Spring break is quickly approaching, and for many of us that means figuring out a way to entertain our children without breaking the bank. Spring break is strange in that not everyone has the time off together, and even though it happens smack dab in the quiet season for vacationing, prices for trips can become quickly inflated, making travel out of reach for many families. Thankfully, there are a ton of options for spring break that don't rely on fancy trips. These spring break ideas for families on a budget I've found are more than enough fun and adventure without the hefty price tag.
The first thing is that you need to be honest about your budget. You don't want to go into a ton of debt just trying to have a good time, because in the long run, that will stop you from having any fun. You also need to know just how much time you'll have together. It might be only a long weekend, or a few days midweek. Between work schedules, extracurriculars, lessons, and life, spring break isn't always the seven-day bonanza it was in undergrad. Plan in time for traveling, and add several hours — if not an entire day — to deal with the inanities that accompany traveling with children. You won't regret it.