Spring Break Ideas for Your Kids in Los Angeles

Dad and kids playing in beach surf on boardsWhen spring break rolls around, you have a full house. Kids look forward to spring break — after all, it is a week off school — but for parents it means finding ways to keep the kids entertained. There are tons of activities in Los Angeles to keep your kids busy and some are even free.

Create a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are fun and free to do for spring break. They don’t have to be complex and if you live in a family-friendly apartment building, just have the kids do the hunt at neighboring apartments. It’s a fun way to get the gets outside and exercise, but also keep them entertained. Do a themed scavenger hunt, such as an Easter or Mother’s Day scavenger hunt.

Go to the Beach

Los Angeles isn’t short of beaches and there are plenty that are family-friendly. Take the kids to the beach for the day just to have some fun in the sun. Consider inviting some friends from school and make a spring break trip out of it. A free, fun day trip will help pass the time.

Walk the Piers

You can walk the piers for free and just get out and get some fresh air. Luckily, there are a lot of pier activities going on during the spring break weeks, so you might be able to catch a special event, show, or other free activity on the pier.

Head Downtown

Downtown Los Angeles has plenty to do with the kids. From visiting the parks to going the tar pits, you’ll have something to do and learn all for free.

Visit a Museum

While the museums aren’t free, they are fun for spring break. Because spring break is usually the wettest time of year in Los Angeles, you’ll have some indoor fun that is away from the apartment. The Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena or the Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles are great choices.

Host a Family Game Night

Instead of worrying about entertaining during the day, have a fun, family-focused night at home. Family game nights are great ways to connect with your kids and have some fun at the same time. Play a game that everyone in the family can enjoy (and understand). If games aren’t your thing, a family movie night is always a good idea. Get popcorn, movie theater snacks and rent a movie that everyone will have fun watching.

Spring break is a great time to get everyone together. If you can take time off work, do so and think about visiting other family you don’t see much during the year. Either way, use it as an opportunity to bond with your children and just get out and enjoy what Los Angeles has to offer, together.

Mar 2014