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Staycation in Kansas City: Spring Break Ideas

Staycation In Kansas City: Spring Break Ideas

If, like us, you’re halfway through your Spring Break Staycation (or preparing for next week’s break!) and trying to figure out new ways to keep the kiddos occupied, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of great ideas to help you enjoy your own KC Staycation:

Dinosaurs Revealed

If you know me, you know I like to slip in a little education with our family fun. And Dinosaurs Revealed  at Union Station does just that, with tons of indoor space to roam and discover. You and the kids can travel through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, see 26 life-size dinosaurs, examine real fossils and test your archeology skills by digging for new dinosaur evidence. All dino lovers welcome! Dinosaurs Revealed runs through March 24.

Take a Dip at an Indoor Pool

Swimming in March? It sounds crazy, but KC has a ton of indoor pools that are open to the public all around the city. My kids needed to blow off some steam yesterday, and they loved getting in some splash time and wearing flip flops after a winter of heavy boots and socks. Click here to find an indoor pool near you.

Crafting Classes

There are several really awesome things about arts & crafts classes:
1. They are usually inexpensive or free
2. They are really fun
3. I usually get to make my own craft and
4. No mess on your kitchen table…or the floor – they can do it somewhere else!
Crafting is a great way for kids to keep their minds active and get creative.

Indoor Playzones

Anyone else’s kids going a little stir crazy from copious amounts of indoor time this winter? To get a little (or a lot) of extra energy out, head to your nearest  playzone  for a couple of hours. From Fun Run up in the Northland to community center events in Jackson and Johnson County, there are a lot of fun options around KC where your little ones can run and play with other kids.

Nature Centers

Nature centers are always a fantastic option for kids and adults alike. The weather in March is unpredictable, to say the least, and going to a nature center will definitely depend upon what it is like outside, but their mix of indoor and outdoor activities lets you explore outdoors a little bit, even if the weather is iffy. Check out one of these  nature centers around Kansas City.

Want more fun spring break activities? Head over and take a look at our events calendar to see what’s happening during your kids’ spring break this year. There are so many cool activities going on around KC this time of year that they can’t all fit into one blog post!

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