Spring Break is underway in Tyler, Texas. School kids are getting to sleep in and stay up late and spend a lot of time with their friends or advancing through the levels of their favorite online game while many of their parents are still trying to adjust to the time change without a week off.

For those parents who take the week off or are at home with their kids for Spring Break, you'll want to find something to do to keep their minds active and to keep from hearing the phrase, "I'm bored!" As a parent, I've heard that phrase one too many times and it's always irritating because there are so many things to do.

If playing outside simply isn't enough and you and the kids get a bit of cabin fever and begin to go stir crazy, there are some options you might want to consider. To get ahead of the meltdown or argument with the kids, plan on taking part in one of these cool activities around Tyler. In some cases these activities are free.

Here are some things to do around Tyler during the rest of Spring Break:

  • explore downtown Tyler - have an ice cream on the square by the fountains
  • see a show at Liberty Hall
  • take a picnic lunch out to Tyler State Park
  • take a stroll through the Azalea District - they're beginning to bloom now
  • see the animals at Caldwell Zoo
  • strike a pose in front of the downtown murals
  • discover something new at The Discovery Science Place
  • tour the Goodman Museum
  • see the tulips at Plantation Pines CHRISTmas Tree Farm
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For more Spring Break adventures:

  • take a drive through Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari
  • make your way out of an escape room
  • check out the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
  • learn about the oil boom at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore
  • go bowling
  • jump around at a trampoline park
  • play laser tag
  • hit the greens on a mini-golf course

With so many options of things to do around Tyler, parents should never hear the phrase, "I'm bored" again.

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