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!
Grandparent’s Guide to Spring Break with Toddlers and Preschoolers
Toddlers, preschoolers and even the littlest ones love spending time with grandparents. The toddler/preschool set will love showing off to Grandma and Grandpa while playing in these escape-free zones;
Staffed with a fun-loving team, kids and their caregivers can drop in or reserve a space Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and participate in activities like painting, reading, dancing and other forms of play. Grandparents will love playing alongside their grandkids in this well-stocked indoor play space.
9850 N Michigan Rd, Carmel, IN
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!
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers IN
Places for Grandparents to Hang Out with Grandkids
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 Michigan Road, 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.
1315 Shelby St #1, Indianapolis
Spring Break with 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.
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.
2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN
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.
120 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN (Inside Circle Center Mall)
Spring Break Fun 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!
4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis
Everyone loves a good show. Check out the offerings at Butler University’s Clowes Hall. Some highlights include Jerseyboys, Odd Squad Live, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Times and ticket prices vary based on event.
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.
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.