It’s Spring Break! We’re looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation. But are you wondering what to do with your kids next week? Here are a few suggestions from our Spring Break plans:
(Photo: NoVA Parks)
Visit the bluebells at Bull Run Park. The Virginia bluebells bloom for a few weeks in the spring – they are in full bloom right now, so this is the perfect time to go see them. Park in the Atlantis parking area and walk to the trailhead to the left of the parking lot. The trail is an easy, flat loop of about a mile and a half.
Try a scavenger hunt in the park or playground. A scavenger hunt is a little twist on your typical trip to the park or playground. Look for a leaf – look at the veins on the leaf and the different colors of leaves. Look for a twig – where do they come from? Look for a flower – what colors of flowers can you find? Look for a stop sign – what letters are on it? Here’s a compilation of printable scavenger hunt lists.
(Photo: Fairfax County Park Authority)
Ride out to Clemyjontri Park. If you’ve never been to this park, we highly recommend it. This park is designed for children of all ages and abilities to play together – many features are handicap accessible, and a wide variety of activities gives your child an opportunity to climb, swing, touch, slide, explore, run, jump, make music, problem solve, and more. Take a picnic lunch and make a day of it. It’s worth the drive!
Visit the airplanes and the space shuttle at Air & Space. The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly is close by, and a perfect place to go on a rainy day. You can see all different kinds of airplanes (both military and civilian), see a space shuttle, and learn about the history of aviation. It’s fun for little kids just to look at the airplanes, and big kids can learn about innovation and innovators who made history.