5 Things to Do in Our Town During Spring Break


We do not have a lot planned while my mom is here. Our beast is out of commission. It broke down a couple of weeks ago right at the end of a farmer friend’s driveway when we were visiting to learn more about goats. Our 14 year old has been interested in goats for…oh…about five years or more I’d say. We gifted her an educational goat class through one of the local farm organizations one year for her birthday and this year we plan to give her a goat. So what we’d do, but what another family chooses to do on Spring Break will probably completely different.

Here are 5 things to do in our town during Spring Break:

1. Go to the theater. Surely there’s one family friendly one playing.
2. Visit a park. Depending on the weather you might be able to hit a few during the week of Spring Break.
3. Go to the Farmers Market.
4. Coordinate a visit to a local farm. This is for the sake of other families since we live on a farm. But even so we enjoy visiting other farms and learning from them.
5. Travel to Chicago to visit a museum or Shedd Aquarium. This is something we plan to do in the fall when the public schools are back in session and the crowds are minimal.

So what is there to do in your town during Spring Break?

Inspired by another one of Mama Kat’s writing prompts: 5 things to do in your town during Spring Break. Mama Kat’s prompts sure came in handy when it came time to do up blog posts in advance for my mom’s visit!

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  1. Lolo says:

    I am so excited for spring break! Only a couple of more weeks here!!

  2. Tammy says:

    We don’t get spring break here. The kids are out of school at Memorial day so I guess there just aren’t enough days to give them a spring break. Since we homeschool year round we don’t take one either, but this year if we sell our home, we might so we can go house hunting LOL!

  3. Lisa says:

    Great list!

  4. Can’t wait for Spring Break!

  5. I liked taking the kids on little day trips over Spring Break if we weren’t taking a vacation. Chicago was a frequent destination for us although the museums are ridiculously busy during Spring Break. My little town has not much going on for it over the break or anytime.

  6. Maryann says:

    I love going to a farmers market.

  7. Donna says:

    We’re not going anywhere for spring break, but always find fun things to do around our hometown, too.

  8. I like the Farmer’s Market idea!

  9. Colleen says:

    Usually here in FL it is all about the beach. Was thinking of going to the Keys for my birthday but I”m afraid it will be swamped.

  10. We have nothing big planned. I thought about bowling and a movie..

  11. Jenn says:

    We have all the same options! With the exception of the aquarium.

  12. Special-Ism says:

    Spring Break can be difficult, especially when you have a child with special needs. Your ideas of things to do during the break are a great jumping off point. Many of our children do better with their time planned, as opposed to having a huge day ahead of them without any idea what to do. Thanks for getting me thinking!

  13. Isn’t homeschooling awesome when it comes to visiting places at off-peak times?! Great roundup. I need to think of something like this just so we don’t get stuck with the “What are we going to do today?” “I don’t know” situation.

  14. For my family, this spring break is our last quiet, family week! My oldest on turns 18 and starts college April 1–so big changes for us!

  15. I’ve been writing a list for the summer.

  16. Angela says:

    These are also great ideas for summer break!

  17. Jai says:

    It’s always good to hear suggestions like this from locals and not just some tourism pamphlet. I should write something like this for my little town.

  18. Birdie Skolfield says:

    I want to go to the Shedd Aquarium my cousin said it was very educational & fun now that you’ve suggested it also I really wanna go when im in town

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