One of the best things about Spring Break is that it encourages your child to connect with nature, breathe in the fresh Spring air and get outdoors, go rock climbing, try something new and hopefully burn off some extra energy. Experts agree that an active child is a healthy child. Do you have a little one that loves to run, jump, climb, horseback ride, dance, tumble? If you do, we invite you to check out this list of vibrant activities this Spring Break. For even more ideas, see our guide to Spring Break Activities in Indianapolis.
For your Vivacious Little Ninja
Enroll in Ninja School at Ninja Zone Academy.
Practice your somersaults at Wright’s Fundamentals.
Perform some flips and cartwheels at the Interactive Academy.
Climb to your heart’s content at Climb Time Indy.
Chase a parachute at Gymboree.
Get your black belt at Grandmaster Lee’s.
Fly high at Skyzone.
Take fencing classes with IndySabre at JCC Indy.
Overcome the 3D Luckey Climber at Kid City at the Greenwood Community Center.
Become one with your inner zen at The Yoga Studio.
Partake in a Family Yoga Hour or Mommy and Me at Simply Yoga Indy.
For your Budding Outdoor Enthusiast
Participate in the outdoor Spring Break fun day at Holliday Park.
Run through the beautiful woods on a Trail Run.
GoApe high above the trees at Eagle Creek Park.
Pack your favorite boots for creek stomping at Marott Park & Nature Reserve.
Sail with the wind with Dauntless Sailing School on Geist Reservoir.
Plant a tree in Greenwood on Arbor Day.
Catch a fish at Morse Reservoir.
Go on a nature exploration at Holliday Park with the Small Wonder Series.
For Your All Star Athlete
Play basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, and football all at the Incrediplex.
Join a basketball league and open gym at Hamilton County Sports Complex.
Practice your track and field skills at Interactive Academy’s Indoor Fitness Track.
Channel your inner goldfish at Goldfish Swim School.
Become an aquatic champion at the YMCA.
Play Tennis, Basketball, Soccer or a combo of all three with Tiny Tots at JCC Indy.
For Your Creative Tiny Dancer
Engage in recreational and competitive dancing along with cheer programs at the Interactive Academy.
Tot Hop, Character Dance, Happy Feet, Ballet and Jazz your way into the Indy JCC.
Perform and sparkle at the Dance Class Studio at the Monon Community Center.
Elegantly waltz and ferociously cha cha cha with children’s ballroom dance at My Dance Factor Club.
For your Spirited Animal Lover
Meet a Critter (Toads & Frogs) at Holliday Park.
Shear a sheep at Conner Prairie.
Ride a stallion at Fort Harrison State Park.
Visit all of the animals at Natural Valley Ranch in Brownsburg.
Become the horse whisperer at Poplar Ridge Stables.
Explore the fossils of creatures from prehistoric times at the Spring Indiana State Museum Adventure Camp.
Become a dolphin trainer at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Snuggle up with kitty cats at the Nine Lives Cat Cafe.
Looking for spaces and places to run those kids tired?! Me too! Here are some favorite ways to spend spring break with our active children. Find more spring break ideas on our 99 Things to do in Indy During Spring Break list or subscribe to our weekly email, it’s FULL of new ideas for fun.
Jump for Joy
Every kid I know that goes to Skyzone Trampoline Park leaves happily exhausted. Sometimes they even fall asleep in the car! Look at their schedule for open bounce times, toddler times and even times for children with special needs.
There aren’t enough hours in the day for my kids when it comes to jumping and playing at an indoor inflatable center. You can frequently find us at Monkey Joe’s in the evenings. We also enjoy a visit to Bounce U and I’ve heard great things about Jump N’ Play.
Get Out and Play
We love our parks programs for their playgrounds, their amazing facilities, incredible programing and diverse areas to play. Our explorations have also taken us to other city parks, like the playground in Greenwood that features an inclusive/accessible play structure and musical instruments.
Go In and Play
If you haven’t played on one of our favorite FREE indoor playgrounds yet, this is your week! Try Brookville Road Community Church, Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Fishers, the Park at Traders Point and The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian.
Show us where you’re playing, tweet or instagram with the hashtag #PLAYindy and maybe even tag us in it @indywithkids. We love seeing what you’re up to and you never know when we might see YOU out and about.
What are you waiting for? Head out and explore Indy this Spring Break!