What do you wanna do?  That’s the age-old question especially when you have kids that are on Spring Break.  Whether you live in Kenosha or are just visiting, there’s plenty to do!  Since Spring Break is scheduled at a different time for everybody, this itinerary covers Kenosha kids’ activities through the end of May.  If you are visiting for Spring Break, you may just want to extend your stay….

First things first!  Where do you wanna stay?  May I suggest the Wyndham Garden - Kenosha Harborside or The Stella Hotel and Ballroom?  They are both located in downtown Kenosha, right where all the action is.  Museums, restaurants, shops and other activities are all in walking distance or a short drive away.

Where do you wanna eat?  Staying right in downtown makes deciding on a restaurant pretty easy, or hard depending on how you look at it! There really are so many to choose from but for some fun options in Kenosha for kids, try Choo-Choo Charlie’s Shriner Diner at the Kenosha Metra Station.  It’s a fun, family friendly environment complete with a choo-choo train that delivers your food to you!  Another fun place to try would be The Spot Drive-In that is open year-round or the Big Star Drive-In which is only open from March 1 until August 31…you’ll be in Kenosha at the perfect time to enjoy yummy food and car-side service.

What do you wanna do? Things to do with kids in Kenosha during Spring Break aren’t hard to find at all.  Channel your inner Jackson Pollock at Hot Mess Studios!  Get messy and make something beautiful by being your own artist and enjoy the process of creating splatters on canvas!  If creative chaos isn’t your thing and you’d rather learn to paint something with an instructor, then a Little Brushes class at Pinot’s Palette is for you.  On Saturday, March 12 they will be demonstrating how to paint a cute puppy that is “Mutts About You”!  If you will be in town on Saturday, May 14, swing on a vine of flowers and have some “Hedgehog Fun”!

Visit Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace for free and see lots of unique and creative art pieces.  There’s even a Stained Glass class happening on March 20 – who knows?  Maybe your masterpiece could grace their walls?  Alpaca Art is another fun, family-friendly spot where you can paint your own pottery.  The catch with this one is that you will need to pick up your finished piece a week later…see?  I did say that you might want to extend your visit! (shipping is also an option.)  

Play Space is a great spot for a younger crowd – they offer open play to build imagination and creativity.  If you are in town on Saturday, April 2, they will be part of the Uptown Kenosha Family Fun Fest - tons of Kenosha family fun to be had!  Love art and books?  Visit Donovan Scherer’s Studio Moonfall for one of a kind books, buttons, art and monsters, most created by the store owner himself.  Also check out the independently-owned Duck Duck Goose Children’s Shop and toy store that focuses on fun, education and creativity – maybe you can find a fun activity to bring back to the hotel with you. 

Are your kids missing school, already?  Well if they need a history fix, then check out The Civil War Museum through May 29 where they can see the Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground exhibit including Battefield Photographs by Larry Stuart.  Plus, on Wednesdays at the Kenosha Public Museum between 9:30 and 10am, preschool-aged children can have fun at Museum Munchkins!  On March 23 they will learn about Ocelots, March 30: Shrikes, April 6: Black Bears, April 13: Otters, April 20: Gray Fox and on April 27: American Lions. 

Love live entertainment?  Listen to the Kenosha Symphony Concert on May 7 at 7:30pm at Reuther Central High School.

And finally, since it is Spring Break after all, get outside already!  Check out the Maple Syrup Hike at Petrifying Springs Park on select dates between March 19-26 and learn from a naturalist from the Pringle Nature Center.   There will be lots of outdoor activities for kids at Bristol Woods Park between April 19 and 23 as part of Pringle Nature Center's No Child Inside program!  Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park opens for a new season on April 9.

And while you’re here definitely don’t miss the Kenosha Public Market and the Kenosha HarborMarket on Saturdays.  The Kenosha Public Library branches always have great kids programs like story times and other kids activities, free to the public.  Kenosha also has countless playgrounds all over the county – with all of these happenings during the Spring Break time period and beyond, the Kenosha family fun is endless!  Pick your places, grab some food and have some fun!  Kenosha is ready to welcome you!

 

Please note: all information is subject to change.