Spring break season is almost here! Schools across the country are getting ready to close their doors for a much-awaited break for kids and teachers and many families are planning vacations and getaways. Other families, like mine, are staying home during spring break and are on the lookout for fun ideas to keep the kids occupied without breaking the bank. If you’re planning to stick close to home, here are a few great spring break staycation ideas that are sure to make your time together a little more magical.
Take a Day Trip
If you don’t have the time or cash to do a week-long spring break getaway, going on a day trip within driving distance can bring just as much joy to your family. Be on the lookout for spring festivals, early openings for theme parks, or other out of the ordinary activities.
Complete a Family DIY Project
Spring is naturally a time for sprucing things up around the house, so why not make that a part of your spring break staycation! Rearrange a room, paint the house, or just reorganize the kids’ toys. Working together to make home improvements can be a lot of fun.
Check Local Deals Sites for Discounts on Activities
Deal sites like Groupon and Living Social can spark ideas for fun family outings and save a ton of cash, to boot! We have been exploring deals like museum and escape room admission, looking for lots of ways to have a little bit of fun over break without spending a lot of money.
Allow Everyone to Have Their Own Day
Give everyone a chance to create their perfect staycation day! Let each member of the family have a day where they choose an activity, pick the meals, and become staycation planner for the entire family. Everyone loves a chance to share their favorites!
Overnight at a Local Hotel
Find a local hotel that has a fun pool, waterpark, or other included activities and just get away for a night or two. Play tourist in your hometown and take time to see your local area through the eyes of visitors. Be on the lookout for locals only deals that can help you save a few bucks!
Start a Garden
Springtime is synonymous with blooming flowers and budding trees. It’s a perfect time to get a family garden set up! Whether you plant flowers around your home or start a full vegetable garden, everyone can get in on the action of digging in the soil and caring for your plants.
Find a Spring Break Camp
Check with local community organizations for spring break camps to give the kids a fun activity while you get a little break. There are often half day and full day options, depending on your needs. Kids can explore a spring sport, take part in cooking or art classes, or participate in standard daycamp activities.
No matter what you do over spring break, we hope you have a great one! What is in the plans for your family?