A Louisville Spring Break Staycation Itinerary
Not sure what to do with your kids on Spring Break? Have no fear; our Louisville Spring Break Staycation itinerary is here! This is how you make a staycation full of great memories.
Here are our ideas for a Louisville Spring Break Staycation!
Outside: Head to the Louisville Zoo to see all the animals, play on the playgrounds, or take a spin on the carousel. The zoo hours are from 10am – 5pm (stay until 6pm) beginning March 19th. Discounts available for Military. 1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40213
Bonus: Spend your Spring Break on the river with a $10 Harbor History cruise! For just $10 per person, you and your family will enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing cruise onboard the charming Mary M. Miller, complete with free popcorn and live narration.
Inside: At the Kentucky Derby Musume from March 26-April 6, 2023 kids under 12 are FREE, Sunday- Thursday. You can do a scavenger hunt thru the museum, enjoy lunch at the Derby Cafe, and watch the 360-degree money, The Greatest Race.
Outside: Head down by the river to feel the breeze and enjoy some sunshine, cross the Big Four® Bridge and have lunch or a snack in Jeffersonville. Be sure to go to Schimpff’s Confectionery because they have recently expanded and if you haven’t been there in a while, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all of their new space. Check here for more restaurant ideas and a map to find them.
Inside/Outside: Check out Xtremenasium they claim to have the Best Trampoline Park & Ninja Challenge Course around. Hours of Operation – Monday -Thursday, 3pm-8pm Lil ninja time (5 and under) Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12pm – 3pm, Friday, 3pm-10pm, Saturday, 12pm – 10pm, Sunday, Noon-6pm.
Outside/Inside: Visit Locust Grove for a historical tour. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am – 4:30pm. Guided tours begin with the (optional) showing of an introductory video at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, & 3:00pm. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children 6-18 years. Discounts for AAA members, please inquire. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Inside: Visit your neighborhood library for story times and other events that are scheduled. Each library has a ton of programming available throughout the week so you can visit multiple during your spring break staycation. Check the website for times and ideas. You can expand your reach beyond the one closest to you and discover a new favorite…..for free fun!
Outside: Go explore a park you’ve never visited before. Some parks that may be fun include: Parklands at Floyds Fork, Iroquois Park, or Cherokee Park. Visit this link for a list of Parks in the Louisville Metro Area.
Inside: Find an adventure at Louisville Mega Caverns. You can go on a zip line tour, challenge yourself on an aerial ropes course, take a tour on the mega tram, or ride your bike on the underground bike park. Advance reservations are probably a good idea, although walk-ins are welcome on some of the attractions (but space is not guaranteed). Some of these attractions have height/weight restrictions so check those out before you go. Visit their website and make reservations, check hours, and see about pricing. 1841 Taylor Ave Louisville, KY 40213
Outside: Take a ride and visit Bernheim Arboretum for Spring Break. Bernheim offers on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and opportunities for free play at their Children’s Play Garden – not to mention the fields, forests and creeks you are welcome to roam. The Forest Giants are also still on display and are a impressive display of art! What a special thing to see on your spring break staycation! 2075 Clermont Rd Clermont, KY 40110
Inside: Go “do science” for fun learning over spring break at the Kentucky Science Center. Discover exhibits, play and/or watch a movie on their 4-Story Digital Theater. Hours are Daily from 9:30am – 5:00pm. Prices are located on their website and advanced tickets are strongly recommended. 727 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202.
Outside: Go to the Louisville Nature Center and walk through the native wildflower gardens, seasonal butterflies and dragonflies in our gardens, view the indoor exhibits and mural, observe wildlife up-close in our bird blind, look at books and do activities in our library, or hike in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Inside: If you are ready to get the kids moving head to Climb NuLu! It’s 10 for them to climb and the first visit shoes are included. Climb Nulu, 1000 East Market Street, Louisville, Ky, 40206.
Outside: If the river is low enough and the weather makes it pleasant, take a trip over to the Falls of the Ohio State park to explore the fossil beds. The interpretive center is for a fee and is really nice, but if you want to simply explore, it’s a small parking fee and you can go inside and ask for a fossil bed map. Hike down to the fossil beds and see what you can discover on this one-of-a-kind spring break staycation activity!
Have some fun with the Louisville Bats baseball team for their “Kids Run the Bases” after the game. Game starts at 1:05pm.
Inside: Go Roller skating at Champs Rollerdrome. Public session run from 7:00-10:00pm on Fri; 2-5pm, 7-10pm on Sat; and 2-5pm on Sun. Admission ranges from $11 – $12 (depending on session) with skate rental of $4. 9851 Lagrange Rd. Louisville, KY 40223
Visit our Spring Fun page for more Spring Break ideas!