crop of cuddly, cute farm animals—and Wellsville’s American West Heritage Center’s got those in spades. The center’s Original Baby Animal Days 2021 kicks off April 1, with sights and sounds for the whole family.

American West Heritage Center

The event, which runs April 1-3 and April 7-10, features more animals than ever before, along with pony rides, train rides and more space to promote greater social distancing. You can pet chicks, ducklings, piglets, kids, lambs, calves, ponies, bunnies, donkeys, turtles and more exotic animals will be on hand April 1-3, and bear cubs—courtesy of Yellowstone Bear World—will make an appearance April 7-10. Get more details and buy tickets at American West Heritage Center.

Cache Valley Home and Garden Show

Calling all green thumbs! There’s no better way to ring in spring than by attending the Cache Valley Home and Garden Show at the George S Eccles Ice Center in North Logan. Running Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, the 2021 show marks the event’s 25th year. Stop in to see the latest, greatest and most innovative new home and garden vendors in the area. Parking is free (and plentiful!) and admission is just $2. The show runs from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday.

Antics Comedy Improv

With a pretty rough year in the rear-view mirror, everyone could use a good laugh. Fortunately, The Antics Comedy Improv in Logan is open and offering family-friendly comedy Friday nights all season long.

Based entirely on audience suggestion, each improv show is completely unique, giving you a new experience each time you visit. Antics starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 8:55. Admission is $6. Children under 8 enter free.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Dance aficionados and novices alike will enjoy every minute of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s spring performance April 12. As Utah’s most established institution for contemporary dance, the company tours worldwide, performing for audiences around the globe while providing dynamic education and community outreach programming.

The perfect evening for families, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan. Tickets are $25 for adults and 50% off for children ages 5-12. Get more information and purchase tickets at CacheARTS.

Matilda

Children of all ages will be mesmerized by Matilda, the endlessly entertaining musical adapted from the much-beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name. Postponed from its original fall performance, you can catch the endearing story of a precocious 5-year-old with extraordinary powers April 10-25 at the Utah Theatre in Logan. Get more information on tickets and showtimes at Cache Theatre.

Vintage Days

There’s no better time than spring to breathe new life into vintage treasures. That’s easy at Vintage Market Days, the annual vintage-inspired indoor market at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan. Running May 13-15, the event is the perfect way to spend a springtime day—or days—with the entire family.

Find vintage and vintage-inspired treasures, including furniture, antiques, clothing, jewelry and home décor, along with seasonal garden accessories and delectable treats and eats. Tickets are $7 each and available at Vintage Market Days.

Beaver Creek Lodge

For families everywhere, it’s been a long year of not gathering together. This spring, get a head start on family reunion planning with Beaver Creek Lodge, the perfect locale for horseback riding, UTV rentals and scenic lodging up Logan Canyon.

Beaver Creek Lodge guest rooms feature MyComfort Intelli-Gel beds, 50” flat-screen televisions, free WiFi and more, along with beautiful common areas equipped with billiards, shuffleboard and a rock fireplace. For more information on booking your family reunion, visit Beaver Creek Lodge.

With springtime finally here, there’s no better time to plan some fun for the entire family. Head to the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau for more ideas and information.