CLEVELAND– Looking for something to do with the kids during spring break? There are plenty of options around Northeast Ohio.
Big Spring at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland
Until April 23, enjoy hundreds of spring blooms, an indoor hedge maze and oversize checkers. Dates, times and admission information here.
Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
Get hopping to the Akron Zoo for a breakfast buffet, egg hunt and visits with the Easter Bunny. Dates and prices here.
25001 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst
Legacy Village hosts this year’s Eggshelland. Check here for dates and times.
Eggsperiment at the Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland
Amazing eggsperiments, including egg rockets and color mixing. Dates and times here.
Eggstravaganza! At the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
28728 Wolf Rd., Bay Village
Learn about eggs, bunnies and spring. For children 1 to 8 with an adult. Admission is $7. Dates and times here.
Ideas for college student spring breakers: (courtesy of Destination Cleveland)
- From bowling at the Corner Alley on East 4th Street to karaoke and arcade games at Punch Bowl Social in the Flats East Bank, the options are endless – and mostly within walking distance from one another. Head Downtown for the night and take in the sights and sounds of Cleveland’s entertainment districts including the Flats East Bank, Warehouse District and East 4th Street. o Downtown Cleveland, various locations
- House of Blues Cleveland– Music is a popular component of many spring break adventures. Luckily, Clevelanders have a well-known concert venue right in the heart of Downtown. Located in the popular East 4th Street entertainment district, The House of Blues offers a jam-packed schedule of shows during the last two weeks of March, including big-name artists like Big Sean, Daya and JoJo. o 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44114
- West Side Market — While colleges and universities might be on break, students’ appetites are not. For those looking to stock their fridges for the break or dying to try a new recipe, the West Side Market in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood is the place to go. Having opened its doors in 1912, this only-in-Cleveland gem is the city’s oldest continuously operated, municipally owned market.
- BOSS Pro-Karting– For a bit of friendly competition, college students can put the pedal to the metal and get their pulses racing at BOSS Pro-Karting. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland, BOSS Pro-Karting welcomes both pro and novice drivers to take the wheel of one of its electric go-karts and race around the indoor track at high speeds. Drivers can even suit up in official racing suits and gloves to feel like one of the pros. o 18301 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, 44142
- Escape Hunt — Being locked in a small room with a group of people may not sound like fun, but that is the name of the game at Escape Hunt. This ultimate live escape game challenges contestants to work together and use clues and other brain-teaser puzzles to escape the room in 60 minutes. With three types of rooms available and missions for two to 12 players, each group will have a different experience. o 21639 Miles Road #5, Cleveland, 44128
- Synergy Woods — Capture the Flag is a timeless childhood game, but Synergy Woods takes it to the adult level – with paintballs. In pursuit of the opponent’s flag, players must safely make their way through an obstacle course of trees, fences and fortress-like structures without being captured by the other team or splattered by their paintball artillery. Get a little messy? No worries. The paint is completely washable. o 11615 Avon Belden Road, North Olmsted, 44044