Want to turn spring break into an adventure close to home? We found a bunch of ways to do it — and they require little to no planning. Read on to discover 11 great drop-in activities, from butterfly releases to soccer clinics, that will get you out and about (and learning and having fun!) on a moment’s notice this April.

Musical Storytime at Bucktown Music

Ready to make some noise? Drop by this music sanctuary where you'll explore Kindermusik books and rhymes, sing, dance and play instruments. Musical storytime happens the first and third Thursdays of each month (which means the next dates are April 3 & 17), and there is a different theme each time. Please arrive five minutes early to sign in. You can reserve a spot online or drop in the day of, if space is available.

Held 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., $10 per family, $15 per nanny share (two families). 1890 N. Milwaukee Ave., Bucktown (773-904-7426 or bucktownmusic.com).


Where will you be hanging out for spring break? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Amy Bizzarri