Spring Break Staycation Ideas for Houston Families

Spring break!! It’s hard to believe, but we are already on COVID SUCKS Spring Break Edition Number 2. This year, some of our kiddos even have a few extra days off due to transitions at school. So much time and how to fill it? Not to worry, I’ve done all the internet searches so you don’t have to. Let’s talk about how we can make your Spring Break Staycation in H-Town GREAT!

A family of three riding bikes.

  1. Take a mini road trip on your Spring Break staycation! Load up your car with some hand sanitizer and Disney tunes and hit the road. Even if you’re just trekking to Vincek’s in East Bernard, Texas, to grab some amazing fresh fruit kolaches, the change of scenery will do your family good. 
  2. One of my favorite activities when on vacay is hitting a local spa. Bring the spa home by setting aside a day for relaxation and pampering. Prep your home by stocking up on aromatherapy candles, nail polish, face masks, fruit/cucumber water, moisturizing lotions & fancy bathrobes. 
  3. Set up camp… inside! Truth be told, I’ve never been the kind of gal that likes to rough it. I like my modern day amenities and the idea of camping indoors appeals to me way more than pitching a tent outside. Maybe for your Spring Break staycation, set up a tent inside complete with mini lanterns. Make s’mores in your countertop convection oven or roast ‘em in your fireplace {be safe!}. Stovetop popcorn & a well placed string of Christmas lights will add to the fun. 
  4. Pick up some inflatables and a slip and slide from Target and turn your backyard into your own personal resort. Fun cocktails {or mocktails for the kids} “poolside” will only add to the ambiance. A child using a slip and slide.
  5. Have a movie festival night! What better way to relax than to have a movie marathon? Watch on your big screen or pick up a projector to view films on a flat, white wall. 
  6. Explore a nearby park; there are several parks located within a two hour drive of Houston- for example:: Brazos Bend State Park, Sea Rim State Park, Huntsville State Park and Galveston Island State Park are all perfect destinations for a Spring Break staycation. 
  7. Find a fun activity online that everyone can tackle together. Maybe your kiddo will want to tour Le Louvre online or try out a new recipe via Buzzfeed Tasty. I know we are all over Zoom at this point, but allowing your child to choose the activity might reengage their {and yours, too!} interest. For more info about virtual tours, click here
  8. Have a family game night. Gather up your favorite board games and consider picking up a few more to add to your repertoire. Have fun with one another!A family of four playing a board game.
  9. Take a family picnic. Pack up some sandwiches and fizzy drinks and find a park where you can hang for a few hours. Younger kiddos will especially love this as they’ll be able to run free in between courses. 
  10. Have a family “nest night”- rearrange your living room furniture so that you can put out sleeping bags, pillows, etc., on the floor. An overnight family slumber party is always a lot of fun! A child with headphones on in a tent made of blankets in a house.

I hope everyone has a safe and healthy Spring Break! Please feel free to drop a comment below if you have any other cool ideas to share!

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