5 Spring Break Staycation Ideas

spring break staycation ideas

Staying home this year for spring break? We’ve compiled a list of fun activities the whole family can enjoy, making your child’s spring break a fun staycation!


1.Dyer Conservatory

The observatory grounds are open Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from March through November for free self-guided tours of the Star Chamber. All visitors must check-in at the office. There are times when the gate may be closed or the observatory is being used for a special event. If you are planning to visit the Star Chamber, please contact us or call ahead, 615-373-4897, to ensure that the observatory grounds are open for visitors.


Visiting Cheekwood in the Spring is a must-do. Beginning March 17, Cheekwood is in bloom with over 100,000 tulips in their gardens. On Saturday, March 18th, celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan will be offering a Taste of India from 3 pm – 5 pm, the special event is included with admission to the park.

3.Nashville Zoo

One of the Zoo’s most popular attractions. From playing on the jungle gym to the hands-on experiences with animals, there’s lots to do at the zoo.  Don’t forget to try the new Soaring Eagle zip line attraction. Cost is additional $8 per rider.

4.Owl’s Hill

Owl’s Hill is offering a wildflower hike throughout the month of March each Tuesday from 9:30 am -11:30 am.  You will hike the hills and meadows of Owl’s Hill and look for the budding signs of spring, four leaf clovers and other green seedlings with an Owl’s Hill leader. Cost is $7 per person.

5.Craft Love DIY Workshop

If you like working with hammers and nails, check out the Craft Love project taking place on March 23. From 6:30 – 9:30  you can create your own wooden sign.  With three designs, five stains, and thirty paint choices your options to customize these signs are endlessCost of the class is $65.

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