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How Do You Spend Spring Break? #Kindermom

Now that Christmas break is over we are getting back into the routine of things.  With February here the kids are starting to get a little crazy and wanting a little bit of a longer break from school.

March break (or Spring break as we call it around here) is just around the corner.  I remember looking forward to spring break as a week where my mom and dad would take off work and we would go away for 2 or 3 days.  Never far, just to the city about an hour away, but we would get to stay at a hotel, play in the pool and eat out at restaurants.

Now that my daughter is in kindergarten, we have to base our trips around school holidays.  This has been a learning curve for us this past year.  Since we just went on a trip a couple of weeks ago it is not in our budget to go away again, so I am on the hunt for some great local ideas of what to do with the kids.

This is what I have come up with so far:

Spend the day at the local aquatic center – we have a great aquatic center in our town where the kids could spend hours!

Head to the nearby city to take in a movie at the cheap theater – at $3 a seat it is a nice cheap activity (unless you buy the popcorn that is!)

Or if you and/or your kids aren’t in to movies or if there is nothing good playing, head to a mall that has a playplace and then head for lunch to a new/different restaurant – I don’t know any kid that can resist a playplace and an invitation for eating out.

What are your plans for spring break?


We are excited to be part of the Kindermom program again this year.  Don’t forget to check out the KINDER® Canada Facebook page for a peek at the 2012 toy collection, great conversation, and exclusive monthly contests through the My Kinder Moments application – this February they are giving away $500 towards the ultimate staycation! 

“Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


Friday 10th of February 2012

Spring Break is usually just a break from the school day routine. Financial and other limitations prevent us from having a trip away or even just a day at the movies. But just cuddling in later in the mornings. Staying up a bit later with my daughter to watch a movie. All these make a great spring break. And now that our son is also in a daily program. It will be nice not having the hectic mornings. This might mean early to work for dad and early evenings with more family time:) I do wish there were community organized activities and events during breaks that included special needs kids. I know some theaters, and indoor playgrounds do special days for Autistic kids. But I'm not aware of any in the GTA. Still love the break from the daily routine!