Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring break is just around the corner folks and if you are anything like me, you have zero plans.

Until today!

Check out my list of all things spring break in the Chicagoland area.

A little back story: We are yet to take a spring break vacation. YUP, you read that right.

We have never taken an actual VACATION during this time. It just isn’t a priority in our eyes. I am a stay at home mom and I don’t HAVE to take time off from work to be home with the kids. However, if I was working full time and had to take the week off, then maybe I would use that as a vacation week as well. But for now, I have the luxury of just playing it by ear.

I start by looking up events in and around our area. Then based on what I find, I schedule a few fun dates for the kids.

I literally take this break as a BREAK! A break from all things school related and an opportunity to soak up all the fresh spring air. A chance to recharge our bodies, minds and souls.

So without further adieu: here are several super fun, kid friendly events happening in Chicago and surrounding areas this spring!

City Day – Chicago, IL

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Buy a CityPASS and see Chicago’s top 5 attractions, handpicked and packaged together at significant savings. Adult $106 and Child $89. But hurry the prices increase March 1st.

CityPASS Admission Includes

Improv Brunch Camp – Schaumburg, IL

A weekend improv class for kids ages 6-12!

$20 per student

Parents, bring your kids in and go to brunch for an hour and 15 minutes. The kids have a blast learning to play improv games and rehearsing a show. When you return, you can watch your children unleash their imaginations in a 10 minute original comedy performance!

Advanced registration necessary. After your purchase, we will contact you for more information to complete your child’s registration.

Mention you have a kid in Brunch Camp and get a 25% discount at brunch at Maggiano’s (right across the parking lot!).

VOLO Auto Museum – Volo, IL

This is actually another attraction that we have not seen yet and plan on visiting during spring break.


During your visit to the Volo Auto Museum, you’ll see more than cars. You’ll discover thousands of Mechanical Marvels from the first motorcycle to a self-playing orchestra. Whether you’re taking a stroll down memory lane or experiencing these vintage artifacts for the first time, our 33 exhibits will leave you in awe.

1989 Batmobile

American Ninja Warrior Park – Warrenville, IL 

Summerlakes Park

If you need to blow off some steam and your kids need a challenge, we highly recommend this obstacle course/ ninja warrior park. This park is filled with entertainment from baseball field, bike and walking path, skateboard area and more. It is hidden away and backs up to a forest preserve but it can be very hot on a summer day. SO take advantage this spring when the weather is pleasant.

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Sugar Factory – Rosemont, IL 

Huge place with classic American eats, candy-themed shakes & cocktails plus an on-site sweets shop. Perfect spring experience!

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Mama Lee Gourmet Popcorn – Elgin, IL

With over 40 flavors and counting Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn hand selects and rotates signature flavors weekly to keep the masses intrigued. At our location you’ll find an atmosphere that is much different from any other gourmet popcorn shop. Here you’ll always be greeted by someone who is friendly and excited to see you and who will always remind you to have a “Poptastic day!” We not only want you to “Taste the Love” we want you to feel the love.


Contact your local animal shelter and see if they have have any volunteer opportunities.  You can also host a lemonade stand and use the proceeds to purchase anything that the shelter may need.

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One of our favorite ways of giving back is cooking for the homeless shelter or donating to the local food bank. Just search “local food bank or local homeless shelter” and look up what they need. Give them a call and help in any way you can. No donation or help is too small.

Last but not least, Feed My Starving Children. They are always looking for help and appreciate kids of all ages.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to try something new this spring break. For more ideas, check out my list from last year: https://hazeleyesmom.com/2018/03/13/spring-break-staycation-ideas/

Have fun! But don’t forget to share and tag me in your stories and fun adventures @lifethrumyhazeleyes

x, Dijana

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x, Dijana

(4) Comments

  1. Great ideas Dijana! I’m looking forward to checking some of these out!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and I am happy to hear that. We are doing a few of these as well and I figured I would share 🙂

  3. I don’t have anything planned either, lol.

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