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–– [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Spring_Break/index.html" text="KIDS ARE FREE!" date="2017-02-14"] 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
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
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….
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 [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Spring_Break/index.html" text="Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017" date="2017-02-14"] page and select "Workshops and Classes" to learn more about this and all of the other fun classes!
More Than A Zoo
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
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
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 [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Spring_Break/index.html" text="Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017" date="2017-02-14"] page and select "Attractions."
Discover The World Of Art On Canyon Road
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 [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Spring_Break/index.html" text="Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017" date="2017-02-14"] page.
Put All Your Eggs In One Basket Or Two
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 [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Spring_Break/index.html" text="here" date="2017-02-14"] . Be sure to also read last month's [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/blog/kids_free_fest/" text="blog" date="2017-02-14"] for more Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 offerings!
Start planning your Santa Fe getaway now and order the new [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visitors_Guide/index.html" text="2017 Santa Fe Travel Guide" date="2017-02-14"]. Don't forget our [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Specials/" text="Deals and Specials page," date="2017-02-14"] which includes additional offers on lodging, meals and shopping. We hope to see you real soon!