It’s the first day of April. Winter is over. And we’re four days into Noblesville Schools’ two-week spring break.
For some, vacation plans have long been made to head out of town. For others, it’s a “staycation” at home, finding things to do here locally.
And if you are not going on vacation, and you’re already feeling cabin fever, then check out our list of 20 things for kids to do this spring break.
1. We often enjoy visiting Conner Prairie, which opens for the season today in Fishers. Visit the four-story treetop post, meet costumed interpreters from 1836 Prairietown and enjoy other outdoor activities. Visit connerprairie.org
2. We enjoy the City of Noblesville camps. This year, the recreation staff offers games, crafts, activities and more on weekdays through April. 9. Campers should wear gym shoes and pack their own lunch, snacks and a water bottle, for camp 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with after-care available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The daily rate for non-field trip days are Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, at $26 per day for residents, $5 more for non-residents. Daily rate on field-trip days are $36 per day, $5 more for non-residents, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only field-trip date that isn’t full, as of press time, is April 6, to Conner Prairie. After care, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is $3 per day.
3. The Boys & Girls of Noblesville, of which we are big supporters, are sold out for both spring break weeks for Camp Crosser, for ages 6-12, with zip line, archery, canoeing, gardening, arts and crafts, river stomping, a challenge course and outdoor games and sports. Call the club to get on a waiting list should any cancellations occur at 317-773-4372. Visit https://bgcni.org/.
4. Kiln Creations in downtown Noblesville is offering several classes with various projects over the next two weeks. Visit www.kilncreations.net/.
5. My Art, also in downtown Noblesville, offers three half days of art camps, 9 a.m. to noon, open to ages 5 and older. Draw and paint a fluffy baby bunny of a 11-by-14-inch framed canvas with acrylic textured paint, then finish with a collage of paper flowers and gems, and create a baby skunk with colored pencil and chalk pastel, April 5; paint a baby pegasus with acrylic paint on a canvas and add glitter for sparkle, April 6; draw, paint and color feathered friends, paint a canvas of blue bird peeking out a birdhouse and more, April 7. Camps are also offered at Fishers and Carmel locations. Visit www.myartindy.com
6. Visit Urban Air adventure park in Noblesville, where visitors can enjoy a sky rider, ropes course, climbing walls, warrior course, trampolines, dodgeball, tumble track and more, with extended hours during spring break, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 2 and 3 and 9-10, 1 to 7 p.m. April 4, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5-8, Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 11, with registration, visit https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/.
7. Hamilton County Sports Complex in Noblesville has open-complex times on Sundays, 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., $10 per hour per person, with cleaning between open gyms, with registration in advance, visit www.thesportscomplex.net/
8. Enjoy playing a round of golf at TopGolf in Fishers, with registration at https://topgolf.com/us, or miniature golf at Birdies in Westfield with registration at https://www.birdiesindy.com/
9. Hamilton County Parks offers free spring break programs, Silly Safaris, April 5; Hoosier Owls, April 6; Indiana Wild, April 8; and Rainforest, April 9, all at 11 a.m. at Cool Creek Nature Center in Westfield. Also, there’s an Easter Egg Hike at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 3. Visit MyHamiltonCountyParks.com
10. Jump, jump, jump on indoor trampolines at SkyZone in Fishers, with registration at https://www.skyzone.com/fishers/events.
11. Walk, run or bicycle the trails at Strawtown Koteewi Park to White River Campground or 27 miles of the Monon Trail or 5.7 miles of the White River Greenway or 2.3 miles of the Midland Trace Trail.
12. Stroll or ride your bike on the Riverwalk along the White River in downtown Noblesville.
13. Canoe or kayak on White River weekends beginning in April.
14. Try your skills at archery at Koteewi Range Archery Sport & Target Archery Center in Noblesville.
15. Swim in the indoor pool at the Monon Community Center in Carmel.
16. Find some good books, CDs or DVDs and discover other activities at your local library.
17. Take a class at Caravan Classes or the Nickel Plate Arts campus in Noblesville.
18. Visit any or all of the Hamilton County parks or any of the city or town parks in our great county.
19. Bowl, play golf, do laser tag and arcades at Three-Two-Fun 32 Bowl in Noblesville, or enjoy bowling and arcades at Pinheads in Fishers. Both have great restaurants.
20. Walk around downtown Noblesville at all of the shops, have ice cream, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
There is plenty more to do here in Hamilton County; you just have to look around.

-Contact Betsy Reason at betsythetimes24-7.com.