Fall Break Staycation Ideas in Huntsville

Fall Break is here again for Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County schools (Athens doesn’t break until Oct. 10). If you don’t have plans to leave town you’re probably looking for some fun things to do with the kids this week. Staycations are a great way to relax and unwind, without stressing out your wallet too much!

So if a beach is not in your near future, chin up. We have some great ideas that don’t involve sand in uncomfortable places.

Hit Up the Pumpkin Patch Before it Gets Crowded

Early October is the best time to visit the local pumpkin patch, and there are several just a short drive away from Huntsville. Our personal favorites are Lyon Family Farm and 4D Farms – they have both been long-time supporters of RCM and know exactly how to show kids and their families a great time during Fall Break!


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Visit The Niña & Pinta

Learning doesn’t have to stop just because it’s a school holiday. These floating museums are the exact replicas of Columbus’s ships, and were even built by hand just like the originals. These beautiful boats will be in Huntsville’s Ditto Landing until October 9th, then they will strut their sails on over to Guntersville. Get all the details here.


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Spend Some Time Outside

This week’s weather forecast looks close to perfect, so why not spend the majority of your time doing fun things outdoors? There’s a guided hike with the Land Trust on Sunday, see the Scarecrow Trail at Orange T-Shirt Day at the Botanical Garden on Tuesday, and Hays Nature Preserve is hosting free kid’s art activities every day Monday-Thursday. Fresh air and Vitamin D FTW!

Meet Up at the Museum
  • Visit one of the country’s best space museums and do some hands-on reveling in the brilliance of great minds like Archimedes, Galileo, and Leonardo da Vinci… then model a toga! You can literally spend all day at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
  • Have a picnic on the beautiful grounds of Burritt On the Mountain, and visit the barnyard after a nature hike.
  • Tap into some Huntsville history at the Earlyworks Children’s Museum, and spend some time playing with friends in Biscuit’s Backyard.
Catch a Show

So this isn’t technically until next Friday and runs through the next two weekends, but you definitely want to snag your tickets now. Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater debuts Pinkalicious the Musical, based on a wildly popular picture book. FPH’s song-filled version is bound to be pinkeriffic!


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