Top 7 local things to do for spring break that won’t break the bank

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Thousands of school children are off this week in the Upstate.  And if you’re staying put, we have you covered with expert advice.

Here are the Top 7 Local Things To Do For Spring Break that won’t break the bank.

Number 7: Denver Downs:
This Anderson County farm may be well known for its fall festivities, but this… is the first year Denver Downs will be open all Spring Break.

Bethany Winston the founder of Kidding Around Greenville says you can save money by buying tickets online.  In addition to attractions like the zip line and jumping pillow… the baby animals are a spring novelty.

“Christina from our team was there over the weekend and actually saw a baby goat be born while she was there,” said Winston.
Number 6: Glorious Gardens:
The South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson is a favorite, and free, as is Hatcher Gardens in Spartanburg… with trails and lots of blooming flowers.     

Number 5: Asheville’s Western North Carolina Nature Center:   
“It’s just a beautiful place to walk through, it’s in the woods up in the mountains and they have a barn yard where your kids can pet animals,” said Winston.   

Number 4: The Pickens Azalea Festival
This year it starts Thursday night with a free showing of “Mary Poppins Returns” at the outside ampitheater.  

Number 3: Greenville County Outdoors:
Conestee Park in Mauldin has playgrounds and marshland walking trails and Paris Mountain‘s reservoir trail is always fun for the kids.

Number 2: Children’s Museums:
In additon to the one in Greenville and Spartanburg, a day trip to Edventure Children’s Museum in Columbia provides a whole new level of fun and learning.

Number 1: The Carl Sandberg House

“One of my top suggestions because it is free is to take your kids to the Carl Sandberg house in Flat Rock North Carolina.  There they have a goat barn and you can go out and see the goats in the pasture,” said Winston.

You can also tour the historic home for $5 a person. 

With all those suggestions it makes a staycation sound like a pretty attractive option.

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