Try These Staycations for Spring Break

Even if you are staying home for Spring Break, plenty of fun can be had the first week of April. Make some memories while the kids are out of school with some local “Staycation” outings.


Collins Bowling Centers

205 Southland Drive / (859) 277-5746

750 W. New Circle Road

(859) 252-3429 /

Whether your kids are experienced bowlers or need the help of bumpers and ramps, Collins Bowling is an ideal boredom buster during No School days. Collins has special prices on group bowling starting at just $29.50, so the whole family can enjoy bowling, food and drinks at a reasonable price.


Cut & Paste Craft Studio

220 Ruccio Way / (859) 223-0014

Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Save your own house from the mess of art supplies with a visit to Cut & Paste over Spring Break. Drop in and release some creativity with a variety of crafting projects suitable for ages 3 & up.



2534 Nicholasville Road

(859) 277-2323

Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

When the kids are hungry and ready to play, Gattitown is the place to be. An all-you-can-eat buffet is full of pizza, pasta and desserts, and the Midway is full of games, a carousel, bumper cars and more.


Louisville Zoo

1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville

(502) 459-2181

Open Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you’re in the mood for a day trip, the Louisville Zoo is well worth the hour drive along I-64. Spend the day roaming the zoo, enjoying animal encounters of creatures from all over the globe, from gorillas to penguins and everything in between.


Monkey Joe’s

1850 Bryant Road, Suite 120

(859) 264-0405

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Walk in to Monkey Joe’s and the kids can jump, bounce, climb and slide to their heart’s content. The inflatables play centers, obstacle courses and arcade games can entertain kids ranging from ages 2-12.


Salato Wildlife Education Center

1 Sportman’s Lane, Frankfort.

(502) 564-7863 /

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Salato opens for the season March 2, so Spring Break is the perfect time to visit this gem in Frankfort. Pack a lunch and walk the trails, viewing Kentucky wildlife like snakes, bobcats, eagles, a bear and more