Spring break is a full week off for kids (and sometimes even longer), and in Minnesota is typically in March.
Whether your kids’ week off is in early or late March (or even April), this guide should help you think of fun things to do!
Basically I’ve compiled multiple guides from my site – some listing fun things to do in Minnesota, discounts for fun, and even things kids can do at home when they’re bored.
And at the end I have some free spring cleaning resources for your family too (for your kids to help you with, of course! ha).
Highlights for spring in the Twin Cities:
Framed: Step into Art– Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul. Now through May 7th. Go for FREE on the first Sunday of the month!
Or save the MOST on tickets with my exclusive code. Just go to mcm.org and use my code TCFM to save $3 per admission on tickets! You can also use that code to save $20 on a membership as well.
See my above guide for all the ways to save money on admission!
Sundays at Landmark – Landmark Center, St. Paul. There are Urban Adventure days and other events throughout the month – all free.
Como Zoo – Always free, though donations appreciated. In St. Paul. Must make a reservation.
Visit a library! Libraries are full of books and movies, but also storytimes and other special events!
Scheels – Located in Eden Prairie, this store is like an amusement park. It has a ferris wheel, aquarium, candy store – lots of fun! We visited when it opened in 2020 and things that were closed then (like the ferris wheel) are now open!
For events happening this month and ongoing:
Twin Cities Deals & Events Calendar
This calendar includes local events (& deals!) for the current month, and is updated regularly.
Staycation & Short Trip Ideas in Minnesota
Austin, MN – We had a perfect weekend getaway here!
Duluth, MN – I grew up here, but visit here often with my kids. I’ve written many recaps of our visits including Spirit Mountain, Glensheen Mansion, the Vista Fleet, North Shore Railroad and Great Lakes Aquarium.
Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington – We stayed here twice and love how there’s so much to do on-site!
Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America – We also stayed here twice and love how it’s so nice and connected to the Mall of America for unlimited fun.
Stillwater, MN – We go here all the time and here’s my review of our weekend visit.
Shafer, MN – You have to stop at the free Franconia Sculpture Park! Less than an hour from the Twin Cities.
Bigger Road Trips within the Midwest!
Bismarck, North Dakota – Read about my visit and 12 Must-See Attractions for Families Visiting Bismarck, North Dakota.
Kansas – From Animals to Oz to Ziplining: Plan this Epic Family Trip to Northeast Kansas!
St. Louis, Missouri – Read my guide: St. Louis with Kids: Our Visit and Guide to an Amazing Family Trip.
The Ultimate List of Minnesota Family Fun
This lists tons of places a family can find fun in Minnesota, organized alphabetically by category! Cities/locations are included.
Originally created as a list by one of my readers, I then expanded this list and published it here. Then another reader created an interactive spreadsheet for me to include! It’s all here:
Twin Cities Discount Guide for Families
All the ways you can save money at places all around the Twin Cities, compiled here.
Free or Discounted Admission Programs for Limited Income Families in Minnesota
Do you or or a family member receive assistance such as WIC, Medical Assistance, or SNAP? You may qualify for free or discounted admission to many places in Minnesota, plus other benefits! This is a complete list of what you may be eligible for.
Free Minnesota Printables, LiveCams and Activities to Do at Home
Originally written at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but updated in March 2022, this lists tons of free Minnesota-based resources online. There is plenty to keep kids busy from home here!
Hidden Gems for Families in the Twin Cities
My guide to fun, unique places around Minnesota many don’t know about!
Freebies for Kids & Families in Minnesota
After blogging for the past 13 years and posting about one freebie after another throughout that time, I realized there were so many it was worth compiling into a single list, and here it is!
100 Things for Kids to Do at Home When Bored (Written by My 12-Year-Old!)
This popular list was written by my 12-year-old when she was bored one day – I asked her to write a list of all the things she could do!
Want more guides? How about these:
Savvy Spring Break: 8 Smart Ways to Cut Costs on Your Family Vacation
4 Super Affordable Family Spring Break Vacations
How to Make the Most of Spring (Without Breaking the Bank)
How to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Spring
And it’s spring cleaning time! Here are some helpful resources:
How to Simplify Spring Cleaning and 5-Page Printable Checklist
Free Printable “I Hate to Clean” 30-Day Calendar
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