Spring Break is right around the corner, and the kids will be at home looking for fun things to do! Don’t feel like you need to travel for hours on end to have a good time, plan to enjoy your own community this year. Check out these 5 free activities you and your kids can do in Liberty County to enjoy a break from the school year. They’ll be happy to try something new, and you’ll be happy it won’t break the bank!
1. Go on a nature walk. The kids will love the breath of fresh air after spending months in a classroom! You don’t have to go far either, there are plenty of great options right here. The Historic Baptismal Trail in Riceboro is a fantastic nature trail for kids. They can enjoy the outdoors and have a history lesson, too. This site was an active holy place for almost 100 years! The Historic Baptismal Trail is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, and on the weekend 9am-5pm.
2. Visit the Library. We’ve got two wonderful libraries in Liberty County that your kids will love! With programs like Lego Club, Anime Club and Cool & Crazy Crafts, kids of all ages can spend time on their hobbies instead of homework! The libraries are in Hinesville just across from Armstrong, and in Midway at the Midway Civic Center. Class times vary so check out the Live Oak Public Libraries website for more info.
3. Go to an Art Gallery. Several new art galleries have opened up in the last few months around Liberty County, take some time during Spring Break to go experience some art. The Hinesville Art Gallery, and Paul’s Art Studio are both located in downtown Hinesville. Take a short drive to Flemington and visit Azure Art Studios. All three locations also offer classes throughout the year. You never know, the kids may discover a new hobby!
4. Have a picnic in the park. Pack up your favorite lunch, and head out to one of the Liberty County Recreation Department parks and have a picnic! There are parks and/or picnic areas in Hinesville, Riceboro, Midway, Gum Branch, and Walthourville, and several even have a playground for the little guys. The kids will love the change of scenery and can run off their sugar high before you get home!
5. Visit a Museum. Take advantage of the time off to enjoy some of Liberty County’s rich history. Visit one of the free museums in our community. The Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA) Museum and Old Jail in Hinesville are both free museums. Youngsters of all ages will enjoy seeing the “ancient” telephones at the ITPA museum, and they’ll love locking each other up in the old jail! Head out to Midway, and experience Dorchester Academy. Listen to the stories of how Dorchester came to be, and the role this boys’ dormitory has played throughout history.
-Erin Johnson, Creative & Content Coordinator for the Liberty County CVB
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