For so many families, spring break is a time of family fun and vacationing. Not every family has the luxury or ability to drop everything and go on a spring break vacation every year, though. In fact, with many families having two working parents outside of the home, those families are having to come up with creative ways to make spring break a fun adventure for all. If your spring break will be more of a family staycation and you’re looking for ways to make it fun, we have some great ideas for you.
Head to the library. Don’t discount your local library during spring break week. If your library has a children’s room, take them to story time, and then let them play for a while afterward. Browse the shelves for books, and check out the ones your child is most interested in. Once home, make the books come to life by acting out the stories with the kids.
Check out local places to shop and dine downtown. If your hometown has been working to revitalize the downtown area, it might be time for you to check out some of the new local businesses. Take the kids window shopping, and maybe even out to lunch, or out for ice cream. You’ll get plenty of exercise just by walking around. Make sure you have on comfortable walking shoes, and that your kids do, too. Pediped has adorable shoes for infants, boys, and girls. They’re affordable, and they are perfect for days spent out and about. You can currently get 15% off your Pediped order online.
Research local attractions that may have a larger name on their bill. Is there a zoo within driving distance? It could be a fun adventure for the whole family to arrange a day trip to the zoo. Take along plenty of water and snacks, and you could even check the zoo’s policy on bringing food in. You might be able to find the perfect spot for a quiet family picnic. As fun as the zoo can be, if you’ve visited it too many times already, an aquarium visit is a great alternative. SeaLife Aquarium has several locations around the country, and their prices are fabulous. If you enjoy seeing gorgeous exhibits and are interested in learning about marine life, you’ll love SeaLife. Children under 3 are free for admission. The aquarium isn’t too large and it won’t take more than an hour or two to visit all of the fun exhibits. There’s a play area for kids who need to get the wiggles out before heading back home. There are also opportunities to explore the behind the scenes areas of the aquarium with a guided tour. The aquarium also has a gift shop, which you do have to walk through as you exit.
Of course, there are so many other fun things to do on spring break that will keep your kids entertained, and that you don’t have to leave town for. Take the family to the movies to see the latest family film. You could also take them for a game of bowling, out for ice cream, etc. The activities don’t have to cost a lot of money… the important thing is that you make time to spend time together and make some lasting memories.