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 free activities you and your kids can do in Liberty County. They’ll be happy to get out of the house, and you’ll be happy it won’t break the bank!
1.Visit the library. We’ve got two wonderful libraries in Liberty County 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 located in downtown Hinesville just across from Georgia Southern and in Midway at the East End Complex. Class times vary so check out the Live Oak Public Libraries website for more info.
Live Oak Public Library in Hinesville
- Go to an Art Gallery. There is a new exhibit just about every month at the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery. You could take some time during spring break to go experience some art. The Hinesville Art Gallery is located in downtown Hinesville and offers classes throughout the year. You never know, the kids may discover a new hobby! There are special low cost 3 day workshops available this spring break with a new sewing instructor!
Hinesville Area Art Council
3.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 weekends 9am-5pm.
Historic Baptismal Trail in Riceboro, GA
4.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 the 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 historic area has played throughout history.
Old Jail in Hinesville, GA
5.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 ones. The kids will love the change of scenery and can run off their sugar high before you get home!
Eve Park at Half Moon