Spring Break Fun for Families in Springfield

Spring break camps, staycation ideas, and more in Springfield, Missouri!

March 1, 2024

Can you feel it? That warm breeze, the blooming flowers, and yes, the buzz of excitement in the air – spring is finally here! And with it comes that special time we've all been counting down to... spring break! It's the perfect pause in our busy lives for some unforgettable family fun. 

Lucky for us, Springfield is just bursting at the seams with activities, camps, and attractions tailor-made for families on break.

Whether you're on the hunt for engaging spring break camps to spark your little ones' imaginations, on the lookout for fun (and free!) things to do, or eager to explore the best family-friendly spots around Springfield, you've hit the jackpot. Welcome to your ultimate guide to making this spring break in Springfield, Missouri the best one yet for your family!

Spring Break Camps in Springfield

Springfield is home to a variety of spring break camps that not only keep your children engaged but also foster learning and creativity:

School Day Out (ages 6-14) @ Discovery Center Springfield
March 8th 

STEAM Break @ Discovery Center Springfield
March 11th-15th

Springfield Little Theatre's School's Out Workshops @ The Judy Education Facility
March 8th-15th

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Spring Break Fun in Springfield

Parks and Playgrounds

Springfield boasts an array of beautiful parks and playgrounds where families can enjoy picnics, leisurely walks, and playtime.

Here are a few of our favorites in our Springfield Area Parks and Playground Guide:

Community Events in Springfield

Looking for family fun events happening during spring break? Here are a few standout events to make the week special:

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Want more? Make sure to check out our full Macaroni KID Springfield MO calendar!

Indoor Activities in Springfield for Rainy Days

Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. 
Springfield has several indoor attractions that are ideal for keeping the little ones entertained on rainy days.

Check out our complete list here:

Kid-Friendly Day and Weekend Trips from Springfield

Looking for a quick getaway? Here are a few spots that make for a good day trip this time of year:

Branson, MO
Drive Time from Springfield: 45 minutes

Tulsa, OK
Drive time from Springfield: 2.5 hours

Bentonville, AR
Drive time from Springfield: 2 hours

Fayetteville, AR
Drive time from Springfield: 2.5 hours

Little Rock, AR
Drive time from Springfield: 4 hours

Kansas City, MO
Drive time from Springfield: 3 hours

St. Louis, MO
Drive time from Springfield: 3.5 hours

Making the Most of Spring Break in Springfield

Whether it's outdoor adventures, cool camps, or local fun you're after, Springfield, Missouri is ready to make this spring break unforgettable for you and your kids. Here's to making memories! Happy Spring Break!

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Macaroni KID Springfield is a free local events calendar, weekly newsletter, and website focused on family-friendly events and resources in the Greater Springfield, Missouri area. We gather all the local family-friendly events and activities happening in Springfield so you can find them all in one place!