It seems like nearly every school district in the Chicagoland area has its spring break starting next Monday, March 25. If you're not heading to the beach, Disneyworld, Mexico, or on the road to visit family ... well, we have some ideas for how your family can make your "staycation" an enjoyable one -- and inexpensive, too!
Keep the kids active: If this chilly weather continues, that likely means making the most of the indoors. So check out the Go West Indoor Play Guide for a multitude of options. Nearly all of the professional gymnastics facilities offer a few open gyms a week. During the week of March 25, the gym at the Pottawatomie Community Center in St. Charles will offer its "Preschool Playtime" on Monday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (That's a cheap option; only $3 for up to two hours of play time.) My preschooler is a big fan of both Kids Town and Little Monkey Bizness in Wheaton.