The Grackle

Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Spring Break in Waco

Mallory McKeever

1 year ago

By Fun Activities for the Family

The semester has slowed to a halt and a much-needed break is finally here! But there’s no need to venture outside of Waco to find fun things to do to keep busy. From a relaxing garden story time to adventures at Camp Fimfo to a delightful trip to the Silos, Waco is well prepared to welcome visitors and residents alike to a Spring Break filled with thrills and memories.

 

Putt Putt through Spring Break

What better way to start Spring Break than with a round of After Hours Putt Putt with the family? Waco Central Library is inviting you to celebrate Read Across America with them by playing a round of mini golf through the bookshelves on March 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.! There will be games and a create-your-own-visor station after!

Library on the Go

Waco Library is hosting a week of Library on the Go at different locations all around Waco. At each location, there will be story time and activities! Story time is from 10:30-11:30 a.m., March 6-10.

  • March 6, McLane Stadium
  • March 7, Elm Street Fire Station
  • March 8, Texas Ranger Museum
  • March 9, Bear habitat at Baylor Campus
  • March 10, Dewey Park Community Center

Cameron Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Cameron Park Zoo is hosting its annual scavenger hunt from March 4th through the 18th. Visitors can participate in a zoo-wide scavenger hunt, searching for clues and learning about the animals through the Goosechase app. The event is free but admission to the zoo is required.

 

Family Fun at Camp Fimfo

Camp Fimfo has family-friendly fun planned for all of Spring Break! Activities include a wiffleball derby, DIY craft activities, magic shows, movie nights and yoga classes. A special St. Patrick’s Day Cornhole Tournament will take place on March 18 at 10 a.m., benefitting Waco Habitat for Humanity. The Tournament will host Waco Axe company, Fimflow Yoga, mini golf, wiffle ball, yard games, live music and so much more!

Beekeeping it Real

Mayborn Museum is hosting author Justin Weiss for Beekeeper Storytime! Come and learn about the ABC’s of beekeeping and even take part in a bee craft. Signed copies of his book, “B is for Beekeeping: An Alphabet Book” will be available at the museum store following the event.

 

YMCA Day Camp

Kids from Pre-K to 5th grade will have a blast at Waco YMCA’s Day Camp during Spring Break, March 6–10. For $40 per day or $150 per week, kids can participate in sports competitions, coding classes, swimming lessons and cooking workshops!

Spring at the Silos

From March 10-11 and 17-18, Magnolia is hosting their annual Spring at the Silos event! From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can experience the gardens in full bloom, seasonal food and drinks, special tours, a vendor pop-up market for local artists, live music and so much more!

Skating through the Break

Skate Waco is hosting a Skate Camp for kids ages 5-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day from March 6-10. No skating experience is required and there will be a graduation ceremony at the end of the week to showcase all their progress! Prices are $150 for the first child and $125 for additional children.

 

iCode Waco

Lego EV3: Battle of the Bots is a coding robot camp for kids ages 5 through 15 with iCode Waco. The camp will take place on March 6-10  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will teach attendees programming, mechanics, sensors and the fundamentals of mechanical engineering! Kids will work alongside their team to assemble robotic systems for a final showdown involving sumo-wrestling, tug-o-war and head-to-head combat competitions!

A Spring Break Roundup

The Texas Ranger Museum is hosting its Spring Break Roundup on March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hear from a real Texas Ranger and engage in other fun activities, including chatting with Texas Ranger reenactors! All activities are included in regular museum admission.

 

Mini Makers Camp

From 9 a.m. to noon on March 7-9, Hammer and Stain Waco is hosting a kids’ camp with a new project every day! Snacks and juice are provided, prices are $55 daily, or $150 for all three days.

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

Get out to the Baylor diamond and cheer on the Bears. The Baylor Baseball team will be playing throughout the week at Baylor Ballpark so be sure to catch a game. The full schedule can be found here.

 

There are plenty of fun places in Waco to take the whole family this Spring Break for the day

  • Have a picnic at one of Waco’s beautiful parks.
  • Take a hike through the Cameron Park trails.
  • Experience another era at the Waco Mammoth National Monument.
  • Take a sip at the Dr Pepper Museum.
  • Take a tour through Waco.
  • See a movie at Cinemark or AMC Galaxy 16.
  • Grab your clubs and take a swing at Top Golf.
  • Enter the virtual world at Main Event.
  • Go sky-high at Urban Air Trampoline Park.
  • Explore another city on a Day Trip.