The official definition of spring break — also known as March break, spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, or a reading period — is an early spring recess at universities and schools. Common spring break destinations include Lake Havasu, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach and South Padre Island.
Unfortunately, that type of spring break entertainment is beyond the budget of many kids. Besides, if your family is anything like mine at this time of year, you’re still recovering from Christmas and focusing on what you’ll do this summer. That’s why I’m excited to share a couple of family-friendly spring break ideas being offered by your Parks and Recreation Department.
Free showing of Space Jam
Since spring break technically starts after school today, you can join us this evening at Wolf Pen Creek Park for a free showing of Space Jam. I love this movie, especially with the approach of March Madness.
Gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at 8. You can bring your own refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller, and alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Neighborhood Fishing Clinic
You can close out your spring break at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Neighborhood Fishing Clinic on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Central Park pond. The clinic is free for all ages, and participants will learn fisheries stewardship, state regulations, and how to tie lures and identify fish.
Fishing equipment will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own rods and reels, fly rods, cane poles or other gear. Anyone older than 17 will need a valid fishing license with a freshwater endorsement. Concessions will be available, but feel free to pack a lunch or ice chest (no glass is permitted).
We hope you and your family will join us for these two fantastic events! If you have any questions, email me at email@example.com.