Spring Activities

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in March

If you’re looking for fun things to keep your family entertained and your wallet untouched this month, you can stop your search right here. We’ve rounded up a slew of FREE family-friendly activities across Long Island that will help get everyone through this (hopefully) last bit of winter.

In March, there are plenty of libraries and bookstores offering crafts and storytimes celebrating everything from Dr. Seuss Day to St. Patrick’s Day. Other free events let kids try their hand at chess, go for a swim, or head out on a walk in search of native birds. On March 12, the whole family can observe National Pancake Day with a free stack at IHOP; on March 20, celebrate the first day of spring with a free cup of Italian ice at Rita’s.

Long Island also celebrates its Irish heritage with a month's worth of St. Patrick's Day parades: Enjoy the pipes, drums, and marchers, free of charge from Rockville Centre to Montauk

For more fun activities that won’t cost you a penny, check out our lists of free indoor play spacesrestaurants where kids can eat free and the best places kids can get a free birthday treat on their special day. And don’t forget to check out our events calendar and MarchGoList for more seasonal inspiration.

Get Ready: New York State's Biggest Indoor Water Park Opens in April

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark—billed as the biggest indoor water park in New York state—is finally opening this spring!

Since we first learned about this exciting new indoor water park in the Catskills over a year ago, we’ve been eagerly anticipating its grand opening. Originally scheduled for April 5, the resort has announced that the opening will now take place Friday, April 19, 2019

Located about 2 hours from midtown Manhattan in Monticello, NY, the Kartrite is an exciting alternative to farther-afield indoor water parks in the NYC area. Reservations are now open for April and beyond—perfect for spring break, a weekend away, or your family's summer vacation. Read on for more details, plus a peek inside the space.

Nearly 50 Free Family Events This March in NYC

March means the first glimmer of hope for warmer days ahead. This month also hosts a slew of stellar events that won't break the bank—in fact, they're all FREE! Get ready for Dr. Seuss celebrations, Irish revelry for St. Patrick's Day, and early springtime flowers. There are also slightly more offbeat (and still FREE) events like a 90-second kids' film festival, National Pancake Day, and Pi Day at MoMath.

Read on for almost 50(!) FREE things to do this March in New York City, including in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Find more top events in our March GoList, or our always packed daily NYC event calendar. Plus, find lots of seasonal to-dos in our NYC Spring Guide for Families.

30+ Free Things to Do in March with New Jersey Kids

Oh, the places you'll go in March, especially when so many events are free! You can celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at no-cost events like Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115 Birthday and Dr. Seuss Storytime & Craft

Get creative at free Makers Day events this month, including events at Scotch Plains and Fanwood libraries. And don't miss this month's free St. Patrick's Day parades

As we inch towards spring festival season, enjoy some March freebies like Montclair Literary Festival, New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival and 9th Annual Kidfest.  

Read on for this month's picks! For more free and low-cost fun, check out our list of Fun & Free Public Indoor Spaces

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in March

As March settles into the Delaware Valley, Philly families can expect lots of great opportunities for free fun. Cooler weather fades to milder temperatures warranting many outdoor events, while holidays such as St. Patrick's Day provide a plethora of excitement and anticipation.

This month, kids can play in the Playhouse, explore a museum, taste maple syrup, take a computer class, experience Dr. Seuss fun, and hike through nature. There is truly something for everyone in the family.

With so many options, it may be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, we rounded up some of our favorite free activities. Now, get out your calendar and schedule some budget-friendly fun for your family. 

31 Fun Things To Do During Spring Break in Houston

Not traveling for spring break? Even if you're staying home for the week, you can have some serious fun. From spring festivals to crawfish boils, there is so much going on in Houston during the week-long break that you can pack your staycation with new and exciting activities every day.

Because we never can be too confident what the weather will be like in Houston, heading to an indoor play space to seek refuge from any inclement weather is always a fantastic idea. Classic places for kid-friendly fun like bowling alleys, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, indoor rock climbing, and trampoline parks sometimes run spring break specials, so be sure to check with your favorite local venue.

Spring break is also a great time to check out some of Houston's most popular kid-friendly spots like Glowzone in Katy and Willowbrook, Momentum Indoor Climbing in Silver Street and Katy, or The Play Space in Clear Lake -- Texas' largest indoor playground!

For more ideas of where to have fun in Houston this spring break, check out our list 100 Things To Do With Houston Kids for a plethora of ideas perfect for almost any time of year.

21 Wacky Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with Kids

“If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you. If you’d never been born, well then what would you do?” Thank goodness Dr. Seuss’ birthday comes once a year—and it always gives us great reason to cheer!

On March 2, we’ll celebrate literacy and Seuss with fun crafts, treats, and other activities in honor of the literary rhyming master. Dr. Seuss’ birthday kicks off a nationwide reading celebration known as Read Across America Day. Schools, libraries, and community centers across the country observe the day with read-alouds, crafts, and Seuss-a-rific treats!

Use this list of 21 zany activities to commemorate the day at home with the kids. Whether you want to start it off with some green eggs and ham or plan your next family vacation to the birthplace of Dr. Seuss himself, there is something for everyone on this list of Dr. Seuss-themed crafts, recipes, and activities—no matter how small. 

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