Things to do during spring break in your backyard

Stone Mountain Park's Geyser Towers

Stone Mountain Park's Geyser Towers


Treetop Quest


Sky Zone

Let's face it. Spring break starts this week. Do you know what you're going to do with your kids for the week? No matter if you're spending the next five days with them or you have to sign them up for day camps, there is something for them to do. Here's a few places in Gwinnett accommodating the children's week off from school.

-- Compiled by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski

Stone Mountain Park invites families to join in its "Spring FUN Break" with new shows and restaurant, plus the return of several attractions including Wildlife Wonders' Animal Babies show and Geyser Towers.

• When: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Saturday, laser show starts at 8:30 p.m.

• Where: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain

• Cost: Price included with an Adventure Pass -- $28 for adults and $22 for children (age 3 to 11), plus $10 parking pass

• For more information: festivals.stonemountainpark.com

As an educational outing, take your children to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. It's currently showing "Peanuts ... Naturally" until April 28.

• When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

• Where: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford

• Cost: $3.50 to $10.50

• For more information: gwinnettehc.org

If you're looking for more adventure, buy tickets for Treetop Quest, which is on the same property as GEHC. You and your kids can climb, crawl and zip line through the day.

• When: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during spring break and the weekends in April

• Where: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford

• Cost: $22 to $49

• For more information: www.treetopquest.com

The Aurora Theatre is hosting "Drama Beach" as a spring break workshop. Cost includes beach-themed games and activities, plus a cook out. Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses and flip flops are encouraged.

• When: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday (grades 1-5), 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (grades 6-12)

• Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville

• Cost: $35 per student

• For more information: www.auroratheatre.com

Need a cheap way to entertain the young ones? Visit one of the 40 plus parks in the county and take a hike, play some Frisbee or enjoy a picnic.

• When: Any time the parks are open

• Where: Find one in your neighborhood by visiting the Gwinnett County website

• Cost: Free

• For more information: www.gwinnettcounty.com

Medieval Times is reducing its prices for the week off from school, which consists of a two-hour live jousting tournament and a four-course meal.

• When: Today through April 14, times vary per dates

• Where: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

• Cost: $30 with code "SBWEB"

• For more information: www.medievaltimes.com/atlanta

Adrenaline Climbing offers a holiday camp for athletic kids. The five-day camp has attendees rock climbing indoors and seeking adventures all over greater Atlanta.

• When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

• Where: Adrenaline Climbing Gym, 460 Brogdon Road, Suite 100, Suwanee

• Cost: $225 for the week

• For more information: www.adrenalineclimbing.com

Gwinnett County is also hosting a variety of camps for the spring breakers. The camps range from fashion and inventions to basketball and tennis.

• When: Monday through Friday, time depends on camp

• Where: Various parks throughout the county

• Cost: Depends on the camp, registration required

• For more information: www.gwinnettparks.com, then search "spring break camps"

Join the Gwinnett County Public Library Puppeteers for puppet shows with several characters and music. There are 10 performances total for the week.

• When: Monday through Friday, times vary

• Where: Library locations vary

• Cost: Free

• For more information: www.gwinnettpl.org

Bring the kids out to Sky Zone to jump off some of that extra energy. They can play dodgeball, dunk basketballs and swim in a foam pit.

• When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 14

• Where: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 560 Old Peachtree Road, Suite 300, Suwanee

• Cost: $9 to $20

• For more information: www.skyzone.com/suwanee