Spring Break Fun with the Kids

21 Mar Spring Break Fun with the Kids

It’s officially Spring Break in South Florida and if you’re anything like me, you’re looking for ways to stay sane and keep the youngsters busy.  Since many of us can’t go out of town to enjoy a much deserved vacation, we’re left scouring local venues for things to do with the kids they’ll actually enjoy.  Here’s a list of activities I found.

1. Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition 2016

The fair is here!  And it’s the perfect place for kids of all ages.  It’s open till April 10 with several coupons and discounts available.  Check out the link for more details.

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2. Disney’s FROZEN ON ICE

The Frozen phenomenon is now on ice.  Needless to say my little Elsa is very excited.  With two different venues in South Florida, it is definitely a must-watch show.  Check it out in Broward at the BB&T Center from March 23-27 or in Miami at the American Airlines Arena from March 30-April 3.

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3. Go NOODLE

The leading provider of online movement videos and games that gets kids moving in classrooms can also be a fun way to keep your kids active and occupied during Spring Break.  While teachers use GoNoodle to transition between subjects and to energize and focus their classrooms, at home, parents can use GoNoodle to turn screen time into active time so families can have fun as a whole and get moving.

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4. Check out a free pass to a local attraction

The Miami-Dade Public Library System offers a chance to visit some of our best local museums and attractions free. Visit your nearest branch library and get a museum pass with your library card. The Museum Pass offers visitors free admission for a family of four to the Coral Gables Museum, Deering Estate at Cutler,  Fruit & Spice Park, HistoryMiami, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, Lowe Art Museum-UM,  Miami Children’s Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and The Wolfsonian-FIU.  You can check online to see which passes are available at which branches.

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5. Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest

The Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest takes place the fourth Wednesday of every month (March 23) at North Shore Bandshell-Ocean Terrace. The food and music fest features mobile food trucks, free entertainment and participation by area restaurants from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Live music is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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6. Go back to the farm or go on an adventure

Take a trip back to Miami-Dade’s past at Bill Graham’s Farm village at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th St., Hialeah.  The  pioneer farm has horses, ponies, cows, pigs, sheep, geese, chicken and even a donkey or two, plus a sugar cane press, an old general store, horseshoeing, cow milking, a fishing lake, bike trails and a dog park.  You can visit free during the week; open from sunrise to sunset.  Additionally, the park is home to the Miami Watersports Complex (MWC). This watersports park offers cable wakeboarding, boat wakeboarding behind the award winning Super Air Nautique G23 wake sport boat, wake-surfing, waterskiing, kneeboarding, and paddle boarding.  It’s an adventure’s dream!

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