Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring Break Staycation in and Around Oldham County

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Never hear, "I'm bored!" We have listed some indoor and outdoor ideas for families to try during Spring Break. Many are free or cheap and range between close to Oldham County and beyond.

As always, please contact each business beforehand to ensure there are no unexpected scheduling changes.

Please check for rescheduled dates because of forecasted weather!

INDOOR FUN:

-Crestwood's new Cailin Art Studio has Art Together: Preschool Classes on Thursdays & Saturdays 10-11:30am
-The Oldham County Public Library has programs scheduled for Monday, April 2nd (Turtles from the Newport Aquarium) & Tuesday, April 3rd (Star Wars crafts & Movie) of Spring Break. See their calendar here.  They are open regular hours during Spring Break.
-Take a dip in the pool at All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood during their open gym and swim!
-Have a tea party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner.
-History Hounds is scheduled for Thursday, April 5th.
-Check out the LaGrange Railroad Museum and have lunch on Main Street. Catch a view of a train from the observation deck.
-Check out the LaGrange McDonald's new playground and then head over to the new Feeders Supply.  My kids love to see the fish, crawly creatures and adoptable pets.
-Check back soon.  We are waiting to hear back from the Oldham County YMCA.  Last year they had open play at the Indoor Arena.  We will update this list once we hear back.

Outside of Oldham County...
-Grab some different flavored popcorn at The Popcorn Station in Jtown to enjoy during a movie at home. They have 35 different sweet and savory flavors to choose from. If the weather is decent, try an outdoor movie! The Popcorn Station is located right in front of King Pin Lanes.  Go bowling while you're in the area!
-Have you tried Altitude Trampoline Park yet? The drive is about an additional 15 minutes from some of the other East End trampoline parks. There is a Texas Roadhouse (kids eat free on Mondays at this location) & O'Charley's (kids eat free everyday) in the same shopping center. Check out the full Louisville KEF list here.
-Are you following North Lime Donuts on Facebook? Droooool! Make an early morning trip to Old Louisville to have a yummy donut and then check out a museum in downtown Louisville.
-Old School NY Pizza near the Forest Springs Shopping Center has Kids Night Out on Tuesday nights 4-9pm. Kids can make their own pizza for $4 (drink and dessert included)! Want more dessert? Baskin Robbins has $1.31 scoops on Saturday, March 31st.
-Cabela's is having a Dog's Day Family Event on Saturday, April 7th. Bring your four-legged family member for some free fun!
-Champs Rollerdome has Spring Break specials. You can also sign up for the Kids Skate Free program.
-Go play cheap "old school" video and pinball games at RecBar in Jtown. Children are welcome to join adults at this restaurant up until 10pm. Most games are only a quarter to play (bring cash for the token machine). Kids meals are only $5!
-Try Glowgolf with your kids. There is a Groupon deal right now.
-Build a window birdhouse at Home Depot for free on Saturday, April 7th.
A little longer drive...
-Swim at the Shelby County Family Activity Center. There is a large pool with diving boards and a smaller pool for younger children.
-Paint at Gogh Crazy Art Studio in Shelbyville.
-Visit Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort. Indoor & outdoor fun! Drive to the capitol building and take a photo on the front steps or schedule a tour.

OUTDOOR FUN:

-Enjoy some ice cream on the front porch of Knock on Wood in Westport.  Walk down to the Ohio River and Westport Park.
-Try horseback riding at Equility Boarding & Training Center.
-Easter falls during Spring Break, so there are a few egg hunts and celebrations scheduled during the first weekend.  Check out our list here.
-The Oldham County Fairgrounds is hosting the Spring Destruction Demo Derby on Saturday, March 31st at 7:30pm. Admission cost.
-Check out our parks list here and choose from hiking, bike riding, tennis, pickleball, disc golf and more.
-Visit Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen!  There are hiking trails, playgrounds and indoor Nature Center to explore.  On Saturday, April 21st (RESCHEDULED DATE!), visitors can participate in the free Wildflower Walk with Tavia.  This includes free kids crafts .
-Try out fishing at Wendell Moore Park! (Make sure you have bait and a fishing license.)
-Go on a scavenger hunt at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood! Check out one of the Backpacktivities or Book-n-Blanket Bags. Children 6 and under are FREE!
-Visit Hays Kennedy Park near Prospect.  Pack a picnic, bikes and play on the playground.  After the fun at the park, visit Henry's Ark Petting Zoo.  You can also walk the new East End bridge while you're in the area.

Outside of Oldham County...
-The Louisville Astronomical Society will be at The Parklands on Friday, March 30th for a Public Star Party. 6:30-9pm The event is free!
-The SkyStar Wheel will be set up during Spring Break. Check it out at Waterfront Park. There is a Groupon right now for it.
-Kentucky Shakespeare Shakespeare in the Park has two shows scheduled for Saturday, April 7th. The early 1pm show is at Baxter Square Park and the 6:30pm show is at the Community Park-St. Matthews. Both shows have rain spaces in case the show needs to be moved indoors. Check out their schedule here. Free!
-Walk around the Crescent Hill Reservoir off Frankfort Avenue. Grab a yummy baked good at Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe, check out the new Cocoberry Pops and the other shops. Stop at Seneca Park for some fun on the playground.
A little longer drive...
-Bernheim Forest has a Spring Break Adventure Week planned that includes hands-on discovery stations in the visitor center, tower tours and guided hikes. The programs are free.
-Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort has their ReForest Frankfort event on Saturday, April 14th (RESCHEDULED DATE!). 9am-2pm Be prepared to dig in the dirt and bring your own shovel. Enjoy visiting with vendors, live music, tree planting and take home a tree of your own for free!
-There is a Watefall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana on Sunday, April 1st.  Begins at 1pm.

Check out our Spring Break Destinations List for more indoor & outdoor ideas!
More ideas from Louisville Family Fun here.

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