St. Louis Spring Break Staycation Guide
Planning a Staycation for Spring Break? Here’s a few discounts and free activities to help you have a little fun throughout the week! Note: I would check the website for the attraction due to Easter Hours and closings during the holiday.
$19.50 for an Attraction Sampler Package at Epic 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena ($38 Value)
Two or Four Unlimited Fun Passes at Swing-A-Round Fun Town (Up to 50% Off)
Two 90- or 120-Minute Jump Passes, or Two-Hour Glow Event for One at Sky Zone Fenton (Up to 50% Off)
High Ropes Course, Laser Tag, or Go-Kart Races at Amp Up Action Park (Up to 52% Off). 11 Options Available.
$31 for a Two-Hour Rock Gym 101 Package for Two at Upper Limits ($60 Value)
Two-Hour Session for a Group of Six or Ten People at Obstacle Frenzy (Up to 56% Off)
Ice Skating for Two, Four, or Six at Creve Coeur Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)
$10 for $20 Worth of Pottery Painting at Pottery Hollow
Unlimited Arcade Play for Two or Four at The Neutral Zone (Up to 56% Off)
$19 for Laser Tag for Up to Four People at Chesterfield Sports Fusion ($30.49 Value)
One, Two, or Four Adult Admissions to Treetop Adventure at Go Ape (Up to 16% Off)
The 2018 Family Attractions Card brings you exclusive deals, discounts and offers throughout St. Louis. And it’s completely free!
New Offers for 2018 include:
Budweiser Brewery Experience
Shaw Nature Reserve
Additional digital offers coming soon!
Download your free Family Attractions Card for additional discounted activities!
Admission to the St. Louis Zoo is always FREE! Some activities do require an admission fee. Learn more about the events going on during spring break HERE.
Below are additional FREE hiking and biking trails for the warmer weather we hope to see during the break.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park features 80 sculptures scattered along a well-maintained trail throughout this unusual park. The trail takes you through woodlands as well as manicured fields, and you’ll encounter large sculptures everywhere you go.
Matson Hill Park
In the “Boone Region” of Street Charles County, Matson Hill Park provides a unique opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast who wishes to escape into a heavily forested area. Planned with limited outside development, the park reflects the natural surroundings found in the area during the time of Daniel Boone’s life. Designed for hiking and biking, the undulating terrain offers a challenge to all.
Trail Among the Trees, Rockwoods Reservation –
This hilly loop will take you past a rocky glade, forested uplands and lowlands, through valleys, quarried areas and Bathtub Cave. Arriving at the rocky glade, you’ll find a nice west-facing overlook of the Rockwoods area, which is particularly enjoyable at sunset. The beginning and end of the trail are flat and easy, but the middle section has a few steep grades and some stairs. There are 7 designated hiking trails covering around 13 miles.
The initial loops and field areas are designed for any skill level and the back portion of the park has challenging climbs, creek crossings, and exposed rock and tree roots. In addition, a one-half mile paved surface trail that is open to walking and bicycle traffic only surrounds the fishing lake along Wilson Road. While strolling on one of many trails, make sure to take in the wildflower show occurring late spring through summer, or look for crayfish and tadpoles in the picturesque creek that is accessible at several points along the trail.
River Scene Trail at Castlewood State Park
From the trailhead, you’ll face an intimidating incline, but most of this hike’s elevation gain is in the first third of a mile; the rest is either flat or a descent. At the top of the initial climb you’ll see the first of the dramatic views from the top of the bluffs. Be sure to keep your kids at a safe distance from the edge as there is no railing along the bluffs. However, there are great benches and overlook decks where you can safely enjoy the views. Continue along the trail as it follows the edge of the bluffs to the hiking-only section. About a mile into the hike you’ll start to descend a long set of stairs leading down from the bluffs and into the valley below. After passing through a short tunnel under the railroad tracks, you’ll arrive at the edge of the Meramec River. This section is great for exploring the river’s edge, especially when you get to the large sandy beach. The trail continues past the cul-de-sac at the beach and eventually ends on a park road. Turn to your right and follow the park road back to the trailhead.
Powder Valley Nature Center
Families can take a hike on one of several paved trails that weave through the Powder Valley Nature Conservation Center. There’s also an indoor learning center and special free classes for kids throughout the summer.
Indian Camp Creek Park
ICCP’s prairie lowlands and wooded hillsides offer more than 9 miles of multi-use, natural surface trails for hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The trails are open during daylight hours and the flats along the creek are accessible to most. The back portion of the park has several more challenging climbs, exposed rock or tree roots and ditch crossings.
St. Louis Riverfront Trail
Instead of dense woods and lush wetlands, the St. Louis Riverfront Trail provides an opportunity for riders to experience historic and industrial sections of St. Louis, as well as natural river scenery. Although the trail is a bit longer roundtrip, especially for children, there are plenty of stop-off points and attractions. Among them: The Laclede Power Center, “Reflections on a River” floodwall art mural, Native Plant Nursery, Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Underground Railroad Site (the first nationally-designated Underground Railroad Site in Missouri), North Riverfront Park and the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
Katy Trail—Weldon Springs to Defiance
The Katy Trail features luscious scenery, as well as many options for shorter and longer rides. In particular, this leg from the Weldon Springs trailhead to Defiance is perfect for families because of its length, terrain and attractions. Wildflowers dot the landscape as you roll from town to town. Formerly the MKT rail line, this stretch of Katy Trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Americana.
Constructed on an old railroad right of way, Grant’s Trail (named for Ulysses S. Grant) is a flat, fun and diverse way to enjoy the outdoors. It winds through the woods just like the train tracks used to, but don’t worry—there are no stockcars or tracks in sight. Instead, riders will see a variety of attractions, including the Grant Historic Site and the Sappington House home and museum. Be sure to stop by one of the most famous attractions—the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale stables and pastures.
Forest Park Biking and Hiking Trail
The Forest Park Biking and Hiking Trail offers riders many fun, interactive stops along the way. There are a dozen attractions located near the park, including access to the St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo. If you’d rather keep riding, the trail also features pristine lakes, great wooded areas and striking flower gardens. It’s good for bird-watching, too—more than 200 species have been sighted here.