75+ Things to Do Over Spring Break


Spring Break is coming! Whether you’re staying in town or looking to get away for a day or weekend, there is fun for the whole family on this list. Check out our ideas for over 75 things to do in the Manhattan area for Spring Break!

75+ Things to Do on Spring Break

  1. Go for a walk.
  2. Enjoy story time at the library.
  3. Build a fort.
  4. Go bowling at Wabash Cannon Bowl at the K-State Union or at Little Apple Lanes
  5. Plant a garden.
  6. Hike nature trails at the Konza Prairie. 
  7. Schedule a play date.
  8. Check out the interactive play options at  MHK Play studio. 
  9. Organize a family game night.
  10. Take your dogs to a local dog park.
  11. Plan a day trip to Topeka using our day trip guide!
  12. Hit up one of the multiple playgrounds in town.
  13. Check out books at the library to read throughout the week.
  14. Visit the Sunset Zoo. Consider a Friends of the Zoo membership to save money all year long.
  15. Set up a bird feeder.
  16. Build a sand castle at one of beaches at Tuttle Creek State Park.
  17. Go for a bicycle ride.
  18. Plan a weekend trip to Kansas City or Overland Park.
  19. Schedule a family movie night.
  20. Discover a local museum.
  21. Fly a kite.
  22. Have a YES day, were everything is a YES!
  23. Visit A&H farm to play on the playground and even sample some peaches as you dream of summer time!
  24. Create a family time capsule.
  25. Explore the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s Thomas Edison Exhibit.
  26. Host a tea party.
  27. Visit Wamego for the day.
  28. Do some spring cleaning and donate what you don’t need.
  29. Play sand volleyball at City Park.
  30. Jump the wiggles out at Leap.
  31. Create a spa day at home.
  32. Play yard games like bocce ball, ladder golf or design your own scavenger hunt.
  33. Go zip lining at Wildwood Adventure Park.
  34. Teach your kids a new recipe.
  35. Go fishing at Rocky Ford.
  36. Paint pottery at Uncorked Inspiration.
  37. Host a lemonade stand.
  38. Go on a weekend trip to Omaha, Nebraska.
  39. Pitch a tent and camp in your backyard.
  40. Shop from local vendor’s at the Farmer’s Market.
  41. Make a family photo album.
  42. Teach your kids how to wash your cars in the driveway.
  43. Catch a movie at AMC Theater.
  44. Have your kids clean out their bedrooms and host a yard sale.
  45. Feed the ducks at Anneberg Park.
  46. Start an Ancestry account and build your family tree.
  47. Have a family slumber party in the living room.
  48. Visit the tubes at Tuttle Creek State Park.
  49. Go on a day trip to Abilene, or spend the night with tips from our guide!

    Abilene Mural
  50. Get out the water tables or sprinklers for water play.
  51. Look for treasures while thrifting or antiquing.
  52. Put together a puzzle.
  53. Discover the shops downtown.
  54. Search Pinterest for a new spring craft.
  55. Make cards or write letters to friends and family.
  56. Try to escape at Locked Manhattan.
  57. Enjoy story time at Chick-Fil-A.
  58. Take a weekend trip to Wichita.
  59. Decorate your sidewalk or driveway with chalk.
  60. Check out Open Gym at Manhattan Gymnastics Academy or Paragon Performance Sports.
  61. Check out the Story Pirates podcast and craft a story of your own.
  62. Plant a tree.
  63. Take a day trip to Salina.
  64. Play ball at one of the local ball fields.
  65. Take a break from shopping at the Tooth Story Play Area at Manhattan Town Center. 
  66. Stargaze.
  67. Paint kindness rocks and hide them for friends to find.
  68. Plan a weekend trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  69. Make your own playdough or slime.
  70. Make the best of a rainy day – splash in the rain.
  71. Go camping at one of the local lakes.
  72. Bring new life to old clothes with Tie Dye.
  73. Set up a backyard movie night.
  74. Go for a picnic in a local park.
  75. Make a bonfire.
  76. Volunteer with a local non-profit organization.
  77. Plan your next family vacation.
  78. Pick wildflowers.
  79. Hike or bike Linear Trail.
  80. Sign up to run the St. Patrick’s Day 10K or 2-mile Run/Walk in Aggieville.
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Amanda Jepsen
Hello, I’m Amanda Jepsen. My husband and I are both Manhattan natives who are proud to call this place home. We just celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. I am a stepmom to two great teenagers - one of whom will graduate high school this Spring! I became an older new mom to our baby girl who was born in 2022. We have two big fur babies - Charlie, our 14 yr old lab mix and Mac, our 7 year old pitbull mix. I’m a Registered Nurse, working most of my career in the Emergency Room, but currently working in Psychiatry. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, cooking with my husband, and playing with our daughter.


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