Just because school is closed for a week doesn’t mean that your kids have to stop learning or get bored. This year make your time off more enjoyable by skipping the stress of packing, airport lines, and road trip meltdowns. You can take a Spring Break Staycation right here in the Pee Dee area! We will help you investigate some events and attractions close to home with a handful of great ideas!
Picnic & Play
It’s time to put away those electronics and spend some time outdoors! There are many great parks in the Pee Dee area. Have you checked out Hartsville’s new handicapable playground at Byerly Park or the Lake City Park and boardwalk? What about Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City? Give your pet some special attention and visit a dog park in Florence or Hartsville. Let the kids be part of preparing and packing a healthy picnic lunch that you bring to the park. As the weather warms up, it is a great time for kids to pull out their bikes again or to hit the water with RiverRats in Scranton!
Movies & Museums
Entertainment is key! Look up matinee times for your local movie theater and check out a new release movie. Movies at home with popcorn can also be fun! When was the last time you visited a local museum? Avoid the soon-to-be summer crowd by visiting during spring break. Ever stepped foot in the SC Tobacco Museum in Mullins? Have you been to EdVenture in Hartsville yet?
Day trips can be easy! Plan a trip to a nearby town for shopping, lunch, and to visit their local attractions. The Pee Dee area is full of great art, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Strolling down new downtown sidewalks is a great way to take in new scenery and to experience a new community. Have you checked out Pearl Fryer’s Topiary Garden in Bishopville or The Barn, an antique and home décor shop, in downtown Mullins? Anywhere you go, you’ll find something unique!
Crafts & Creations
When kids are able to create and learn new skills, it helps boost their self-confidence. Science experiments, cooking, baking, knitting, and building. Whatever it may be, you may already have the tools you need at home. Check out some tutorials, templates, or recipes on Pinterest and enjoy working on a new project for the week. Even adults can take on a new project! You can even check out Artbug Studio, Seersucker Gypsy, Girls University, or Olio Studio for some art class events.
Instead of wasting time binging Netflix shows, do something life-changing and impactful. You can serve your local community in many different ways. Visit your local humane society and help walk dogs or help build homes with Habitat for Humanity. Research volunteer opportunities near you and make the most of your time by contributing to something meaningful.
There are usually great events and camps planned specifically for spring break. Check out social media sites and your local Chamber of Commerce and City websites to find upcoming community events. Plan ahead to make the most of your Spring Break Staycation!