Top Five: Things To Do During Spring Break

It's spring break, have ball! Credit: timtak, Flickr

Hey, Champaign-Urbana parents, don’t be jealous of those who are getting on a plane for sunny destinations next week! There’s plenty of fun to be had right here in town.

If you’re looking for great ways to burn some daylight with the kids during spring break, we offer up our Top Five Things To Do During Spring Break!

1. Take them out to the ball game! The Fighting Illini baseball team will host their home opener at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Illinois Field. Bring a bag of peanuts and cheer for the home team.

2. Get a big idea at the IDEA store! The IDEA store in Champaign is a great place to find unique craft items to inspire your little creators. The materials are all are recycled from donors in the local community. On Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24, help build miles of used eco-vinyl chain from discarded bill board material! This  chain will be used to decorate various spaces in our community. Hours for the store (and the chain-making project) are: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 2 – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

3. Reading is for the dogs! The Urbana Free Library will play host to furry four-footed therapy dogs from Canine Connection. School-aged children are invited to come read with these cuddly canines from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

4. Go for a swim! Can’t get to the beach? Don’t fret, just take a family trip to the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center. Hours at UIAC are extended during spring break, and families can swim from 1:30 to 9 p.m. weekdays, from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Bonus — no need for sunscreen!

5. Party like Houdini! Celebrate the birthday of master escape artist Harry Houdini at the Tolono Public Library at their Houdini Hoopla, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.

What will you be doing on spring break? Did we miss something? Tell us!

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  1. Great! Also our parks, our Children’s Museum,, our ANita Purves Nature Center and Busey Woods, and in a short drive, Turkey Run, Bloomington and Decatur Children’s Museums.