99+ Things to Do During Spring Break in Indy with Kids

99+ Things to Do During Spring Break in Indy with Kids


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!

Spring Break Events

Volunteering Opportunities
Free Family Movies Friday, Saturday & Sundays
Carmel Symphony Orchestra Family Fun Day – 3/26
Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo 3/31-4/2
Free Gaming Convention 3/31-4/2
Midwest Outdoor Expo 3/24-26
$5 admission night at the Children’s Museum
Gnome Away from Home at Garfield Park 3/18-4/2
Brickworld LEGO Fan Expo 3/18-3/19
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (through 3/26)

Indoor Activities in Indy

For even more fun, check out our year-round guide to indoor play in Indianapolis for more ideas than there are days to play.
Conner Prairie indoor areas are open and the Discovery Station is a favorite for younger ones
Check out your favorite library children’s area
Watch a movie at Flix Brewhouse or Studio Movie Grill
These indoor play places are going to be popular: Playground at Lakeview Church
✩ Play inside at the NEW Cornerstone Church Playground
✩ Check out the Senses Playroom
✩ Visit Carter’s Play Place (Use our coupon!)
✩ Boniccis Fun Place has indoor pretend city and power wheels course
✩ Greattimes 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
Recreation Unlimited Pay to Play times are fantastic
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!
✩ Indoor Sandbar/Beach – Only 90 minutes away!
Check out Sleeping Beauty at Peewinkle’s Puppets
A great time to visit the Senses sensory play room

Outdoor Fun in Indy

Despite the mild winter, I’m ready to get outside and play with my kids. Here are a whole bunch of ideas to go along with some of our favorites.
Go on a picnic and watch spring bloom at one of these great spots in Indy
Stay outside late at night and see the great show that nature has in store for you
✩ Run around at some of these new, mud-free, mess-free surface parks
Run around at the new 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
Run around your favorite park, or try one of ours from this list
Assemble your own fairy garden at Brawner’s Greenhouse, you’ll find all of the accessories you need
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 FREE Butler High Ropes Course (April 9 & 22)
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 WhiteRiver State Park

Musical Fun

There are so many ways to dive into the music scene with your kids in Indianapolis. Check for even more right here.
Make some music and learn about percussion instruments at Rhythm Discovery Center
You can also work on your rhythm at Bongo Boy Recreational Music Center.
Spend some time in one of these spots for music loving kids



Fun for Energetic Kids

The energy children have seems to multiply when they are at home for spring break. We’re always looking for new places to burn some of it off.
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

Cheer for the Home Team

With so many games taking place late on week nights, spring break is the best time to get out and support our teams.
Cheer on the Pacers
Check out a Roller Derby Bout
Tour Lucas Oil
Ice Hockey Season is almost over, watch a Fuel game

The Museums

Be a tourist in your own town or just revisit some of your favorites.
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.
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 3/23
Free admission to the Indiana State Police Museum
Don’t forget the world’s largest Children’s Museum

Activities for Animal Loving Kids

Springtime is full of new life. From baby animals to returning flocks, here are some fantastic encounters for animal loving kids.
✩ Visit the new 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 daytrip to Fair Oaks Farm
The Exotic Feline Sanctuary is only 90 minutes away

Artsy Fun for Creative Kids

Leave the glitter to the experts and take your creative kids to one of these spaces for art and fun.
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 

Enjoy a Taste of Indy

Do you have a foodie kid? Do you wish you did? We’re working up our appetites for these fun places, and here are even more + did you know kids eat free at these restaurants?
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?
 We’re pretty crazy for donuts lately.

Road Trips & Day Trips

How about a change of scenery? If you have a day or three, here are some great trips for you.
Richmond, Indiana is a great day trip and even better if you have two days
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

About The Author

Katy Mann

My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indy with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!