Are you ready for spring break? San Diego nanny spring break fun is just around the corner. So, that means the kids will be out of school all week. Of course, living in Southern California means there’s tons of things to do, including the beach option, which is sure to fill up the days with fun in the sun. However, if you want to change it up and find a few new educational ways to enjoy spring break this year then look no further. We’ve gathered some fun ideas, aside from the obvious beach fun, to keep the kids active, happy, and constantly learning.
Outdoor San Diego Nanny Spring Break Fun
Have a picnic at your favorite local park. Bring some lunch, snacks, and water so you can spend most of the day there. Also, don’t forget a blanket so you can set up near a flower patch or near the park playground. The beautiful butterfly migration this year during the super bloom is bound to make a day at the park special. If you want to go to a park you’ve never been to, visit the Kaboom website to search for local parks near you.
Hike a trail or go on a bike ride. Most likely, the park you decide to have a picnic at will also have a hike or bike trail to explore. Don’t forget to pack water if you decide to hike. If you have little ones, visit Red Tricycle’s Best San Diego Hikes for Kids Under 5 article for some great hiking trails. For a more wide variety of easy to moderate to hard hikes in San Diego check out La Jolla Light’s article of 10 Prime Trails for 2019.
Visit a theme park or a museum. That’s right, spring break is a perfect time to spoil the little ones and go say hello to Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim. For more local parks, check out the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, or SeaWorld. Need it a little more low key? We also created a San Diego Nanny Kid-Friendly Museum Guide if you want to explore the San Diego Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park or the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido. Although these theme parks (and some museums) can cost some money, they are great places for children to actively learn new things.
Have some fun in a Botanical Garden. San Diego and surrounding areas are filled with some beautiful botanical gardens. The San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas, The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, the Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery in Fallbrook are just a few. Don’t forget to bring your camera. This trip is sure to facilitate amazing photos for the family.
Try an Escape Room. An exciting family friendly experience with rooms suitable for all ages. Although, it might be easier if you take older kids. You wouldn’t want to be trapped in the room all day. Learn how to be a team player and work together to escape a room. Make sure to check Groupon for discounts on local Escape Rooms.
Crafts and Activities. Try planting a flower or getting a chia pet and watching it grow during spring break. Hide toys in play dough (or kinetic sand) for the little ones to find. Also, you could make a scavenger hunt or play hide and seek.
Indoor Rock climbing. Take the kids to try something new and attempt indoor rock climbing. It can be a fun and challenging for the kids, which will increase confidence when completed. Vertical Hold has three locations around San Diego. Remember, make sure to get the parents permission. Parents will need to sign a waiver before children under 18 can try out their climbing skills.
Looking for more ideas?
All nannies, parents, and kids can enjoy a week long staycation for spring break. Whether you decide to have a picnic, explore a theme park, play some laser tag, or stay home doing crafts, kids will feel like the time flew by so fast with any of these San Diego nanny spring break fun ideas. Unfortunately, they will be headed back to school again. One the other hand, they will have new adventures to share with their friends, thanks to you. Just remember to always get permission from the parents to know what adventures are allowed, especially if it entails driving an hour to a museum, going on a hike, or rock climbing. Whatever you decide to do just make memories that will last forever.
For even more ideas check out a local San Diego Mom blogger, Aly & Co, she has a great San Diego Spring Break Guide that includes places to eat and stay if you do decided to get away for a night.