Sticking around for spring break? Portland is so spectacular, there’s no need to travel! Here are 10+ family fun ideas to get you started.

Trail of Ten Falls, image courtesy Meg Asby

See a waterfall. Spring is the best time for a waterfall hike! We love Hardy Falls and Wahclella Falls, and both are easy to access with kids. Feeling more ambitious? Go on a day trip to the Trail of Ten Falls, the “crown jewel” of Oregon trails.

Volunteer with the kids. During the busy school year it can feel impossible to make time to volunteer with your kids. Spring break is the perfect opportunity to give back. We’ve rounded up family-friendly spots where kids are welcome to contribute.

Image courtesy Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.

Snap photos in the tulips. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival begins March 18, and the hot air balloons are back! Purchase tickets online before you go. They are limiting capacity to create a safe environment to enjoy the farm.

Go whale watching. In late March, gray whales begin traveling past the Oregon coast on their way to Alaska. Find some of the best spots to look for whales.

Visit a museum. Check out one of our featured favorites!

Skate around town. Check out one of these indoor rinks or strap on those skates and head to one of our kid-friendly bike paths.

Image courtesy Portland Japanese Garden.

Find spring blooms. These are some of our favorite spots to catch spring in action in the Portland area.

Visit a farm and feed the animals. At Triskelee Farm’s public tours, you will see alpacas, goats, ostriches, rabbits, and more. Can’t get enough animal fun? Check out our roundup of other places to find farm favorites.

Go snow tubing. Although flowers are blooming here, there’s still snow on the mountain, so don’t miss Mt. Hood Skibowl‘s snow tubing fun.

Treat yourself. It’s definitely warm enough for ice cream.

Explore a new neighborhood. In our Neighborhood Guide, we highlight family-friendly spots to eat and play in neighborhoods across the quadrants.

Stay dry. It’s not summer yet, and you may still get some rain. But we’ve got you covered (literally). Visit one of these local Indoor Gyms and PoolsRock Climbing GymsArt Studios or Bowling Alleys.

Looking for more ideas? Don’t forget to check our popular Kids Calendar for the daily happenings!

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