This week is Spring Break and I’ve been scrambling to come up with ideas to keep the kids occupied during our week off. Here’s a list of ideas I’ve come up with — thanks goes to my local mom’s group and Facebook friends for giving me some great ideas. I’m cheap, so most of these ideas don’t cost much.
Hike — Teddy Roosevelt Island, Great Falls, Scotts Run
Visit a Regional Park, e.g. Lake Accotink, Burke Lake, Wheaton Regional Park
Wheaton is the only park that I know for sure the train & carousel will be open during Spring Break
Gardens — River Farm, Meadlowlark Botanic Gardens, Green Springs, National Arboretum
See Animals — Frying Pan Park, National Zoo, Oxon Hill
Mini-Golf — Upton Hill in Arlington, Jefferson Park in Falls Church, Lake Accotink in Springfield, (unsure if open), Woody’s in Herndon, Pohick Bay in Lorton (PB is the cheapest on this list)
Swim — at an Arlington pool, or maybe out to Cub Run
Do Art — Greater Reston Arts Center Explore More
Kids observe art in the gallery and then are given a bucket of supplies to create their own art ($5 per bucket).
See Art — visit up a Smithsonian, we may get nerdy and check out this Math exhibit
Bounce — at Rebounderz, or a bounce house like Sport Bounce, House of Bounce, etc.
I love to combine a trip to Rebounderz with a Wegmans shopping run, so I can use their free childcare
Ice Skate or spectate! at Kettler Iceplex
This list is by no means exhaustive, just an assortment of ideas that sound good to me. What are your Spring Break plans?
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