These local indoor and outdoor activities will keep your brood entertained all week long!
Spring break is nearly over...but there are still plenty of fun ways to keep your kids and family members entertained! Check out these ideas:
Spring Break Movie Matinee-Richmond Public Library (North Avenue) Do your kids enjoy movies? Take them to the Spring Break Movie Matinee at Richmond Public Library's North Avenue location! All week, they've been showing family flicks for free...head here for details.
Spring Petting Farm-Short Pump Towne Center Main Plaza Families are invited to enjoy spring break by meeting a variety of baby animals! Runs through April 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m....click here for more information.
Maymont Who's up for a scavenger hunt? Kids and parents are invited to take part in several indoor and outdoor activities, including "scavenger hunt, special tours and hands-on workshops throughout the week." Call 804-358-7166 x310 for a complete schedule of events and registration information or click here for details.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond: Bird Houses This week, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is teaching adults how to build homes for their feathered friends. See more classes and activities here, and call 804-353-0094 for details.
Henricus Historical Park Archaeology Camp Help your kids learn how to become amateur archeologists! Children ages 8-12 will "learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate historic sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history site." Details here; call 804-318-8797 to register.
Science Museum of Virginia: Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop Construct a rain barrel to take home and use. Discover rainwater harvesting and storm water mitigation techniques used at the Science Museum. Space is limited; reservations are required. Details here, or call 804-864-1400.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre: Bonnie Bunny's Treasure Hunt Bonny Bunny and her all-bunny-band are rehearsing for the annual Springtime Talent Show, but when mysterious clues start to appear, the band of bunnies goes on a mission to find a treasure. Showtimes and more here.
Free Family Fun These activities are free, fun and don't even require you to leave the house!
-Head to your local library and check out a few interesting books. Reading is an easy way to explore new places and people (and will make it easy for your children to get back into the swing of things at school once spring break is over). -Dye Easter eggs...if you forgot to pick up a kit at the store, just use food coloring. -Create an art gallery in your own backyard by having your kids draw pictures with sidewalk chalk. If your little artists would rather be inside, give them colored pencils, markers, construction paper or even watercolor paint...then sit back and watch their creativity soar. -Cook a meal together that you've never tried before. Even if the results aren't totally delicious, you'll still create a memorable experience. -Host a Wii 'Just Dance' Dance-Off for your families and neighbors. Who's got the best moves in your house?
How is your family spending spring break? Which activities are you most excited to try this week?