Sticking close to home with your crew this Spring Break? (Same here. Hence all this research.) Craft a fun staycation for your own family – be tourists right in the Twin Cities!
Spring Break in March?
March 7-13, 2021
Family Flight Time | Rockin Jump Trampoline Park, Eagan
Families take flight every Sunday night during this special promotion. Even my big kids can’t get enough of the trampolines, ninja course, sport courts, climbing wall and play equipment. Up to 5 members can reserve a one-hour block for just $40! Must reserve a time in advance. March 7, 4-7pm.
Have kids 6 & under? Rockin Jump offers a special Junior Jumpers time at 9am Sundays & Fridays, $12/first child plus parent.
Can Can Wonderland Miniature Golf | St Paul
After a lengthy break, the quirkiest mini golf course in the Twin Cities is back open! Each artist-designed hole is an attraction in itself, entertaining all ages while you’re waiting in line to putt. Plus, there’s a HUGE vintage arcade, a malt shop and an on-site brewery. Open Thurs-Sun starting March 11, $13-$15/pp.
March weather not cooperating for outdoor plans? Stay as toasty as the tropics wandering the indoor gardens and exhibits. The animal enclosures are heated, too. Please note that reservations are a must. FREE, donations appreciated.
So much more than shopping at SCHEELS! | Eden Prairie
Who knew you could spend the day being entertained at the sporting goods store? This generation’s variety features a 65-foot Ferris wheel, mini-bowling, a candy shop, shooting gallery, archery range and arcade. No trouble getting the teens to join me on this outing! Visit anytime.
March 14-20, 2021
Tots & Trains | Jackson Street Roundhouse
Got kids who love trains? They will adore this place. It’s filled with train stuff to tinker with, play tables, craft and storytime. March 17, 10am-12pm. $7-$11/pp.
YOU get to deck out your car and provide the parade; Irish dancers and musicians will be the spectators. It’s free to join the parade but you must fill out an application prior. March 20, 1-3pm.
For more ways to celebrate the Irish holiday, see our list of Twin Cities St Patrick’s Day events.
We love Good Times Park in Eagan for its indoors-but-outdoor feel: soccer turf, multi-level basketball hoops, huge jumping pillow, play equipment and ability to entertain a wide range of ages. Open daily, 7am-9:30pm, $9/pp ages 1-17. Admission is bought online in advance, space is limited.
March 21-27, 2021
Each Tuesday of the first four weeks of March the City will place a St. Louis Park history lock in one of the city’s parks. Clues to find the park and lock will be shared on Tuesday mornings through social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and the city’s newsletter. Once you put together the clues and find the lock, share a photo via social media. Learn More.
Or, design your own scavenger hunt throughout the Twin Cities using our big list of hunts we’ve collected. These mostly take place in public parks so they are completely FREE.
Preschool & up Open Gym | Gleason’s Gymnastics, Eagan
A trip to Gleason’s for open gym is an instant mood-lifter. The kids will love the opportunity to bounce on trampolines, scoot through obstacle courses, and play on the gym equipment. MUST register in advance. And hey, teens and tweens! There are open gyms for you, too. March 24 & 26 or ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am & Fridays only 10am – 12pm. $8/child or $10/family.
Open Rock Climbing at Base Camp | Bloomington
Base Camp has 16 unique indoor natural rock climbing routes to choose from. Try your hand at archery, too. Book a slot in advance from either 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm. Space is limited. $10/youth ages 5-18 w/ adult to belay. March 25 or ongoing Thursdays.
Ongoing Thursdays, free family entertainment is scheduled in the indoor park’s amphitheater. Make a day of it with an afternoon at Adventure Peak, the metro’s largest indoor playground. Reserve your two-hour play session at the link. $8/child, free entertainment March 25 from 11:30am-12:30pm.
For further ways to work the wiggles out, check our list of Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds. Many of them have re-opened with safety measures in place!
Maple Fest – To Go! | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
It’s a different format this year, but still as sweet. Your ticket includes admission to the arboretum for a self-guided maple syruping tour and a pancakes-and-sausage breakfast to go. This is a wonderful place to explore as a family. March 27, $15-$20/pp, reserve in advance.
For more maple syrup family events, try our Maple Syruping with Kids in the Twin Cities list
March 28-31, 2021
There are still a few slots open as of press time to swim at Tropics Indoor Waterpark – with its brand-new Bamboo Bay addition (about $11/pp). If the pool is full, check reservations for the Tropical Adventure indoor playground ($6/pp).
If you’ve got a kid who’s a fan you might want to jump on the net and reserve your tickets to play right now. If you can’t snag one this month, Doc McStuffins will be playing through May 9, 2021. 2-hr slots available, $15/pp.
Spring Break in April?
So many Easter egg hunts in the Twin Cities!
Easter is celebrated Sunday, April 4 in 2021. We keep a GIANT master list of all the Easter egg hunts in the Twin Cities, organized by region of the metro area. Browse it to plan some Easter fun in March & April!
April 1-3, 2021
Throwback Thursdays | Cheap Skate Roller Center, Coon Rapids
Skate to throwback prices and tunes. Just $4.99 to skate plus skate rental fee (or bring your own). April 1 or ongoing Thursdays, 6-9pm. For more rink locations, try our 6 Twin Cities Roller Rink Family Deals.
Family Gallery playdates | American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
You will love all attention put into making the “Water, sky & me” Family Gallery exhibit super family-friendly and your little ones will love exploring a castle! Read more about top family favorites at American Swedish Institute. Reservations open for April 2-3 or ongoing Fri & Sat, 10:30am-2:30pm. $6-$12/pp.
April 4-10, 2021
April doesn’t always want to commit to spring in Minnesota. However, nature centers across the metro offer the best of both worlds — nature play areas and trails to hike outdoors AND engaging indoor exhibits. We have two dozen of these wonderful centers dotting the Twin Cities; find a new place to explore at the link.
There’s never a dull moment for kids here, we promise; the museum takes special care to install exhibits that are highly hands-on and kid-friendly. Read about our all-ages favorites for families here. Thurs-Sun, 3-8pm, $12. Reservations required.