Spring break for students in Cypress runs from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17. With no school, no homework, and after they’ve cleaned their room, what’s a kid to do? We put together a list of activities that offer different experiences for various age groups to help keep kids engaged and maybe even learn a few new things. The list encompasses a range of activities for residents in Bridgeland as well as around Cypress and the Greater Houston area.
Educators know that students learn best through experiential learning, or learning by doing. There are many benefits to fully engaging in an experience, as information is more quickly absorbed and retained. Students also gain insight into their own skills and passions when they are actively involved in learning. What better time to explore something new or expand on activities they already enjoy than during spring break.
Right here in Bridgeland, residents can find a selection of things to do. Keep an eye out for emails from our HOA under the subject line “Be More Connected.” Each week our Village Activity Planners keep residents updated on all that’s happening in our community. For example, residents can enhance their child’s creativity with hands-on art experiences during spring break on Monday and Tuesday with sessions occurring at 9-11:30 a.m. or 12-2:30 p.m. each day. Budding artists ages 6-11 will have the opportunity to paint on canvas, draw with oil pastels, and create a sculpture using clay. Art classes are $45 per session and will take place in the Mallard Room at Lakeland Activity Center.
If your child has a knack for dramatic flair, spring break may be the perfect time to hone those skills in Drama Camp. Held Wednesday to Friday with two sessions each day, the 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. session is for age group 5-8 and the 1-3 p.m. session is for age group 9-12. The fee for Drama Camp is $80 for a three-day session and will be held in the Sandpiper room at Lakeland Activity Center.
Another option to expend some energy is Tennis Camp. For four days, March 13-16, if you have a Serena Williams- or Roger Federer-want-to-be in your household, Tennis Camp may be the ace activity. Held at the Lakeland Activity Center tennis courts from 10:30 to noon, Monday through Thursday. The fee for the four-day camp is $120.
Did you know that Bridgeland currently has over 60 play parks for residents? Pack some lunch and snacks and hop on your bikes and ride throughout all of Bridgeland and see how many you can visit between March 13 and 17. Be sure to post a picture on social media of your family and mention the park you are visiting and tag us at #Bridgelandmpc.
Friday’s in March are fun for the whole family with Bridgeland’s March Movie Madness. Movies will be shown in Festival Park starting at 7 p.m. Remember to bring a blanket or a chair – and a friend – and join your neighbors for an entertaining lineup of outdoor movies!
Looking for activities outside of the community? You don’t have to be Irish, just Irish at heart for the annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The three-mile parade takes place Sunday, March 19 from 2-5 p.m. and runs along FM 1960 from Paradise Valley Drive to Kuykendahl Road.
Active Kids near Willowbrook is offering a volleyball camp. Block your calendars from Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The two-hour sessions are offered for students of any level up to 12th grade. Click the link to register.
A little closer to home, Escape Now of Cypress is open from noon till 10 p.m. Located on Jones Rd, the interactive group game experience is fun for a group of friends or for the whole family. Put your problem solving-skills to work to solve the crime within 60 minutes. Or try Escapology on Barker Cypress Rd. Closed Monday and Tuesday, but open from 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursdays till 10 p.m. and Friday from 3-11 p.m. Check their website for weekend hours
Children’s Museum Houston is having a Spring Break Destination Celebration where there is something different to celebrate every day during spring break. Bungee trampolines, dinosaur discovery day when you’ll travel back to the Jurassic Period and snow day are just some of the fun that awaits you. Click the link to get started on your next adventure.
Animal lovers will want to reserve their tickets to the Houston Zoo now. Located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, the zoo will stay open an hour later for spring break week occurring March 11-19.
Get outside to explore the trails at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center — for free! Or check out their website for information on their Green Machine Spring Break Camp for ages 4-12. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to dusk, the arboretum is located at 4501 Woodway.
Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to experience the world premier exhibit of King Tut’s Discovery Experience. The museum is open Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Permanent Exhibitions are free on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., but special exhibits like King Tut, the Planetarium, Butterfly Center and the Giant Theater require an additional ticket.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston is offering an art making experience in the Cullen Sculpture Garden. Your family can experiment with different materials, tools or processes to create your own works of art. Check out their current list of special exhibits now on view.
The Main Street Theater will perform a musical of Mo Willems’ Caldecott Honor award-winning book, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Performances are at 1:30 p.m. on March 14-17 and at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on March 18.
‘Fun takes flight’ is the spring break theme at Lone Star Flight Museum. Their week-long program, from March 11-18, offers different experiences each day including helicopter day and mechanic day with talks with pilots and mechanics, hands-on demonstrations, NASA Day, drones, Community Day, a MaxFlight VR experience and opportunities to earn Scout & American Heritage Badges.
And last, but certainly not least, there is so much to see and do at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Through March 19, children can enjoy carnival fun, festival food, livestock shows and petting zoos. Admission includes the carnival but not rides, games, rodeos or concerts in NRG Stadium.