Spring Break Camps for NYC Kids: Cool Programs for Public School Spring Recess

Though it feels like midwinter break is barely in the rearview mirror, we're already prepping for another school break. New York City public schools students are off from Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12. If you're able to take the days off and spend quality time with the children enjoying spring, Easter egg hunts and fun family day trips, that's great. But for many working parents, spring break means finding an enriching camp to keep the kids occupied during business hours.

If this vacation seemed to sneak up on you (like it did on me), don't worry, we've got the lowdown on the best spring break camps in town—and yes, there's still space available. These programs run the gamut from science to sports to the arts, so there's something to please every child. Be sure to click through to the camps' official sites for all the details, including hours and pricing.

Easter Egg Hunts and Events in Fairfield County, CT

The Easter Bunny has some explaining to do.  Last year, that darn bunny pooped jellybeans all over my carpet (inspired by the movie Hop).  In fact, my kids were so disgusted that they no longer have any love lost for either jellybeans or the Easter bunny.  To warm back up to the furry fellow, we’re planning on hitting not one, but several, local Egg Hunts in Fairfield County in hopes that the Easter Bunny will redeem himself.  Note to self…no jellybeans!

All Aboard the Easter Express: NJ Classic Train Rides with the Easter Bunny

Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Five NJ railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself.  Some rides even include a trip through the museum or Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all.  Easter bonnets not required.

Lifeboat at The Wallis: A Moving Tale for Tweens, Teens, & Parents

If there's a fault to be found with Catherine Wheel's production of Lifeboat at the Wallis, it's only in how short the run is; seeing this moving and remarkable show requires making plans quickly, as it's only in town through Sunday. I'm beyond glad that I made the drive to Beverly Hills on a Friday night with my 11-year-old (not something I say lightly), because it's so rare for us to see a play together that inspires thought-provoking conversation all the way home. Lifeboat's true tale of two teenage girls who become lifelong friends after surviving a shipwreck together strikes a balance between exposing young audiences to some harsh reality while leaving room for moments of great joy.

Hop Aboard the Easter Bunny Express: Train Rides for Kids Near Philly

This post is currently being updated.

Spring is in the air and many of our scenic railroads are celebrating the season with Easter excursions. Families are invited get outside after a long winter to enjoy a trip through the countryside with Peter Cottontail himself!  We have rounded up several Easter-themed trains that will be running special events for kids in the Delaware Valley.

Some of these trains include an Easter Egg hunt at the halfway stop. It is helpful to check whether the railroad provides a photographer and charges for a picture with the Bunny or if you can bring your own camera.

These Easter Bunny Trains can be the start of a great family tradition to celebrate the Easter holiday and to welcome Spring!  Be sure to check our calendar for more fun spring events.

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