Father and daughters outdoors in woods sitting on log smilingYou need not go far to enjoy the Spring Break with your kids. McKinney is home to a lot of fun places for the family including museums, historical places and so much more. Whatever your children’s interests are, McKinney can offer activities to keep them busy while having fun during the week off from school. Here’s some of what McKinney can offer.

The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a 289 acre sanctuary which offers mini-camps for children ages 5-12 years old. Each mini-camp explores different topic which includes both indoor and outdoor activities to stimulate your child’s learning abilities and at the same time give an awareness of the fun activities which makes them feel one with nature. Heard Museum Members will only pay $17 to avail of the camp, while non-members will pay $20.

If your child is an eager animal lover, then Perry Animal Care Center is the place to be. They open daily from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Your child will spend three days of learning and interacting with the animals at Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center. The camp will give your child the daily opportunity to pet and play with the animals in the shelter and above all share some exciting activities with fellow campers. Your child will not only be closer to animals but will gain friends as well.

Storybook Ranch transforms their ranch into 1800’s Western town during spring break camps. All level of riders, from beginners to advanced, is welcome to join. The camp will have daily horseback riding, equine education along with some craft projects, nature games and water activities.All these activities aim to enhance not only your child’s riding skills but also his creativity and curiosity.

If you want to spend time swimming, then you can go to Juanita Maxfield Pool. They offer a variety of pools. From outdoor seasonal pool, floating amenities, public swim and family swim. No matter your age surely you won’t be able to resist the cool water of a swimming pool.  Another place you can visit to have experience some water fun, is the Old Settlers Aquatic Center.They offer hollow water leisure pool, open flume slide with bubblers, Lemon Drop Sprayer, tea cups and cascading waterfall. Surely all these water amenities will keep you wet all day.

For a whole package of family fun you can go to Towne Lake Recreation Area.  They have a 22-acre lake where you can go fishing and paddle boating. They also have two picnic pavilions where you can sit down and eat with your family. The recreation area also has clean restroom and concession services anda playground for your kids. If you love playing ball with your familythey offer volleyball courts, softball/baseball field. Another amenity is the nine lighted horseshoe courts. On top of all these the park has wide parking space and is handicapped-accessible.

These are just few of the places you can visit this Spring break to enjoy with your family or for your kids to create memories they can bring back to school and share with their friends.