A spring break getaway doesn't have to break the bank. A fun, memorable family getaway is closer (and more affordable) than you think in Hamilton County, Indiana - just north of Indianapolis. Get inspired with our list of 25 things to do for spring break with kids in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond.

Things to Do


1. Explore Conner Prairie, an interactive history museum where families can interact with costumed interpreters from 1800s Indiana. The outdoor grounds, including the Animal Encounters barn with baby animals, opens for the season March 27.

2. Take a guided horseback trail ride or pony ride at K-Trails Equestrian Adventures at Strawtown Koteewi Park.

3. Shoot a bow and arrow in the family fun zone at Koteewi Range: Sport and Target Archery Center at Strawtown Koteewi Park.

4. Splash and swim at the indoor water park and pool at the Monon Community Center.

5. Peek inside miniature and antique dollhouses at the Museum of Miniatures and Other Collections.



6. Paint a piece of pottery at Kiln Creations or uPaint Pottery Studio.

7. Walk or bike along more than 500 miles of outdoor trails, including the Monon Trail, a paved pedestrian path with Zagster bike share stations along the way.

8. Shop Indiana’s only IKEA store located in Fishers. Don’t forget the Swedish meatballs!

9. Practice your golf swing at Topgolf.

10. Sign up for an arts class at Nickel Plate Arts or Caravan Classes.

Nickel Plate Arts

11. Stop inside the Ignite Studio at Hamilton East Public Library, an art studio and makerspace open to the public.

12. Catch a movie on the big screen at Hamilton 16 IMAX at Hamilton Town Center.

13. Lace up your shoes and bowl a strike at Pinheads or Three-Two-Fun.

14. Pretend you’re royalty and experience princess or prince high tea at Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen.

15. Sign up for a kids cooking class at Sprouts Cooking School - the only kids cooking school in Indiana.

Sprouts Cooking School

16. Make a custom lotion or scrub at Bath Junkie in Carmel City Center.

17. Shop for a new spring wardrobe at Clay Terrace or Hamilton Town Center.

18. Grab some food and an adult beverage at a family-friendly establishment like Sun King Spirits, Books and Brews Carmel or MashCraft Fishers.

19. Design your own doughnut at Donut Refinery – you pick the glaze and topping to make your creation.

20. Race against your teammates at K1 Speed.

K1 Speed

21. Bounce around at Sky Zone trampoline park.

22. Try to beat the clock and get out at The Escape Room.

23. Suit up for competitive family fun at Laser Flash.

24. Stretch out with baby animals and take a goat yoga class with Happy Goat Lucky Yoga.

25. Play outside on the award-winning West Commons Playground at Central Park.


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