Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spring Break Staycation in and Around Oldham County

Staying home for Spring Break doesn't have to be boring. Get out and explore the Oldham County & Louisville Area.

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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.

INDOOR FUN:
3/30 & 31 and 4/6 & 4/7 Check out the LaGrange Railroad Museum and have lunch on Main Street. Catch a view of a train from the observation deck.

4/3 The Oldham County Public Library has a special Big Foot Program scheduled. Drop in crafts from 11am-12:30pm and presentation at 1pm.

4/3 & 4/6 Head over to Creasey Mahan and enjoy their Nature Center. The center is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

4/4 & 4/6 Crestwood's new Cailin Art Studio has Art Together: Preschool Classes on Thursdays & Saturdays 10-11:30am

4/4 History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center. (This is intended for ages 5 and below.)

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.

Have a tea party at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner.

Take a dip in the pool at All About Kids Sports Center in Crestwood during their open gym and swim!

Outside of Oldham County...

4/4 Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji at the Oxmoor Apple Store. Registration required. 4-5pm

4/4 Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge at the Oxmoor Apple Store. For ages 6-12. Registration required. 6-7pm

4/5 Photo Lab for Kids: Fun Family Portraits at the Oxmoor Apple Store. For ages 5-12. Registration required. 5:30-6:30pm

4/6 Build a window birdhouse at Home Depot for free.

Check out events happening at Cabela's or visit the large aquarium.

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!

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.

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!

A little longer drive...
Have you heard of the Wi Bit? Try out this inflatable obstacle course at the Fort Knox Aquatics Center. Make your reservation before your visit. Two sessions on 4/6. Ages 6 and up can participate. More information here.

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.

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.

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 5 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...
4/6 & 4/7 Kentucky Shakespeare Shakespeare in the Park has shows scheduled on these days. Admission is free.

Visit the Crescent Hill Neighborhood area. Walk around the Crescent Hill Reservoir off Frankfort Avenue, grab a yummy baked good at Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe, check out the new store, Sadie Makes 4 and the other shops. Seneca Park is nearby too.

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.  Make sure you check out the Forest Giants too!

4/6 Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort has their ReForest Frankfort event. 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 are several events scheduled at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana during Spring Break including Turtle Time, a Waterfall Hike, crafts and more!

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

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