Spring Break just started and as Sanford mommy I have been looking for some things to do with kids in Sanford during this week long break from 3/14/15-3/22/15 (Spring Break for most in Seminole County).
Saturday, March 14 – 8am-12pm
Yes, 8am is quite early, but the kids will enjoy seeing other kids race down the hill at Sanford’s Derby Park. We like to bring their “vehicles” aka tricycle, bike and Plasma car with us and have them race on their own (you can do this after the race or basically any other day at the park). After that, the Derby Park playground is another favorite of mine because it is not close to a road and offers a good variety. Here is a video of a recent visit at Sanford’s Derby Park Playground (kids racing and a minor accident included).
2. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, March 14 – 9am-11am
I know, the mall tends to celebrate holidays way before the majority of us even starts to think of them. In that manner, if you want to get an early start into Easter season or simply have breakfast with a bunny (who wouldn’t?), check out this event at Seminole Town Center Mall. This day also marks the beginning of photo sessions with the bunny in the Center Court.
3. Fairy Wings and Fantastic Things
Saturday, March 14 & March 21 – 10am-2pm
Not just once but twice, the Public History Center invites all little girls to a fun Nature Discovery workshop titled “Fairy Things and Fantastic Things”. But don’t limit your visit just to the ueber cool events offered by the history center. The mostly interactive museum is open Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat from 9:00am – 5:00pm. My favorite room is the old school room where you can sit on hundred year old benches and pretend it’s 1902… This is a place you will want to visit with the kids over and over 🙂
Admission is only $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. Guided and self-guided tours available. Call 407-936-1679 for more information!
4. Spring Break Camp at the Zoo
Monday, March 16 – Thursday, March 20, 9am-4pm
The zoo will keep your kiddos busy and it’s one of our favorite places to go. Their daily Spring Break Camp offers special activities and animal encounters but even a simple train ride (and for that one you don’t have to even buy a day pass or be an annual pass owner) will put a smile on my boys’ face every time. Another advantage is that the splash pad here is already on every day. And while requiring a higher budget, Zoom Air’s Zip Lining for kids just outside the zoo makes for an even bigger adventure!
5. Friday Family Fun Night
Friday, March 20 – 5pm-8pm
I have yet to visit one of these kids golf events (free golf if you have family dinner afterwards at the club house) but I heard they are super fun and keep the kids busy. Great idea for a double (play) date (bring along your kids’ friends and parents) and have dinner (and drinks?) while the kids keep playing and running around in the club house…
Apart from these events, there is always some Sanford kids classics:
A visit at Ft. Mellon Park playground and (currently only open on weekends) Ft Mellon Park Splash Pad: can’t beat playing on this huge playground and then cooling off on the splash pad.
Play at Park on Park: the shadow of beautiful oak trees makes this the most idyllic playground in town and even on hotter days pretty bearable (you’d be surprised)
Walking/biking on the Riverwalk
Feeding the ducks at the pond by the senior center
Sunday (or Saturday) Fun Day at La Sirena Gorda: I can not say this often enough, the fenced in garden is paradise not only for exotic cocktail lovers but also for stressed out parents who just want to relax for a bit while enjoying a meal and drinks with friends. The garden is fenced in and there are always toys to be found, so when we are out with the kids we LOVE it here! A close second due to the fence is Wops Hops on Sanford Avenue and Buster’s Bistro (who doesn’t love those giant Jenga blocks?).
On rainy days: a visit at the Seminole Towne Center mall so the kids can let out all their energy in the play area or ride train (I have to admit though, the $4 price is a bit steep). Or if your kids are a bit older you could try a visit at the Sanford Museum (520 E First Street) to teach them a bit of Sanford’s history…
As Sanford mommy, I am curious though: where do you like to take your kids to? What are your favorite places and things to do with the kids in Sanford? Any tips you’d like to share with other moms? What would you like to see more of in Sanford? Share your thoughts below 😉