25 Things to Do with Westchester Kids on Spring Break

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site courtesy of Bay Area Children's Theatre

Staying in town for spring break? You can have a family staycation without leaving the state! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley during the week off from school—many of which are free!
There’s loads more besides these, so also consult our Event Calendar. To stay up to date with everything kid-related in Westchester, be sure to sign up for our newsletters and follow us on Facebook.

1. Enroll in video-game development camp—for free!

2. Don your fancy prince/princess attire and prepare to be dazzled at Disney Live!

3. It’s rabbit season! Learn about Funny Bunnies.

4. Bring your basket on a hunt for eggs.

Many towns host community egg hunts. Bring your own basket! Photo by the author.

5. Decorate (and eat) cookies with a spring theme.

6. Follow clues on a photo scavenger hunt. You might win a prize!

7. Bring your sleeping bag and teddy bear to the Great Library Sleepover.

8. Check out all the fun activity stations at the WHUD Kids’ Fair.

9. Snag your seats for all your little truck lovers at Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: The Musical.

10. Drop in for assorted arts projects—from mosaics to calligraphy to miniature painting—as you "visit" South Asia and the Middle East.

11. Enjoy an Alice in Wonderland tea party. Pinkies up!

12. B.Y.O lunch to a screening of the hit film Wonder.

13. Make a light painting using a long-exposure camera.

14. Visit a museum for free.

Spend some time in the Trove at the White Plains Public Library.

15. Experiment with cool color-changing contributors to homemade slime, like temperature and more. No Borax at your house!

16. Throw back to 1968 with a 3D-printed jewelry-making workshop or a tie-dying fest.

17. Get up close and personal with some live animals.

18. Create a caterpillar and learn about butterflies.

19. Try a new sports program.

20. Take a free class in rock painting or photograms at the Blue Door Art Center.

21. Catch the hijinks of a free magic show.

22. Drop in at one of the several paint-your-own pottery art spaces in our area.

23. Get back outside for a jaunt along one of Westchester’s trails

24. Weather turn on you? Plans fell through? Wing it at drop-in places to play.

25. Hit up one of the many free places to play we’ve rounded up to avoid breaking the bank!

This originally posted in 2017 and has been updated for 2018.