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Five Fun Things To Do In Amarillo For Spring Break

Spring Break is just around the corner and you probably have a house full of kids!  Can’t get away this year, how about a staycation!  I always hear people saying, ‘there is nothing to do in Amarillo,’ well we have found a bunch of fun stuff to do.

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Spring break is a time for the kids to take a break from school and relax.  Some parents get to take the week off others don’t.  If you don’t, but would still like for your kids to have a fun time, here are some cool things to do around town.

Palo Duro Zip Line

If you aren’t able to go out of town but would love a little adrenaline rush, head down to Palo Duro Canyon.  Yes, you can actually zip line over the canyon.  The Palo Duro Zip Line is located right before the entrance of the canyon. They will open this week and stay open until March 30th.

Fishing

The City of Amarillo actually stocks the different lakes around town with trout or catfish.  You can grab your fishing poles and head to McDonald Lake, South East Lake or even Medi Park to name a few.

Sports World

Sports World is opening up for Spring Break.  There is 18 holes of adventure golf, a mile long go‐kart track and kiddie track, batting cages and an arcade room.  So pretty much fun for the whole family.  Check out there hours here.

Laser Tag

There is nothing like a good friendly game of Laser Tag!  This is loads of fun.  And it’s all indoors so you won’t have to worry about snow, rain, wind or heat.  The weather changes all the time, but no worries here.

Rock Climbing

Yes, believe it or not there is a place in Amarillo where you can do indoor rock climbing.  It is fun for the entire family.  Not only can you conquer your fears or learn great techniques, you can have fun doing it.  Amarillo Rock Climbing House, or A.R.C.H., is located on South Western.

Amarillo Public Library

There are tons of things to do at our local libraries for free.  Here’s a rundown of the week.

Monday, March 13 from 3 to 4:30 PM – Northwest Branch Library – 6100 W 9th
THE SUPER, NOT-SO-SECRET, SPY GATHERING!
Join us for spy-themed books, activities, and games!

Monday, March 13 at 3 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th
THANK YOU CELEBRATION
Join us for a celebration of Mo Willems’ delightful Elephant and Piggie books with stories and drama!

Monday, March 13 from 7 to 8:30 PM — East Branch Library — 2232 E 27th
PAPER CRAFTING: Paper Lights and Lamps
Learn how to use LED lighting to make origami creations glow.  Watch a basic lamp wiring demonstration and fold a paper votive candle holder.  For ages 12 and older.

Tuesday, March 14 at 1 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th
SPY TRAINING:  SPY KIDS MOVIE!
Join us for a this fun movie about a family of super-spies starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara.  Doors open at 12:45 and the show starts at 1 PM.  Spy Kids is rated PG and runs 98 minutes.

Thursday, March 16 from 1 to 3 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th
SPY TRAINING:  DECODING SECRET MESSAGES
Learn how to create and decode secret messages!

Thursday, March 16 at 3 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Our celebration of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s Bear Books continues with a look at Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?  We’ll have stories, games, and a scavenger hunt!

Thursday, March 16 at 4 PM – North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th
OVER THE RAINBOW

These are just some things to do in Amarillo, but there is so much more.  You can go to the zoo and botanical gardens, you can go mini golfing at Light’s Off Golf, indoor swimming at WTAMU or bowling and the list goes on and on.  What are some of your favorite things to do in the Panhandle?

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