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Spring Break “Staycation” Inspiration

A father and child hiking through the woods at Lions Den  Gorge

Sticking around for Spring Break this year?  We’ve got a few suggestions for things you can do in the Milwaukee area.  Bonus points for wearing your BCS spirit wear while you explore our great city!

Go ride The Hop street car!  Park by the Milwaukee Public Market, and then board the street car at the stop right across the street on St. Paul.  Get off and explore the area, or stay on and take the round trip back. Then enjoy lunch or a treat at the market or at one of the many restaurants in the Third Ward.  If the weather is cooperating, you can take a stroll down the RiverWalk (if you’re willing to walk a little bit, you can find the Bronze Fonz and Gertie the Duck for photo ops!).

Visit one of our awesome museums. Check out the Domes, the Harley Davidson Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, the Milwaukee Art Museum, or the Milwaukee Public Museum. You can talk with your kids about our through line of “Creativity: Exploring and Creating Beauty.” You might even want to work on creating a gallery of their artwork at home!

Take a tour. You can take a free or low cost tour of the Jelly Belly Factory in Pleasant Prairie (and maybe do some outlet shopping), visit the 88.9 Radio Station and enjoy some Stone Creek Coffee afterward, check out the Clock Shadow Creamery, the Harley Davidson Powertrain Operations tour, or explore the city’s Skywalk system with the walking tour.

Take a hike!  Check out the Seven Bridges Trail, Lion’s Den Gorge, Lapham Peak, or take a day trip to Devil’s Lake. A simple Google search for family-friendly hikes in Milwaukee will provide lots of great options. Enjoy God’s creation and ask your kids about how we can be good stewards of it.

Get in the car and go!  Take a day trip to Madison and check out the Bucky statues around town, enjoy Babcock Hall ice cream at Babcock Hall or the Memorial Union Terrace (bonus: giant iconic terrace chair photo op in BCS spirit wear), visit the Children’s Museum, and enjoy some Stella’s cheesy bread at the Dane County Farmer’s Market. Visit Green Bay and take a stadium tour and explore the developing area nearby. Go to the Dells and enjoy a water park. Visit the Bean in Chicago for your spirit wear pic, then explore the amazing Maggie Daly Park.  You might even be able to talk the kids into some shopping on the Magnificent Mile.

There are literally hundreds of other great ideas if you do a Google search of “Milwaukee staycations.”  Enjoy the opportunities we have for family fun all around us!

If you’d like to learn more about Brookfield Christian School, contact us. We’d love to meet you and learn more about you!  Campus visits are available by appointment.