Free Spring Break Fun in Lake County

Spring Break is here! If you opted to stay in Lake County because of schedule or funds you don’t need to resign yourself to unlimited TV and playgrounds. There is much FREE fun to be had in Lake County this spring break!

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Always Free Fun:

Wildlife Discovery Museum {1403 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest}
This great little nature center is nestled into the historic buildings of Elawa Farm is is free all the time. Open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prairie Grass Nature Museum {860 Hart Rd., Round Lake}
This always free museum is full of realistic exhibits, live animals and always changing activities. Open Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lake County Discovery Museum {27277 Forest Preserve Rd, Wauconda}
This local gem of a museum offers hands on activities and exhibits that give kids a look at the history of Lake County and more. The museum is free for kids on Tuesdays (half price for adults).

The Raupp Museum 901 Dunham Lane, Buffalo Grove}
This local museum showcases the history of Buffalo Grove through its local artifacts and special exhibits. Always free, over Spring Break they will be having walk-in activities every afternoon as well as nature walks.

best playgrounds in lake countyOf course Playgrounds are always free but it doesn’t have to be the boring neighborhood tot lot! Check out these jaw-dropping playgrounds that will make even your tween interested in joining in the fun!

There are also fun free events happening all week across the county. We’ve made a printable schedule for each of the 3 weeks wee know districts have spring break. Click on the image or link for the week you are off for more ideas.

Full details on each event listed can be found on our calendar, this is just a resource to help you plan your week! Hand it to the kids with a highlighter and let them rule!

Free Spring Break Activities March 21-25

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Free Spring Break March 28 – April 1 free spring break

Free Spring Break April 4-8 free spring break

If you’re feeling adventurous check out last years Spring Break Chicago Style Series. Not only is there a ton of free stuff to do in Chicago, Loralie also shares how you can enjoy a full day of fun for only $20!


Finally if you have a bit of wanderlust, our friends at Foss Swim School helped us put together a list of great water-park destinations only a gas-tank away, as well as a list of Lake County water parks. You can save so much on our free fun all week you can take a weekend trip!


Happy Spring Break!


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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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