Escape the Weather Extremes with a Spring Break 8

This post was sponsored by Family Travel Forum and Taking the Kids #SpringBreakIdeas

Whether you have been experiencing the blizzards in the USA or the blistering heat of Australia, it’s time for your family to relax and enjoy the milder weather of a spring break.


But where to go?

Spring Break Ideas


Well my friends at Family Travel Forum have another great list of family friendly Spring Break Ideas.  These are my top 5 choices.

5 Spring Break Ideas

1.  Cruising

When I was a teenager my parents took us on a cruise.  It was the best family holiday we ever had!  Now this was back in the mid 80’s, even then there was something for everyone to do on board including: kids clubs, teen clubs, movies, theatre performances, family activities and games.

spring break idea - cruise

Today cruise ships are just magnificent with: ice rinks, rock climbing walls, water parks, mini golf, plus all the kids/teens clubs.  Cruising out of Florida into the Caribbean you can board the latest mega cruise ships on offer, I am so envious as here in Perth it appears that we get the older ships in the fleet.

To me those mega cruise ships just look the best in family holiday entertainment.

2.  Croatia

But you don’t just have to sail out of Florida to have a great family holiday.  Why not experience a new culture and history with your family while sailing around Europe including the islands of Croatia.

Steve’s and my first holiday together was to Croatia.  I loved swimming in the crystal clear waters, hiking up the mountains to explore through deserted forts overlooking the beautiful harbours, walking through old ruins learning about the country’s history, and getting lost in the labyrinth of streets in the old towns of Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik, .

3.  Las Vegas

However if history is not your thing?  What about an escape from reality at Las Vegas.

You and the kids will surely love the free shows like the Bellagio water fountains and Mirage’s volcano, sadly the pirate show at Treasure Island is no more.

Or maybe your family would like to indulge and go to the theatre to see Cirque du Soleil or a magic show.

If your kids want a bit more excitement then there are roller coasters, theme parks, and mini boat rides.

Though if you really feel you need to add a bit of education into the holiday take a day trip to the Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam.

4.  Staycation

It could be that the thought of loading your kids into the car or hopping on the plane is just all too much, or you can’t get the leave to travel, so why not make the most of what you have on your doorstep?

Stay in the city – at home and visit the local museums.

If you live in New York (or planning to visit), there is the American Museum of Natural History.  The “Nature’s Fury” exhibition looks really interesting, I am sure my 6-year-old (Lewis) would find it entertaining learning about earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes.

Or perhaps you are near Indianapolis, you could take the kids to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis there are some amazing displays including “Fireworks of Glass” and “Dinosphere” – Lewis would love those.

Now whilst I’ve mentioned these great museums in new York and Indianapolis you may not live or be travelling there, so check out what exhibitions are happening in your local museum.  Even here in Perth the Western Australian Museum offers a variety of changing exhibitions for kids.

5.  Get Outdoors

The only problem with museums is kids often have too much energy.  So if you have an energetic little one try something more adventurous like:

  • Skiing, there is still snow in Colorado, Idaho and more.
  • Swimming, if it’s too cold try an indoor water park like the ones in Massachusetts
  • Golf, teach the kids when you are on holidays in Hawaii, Arizona, Palm springs or Myrtle Beach or even at your local golf course.
  • Hiking in the national parks
  • Visit a theme park like: Legoland, Universal Studios or the new Fantasyland at Disney World.

spring break ideas - Universal Studios


What ever it is that you choose to do with your family just enjoy the wonderful milder weather that Spring (Autumn in Australia) has to offer.

Don’t forget to check out Taking the Kids Spring Break Ideas for more family travel inspiration.

What will you be doing this Spring (Autumn)?

*DISCLOSURE: This post was sponsored by Family Travel Forum and Taking the Kids #SpringBreakIdeas

About Sally-Ann Brown

I am Sally-Ann the author of Toddlers on Tour. I am a wife and mother who has always had a passion for travel. I love sharing my experiences and lessons learned to help you have a better family holiday or day trip. Read "All About Me" under the "Home" tab to discover my story and what lead me to here.

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