Things to do for spring break

Spring Break is here and my biggest question is, “What in the world am I going to do with the kids for the next 5 days?!” Without our usual routine, I will definitely be looking for some things to do with them that we normally don’t have time for.

Staying at home for the break? Here are some ideas of things to do for Spring Break:

  • Museums:  Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University both have free areas to visit, however, Utah Valley University’s art museum is at University Mall, also called the Woodbury Art Museum.  Brigham Young University has a Museum of Art, Bean Life Museum (animals), Museum of Paleontology, andMuseum of Peoples and Cultures.  Each of these museums is free to the public and parking is free at Brigham Young University if you park in guest parking areas. There is also the Hutchings Museum in Lehi and the Springville Art Museum.
  • Cabela’s:  Wander around Cabela’s and let the children view the different animals and don’t forget to take a quarter to feed the fish. It’s a great learning experience for the children and it can be completely free if you so choose!
  • Thanksgiving Point:  Visit Thanksgiving Point and the Museum of Ancient Life, Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, or any of the other places Thanksgiving Point has to offer.
  • Go hiking:  Utah Valley Moms has compiled a list of hikes for in and around Utah Valley. View the list here.
  • Parks:  Visit the nearby park. Pack a lunch and enjoy the afternoon at the park.
  • Visit a duck pond:  Here is a list of local duck ponds.
  • Go on a bike ride:  Go on a nearby trail or just travel around the neighborhood, maybe even to a park!
  • Serve a friend/neighbor:  Make some bread, cookies, etc. and visit someone who you haven’t seen in a while, someone you’ve been thinking of, or someone who may need a little uplifting and make sure to get the kids involved.

And if those don’t work for you, check out our calendar or April activities list.

What do you like to do for Spring Break?