Thursday , 27 October 2016

Michele’s Weekly Fave Five: Spring Break Ideas for McKinney `Staycations’

storybook ranch horsesIt’s time to spring forward McKinney! Good thing too. After such a wacky winter, spring can’t get here fast enough. Anything we can do to move things along, I say lets go for it. While we’re at it, for those of us enjoying Spring Break at home this week, there are plenty of fun ways to shake off cabin fever.

This week’s Fave Five has something for everyone ready to bring the spring. Some of the activities on this suggested itinerary can be enjoyed all week long, while others are specific to a particular day. Be sure to check out the websites associated with the activities that sound fun to you to get all the details. Enjoy!

Monday – Horseback Riding at Storybrook Ranch – Whether for the day or the week, Storybrook Ranch is offering plenty of Spring Break activity. A special Spring Break Camp runs March 10-14 with options to drop in for a day, or stay all week. In addition to horseback riding, participants will be able to enjoy nature games and water activities in and around their Old West town. Located at 3701 South Custer Road, you can click here to visit their website.

heard walking trailTuesday – Dig For Dinosaurs – On Tuesday, March 11, grab the family and head out to the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. This  cool family mini-camp featuring a real fossil hunt. Participants will also get the opportunity to make pre-historic inspired crafts to take home as a memory of the day. This camp is designed for kids 5 and up and their grown-ups to enjoy together. Each adult may bring up to 4 kids.Click here to register.

Wednesday – Jump, Flip and Fly at Elevate Trampoline Park.  This has to be one of the coolest concepts on the planet. Elevate Trampoline Park is designed for folks to jump, flip and fly. With dodgeball courts, slam-dunk courts, and a bungee trampoline that lets you soar over 25 feet into the air, the only reason you’ll want to disembark from the jump-fest will be to climb the 26-foot rock wall.  After dark, the black lights come on and the DJ starts spinning. Drop the kids, join one of their fitness classes, or enjoy family night. Seriously cool fun. Elevate is located at 2040 Redbud Blvd. Suite 100. Click here to visit their website.

Thursday – Zip! – Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.- Kids 7 to 14 will be allowed to choose from several low and high initiative ropes course adventures including, of course, the zip line. Family members are welcome to tag along at no extra cost as long as non-participating kids are supervised at all times. This activity requires pre-registration. Click here for more details.

Friday – Get Your Art On – Friday, March 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – During spring break, McKinney’s Painting With A Twist will offer daily classes geared toward you and your kiddos. All you have to do is click here, decide which day or work of art you and yours want to create, click, register, done. Show up, paint, play, enjoy. Painting With A Twist is located at 3201 Hardin Blvd. Suite 204. Click here to visit their website.

heard canoeBONUS: Saturday – Canoe – Saturday March 15, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Did you know that in addition to awesome hiking trails, the Heard has wonderful wetland water trails as  well? True story! For this spring break adventure, join an experienced Heard guide for safety and paddle instruction, then enjoy a 40 minute guided canoe expedition through the Heard’s wetlands. Afterwards, enjoy free time to paddle and explore on your own. Click here to learn more and register.

To find even more fun ways to enjoy spring break adventures, be sure to check in with our friends at McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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Writer Michele Stevens Bernard is a foodie, music-lover, baseball-junkie and unashamed homer. As owner of MSB Media Content Source, nothing pleases her more than to shine a light on the people, places and things that make her hometown McKinney, Texas unique, amusing and tasty by nature. Check out her contributions on TSB and her blog at

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