Spring break! Spring break! Can you hear the cheer of the students as they run out of school on a Friday afternoon, ready for the first big vacation of the year? With unusually warm bouts of weather this year, spring break might even prove to be a bit warm with flowers blooming and sunshine to bathe in. On a more serious note, spring break is often a difficult week for parents because the children are looking for entertainment and fun. And they are looking to you – the parents – to provide it. Thankfully, we’ve compiled some great ideas for you and your children this spring. No more boredom or lazy days in front of the television. Try some of these fun activities and enjoy the gift of time with your kids.
We have another blog that focuses on Kansas for this very topic, including Kansas City. Check out that blog if you’re in the greater Kansas City area and are looking for fun spring break adventures.
Silver Dollar City – With over 40 rides and attractions, you and your family are sure to have a fun-filled day. Not to mention there is live comedy and music from local artists. And don’t forget the ice cream and funnel cakes, too!
Branson Ballknocker – A great option if you and your kids are looking for thrills. The Ballknocker is a 12-foot tall clear ball with a large inner chamber that seats up to 3 people. Surrounded by a giant air cushion, be prepared to go on the ride of your life!
Dickerson Park Zoo – A classic spring break favorite, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the zoo. To make it extra special, you can opt for behind-the-scenes tours or participate in some of the art events the zoo sponsors during spring break. It’s a great way to combine learning and fun.
Explore the Caves – This part of Missouri is known for the many wonderful caves and spring break is the perfect time to explore them as a family. Fantastic Caverns and Talking Rocks Cavern are right around Springfield. You can also travel to the Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City for an extra-special outing. Marvel Cave opens on March 15, 2017.
And don’t forget your local public libraries! As we mentioned in the Kansas blog post, most local branches all across the state will have free events all week long.