Five Fun Spring Break Activities for Kids

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While there may still be snow on the ground, Spring Break 2015 is fast approaching. If you can't get away, but still want to enjoy some quality time with your children, here's a list of five fun spring break activities in and around Howard County:

1. Enroll Your Children in Day-long or Week-long Camps – Unfortunately not every parent has the opportunity to take five days off of work during spring break. If you are one of those parents, or even if you just want your children to participate in activities during their spring break, take a look at your local county’s spring break camps. Howard County offers single day or weeklong Teens Day Out Spring Break Camp, which allow your teenagers to participate in a wide range of activities, such as sports, games, cooking, science, arts and crafts, and more. Your child isn’t quite a teenager yet? No problem! The Columbia Horse Center and Terrapin Adventures also have activities for children of all ages.

2. Spend a Day Exploring Your Nation’s Capital – Did you know Washington, DC is less than 30 miles away? Washington, DC is filled with tons of history, adventure, and not to mention free activities. If you have one day available, take your children to the National Zoo, the Spy Museum , the Natural History Museum, or the Botanical Gardens. The possibilities are endless in this beautiful city.

3. Why Be Less When You Can Bmore? – Baltimore is another beautiful city that is just a short drive. If you have the opportunity to take your children on a day trip, the National Aquarium, the Inner Harbor and the Visionary Arts Museum all await them!

4. Discover Maryland’s Scenic State parks – On the occasion that we are lucky enough to have glorious, sun-shiny weather, explore some of the many state parks in this area. Enjoy a nice picnic, or get some exercise by hiking or biking one of the many trails in these parks. Even if it’s not the ideal spring day, don’t let the weather bring you down! Several parks have ongoing indoor events and activities to keep you busy!

5. Enhance Their Vocabulary at Your Local Library – And don’t forget about one of the most convenient, educational, and free options for your children – the library! Baltimore County’s Storyville and Montgomery County’s Noyes Library are designed specifically for young children. Oh, it’s spring break and your children don’t think they have to read on vacation? Find ways to incentivize their literary experience. A little competition never hurt anyone, and maybe whoever reads the most books over break will get to pick the restaurant for the next family night out!

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