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Santa Fe Spring Break: Kids Play Free!

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Can you believe it? It’s already time to start thinking about your family’s spring break getaway. Are you tired of crowded and expensive amusement parks and beaches? This year, how about something different? Santa Fe is making it easy, affordable, and fun for you and your family to plan that unique spring break vacation. Beginning in March through mid-April, families have a chance to take advantage of deals and specials in Santa Fe and here’s the great part–– KIDS ARE FREE! From outdoor activities, arts, culture, lodging and accommodations, wellness, restaurants, and other kid-friendly attractions we have your family covered to maximize your budget and spring break fun. Here are some workshops, attractions and tours to keep your family busy and entertained this Kids Freefest Spring Break 2017.

 

 Tap Into Your Inner Artist 

Visit Shirley Crow’s studio and create your own art. (Photo courtesy of Shirley Crow)
Visit Shirley Crow’s studio and create your own art. Find this class under “Workshop and Classes” on the  Kids FreeFest page. Photo courtesy of Shirley Crow.

Have your children wanted to tap into their artistic side? Kids 8 to 18 can now create art for free when they create art with their parents. You’ll be able to paint a canvas with award-winning artist Shirley Crow. What a great way to honor and explore their creativity for free!

 

Be A Chocolate Know-It-All

Sample chocolate drinks from around the globe at “Food of the Gods” workshop. (Photo courtesy of Cacao Santa Fe)
Sample chocolate drinks from around the globe at “Food of the Gods” workshop. Find this class under “Workshop and Classes”  on the Kids FreeFest page.  Photo courtesy of Cacao Santa Fe.

Cacao Santa Fe will treat your child to a fun chocolate experience in the form of a two hour workshop this spring break. This workshop will prove to be educational, entertaining and fun for the whole family. By attending the workshop, “Food of the Gods”, you will make a chocolate drink from scratch using roasted beans and small hand tools. You’ll also learn the ancient Mayan/Aztec history of chocolate. Now get this, you’ll also sample 7 unique chocolates from around the world! This workshop is free for children 12 and under with paying adult.

 

The Family That Dances and Drums Together….

Kids can learn the Spanish dance and percussion of Flamenco at Entreflamenco. (Photo courtesy of Entreflamenco)
Kids can learn the Spanish dance and percussion of Flamenco at Entreflamenco. Find this class under “Workshop and Classes” on the Kids FreeFest page. Photo courtesy of Entreflamenco.

If the spirit and dance of flamenco interests you why not take advantage of free flamenco dance instruction from Entreflamenco for you and your family? The class is tailor made for children 7 – 12 and takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The class is free through April 15, 2017! Flamenco percussion will also be offered for those who have two left feet.

Be sure to check out our Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 page and select “Workshops and Classes” to learn more about this and all of the other fun classes!

 

More Than A Zoo

Meet the gang at this Edgewood, New Mexico park! (Photo courtesy of Wildlife West Nature Park)
Meet the gang at this amazing wildlife sanctuary! Learn more in the “Attractions” section of our Kids FreeFest page. Photo courtesy of Wildlife West Nature Park.

The Wildlife West Nature Park is not a zoo per se but a wildlife sanctuary where you can see many different animals roaming in a beautiful setting. Most animals at the park are rescues and will surely bring a smile to your face and your family! Take a leisurely stroll through the grounds and observe these beautiful animals in a natural habitat. For each paid adult or senior admission you will receive one free kid’s admission. Come meet their new cougars, Zia and True,  and their three new coyotes, Chewy, Luna and Dakota! Be sure to check out the Kids Interactive Trail—fun for the whole family!

 

 

Explore The Wonders of Cork

Creating with cork is fun. (Photo courtesy of Estrella Vineyard)
Creating with cork is fun.  Learn more in the “Attractions” section of our Kids FreeFest page. Photo courtesy of Estrella Del Norte Vineyard.

It’s fun to recycle, re-design and reuse corks into a fun project! Estrella Del Norte Vineyard has a great workshop lined up for kids. As they craft their cork project you can enjoy a wine tasting at this exquisite vineyard. This offer is valid for one child per $6 wine tasting adult and during winery hours from March 1 through April 15, 2017.

 

Visit Santa Fe’s Definitive Children’s Museum

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Your child will marvel at all the interactive exhibits! Find this attraction in the “Attractions” section of our Kids FreeFest page. Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

The Santa Fe Children’s Museum extends an invitation to join them for their Spring Break Spectacular offering free admission to one child with every paying adult. The museum is one of Santa Fe’s most interesting exploratory spaces for children of all ages. They offer over 35 interactive exhibits which include giant bubbles, a puppet theater and a 1.5 acre outdoor educational garden.

Learn more about the offers from Wildlife West Nature Park, Estrella Del Norte Vineyard and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum on our  Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 page and select “Attractions.”

 

Discover The World Of Art On Canyon Road

Visit three art galleries on Canyon Road during Kids Free Spring Break 2017. (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)
Visit three art galleries on Canyon Road during Kids Free Spring Break 2017. Find this tour in the “Tours” section of our Kids Free Fest page. Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe.

If your children would like to learn more about art, the kid-friendly Canyon Road Gallery Tours are for those who want to have a unique cultural experience in the City Different. You and your family will visit three Canyon Road art galleries. You will interact with digital art, meet an artist and explore other materials and media. The tour is designed for families with children from ages 5-9. Adults will totally have fun, too! To learn more, select “Tours” on the Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 page.

 

Put All Your Eggs In One Basket Or Two

Let the Easter egg hunt begin! (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Botanical Garden)
Let the Easter egg hunt begin!  Learn more in the “Attractions” section of our Kids FreeFest page. Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

What’s Easter without an Easter egg hunt? Bring your egg hunters to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Sunday, April 16 for a delightful afternoon amongst the spring flowers. The Easter Bunny will also be on site for pictures and visiting! Don’t forget children are FREE!

This will be a truly different and unforgettable spring break for your family. To check out all the action, specific deals, and the expanding list of participating partners, please visit us here . Be sure to also read last month’s blog for more Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 offerings!

Start planning your Santa Fe getaway now and order the new 2017 Santa Fe Travel Guide. Don’t forget our Deals and Specials page, which includes additional  offers on lodging, meals and shopping. We hope to see you real soon!

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