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Budget tips for spring break

Spring break is a busy time for young families and if you are trying to keep the kids entertained this week in San Antonio, here are a few budget ideas. Finding fun projects for the family without breaking the bank, means that you will need to be a bit creative and resourceful.

R. Terpolilli

If the good weather holds out, plan on some outside activities at our local parks. The San Antonio Botanical Gardens is one of the best place to greet the change of season and not expensive with the admission for children ages 3-13 at $7. And there are some easy walking paths for all ages. This month they are offering a sand sculpture exhibit March 7-23rd, along with a tide pool display and a scavenger hunt. And March 22-23rd is "Dog Days and Kites and Tails". Check the link above for hours and directions.

There are hiking trails and picnic areas at most of the local parks, so pack a lunch and enjoy the outdoors together. Take your camera along for some photos to collect and share.

If you are looking for indoor fun, try craft projects to get those creative ideas going. Look at the list of classes and projects offered in the local stores of Michael's and Hobby Lobby. There is a full list of kid friendly ideas online, check the link above. There are baking projects and decorative projects plus photos, scrapbooking and framing art work. Plan ahead to get supplies for a rainy day.

For those eager fishermen in the family, there is a catfish fishing pond near Canyon Lake that is called Fisherman's Corner. You can take the easy 30 min drive north of San Antonio and try your hand at reeling in that catfish. No fishing license or admission fee needed and you can even rent a pole for the day. Staff will help you bait the line and give you fishing tips. Check the link above for hours and directions.

Enjoy the family time together, whatever you decide to do.

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