Things to Do on Spring Break 2021 Edition

Things to do on spring break
Princess Party Characters

Spring break is here for many WNY families!  During spring break, some people travel, others enjoy a stay-cation and for many, spring break is business as usual with family members working and children heading to daycare or camp.

If you need ideas for spring break 2021, this post is the perfect place to start.

Break Camps

Whether you’re working and need care for a child, or you just want to give them something constructive to do while they are out of school, many break camps still have openings.  For a complete list of break camps in and around WNY, click here.  With COVID restrictions still in place, some are operating at limited capacity so

Take a Hike or Visit a Playground

Now that the weather is breaking, there are more opportunities to get outside!  There are a ton of local hiking trails and playgrounds to keep everyone occupied.

Here’s a list of local hiking trails.

Here’s a list of playgrounds. 

Family Friendly Hikes

Venues are Re-Opening

As of March 26, 2021 many entertainment venues got the green light to re-open!  This means, places like Urban Air, 5 Wits, Rolly Pollies, Little Buffalo and more are able to offer open play sessions again.  Places like Dave & Busters in the Walden Galleria have re-opened their gaming section.

Here’s where you can find information about all the venues at Walden Galleria that have re-opened.  

Explore and More has activities planned all week.  Visit their site for information. 

So if you’re ready to venture out, spring break is the perfect time to visit and support one of the local venues that have been shut down for months without revenue!

Urban Air at Walden Galleria

Visit Niagara Falls, NY

Living so close we often forget that we live within a pretty quick drive to one of the seven wonders of the world, Niagara Falls.  If you’re looking for things to do on spring break, head to Niagara Falls.  You can walk around Goat Island and explore.  The path is good for walking, roller blading or even biking.  Once you’re done you could also visit Aquarium of Niagara. They have a new exhibit called Shark and Ray Bay that is now open.  End the day with a meal at Rainforest Cafe!

Visit the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is always a great place to spend the day.  They just announced the arrival of two Lion Cubs that will soon be making their public debut!  Keep on an eye on their social media to find out when you can get in to see them.

New lion cubs at the Buffalo Zoo

Spend a day in Erie, PA

I just came back from a hockey tournament in Erie and I realized I need to start talking about what is there more often.  With a quick drive up the 90, you can experience a totally different area, with lots of things to do with kids.

For starters, there’s Splash Lagoon.  Splash Lagoon is an indoor waterpark that has attractions for kids of all ages.  If you’d like to make it an overnight trip, there are a number of hotels nearby. Visit their website for information. 

Presque Isle State Park is also close by.  It’s a must stop in the summer, but if you get a nice day during spring break, the waterfront area could be a nice place to spend the day.   Here’s a link to all the outdoor adventure opportunities in Erie, PA.

There’s a trail of murals to see.  Here’s a list!

Lastly, stop at The Original Popcorn House for a snack! The kids will love all the popcorn options.

Plan your day in Erie, by visiting their website. 

Did I miss something you enjoy doing with the kids on spring break? Email me at!