8 Spring Break ideas in Butler County,

It’s getting warmer, and the kids are getting restless.  Spring break is starting for many of the kids in Butler County. If you are staying home with your kids this spring break and need somewhere to go, here are a few ideas of things to do in Butler County.

Head to a movie – There are a lot of great movies out right now.  If you are headed to the theater, save a bit of money by heading to AMC Hamilton during the day.  Tickets for shows before 4pm are only $3.99 every day.  Find a movie here.https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/cincinnati/amc-showplace-hamilton-8

Do some Yoga – Go to Liberty Center in Liberty Township for the Yoga Series at The Unity Chapel by TriHealth.  They have a session for little kids, called Little Yogis on Monday at 11:00AM   A fun-filled Little Yogis class for our yogis 3 -6 years old that blends yoga, play, dance, music, and drama! The class includes variations on traditional yoga postures that help children develop physical strength, flexibility, emotional calm, and self-expression while increasing their concentration, self esteem, and creativity. The poses & breathing exercises will teach children to stretch & strengthen every part of their body, increasing body awareness and learning techniques for settling down. Learn more about this class and other yoga opportunities here http://www.liberty-center.com/Manage/Events/agentType/View/PropertyID/184/Yoga-at-the-Unity-Chapel-by-TriHealth–Events
Monday is Lego Day at the Middletown Library – The MidPointe Library System is a gem in Butler County.  All of the branches have programs for children, teenagers and adults. Next week they have an exciting program at the Middletown Branch that is all about Legos.  There are several different sessions for different age groups.  Kids will be building, creating and having fun.

From 2pm -4pm the library is  presenting Everything is Awesome! in the Middletown Storytime Room, come and play games and do Lego activities. This is an all ages event.
From 3pm to 4pm the teenagers are getting building with Lego Makerspace. This program is geared for 6th through 12th graders.  Learn more about Midpointe Library events at www.midpointelibary.org/events/ .

Take in some art -Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens in Hamilton, Ohio. The park features a 10,000 square foot Ancient Sculpture Museum displaying Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan sculpture thousands of years old. The museum is open daily from 8 am-  5 pm. Tickets –  Adults: $8.00, Children (6 – 12): $3.00, Children (5 and under): FREE Learn more at http://www.pyramidhill.org/

Catch a Train -EnterTRAINment Junction, unlike any indoor family entertainment center on the planet! 80,000 Square feet of unmatched family fun featuring two world class attractions.  At EnterTRAINment Junction, you can Marvel at the world’s largest indoor train display (that’s 25,000 sq. ft. of model trains on an enormous train layout), slide, climb and crawl in a spectacular children’s play area, discover at our imaginative railroading museum, you can engineer your own locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car or ride our narrow gauge train ride.  While you are here, enjoy the greatest funhouse on earth.  It’s like a theme park, and it’s all indoors!

Right now EnterTrainment is celebrating March Madness.  Their A-Maze-n Fun house, a ticket add-on, is only $1.25 (usually $9.95) , and Hot Dogs are only 25¢ each.
Regular Tickets called  Train Journey cost $13.95 for Adults, $11.95 for Seniors, $9.95 for Children 3-12 years, 2 and under are free.
Order Tickets for Entertrainment in advance here:https://www.gatemastertickets.com/entertrainmentjunction/products.aspx?catid=1

Learn a bit about Science – Visit the Hefner Museum of Natural History, located on the main campus of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), the Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History uses exhibits, collections and specimens, and interactive programs to teach visitors of all ages about biology and natural history. Through its exhibits and collections, the Hefner helps visitors to understand and appreciate the importance of biodiversity, conservation, and ecology.  Our normal hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Free Admission! Learn more http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/hefner-museum/about/visiting-museum/group-visits/index.html

Hit the Ice –Take the kids for a skate at the Googin Ice Center on the ice at Miami.  They offer an open skate on Fridays from noon to 1pm.  The cost is $5 and the skate rental is included. Learn more on their website here.  Confirm ice time is ongoing by checking the website here. http://www.ice.miamioh.edu/index.php?go=public_skating

Give Back – Help the Butler County MetroParks to prepare VOA for another busy season of athletic competitions. Help hang nets for soccer goals and clean up the athletic field area. Join other community members April 2nd from 9-noon.
Learn more about Stepping Forward: Service Dayshttp://reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs/1050/
For more information call (513) 867-5835. Voice of America MetroPark: Community Room. 7850 VOA Park Drive West Chester, OH 45069 Learn more about events with the Butler County Parks at www.reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs/

Contributed by Ann Becker.