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Spring Break Staycation Ideas

posted by Marissa March 7, 2016 0 comments

Spring break is just around the corner. Rather than worry if your family isn’t headed out of town, find plenty of fun for the whole family in your own back yard. Check out some of our favorite ideas below.

Plan Theme Days

This article from She Knows offers a lot of creative theme days you might not have considered, such as Sundae Day, Farmers Market Day and Tourist Day.

Look for Deals and Ideas

Look up your city and quickly see all of the great ideas for entertainment that you might have not even known about. Just be sure to check the dates if you do decide to buy a coupon through one of those sites, as certain dates might be blacked out.

Go Backyard (or Living Room!) Camping

Make it a cordless night and get back to basics with backyard camping. Make s’mores by a fire (or fireplace) and entertain the kids with a scavenger hunt!

Host Family Olympics

Set up a week-long family competition with a mix of board games, cooking competitions, card games and sporting activities (think bean bag toss or basketball shooting competition). You could even make an event out of who can clean their room the best! At the end of the week, winner gets a prize (and bragging rights).

Get Back to Nature

Whether that means hiking a nearby trail, hitting up a local park, going for a bike ride or finding a botanical garden – make an effort to spend an entire day outside. Weather not cooperating? Don’t forget about many indoor options like the local science museum, zoo, aquarium or planetarium!

Go Geocaching

Never heard of Geocaching? Basically, it’s a GPS-led scavenger hunt that is already set up for you. All you need is a smart phone and an account. There are over 2.7 million geocaches in the world, check and see if there are some near you!  Learn more here.


With a week off from school, it’s never a bad idea to remind your kids the importance of giving back to your local community. Many non-profits love volunteers of all ages, just be sure to check ahead of time for volunteer hours, age restrictions and other helpful information.

At D.R. Horton, we know how important family time is. Whether you’re traveling or having a staycation, we wish you and your family a safe and fun spring break!

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