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9 Spring Break Activities for Families Near Phoenix, AZ

Spring break is headed our way! Not everyone can get out of town for the kids’ vacation from school, so we have put together a list of nine things you can do as a family that are nearby.

  1. Cactus League Spring Training Baseball GameVarious Locations

The Cactus League has long been a cherished Arizona tradition for locals, tourists and, of course, baseball fans! The Cactus League spring training season is underway as players from 15 Major League Baseball teams report to their respective stadiums around the Valley. The Phoenix area is home to 15 teams and 10 stadiums. Five of the facilities host two teams every spring. You can find available games on this schedule.

  1. Arizona Renaissance FestivalGold Canyon

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a Renaissance-themed amusement park and fair in Arizona located east of the Phoenix metro area near Gold Canyon. Open now, Saturdays and Sundays thru April 2nd, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm.

  1. Makutu’s IslandChandler

Anchored by a huge tree with tunnels and slides, this indoor playground also has an arcade and pizzeria. Recommended Attire:  Long sleeve shirts and pants so they don’t get a burn going down the slides. Parents can accompany the child thru the play area for 5 years and younger. Kids under 3 may enjoy quieter weekdays and the toddler area. You can also register your children for their special spring break camp. If you go to the AZ Renaissance Festival, hold on to your ticket! It can be used to receive 10% off your entrance fee. Offer valid thru June 30, 2017.

  1. Sea Life AquariumTempe

An aquarium built for kids, Sea Life offers family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures. SEA LIFE Arizona and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona will offer one free child ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket when guests show their AZ Ren Fest Ticket Stubs. Valid through April 30, 2017. OR, save around $5 when you purchase your tickets in advance online. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center combination tickets are also available.

  1. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tempe

Located right across from the Sea Life Aquarium in the Arizona Mills Mall, jump inside the world’s biggest box of LEGO ® bricks at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, an indoor kids’ attraction with 4D cinema, rides and more! Make a day of it and purchase Sea Life/ LEGOLAND® combination tickets.

  1. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Phoenix-Scottsdale

Kierland is a family-friendly resort, offering many activities to enjoy. They offer Villa accommodations as well as traditional rooms. Kierland also has a water area including an 110-foot waterslide, FlowRider, lazy river, a shallow pool for the little ones, and water splash area.  Cabanas are available for rent.

  1. AMC Dine-In Theatre Esplanade 14Phoenix

The perfect way to experience dinner and a movie. Reserve your seat and enjoy a made-from-scratch menu prepared fresh by their chefs, plus a full bar. Just push the service button at your seat to order. Kids get a kick out of pressing the red button on their counter and ordering soda refills. This is a great way to take a break and relax.

  1. Arizona Grand Water ParkPhoenix

The Arizona Grand Resort and Spa is a luxury hotel situated in Phoenix, AZ.  In 2014 it was voted as the #1 Staycation Spot in Arizona and it is also the only AAA Four Diamond All Suite Resort in Arizona. The Arizona Grand is home to their very own Oasis Water Park, voted by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks. Kids will love spending time going up and down the slides, floating around the lazy river, playing in the wave pool, and just hanging out in the splash parks.

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