8 tips to enjoy your spring break staycation

Are you stuck at home for Spring Break? Don’t have any ideas on what to do with the kids? Well, if you are like me coming up with ideas isn’t always easy. So I put together a little list of 8 ways you can enjoy your Spring Break Staycation and make the most out of your family time together.

Tip #1. Be a tourist in your own city or town

Choose one spot or place you’ve never visited before within your own city limits, such as a museum, science center, heritage home, theater of arts, shops or stores, local parks. Remember to take lots of photos because it will be a day-trip worth mentioning and worth sharing in your social circles.

Tip #2. Take a day trip to a local ski resort. 

I love living so close to the mountains, and yet I never get a chance to visit Whistler. Not as much as I’d like to anyhow, which is why Spring Break is the perfect time for taking a day trip to the village and local ski resort. I get motion sickness when driving in the car for too long and Whistler is a good two to three-hour drive, but I don’t let that stop me from hitting the slopes or trails for some family fun.

Hubby usually grabs me some Gravol Quick Dissolve Chewables (which they have for kids too) thank goodness as my son is like me, and you’ll be good to go. Gravol stops nausea, vomiting, and dizziness that accompanies me when elevations change such as on a mountain. Once I take it though and I’m there, we hit the trails and branch out to discover some amazing hidden treasures you’d be surprised to find without strapping any skis to your feet.

Tip #3.  Do something out of your comfort zone and be adventurous

Last year my girlfriend decided to go sky-diving and along with that she went on a short plane ride with her kids in a very small airplane. The kids were so stoked their mom not only fell from the plane, but they enjoyed their trip around the city from the air above. So do something out of the ordinary. Go horseback riding, bungee jumping, zip lining. Anything you’ve always wanted to do. Ask the kids what they want to try and do it as a family.

Tip #4. Family Game Night

Board games are a great way to pass the time. Growing up we had family game nights, and it’s a tradition I still carry on with my family. Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Checkers, Chess, Battleship and Uno. Make a whole party of it with snacks and goodies, dips and veggies. Even invite friends or another family to play with you.

Tip #5. Coloring Contests

Adult coloring books are on the rise in popularity and we all know that kids love artwork and coloring. So get together with the neighborhood kids and have a coloring contest. Winner gets a prize. I usually make sure I have prizes (small ones) from the dollar store for everyone. 

Tip #6. At Home Makeover Party for Girls

Sometimes girls need a time out with each other. So this spring break have a girl’s or ladies night. Last year we did mother/daughter night where we spent time pampering one another. Grab those nail polishes, make-up powders, eye shadows and hair accessories and have fun with it.

If you don’t have a professional sink to prepare your hair use Batiste Dry Shampoo. It’s great for cleaning your hair and easy to use. It removes the oils and adds body and texture so styling is easier. Once you’re all dolled up, take some selfies for Instagram and post your fun! 

Tip #7. Family Camp Out Indoors

Spring break weather doesn’t always cooperate with rain and clouds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some good old-fashioned camping fun. We camp indoors and have a blast each year. The kids look forward to it each year.

We move the furniture around a little, set up either homemade tents or real ones in the living room. We roast marshmallows and hot dogs over our indoor camp stove, snuggle up with popcorn and watch movies under hand painted stars we attach to the ceiling made out of construction paper and glow in the dark paint. It’s so much fun! 

Tip #8. Lemonade Stand / Car Wash

Get the kids together and throw a car wash and lemonade stand and donate the money to your favorite charity or use the money to buy the kids pizza as a reward for their hard work and fun. This is a great way to have fun, pass the time and take some memorable photos.

What are some of your favorite Staycation ideas?

48 Comments

  1. Terri Baker April 10, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I love going to local museums. You can spend the day learning, and walking getting exercise but still stay warm.

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  2. Emily Benzing April 9, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    My favorite thing to do on spring break is go hiking/adventuring! I love going on trails in the forest and finding all kinds of cool waterfall spots!

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  3. Wanda Tracey April 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    We love to help our friends to tap the maple sugar trees in the bush every spring.
    It’s fun,,,great exercise,,, and real teamwork too.
    we like to make maple sugar candy for the kids.

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  4. Kristin Goodson April 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I enjoy going to the museum and the parks around my neighborhood.

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  5. Carey Hurst April 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Drink wine , take a break , start the massive spring cleaning for the town wide garage sale and community garbage day

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  6. heather sibley April 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I love to explore my own city and go to a museaum or gallery

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  7. Eldon L April 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I like to go to events happening in the city

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  8. Karla Sceviour March 31, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    watching Netflix and having a pizza party!

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  9. Karla Sceviour March 31, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    watch Netflix and have a pizza party~!!

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  10. missbobloblaw March 30, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I love to get outside and play at the park!

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  11. joanne frank March 29, 2016 at 9:33 am

    spending time with my grandson and he loves to bowl and play outside

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  12. Erin W March 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    We love getting outside and hiking!

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  13. Treen Goodwin March 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I love quality time with my Grand babies , watching movies , cuddling , baking and coloring 🙂

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  14. Maggie C March 28, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Trying out new Pinterest or Buzzfeed recipes!

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  15. marie s March 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    we don’t have a spring break this year but were going on a trip in a couple months and tour

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  16. Maritess March 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    We go to the zoo and participate in our local community’s recreational activities.

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  17. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard March 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    we love to watch movies, read and do crafts

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  18. Mike March 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I like to spend time with my kids!

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  19. Julie Bolduc March 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    We like to visit our own city we learn something new all the time

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  20. Tainan Lu March 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    My favourite thing is baking

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  21. andrea amy March 25, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I have 5 kids. Is it wrong to say my favourite thing is sleeping in? (which of course they don’t do, but at least I dont’ have to rush in the mornings to get them out the door to the bus).

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  22. Lisa bolduc March 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

    We love splashing in the puddles

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  23. Tina L. March 25, 2016 at 8:27 am

    We like visiting local attractions an checking out any festivals that are happening

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  24. Erika E March 25, 2016 at 7:14 am

    We like to go on day trips to places we haven’t visited and spend some time looking around.

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  25. Nate Fuller March 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I like to send the kids to their grammas house so I can have a few hours of quiet!

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  26. heidi c. March 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    We enjoy visiting local attractions like the pool and the library as well as hanging out at home, playing games, going outdoors, reading, watching Netflix, etc.

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  27. Robyn Bellefleur March 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    We love to go hiking with our dogs.

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  28. Brenda Penton March 23, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I like to take short, local road trips and try new restaurants in the area.

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  29. Maria March 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Bike rides

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  30. Tammy Dalley March 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    we love hiking, watching movies, playing board games, crafting , just spending time together doing family things

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  31. Scott MacMillan March 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Just walking around the city enjoying the sunshine,smelling the freshness of the air and gazing in contentment as the dull grey of winter recedes and gives way to wondrous colour in the trees and plants.

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  32. lori butler March 22, 2016 at 6:03 am

    we love geo caching

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  33. Debbie White Beattie March 22, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I like to go and visit our local sites, also visit the library for some books and the library usually has fun programs for kids

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  34. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux March 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    My favourite thing to do during spring break is get out and enjoy the warmer weather with the family and play lots of games

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  35. Janice Nelson March 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I enjoy taking my children to the Ukrainian egg decorating activities and hotdog roast in the park. If I am lucky I also visit family.

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  36. Amy C March 21, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    My favourite thing is baking and doing crafts with my kids.

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  37. Wendy hutton March 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    we like to see what events the town has running like crafts/reading time or swimming

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  38. Jana L. March 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    we love to go hiking and geocache

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  39. Florence Cochrane March 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    We love to hike and take in some local events.

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  40. Elaine G March 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

    My favorite think is just relaxing and watching movies.

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  41. Glogirl March 21, 2016 at 10:25 am

    My favourite thing to do during spring break is to shop and discover new stores.

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  42. Jan March 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

    We like getting outside and visiting the local parks and going for hikes.

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  43. ivy pluchinsky March 21, 2016 at 8:58 am

    we love watching movies, doing crafts

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  44. Cheryl March 21, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Favourite thing to do is to watch movies and bake with the kids

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  45. Amy Heffernan March 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

    we like to visit local tourist attractions

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  46. Jonnie Hartling March 21, 2016 at 7:40 am

    My favorite thing to do is travel but when we can’t, we love to camp out in the backyard (weather permitting!)

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  47. naiddia p March 21, 2016 at 6:23 am

    We enjoy going to local attractions such as the museum during spring break.

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