7 Spring Break Staycation Ideas for a Week of Family Fun + Giveaway (Canada)

This post is sponsored by Church & Dwight.
Skip the craziness of long-distance travel and plan a fun staycation with your family this spring break! Check out our tips for how!

While family vacations to exotic locales are definitely fun, sometimes a  staycation is far more relaxing! Think about it: no rushing to the airport to catch a flight, no standing in line at the security checkpoint for hours with your shoes off, no sleeping in strange beds! I love traveling, but I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation! A staycation, when planned right, lets you avoid the exhaustion and stress of long-distance traveling while still getting the break you deserve.

Note the key words there above: when planned right. Treat your staycation as a real vacation. That means no catching up on chores and no sneaking peeks at your work email! Instead, play tourist in your own city or province! See your area from a new point of view. Relax and enjoy your spring break with these great tips from our friends at Church and Dwight.

7 Great Spring Break Staycation Ideas for Your Family

  1. Plan an indoor excursion. Visit a local museum, theatre or art centre! Whatever your interests may be, there’s surely something in your area to explore.
  2. Visit a local ski resort. Take a day, or two, to hit the slopes with your family; you can ski, snowboard, snow tube or hike, the options are endless.
  • Tip: If you have family members who are motion sensitive, GravolTM Quick Dissolve Chewables (available for kids and adults) are an effective and convenient option to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness, so you can get there more comfortably and with less worry. (Don’t take GravolTM chewables and drive, as GravolTM Quick Dissolve Chewables may cause cause drowsiness).


    1. Unwind with a good book. When was the last time you spent the day curled up with a good book? Tackle that “to be read” pile! Have everyone in the family pick out a new book (or something from the stacks they haven’t read) and cozy up! For younger kids who aren’t reading yet, grab a stack of colouring books and crayons.
    2. At-home makeovers. Be your own glam squad and grab those nail polishes, make-up powders, sparkle eye shadows, styling tools and last but not least…BatisteTM Dry Shampoo! It’s perfect to use between washes and easy to use.  Applying quick burst revitalizes hair and removes any excess oil, adding body and texture.  With the new limited-edition BatisteTM Ella Henderson Sweet & Seductive Dry Shampoo, you’ll feel like a celebrity, with hair that looks, feels – and smells – great!
    3. Crafts, puzzles and games galore. Now you have time to get into a new project with your kids that could take a few hours or few days, you decide.


  1. Try new recipes. The March break can have us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, inspiring us to tackle that new recipe you or your kids have been wanting to try. Whether it’s a batch of cookies – or a yummy stew – take advantage of your time. It might end up being something you love!

Need a great staycation idea? How about whipping up a batch of cookies with the kids?

  • In addition to all the good food you’ll cook up, make sure all family members get the get their daily recommended nutrients by taking VitafusionTMMen’s or Women’s Complete Multivitamin and Lil’CrittersTM Gummy VitesTM for kids.
  1. Get outside. Go for a walk, a skate at a local rink and maybe pop into a coffee shop to escape from the cold and warm up with a delicious drink.


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On behalf of your family’s most trusted brands, here’s a staycation giveaway for you to enjoy:

  • Vitafusion™ Women’s Complete Multivitamin
  • Vitafusion™ Men’s Complete Multivitamin
  • L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™
  • Ella Henderson for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Paste (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Battery Brush (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Paw Patrol Battery Brush (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Disney Descendants Battery Brush (not pictured)
  • Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips Legs & Body (not pictured)

Value: Approximately $80

Giveaway is open to Canadian residents age of majority only. It ends on March 31st. Enter below for your chance to win!

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What are your favourite staycation ideas? Tell us in the comments!

74 thoughts on “7 Spring Break Staycation Ideas for a Week of Family Fun + Giveaway (Canada)”

  1. I love to make a Staycation fun by being well stocked up on craft supplies and snacks for the kids! We also go to our local walking trails.

  2. It would be fabulous to win a staycation prize.
    We like to get outdoors and since the weather
    has been awesome we have been in the maple
    sugar bush helping out making maple syrup and
    maple candy in the snow.

  3. Dotty J Boucher

    We love going to the zoo and the local park here in Whaling City New Bedford, Its such a great way for the family to have some us time.

  4. My family likes to do different things on different days. One day, usually for a rainy day, we do a marathon movie watching, each member of the family gets to pick one movie and we all watch while eating popcorn. Another day for science motif, we go to Science World or Planetarium. Then outdoors day when we spend the day at a park or beach. Sports day. Shopping Mall day.

  5. We keep it simple and ask the kids what they would like to do. This March Break it is a trip to the beach and a hike in the woods.

  6. Cathy Oppedisano

    To make a staycation fun, I get a professional massage, if the budget allows. There are many sore muscles that need relaxing.

  7. It would be great to win this Staycation Prize Pack.
    In response to your question of
    What do you do to make a staycation fun?
    To make a staycation fun i go to the zoo or a museum,
    i watch movies and i do some baking.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  8. We get out and enjoy the outdoors. We like to go to the local nature trails and see what has changed over the winter months.

  9. I am a huge fan of Staycations – maybe not even staying home – but staying local – keeping money in your local economy – visit a relative, or have them visit you! Go to the museum, park, or just a day trip somewhere different.

  10. love to go hiking and visiting thelocal lakes and rivers, love spending time exploring and takingpictures. Weather permitting.. at home my daughter loves to go shopping and planning themed dinners and desserts.

  11. We love to go to the maple sugar bush and help with the making of the maple syrup by collecting all the sap from the trees.It’s a great fun,family oriented way of pulling together and enjoying all the new warmth of spring.

  12. Robyn Bellefleur

    We like to go through our recycling bin and see if we can make arts and crafts with anything in there.

  13. Jennifer Rogers

    The best way to make a Staycation fun is lots of activities. We do things that we would normally not do. We choose an activity we would not normally do for each day of the vacation.

  14. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I generally just relax, sleeping longer, reading good books and enjoying the surprisingly good weather. :-)

  15. Rosanne Robinson

    We attend local festivities & events a the library & book store, picnics in parks with family & friends, beach or swimming in local pools, bike rides, playground, amusement parks (Wonderland & CNE and Niagara Falls) and Marine Land.

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