My Top 10 Spring Break Ideas


Here we are in Northern Indiana with kids on their Spring Break! So what do we do…  we get out & do a little Exploring! Here’s My Top 10 Spring Break Ideas!

1. Ride the Carousel at Davis Mercantile

This 1906 Dentzel Carousel is always a treat, there’s something about the sound of the gears clicking as it goes round! DID YOU KNOW that all the animals on the carousel are a representation of what is in Shipshewana (horses, chickens, cows, dogs, etc.)?? And they are all hand carved. Be sure to look for all the hidden gems (like the happy cat).

2. Menno-Hof Tornado Room

Learn about the Mennonite & Amish culture in this interactive museum, board a 17th Century ship and experience the force of a Tornado! Be sure to save some time to check out the cutest little gift shop with a large selection of books and locally made items. You can also try on authentic Amish clothing for selfies at the end of the tour (pictured below).

3. Heritage Ridge Creamery

Watch cheese being made (8am – noon weekdays), do a little taste testing and take some home!

4. Lotions & Potions

Adults can make their very own lotions & perfumes and kids can make a variety of products such as glitter lotion, lip gloss, sugar scrubs, bath gels and body spritz.

5. JoJo’s Pretzels in the Davis Mercantile

Watch these talented pretzel makers do their thing & enjoy a piping hot delicious pretzel! I like mine with no salt & spicy hot mustard! Mmm Mmm 

6. Buggy Lane Tours

Take a buggy ride out to a farm & feed the animals, I promise the kids will talk about this for days!!!

7. Delt Church Park

Bring your Frisbee & try your hand at the disc golf… not a Frisbee thrower, no biggie they have a massive playground area, seriously the kids will play on it till dark! picture credit: @itz.lavinnia

8. Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Bring the Bikes, this is one of the easiest trails to bike to the Dairy Queen in Middlebury (talk about a nice reward)!

9. Yoder Popcorn Shoppe

Who doesn’t like Popcorn, popped fresh daily, enjoy a FREE sample & stock up on all the good oils & seasonings!

10. Hotels with Amenities

Ok, we all know that Spring Break isn’t complete without a POOL and Shipshewana & LaGrange County have several to choose from along with game rooms, indoor basketball courts, ping pong and more!


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