10. Head to the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC). This museum recently revamped its MakerSpace, a creative area on the museum’s 1st floor for children and families to dive into art together and explore their artsy sides.
9. Take a walk around historic Water Tower and check out the new Water Works Museum, and then stroll through the Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gate House.
8. University of Louisville Baseball games are free EVERY GAME (with the exception of the UK game). They are playing this weekend, Friday-Sunday. They are also playing at home next weekend, Friday-Sunday, April 4-6. Speaking of baseball, remember that the Louisville Bats will be starting their season on April 10!
7. Museum Row on Main Street=Staycation fun! Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, Ali Center, and Frazier History Museum await you and your families and out of town guests for a week of fun.
6. Pamper yourself while your kids go to a day camp at places such as Uptown Art, the Louisville Zoo, Jewish Community Center, or KaZoing Party & Play. Step into your favorite local branch of the library, whether it’s here in Louisville at LFPL, or in other surrounding counties. There are children’s, teen’s, and family programs going on all week long.
5. Hike through some of our most beautiful local treasures, such as Jefferson Memorial Forest, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Blackacre Nature Preserve, Bernheim Forest, or Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.
3. Check out a spring festival or event going on during the weekends of spring break for JCPS, Jefferson County Catholic, Oldham County Public Schools, and more around our area. The weekends are March 28-30 and April 4-6.
2. Head across the river to the Sunny Side of Louisville: Southern Indiana. From the waterfront along the New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville sides of the Ohio River, you can take in some new shops or local restaurants through there, head to the playroom at the Griffin Recreation Center, head to Carnegie Center, or just walk along the riverfront and slow down for the afternoon. Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery has their spring/summer opening day on April 4-this is a must for families!
1. Hike and explore the trails at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Last time it was a gorgeous Louisville day, my family and I ended up here TWICE in one day. That’s just how much we love this place. Pack a picnic and enjoy it along the banks of Floyds Creek. Bring your bikes and ride parts of the Louisville Loop. Pack a kite and fly it through the winds over the Egg Lawn. Check out the family based educational programming at the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation. The possibilities are endless; check out these other ideas as well and this top 5 places for families to check out this year.
Enjoy L.A. – It’s the Possibility City, so yeah, there’s plenty to do over spring break right here!
Photos by Erin Nevitt