Spring Break is around the corner. If you’re wondering how to spend those days of no school with your kiddos, we have some ideas for you. There is plenty to do around town to keep your family occupied. Read on and plan to have loads of fun.
Spring Break At …
Many of Houston’s top attractions are hosting a slew of fun activities during Spring Break. Head to Avenida Houston for Spring Break Week at Discovery Green (March 12-16) and enjoy free mad science shows, salsa dancing, story times and much more. While you’re there, lace up your skates for some roller skating at The Rink.
If you or your kids love airplanes, the Lone Star Flight Museum welcomes families to its Spring Break Flight Plan (March 10-17), a week of activities, including meet the pilot talks, drone demos, and a day dedicated to helicopters, among other fun activities.0.
The beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens opens its doors from March 12-16 to host crafts, old-fashioned games on the lawn, and tours of its historical home and gardens. Admission is free from kids 17 and younger.
Over at the Children’s Museum of Houston, Xtreme Spring Break takes over with loads of activities planned from March 10-18. Your kids will love the museum’s new Xtreme Zones, including a challenge obstacle course, human hamster balls, ninja warrior-inspired shows, colossal bowling and secret elite mission, as well as juggling, capoeira and other performances.
Fun At The Zoo
The Houston Zoo welcomes some 350,000 visitors over Spring Break. Yes, it may be a little busy but if you’re traveling to Houston, it’s worth a visit. Don’t miss the zoo’s new Explore The Wild! Nature Play Area, where kiddos can climb on rocks, build with tree branches, dig mud pits and play with sand. Before you go, make sure you read these helpful Spring Break traffic and parking tips from the zoo. We also suggest buying your tickets online and getting there early.
Ride Over To The Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be on its last week during Spring Break, so take advantage of the free time to pay a visit. Enjoy livestock shows, carnival rides, exhibits, petting zoos and pony rides while eating deep-fried foods on a stick and carnival foods until March 18.
For nine Days of Innovation (March 10-18), Space Center Houston treats visitors to pop-up science labs, lunch with an astronaut, and more than 400 things to see and do. If you don’t live in Houston, don’t miss visiting Space City’s top attraction. On March 10, you can park your tent beneath the wing of the historic shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905 and spend the night under the stars.
Play at the Park
Houston has close to 53,000 acres of park space. With spring weather upon us, spending a day at one of Houston’s many parks is a no brainer. Levy Park, a fun and beautiful park with plenty to do for humans of all ages and canines, has many activities planned for Spring Break. From children’s bingo and Connect Four tournaments to yoga classes and storytimes, you’ll find something fun to do at the park. For a perfect day of outdoors activities, try Buffalo Bayou. This expansive green space not far from Houston’s downtown features bike and paddle craft rentals, kayaking, a play area for kids, and more.
At The Boardwalk
Overlooking Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is home to tons of fun family activities. It features restaurants, shops, a carousel, Ferris wheel and arcade games. And it’s only 20 miles from downtown Houston. For Spring Break, you can purchase a pass that gives you access to Kemah, Galveston’s Pleasure Pier and the Downtown Aquarium.