• Lissette Fernandez

Spring Break Activities: Outdoor fun for kids of all ages

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ locked=”off”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” z_index_tablet=”500″]It’s Spring Break here in Miami and I have had a week full of activities with the kids. Spring Break is not over and there is still more fun to be had, but we have been off to a good start. There’s been a lot of time spent outdoors being active and experiencing new things. Here’s a breakdown of the activities we’ve participated in.

Sunday

The Big Bounce America was going on and I purchased tickets because I knew my son would go bonkers over it. Sure enough, he spent the day bouncing like a lunatic. The Big Bounce is one giant bounce house with attached “rooms” of bounce houses that are either a ball pit or a slide. They had a DJ in the middle of the bounce house playing age-appropriate music for the kids. Every so often he would shoot off foam, so the kids had a blast! They had a “how high can you bounce” competition and went out of their way to make it a lot of fun for the kids.

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The Village

Beyond the giant bounce house, they also had a bounce village with smaller bounce houses for the kids to jump in. You also have to pay for this, but it’s a much cheaper rate than the giant bounce house. Although fun, the smaller ones were not as fun as the big bounce house. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video src=”https://youtu.be/yBVXJoEAe90″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″][/et_pb_video][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ z_index_tablet=”500″]I decided to make it a playdate for Sebastian. We went with my friend and her son that is the same age as Sebastian so the boys could have fun together. They were also able to play at the playground after their session since the event took place at a public park.

We were at the playground for a good hour and then my friend had to go. The kids and I decided to go get some lunch at one of the food vendors that were available and then afterwards, head off to the village. Unfortunately the park was evacuated by the police. There was a suspicious package at the nearby police station so a good part of the area was evacuated for safety concerns. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” z_index_tablet=”500″]

Monday

We decided that it would be a great day to have a water park day. This is one of the things I love about living in South Florida, is all the water activities we have. We went to Grapeland Water Park which is close to my house. It’s also one of the smaller ones so I can keep an eye on Sebastian better while I’m also dealing with Madison.

There is another water park in Pembroke Pines that I like to go to, Paradise Cove at CB Smith Park. It is nicer but also bigger and harder to keep an eye on Sebastian. And since they have bigger water slides, I do need to keep an eye on him. I would need to go there when I have someone to help me with the kids. Either way, the kids had a blast at Grapeland. The water park has Britto figures all over the park, which makes it nice. They offer a little something for everyone. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video src=”https://youtu.be/zibL38TPeFw” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ z_index_tablet=”500″][/et_pb_video][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” z_index_tablet=”500″]

The Lazy River

The Lazy River they have is monitored closely. There is an entrance and exit, so you don’t have a group of kids just going round and round all day on it. while that’s good, in a way, I do wish it was just a loop where you can just relax. That was one of the features of Atlantis Paradise Island’s water park that I really enjoyed. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.21.4″][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″][et_pb_image src=”https://sillybabiesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/69a48-img_5407.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”on” _builder_version=”3.21.4″][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″][et_pb_image src=”https://sillybabiesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/abce5-img_5404.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”on” _builder_version=”3.21.4″][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″][et_pb_image src=”https://sillybabiesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/c7db8-img_5405.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”on” _builder_version=”3.21.4″][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.21.4″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” z_index_tablet=”500″]The water was very cold, but not so cold that it was uncomfortable. It was a bit shocking at first, but once you were in for a few seconds, it was actually very refreshing. And as you can see above, Madison, tired herself out from all the fun. We actually spent the whole day there and closed the place out. This is not something I normally do. I usually take the kids home for a nap, but I let Sebastian run around and play all day.

Tired Them Out

Sebastian ended up falling asleep in the car on the way home. We hadn’t even left the parking lot and he was already snoring. When we got home, my husband carried him in and put him to bed. He was done for the day. He actually slept from about 5:30 pm until 8 am the next morning! I’m going to have to remember this for the next time the kids need a day to run around and wear themselves out. I am also going to remember to bring a lot of sunblock! I didn’t apply enough and we all came home with sunburns; mine being the worst. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider divider_position=”center” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ max_width=”80″ module_alignment=”center” z_index_tablet=”500″][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ z_index_tablet=”500″]

Keeping the kids busy during the break is definitely the best way to go. They are able to have fun and don’t spend the entire time cooped up inside the house driving you crazy with nothing to do. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_cta title=”Share your ideas with me!” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ z_index_tablet=”500″]

What activities do you have planned with your kids for Spring Break? Are you also starting to think of things for summer break?

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