Winter Break Events to Keep Kids Learning

Winter Break Events to Keep Kids Learning

Things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Taking a break from attending school doesn’t mean your kids should completely take a break from learning. There are many educational events taking place during winter break in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Check the list below for some ideas, or click here to get some ideas for planning your own at-home activities.


December 22

Winter Drop-In Crafts. Drop in and help decorate the Children’s department by crafting a paper ornament for the library’s tree or a card to share with a friend. Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., 440-933-8128,

December 22 & 26-29

Star Shows & Animal Encounters. Engage the whole family with Critter Encounters, Full Dome Show, Stellar Stars, Family Adventures in Space, and more. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900,

December 21-22, 27-29 & January 2-5

Camp Curiosity. Get the kids out of the house over winter break to Camp Curiosity science day camp. Daily themes include chemistry, forensics, rocketry and more. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000,

December 27-29 & January 3-5

Winter Break Fun Camp. During winter break, play indoors and outdoors and enjoy multiple activities to entertain your child. Ages 6-11. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Painesville Twp. Park, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Twp.,

December 27

Winter Break School Movie. Enjoy a family-friendly movie at the library during your school break. 2-4 p.m. Chagrin Falls Branch Library, 100 E. Orange St., 440-247-3556,

December 27-29

School’s Out Program. Campers with disabilities of any age can come and hang out with old friends, meet new friends, play games, do crafts, and have a good time in a safe environment. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Akron Rotary Camp, 4460 Rex Lake Drive,

December 27-31

Putt-ing Through The Ages. Indoor mini‑golf adventure through Ohio’s geologic history where you will discover the depths of the ancient ocean, wind your way through swamp forests, encounter massive ancient creatures, traverse a glacier, and more. Noon-7 p.m. Buffalo Creek Retreat, Hubbard Valley Road, Seville,

December 28

The Girls STEAM club. Meets monthly to explore topics such as robotics, stop motion animation, art, coding, fashion, and design. For grades second through fifth. 4-5 p.m. Chagrin Falls Branch Library, 100 E. Orange St., 440-247-3556,

Snowflake Art. Kindergarten through eighth grade students use watercolors and crayons to create unique snowflakes. 2-3 p.m. Warrensville Hts. Branch Library, 4415 Northfield Road,

December 29

Winter Break Lego Party. Spend the afternoon building the Lego creations of your dreams. Master builders to newbies are all welcome. 4-5 p.m. Coventry Village Branch Library, 1925 Coventry Road, Cleveland Hts., 216-321-3400,

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