Spring Break 2024: 25 Fun Things To Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Wander one of the many kid-friendly trails in Westchester for a lovely spring break hike.
Wander one of the many kid-friendly trails in Westchester for a lovely spring break hike.
3/17/24 - By Susan Miele

If you're sticking close to home for spring break this year, it doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home. There are many fun spring break activities in Westchester and the Hudson Valley to keep kids busy over the upcoming vacation. With school breaks ranging this year, we've got events that run from the end of March through mid-April—many of which are FREE! 

Our picks include everything from Easter celebrations to crafting activities, camp options, places to play, and more. Many other options can be found in our Family Activity Calendar and our Guide to Spring Activities for Westchester and Hudson Valley Kids.


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1. Enjoy Maple Syrup 

Find out all the cool ways to use maple syrup at Maple Munchies cooking class at Muscoot Farm on March 30. 

2. See a Show 

Check out a kid-friendly production of "The Rainbow Fish" at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck on April 6. 

3. Run a Race 

Kids can get in on the race day fun with the Kids Fun Run at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's annual Heels & Wheels 5K in White Plains on April 7. 

4. Go Day Tripping 

Head out on one of these cool day trips in and around NYC 

5. Get Crafty

Reserve your spot to do some art or make some slime!

6. Throw Some Clay

Learn a new hobby at the Clay Art Center's Saturday Clay, which runs every weekend. 

7. See outdoor art 

Take in the larger-than-life sculptures and beautiful grounds at Storm King Art Center, a great spot for kids. 

8. Meet Alpacas 

Get up close and personal with alpacas at one of these local farms. 

9. Hunt for Easter Eggs 

Find all the eggs at Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls or Benim Academy in Haverstraw—both of which are on March 30 and FREE. 

10. Ride an Easter Train 

For more Easter fun, the Easter Bunny Express in Kingston on March 23, 24, and 30th, is a fun choice for families. 

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Legoland New York opens just in time for spring break in Orange County
Lego fans will love a visit to Legoland New York. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala

11. Visit Legoland New York

Day trip to Legoland New York in Goshen, which reopens on Wednesday, March 27. 

12. Learn about Passover 

Families with little ones 5 and under can join Temple Tots at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester for Purim on March 24 and Passover on April 14. 

13. Revisit a Favorite Museum

Visit one of these Westchester and Hudson Valley museums offering kid-friendly fun. Be sure to call ahead to confirm hours and reservation policies.

14. Hit an Indoor Play Space

Burn off some steam at one of these indoor play spaces if the weather isn't cooperating.

15. See a Family-Favorite Flick

Head to the movies for a chance to see a Saturday screening of a kid favorite, like Shrek or FernGully, at the Jacob Burns Film Center

RELATED: Guide to Spring Activities in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

pizza selection and ingredients
Sometimes a DIY pizza night is more fun than ordering in. Photo by Alley Noel

16. Cook Together

Try a new recipe, like these homemade pop tarts, or host a homemade pizza night.

17. Dive Into a Water Park

Visit a nearby indoor water park, some of which offer day passes.

18. Hit the Trails

Head outside for a kid-friendly hike.

19. Break out the Bikes

Or, hop on a bike and explore the Empire State Trail at one of these local sections.

20. Jump on Trampolines 

Visit one of the many trampoline parks in Westchester—including the new Air Riderz in Port Chester

RELATED: Guide to Playgrounds and Parks in Westchester

Circus artists mesmerize the audience at Flip Circus.
Circus artists mesmerize the audience at Flip Circus. Photo by Gwen Tundermann

21. See the Circus

The Flip Circus, to be exact—at Yonkers' Cross County Center, which runs through April 1. 

22. Explore the Dinosaur Park  

Spend the day at Lasdon Park, where you can walk among the flowers and check out the fun Dinosaur Park. 

23. Make Art 

Visit the art center KinoSaito, in Verplank, for FREE art workshops, including how to make a trinket box in March and coil pots in April. 

24. Enjoy a Sweet Treat 

Indulge a sweet tooth with a Spring Chocolate and Craft Workshop at Shake it Off on April 13. 

25. See a National Treasure

End Spring Break and kick off National Park Week on Saturday, April 20, with FREE entrance to one of the national parks in our area.

This post, originally published in April 2017, is updated annually.