It's time to get ready for Spring Break. If a flight to an exotic island is not in the budget, try the ever popular staycation. Turn the family wagon into a tourist bus and check out some local attractions. Don't have time to research fun, nearby activities? Here are ten ideas that will turn an otherwise boring week at home into a spectacular staycation!
Check out the jellies at The Shedd, plan to attend one of the Aquarium's overnight family campouts, or catch the aquatics show. Tickets can even be purchased online to avoid the long waits!
Part of the Fox Valley Park District, this indoor water park is open from noon to seven on weekdays and noon to five on the weekend. With everything from zero depth entry, water slides, to an intereactive water play area- this pool has it all.
Create a special bear for the Spring Staycation. With prices for every budget a new bear will bring a smile to every kid's face.
4. Bounce U Up
For $8.50 kids can bounce for two hours during open gym and burn some much needed energy.
5. Movie Night
6. Coloring Easter Eggs
For only the price of a carton of eggs an afternoon of blah turns into an afternoon of entertainment. Color eggs the old fashioned way or try this fancy option! To get in the Easter egg mood, check out Paas online and decorate an egg today.
Kaboose is a Mom's best friend for everything from healthy lunch ideas to seasonal crafts. Pair this activity with a visit to the Art Institute and bring out the artist in your family.
Free for children 14 and under, The Art Institute is a must see for any child interested in drawing and creative play. First be sure to visit the Ryan Education Center and pick up a Gallery Game or purchase the Lion's Trail Family Tour to get a family oriented view of the pieces. Thursday nights from 5-8pm addmission is free!
Have a jokster in the house? Check out The Comedy Sportz at 929 W. Belmont for an interactive, and child friendly, afternoon of Improv. The group takes an imaginative trip to the 100 Acre Wood with Winne the Pooh and all his pals!
10. Making Pottery
Head to Color Me Mine, in Naperville, to create a Spring Staycation souvenier. Whether the kids want to paint a coffee cup or a serving platter, the choice is theirs and the gift of creativity will be enjoyed each time the ceramic masterpiece comes out of the cupboard.