Spring break in Indianapolis is an amazing time of year — the weather is typically fair and the fun comes out! Here are 99 things to do with your kids this year during Spring Break in Indy. Don’t forget to check out our activities calendar and we have a weekly activities email that you can subscribe to! Check here for super active spring break events in the Indy area.
Spring Break Events
✩ Family and kid friendly Volunteering Opportunities
✩ Free Family Movies Friday, Saturday & Sundays
✩ Free Gaming Convention 3/22 – 3/24
✩ $5 First Thursday nights at the Children’s Museum 4/4
✩ Gnome Away from Home at Garfield Park 3/16 – 3/31
✩ Brickworld LEGO Fan Expo 3/16 – 3/17
Indoor Activities in Indy
✩ Conner Prairie indoor areas are open, Discovery Station and Makesmith Workshop are awesome
✩ Check out your favorite library children’s area
✩ Watch a movie at ✩Flix Brewhouse or ✩ Studio Movie Grill
✩ Play inside at Cornerstone Church Playground
✩ Check out the Senses Playroom or the new sensory play room at Rhodius Park
✩ Punch Bowl Social is great for families, especially during the day
✩ Greatimes Family Fun Park has an indoor play place!
✩ Playground at Brookeville Community Church
✩ The Park Indoor Playground at Traders Point Church
✩ The Treehouse in Plainfield
✩ The Well Community Center indoor play area
✩ Main Event has bowling, laser tag and games
✩ Incrediplex has a giant climber, bowling, arcade games and more!
✩ BounceU is packed with inflatable fun!
✩ Skyzone has open jump sessions and even special times for the little ones.
✩ Laser Tag is one of the best ways to wear kids out and give them a good time!
✩ Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio has puppet shows for young children
Outdoor Fun in Indy
✩ Go on a picnic and watch spring bloom at one of these great spots in Indy
✩ Borrow one of the nature exploration backpacks from Fishers Parks
✩ Stay outside late at night and see the great show that nature has in store for you
✩ Play at some of these, mud-free, mess-free surface parks
✩ Run around at Flat Fork Creek treehouse park, play hide and seek, race through the woods and explore
✩ Check out the view of Indianapolis from high above in this fantastic spots full of great peeks at our city
✩ Find a new favorite park
✩ Go fly a kite at one of these open spaces
✩ Airplane loving kids will like these activities
✩ Collect your own drinking water from a well at the park and then see what else you can find in this nature filled park
✩ Let your arrows fly at the archery range
✩ Check out the Urban Forest in Franklin
✩ Take a bike ride on a local trail
✩ Take a hike
✩ Practice your skills on the green and hit the (mini) golf course
✩ Explore Franklin, Indiana
✩ Cruise the art sculpture parks
✩ Explore the Canal and White River State Park
Fun for Energetic Kids
✩ Go swimming or ride the slides at an Indy area indoor pool, water slide or aquatic center
✩ Ice Skating is always in season
✩ Roller Skating is a lot of fun and there are plenty of places to do it
✩ Duckpin Bowling can’t be beat when it comes to retro fun
✩ Skyzone Trampoline Park offers special jump times for little ones and older ones
✩ Try a LightSaber Class
✩ Get those kiddos climbing to the top of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument
✩ Take a walk and explore the 100 Acres at the IMA
✩ This list of old school metal slides is perfect for that thrill seeker in your family
Activities for Animal Loving Kids
✩ Visit the Nine Lives Cat Cafe
✩ Looking for things to do with your child that involve animals? Here are some ideas!
✩ Feed the ducks. Put together a picnic and share it with the wildlife
✩ It’s hard to beat $5 unlimited pony rides (April)
✩ Indy has several fun nature centers that are fun to visit with kids
✩ Visit baby chicks at the farm stores
✩ Plan a day trip to Fair Oaks Farm
✩ The Exotic Feline Sanctuary is only 90 minutes away
✩ The outdoor areas at Conner Prairie will open soon
✩ The Dallara Race Car Factory is a good stop for the race fan or car enthusiast in your family.
✩ You might also want to check out the Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
✩ Sports fans can play and learn at the NCAA Hall of Fame.
✩ Have you seen the Dr. Who Museum?
✩ The Eiteljorg has a fun family area
✩ New exhibits at the Indiana Historical Society are now open
✩ The Indiana State Museum is full of learning + IMAX
✩ Rhythm Discovery Center is open for percussive fun
✩ Conner Prairie outdoor and indoor areas are open soon
✩ Free admission to the Indiana State Police Museum
✩ Don’t forget the world’s largest Children’s Museum
Enjoy a Taste of Indy
✩ Warm up with soup or some hot cocoa.
✩ Breakfast for lunch or dinner or anytime? Here are our top picks for waffles!
✩ Where can the adults enjoy a micro-brewed beer AND take the kids?
✩ Every day is good day for Taco Tuesday!
✩ Pretend you’re away and dine by the water.
✩ Stay home, turn on a movie and order dinner in.
✩ The best milkshakes in Indy? We know where they are, thanks to you!
✩ Go out for some BBQ and you’ll think it’s summertime!
✩ Dinner with a view? How are these up high dining spots for a treat?
✩ Try every donut shop on the list (it might take a few years)
✩ Take everyone out to dinner or lunch…for free
✩ Check out these kid friendly romantic diner ideas
✩ Go grocery shopping at these stores that are fun for kids
Artsy Fun for Creative Kids
✩ We’re really loving the Upaint studios + they have locations all over town!
✩ It’s the perfect time to check out everything the IMA has to offer for families + let your kids explore their colorful side in the Star Studio
✩ Leave the mess behind when you craft at these fun studios
✩ Get sewing at one of these classes for kids
Road Trips & Day Trips
✩ Richmond, Indiana is a great day trip and even better if you have two days
✩ Make the quick drive down I-65 to Louisville, KY and do all of these things recommended by Louisville Family Fun
✩ Warren County, Ohio is home to some of your favorite places for family fun: Great Wolf, Kings Island…
✩ Camping in the spring can be nice, especially close to home
✩ Corydon, Indiana is full of adventure
✩ Nashville, Tennessee is a fantastic spring break destination
✩ Warm Springs Ranch, MO is the breeding facility for the Budweiser Clydsedales
✩ Pittsburgh with Kids is a great trip
✩ Niagara Falls is beautiful
✩ The Wilds in Ohio
✩ The City Museum in St. Louis