It’s Spring Break time and what better way to spend it than letting the kids share special memories with the grandparents. No matter what ages your kiddos are this list of ten spring break to-dos will have something for everyone. Rain in the forecast? No problem, we’ve got you covered!

Outings for Littles:

Got Toddlers? The toddler/preschool set will love showing off to Grandma and Grandpa while playing in these escape-free zones.

The Urban Chalkboard

452 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN
Closed on Sunday, ages 9 months – 8 years, $12/ child, $40 for a 5-visit pass, reserve online before arrival and save $2 on admission.
Kids will love this play cafe with it’s inviting spaces and open-ended toys. Grandparents will love the coffee and comfortable seating. Drop-in for a Babies Play Music class or BEAM Interactive Play class.
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Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN
Closed on Sunday, All Ages, Starts at $8 per person and varies by date.
Newly updated and ready for fun, Conner Prairie is no boring history lesson. Little kids will love the Discovery Station, complete with climbing tower, book nook, fort building area, and art center. When the outdoor areas open check out the animal barn where you can pet goats and cows!
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Outings for Young Kids:

Elementary-aged kids can enjoy a show or climb their sillies out, depending on their mood. Kids of all ages will enjoy hour long shows with snacks, or climbing, imagining, and gaming!

Peewinkles Puppet Studio

650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis (New location inside the IN State Museum)
Various dates, All Ages, $10-13/ticket (2 and under are free)
Punch and Judy, March 3rd and The Sleeping Beauty March 29th – April 14th. Includes a popcorn snack. Optional post show workshops are $3.
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Nine Lives Cat Cafe

1315 Shelby St #1, Indianapolis
This special place is home for many adoptable cats in Indy. Make a reservation to snuggle, cuddle and play with them. Enjoy a beverage or snack from the cafe. Or just come in and observe from the window.
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Beef & Boards Dinner Theater

9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis
Various dates, All Ages, $44-69/ticket (A $6 per ticket discount for kids age 3-15, Kids under 3 not allowed)
All seats are $44-69 and include a one-hour show (no intermission). Tickets include a buffet plus tea, lemonade or coffee. Full bar service and gourmet desserts available at an additional cost. Recommend business casual attire.
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Outings for Pre-Teens:

Pre-teens in the house? Never fear, send them out with the grandparents to these cool-enough-to-tell-your-friends-about spots. Animal lover or party animal, the choice is yours.

Exotic Feline Rescue Center

2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN
Open 10am – 5 pm Daily, All Ages, $10/adult, $5/children 12 and under
This is no zoo. The Exotic Feline Rescue Center (EFRC) is a working big-cat rescue environment which houses tigers, lions, leopards, pumas, bobcats, and more. While all ages are welcome, they require children under 5 to be held or in a stroller at all times and a visit of the rescue includes an hour long walking tour outside. Plan ahead for food – the only refreshments offered are water and soda.
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Punch Bowl Social

120 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN (Inside Circle Center Mall)
Various hours, All Ages, Prices vary depending on food and activities purchased.
This is one for your cooler-than-thou crew. Punch Bowl Social, newly opened in Circle Center Mall is a great place to grab a bite to eat and play games of all kinds. Darts, skeeball, bowling, bocce ball, and even private karaoke rooms. Oh, and of course punch. Prices vary depending on food and activities purchased.
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Outings for All Ages:

These four spots make it easy for the whole family to enjoy a day of play. Age is just a number while you splash, bang, and cheer!

Clowes Hall

4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Various dates, All Ages, Price Varies
Everyone loves a good show. Check out the offerings at Butler University’s Clowes Hall. Some highlights include TAO, Rockin’ Road to Dublin. Times and ticket prices vary based on event.
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Indiana Repertory Theatre

140 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
Various dates, All Ages, Price Varies
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Game Day

Various Indianapolis Locations
Various dates, All Ages, Price dependent on location
Cheer on the home team by taking in a game. No matter your sport, Indy has something to offer your family. Bulldog fan? Make time for a men’s or women’s tournament basketball game at Butler University. Catch some baseball at Victory Field watching the Indians . Big time soccer gets underway in April when the Indy Eleven take the field. Like hockey? The Indy Fuel is on the ice for chilly family fun. See team websites for schedules and ticket information.

 

Swim Time

Various Indianapolis area locations
Various dates, All Ages, Price dependent on Location
Want some real spring-breaky spring break fun? Get to an Indy area indoor water park or pool . Everything from school pools with open swim times to full-on water parks are available year round in our great city. Be sure to call ahead or check the website for updated operation times and prices.
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