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7 Great Staycation Ideas for Spring Break

[box type=”1″ align=”left”] EDITOR’S NOTE: Our discussion of Huntsville’s education system is taking a break this week as well. Enjoy Stephenie’s wonderful article in its place.
[/box]When it comes to Spring Break, I live in a household that is divided between two school districts. During Madison City School’s break, we were able to plan a nice family trip out of town, but now I find myself struggling to entertain at least one student during Spring Break II. If you’re like me, or trying to stay local during this year’s break, here are some kid-friendly excursions that will help you (and your budget!) stay sane.
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  1. Open Swim at the Hogan Family YMCA (with water slide & fountains!)

    If you haven’t visited the new Madison YMCA, this is the perfect time to do it! Even though it’s too early for outdoor pools to open, the kids can still have a blast here. No sunscreen needed!
    (Members only, but first-time visitors are free & welcome.)
    Tuesday – 11:00 AM – noon / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Wednesday – 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
    Thursday – 11:00 AM – noon / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Friday – 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
    www.ymcahuntsville.org
    130 Park Square Lane
    Madison, AL 35758
    256.705.YMCA (9622)

  2. Treehouses with a Splash at Huntsville Botanical Gardens

    All Week, 9am – 6pm
    Due to overwhelming demand, Treehouses will be back for 2011 . . . with an extra splash of fun! The Gardens is happy to be adding three brand new treehouses specially designed by local architects, as well as five brand new water features to the Garden to create 2011’s Treehouses with a Splash!
    www.hsvbg.org
    4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35805
    (256) 830-4447

  3. Huntsville Stars vs Carolina Mudcats- Home Season Opener!

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6:40 – 9:40pm
    $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under
    Joe Davis Stadium
    3125 Leeman Ferry Road Southwest
    Huntsville, 35801
    (256) 882-2562

  4. Jump To It Clubhouse

    Jump To It has recently expanded their rental business to become the newest of the indoor inflatable playgrounds.
    Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Sunday 12p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Walk-in or open play = All Day
    www.jumptoitinc.com
    256-721-2221
    411 A Hughes Rd
    
Madison, AL 35758

  5. Spring Break Ice Skating at Municipal Ice Complex

    All Week, 11am – 4pm
    $7 Admission $2.25 Skate Rental
    www.iceskate.org
    256-883-3774
    3185 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville Alabama 35801

  6. Concert on the Dock at Lowe Mill

    Friday, April 15, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Friday night back dock concerts continue with folky, bluegrass duo, Mandolin Orange, performing from 6-9 pm. Free admission, donations happily accepted. Rain or shine! Bring a picnic supper or grab a bite at Happy Tummy. Well-behaved doggies welcome if they are leashed.
    www.lowemill.net
    256-533-0359
    127 Holmes Avenue
    Huntsville, AL 35801

  7. Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve

    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10am – 3pm, FREE
    A great family-friendly event that at one of Madison County’s best venues to reconnect with the great outdoors! Be the first to see what the natural playground’s first phase has to offer. Enjoy an early morning birding hike. Earth-friendly organizations and businesses will have exhibits and products. There will be informative workshops and lots of free hands-on activities including wild native wildlife to hold and touch. Items for purchase will also be available in the sustainable Farmers Market.
    www.huntsvilleal.gov
    Hays Nature Preserve
    Hampton Cove, AL 35763

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  • Some good ideas! My kids are a little young for some of these activities but gave me some good ides, none the less!

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