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Family Spring Break Ideas: What To Do With Your Kids

March 19, 2024 6 min read

Ready to shake off the winter chill and enjoy a spring break that’s anything but ordinary? 

At FUNBOY, we believe life’s too short for dull moments — especially when the world bursts with color, warmth, and endless possibilities. This spring break, we're on a mission to help you and your crew leap out of the routine and into experiences that sparkle with fun, laughter, and long-lasting memories. 

Whether you're plotting a backyard escapade or setting sights on undiscovered local wonders, we're here to ensure this spring break sets a new standard for family fun. Let’s kick the season off and make every moment count!

Why Should Spring Break Be a Big Deal for Families?

Spring break is a golden opportunity to hit the pause button on the everyday hustle and recharge with those who matter most. 

Here's why it should be a highlight in your family calendar:

Quality Time Together

In the rush of daily life, it's easy to miss out on quality moments together. Spring break offers a dedicated time for families to bond, laugh, and create memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Break from Routine

It's a chance to step away from the regular school, work, and extracurricular activities schedule. Embracing a change of pace can rejuvenate everyone's spirits and offer a fresh perspective.

Educational Opportunities

Traveling or exploring new activities can be incredibly educational for kids, exposing them to different cultures, environments, and ideas outside the classroom setting.

Outdoor Adventures

Spring is the perfect season to explore the outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter, spring break allows families to enjoy nature's awakening, whether hiking, biking, or just playing in the park.

Creativity and Play

This time off is a fantastic chance for kids (and adults!) to engage in play through arts and crafts, building projects, or imaginative games. Playtime is important for development and well-being.

How Can You Make Spring Break Unforgettable for Your Kids?

Ensuring your kids have an unforgettable spring break doesn't have to mean extravagant trips or expensive outings. 

Here are some ideas to make this spring break memorable:

  • Plan Together: Kick things off by involving your kids in planning. Whether it’s choosing destinations or activities, having a say will get them excited and invested in the activities ahead.
  • Local Explorations: Discover or rediscover the wonders in your backyard or city. Museums, parks, and cultural centers often have special spring break programs for families.
  • Get Creative at Home: Turn your home into an adventure land with themed days, like DIY science experiments, arts and crafts projects, or a family bake-off.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Take advantage of the spring weather with outdoor activities. Go for a bike ride, hike local trails, or organize a family sports day in the backyard.
  • Learn Something New Together: Use this time to learn a new skill or hobby as a family. Whether gardening, cooking a new cuisine, or starting a DIY project, learning together can be a rewarding experience.
  • Unplug and Reconnect: Designate tech-free zones or times during your break. Activities like reading books, playing board games, or chatting can strengthen family bonds.
  • Give Back: Volunteering as a family is rewarding and a powerful way to teach compassion and gratitude. Look for local community service opportunities.
  • Stay Flexible: Sometimes, the best memories come from unplanned moments. Leave room for spontaneity and let the fun unfold naturally.

Remember, spring break is for enjoying time together as a family, creating lasting memories, and experiencing new things. It's less about what you do and more about how you do it.

10 Spring Break Ideas That Will Have Your Family Buzzing with Excitement

Spring break is the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing, fun break with your family. 

Here are 10 exciting ideas that will make this break one for the books:

1. Outdoor Movie Night Extravaganza

Transform your backyard into a cinematic paradise under the stars. Grab one of our stylish kiddie pools or one of our magical kids inflatable air mattresses, add comfy cushions and blankets, and there you go — you have a cozy lounge for your little ones to enjoy the movie. 

Pop some popcorn, cuddle up, and let the movie magic unfold in the comfort of your own backyard.

2. The Great Urban Treasure Hunt

Create a treasure hunt that takes your family to hidden gems and local favorites, complete with clues and rewards. Uncover the history and charm of your own backyard while working together as a team to solve puzzles and discover new places.

3. Backyard Camping and Storytelling

Pitch tents in your backyard and spend the night under the stars. Share stories, roast marshmallows, and enjoy quality time without screens. This mini camping adventure will ignite imaginations and provide a cozy outdoor experience right at home.

4. Wildlife Wonders

Spend a day at a wildlife reserve or sanctuary. It can create immersive learning experiences that spark curiosity and love for nature. Explore habitats, observe fascinating creatures, and engage in educational programs that will inspire your kids.

5. Masterchef Family Edition

Host a cooking competition at home. Pick a theme, divide it into teams, and may the best dish win! It's a tasty way to teach teamwork and culinary skills. Let creativity flow in the kitchen as you experiment with new recipes, flavors, and presentations. Don't forget to savor the delicious results together as a family.

6. Poolside Paradise

Turn your backyard into a poolside paradise with our vibrant, Instagram-worthy Pool Floats or Outdoor Sprinklers. Set up a lounge area with comfortable seating, umbrellas, and tropical decorations. Spend the day splashing, floating, and enjoying family bonding by the pool. 

7. DIY Science Fair

Get experimental with a home science fair. Choose simple experiments that amaze and educate, fostering a love for science and discovery. From making volcanoes erupt to creating homemade slime, let your kids explore the wonders of science while having a blast.

8. Art and Culture Day

Visit a museum or an art gallery. Many offer interactive exhibits and workshops during spring break, making art and history accessible and fun. Let your family immerse themselves in the art, culture, and creativity world as they engage with hands-on activities and inspiring displays.

9. Give Back as a Family

Choose a local charity or community project and volunteer together as a family. Volunteering not only teaches compassion, teamwork, and gratitude but also allows you to make a positive impact on your community

Whether helping at a food bank, cleaning up a local park, or organizing donation drives, this meaningful experience will create lasting memories while making a difference.

10. Sleepover Spectacular

Transform your living room into a slumber party wonderland with our cozy and soft Sleepover Beds. Set up a magical space with lights, pillows, and matching themed accessories. Watch movies, play games, and create unforgettable memories with your kids as they enjoy a slumber party experience like no other.

Tips for an Unforgettable Spring Break with Your Kids

Here are some tips to ensure a fun and unforgettable experience:

Be Flexible

Remember that unexpected adventures and spontaneous moments often make the best memories. Don’t be afraid of flexibility in your itinerary. Allow room for unplanned activities or detours.

Pack Smart

Whether you're going on a trip or enjoying a staycation, pack essentials that contribute to a stress-free experience. Don't forget sunscreen, snacks, extra clothes, and any specific items your family might need for the planned activities.

Incorporate Family Favorites

While trying new things is exciting, don't forget to include activities that your family already loves. These familiar elements can provide comfort and enjoyment during the break, whether it's a favorite board game, a special treat, or a beloved book.

Balance Outdoor and Indoor Activities

Spring weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared with a mix of outdoor and indoor activities. Have a backup plan for rainy days or unexpected weather changes to ensure the fun continues, rain or shine.


Spring break is the perfect time for families to escape routine and create magical memories. At FUNBOY, we're here to help make this break unforgettable. From backyard movie nights to urban treasure hunts and outdoor adventures, we've provided a range of exciting ideas. 

You can ensure an extraordinary spring break by involving your kids in planning, exploring local gems, and embracing creativity. Remember to balance indoor and outdoor activities, stay flexible, and prioritize family time. 

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