10 things to do on spring break in Louisville

Check out local community events to keep your kids from uttering the dreaded “B” word

Warmer weather and budding trees mean spring break is just around the corner! This much-anticipated respite from school is a great time to relax and sleep in, but after a day or two you might start to hear the dreaded “B” word — “I’m bored.”

Children and teens thrive on structure, so give them what they want. Check out local community events for ideas to keep your family engaged in productive and fun activities.

  1. Visit the Louisville Zoo. Baby gorilla Kindi recently turned 1! Stop by and see how much she’s grown.
  2. Register your child for Jefferson County Public Schools “Literacy &” camps at one of five elementary school locations.
  3. Visit your neighborhood library. Several Louisville Free Public libraries have children’s activities, including a Lego build challenge at the Jeffersontown location, a Spy Lab at Crescent Hill and Family Movie Night at the Shawnee library.
  4. Check out Fun at the Park at Newburg Park with free activities and a cookout or Family Night Out at Parkhill Community Center, as well as other events sponsored by Metro Parks and Recreation.
  5. If you prefer to set your own schedule, make a lunch and have a picnic at one of Louisville’s many parks.
  6. Teens: Sign up for a Safe Sitter class at Norton Healthcare and get your babysitting business off the ground.
  7. Grab some dollar store spring essentials: bubbles, sidewalk chalk and bug catchers.
  8. Dust off the bikes and helmets, and go on a family bike ride. Don’t forget helmet safety!
  9. Discover a new fruit or vegetable, or try a new recipe. Find some yummy and kid-friendly recipes on Norton Children’s Pinterest board.
  10. Visit the newly remodeled Speed Art Museum — admission is free on Sundays.

Find out more about Louisville Metro spring break events here.