Man oh man, how Spring Break has changed. It used to be about getting in your bathing suit, sipping on a drink by the beach & well staying out late. Now it's more like a much needed stay-cation, coffee & possibly a splurging trip to Trader Joes. 

We all love our little ones, but sometimes Spring Break feels a little long, a little pricey. Here are a few activities to do with your babes without the a crazy price tag. 

1. Hike It Out 

A hike does not have to mean climging boulders & being shirtless. I could be a fun, energy draining activity for the kids. What could a kid, full of energy, want to do more than run like a wild child? A ton of local parks offer activities or you can explore on your own. 

A couple great parks in LA worth checking out at Griffith Park & Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Park. 

Cost: FREE, but bring change for parking

2. All Aboard! Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad

Who has a little one who is a fan of Thomas The Train? Kids have a chance to ride a mini steam train, explore train cars & more at Walt Disney's Barn!

Cost: Suggested donation is $3

Info: lals.org

3. Do Arts & Crafts at Lakeshore 

March is DIY month at Lakeshore learning center which means dream catchers, lanyards, glitter, glue & more. The best part? No glitter or mess at home! 

Cost: FREE

Info: Lakeshorelearning.com 

4. Bless Your Pups 

Do you ever feel like your dog could use a good blessing? Literally, get your dog sprinkled with holy water. Whether it's a dog, cat or a bunny...they can all be a aprt of the fun. The event ios complete with live entertainment, costumes, pony rides & a petting zoo that will most likely put a smile on your little one's face!

Where: Olvera Street, Downtown

When:  Saturday, March 30th at 2:00p 

Cost: FREE

Info: callolvera.com  

5. Make Your Dreams Come True...LITERALLY! 

Head to the Dream Come True Party Room in Long Beach dressed up in your favorite princess or prince outfit! Enjoy face painting, snacks & arts and crafts all for just a $8 per kid. What could be better than making dreams come true?

Cost: $8 per kid  

Info: dreamscometruepartyroom.com