20+ Things for Kids to Do Over Fall Break in Tucson

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Most public, private, and charter schools in Tucson offer a fall break sometime in early to mid October.

This year, Fall Break for the majority of schools falls the week of October 4-8, 2021 or October 11-15, 2021.

Looking for things for your kids to do over the break? We've compiled a list of ideas!

  1. First things first: SUBSCRIBE to the TucsonTopia newsletter, LIKE the TucsonTopia Facebook page, and CHECK the TucsonTopia calendar. We are constantly adding new information and events.
  2. Visit one of the corn mazes or pumpkin patches near Tucson.
  3. Walk, hike, or picnic in Pima Canyon, Saguaro National Park East, Sabino Canyon, or Ventana Canyon Trail. If you have toddlers or preschoolers with you, the Sabino Dam East hike is a smart pick.
  4. Drive up Mt. Lemmon for a hiking or camping adventure.
  5. Shop for a halloween costume and start planning for what you will do on Halloween.
  6. Wander the paths at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
  7. Discover art at the Tucson Museum of Art. Free admission for kids 12 and under every day!
  8. Check out stacks of books at your local library (library cards are free).
  9. Wander around La Encantada and then stop for a cookie at AJ's Fine Foods.
  10. Explore the exhibits at the International Wildlife Museum
  11. Take the Tumamoc Hill challenge. It's stroller-friendly!
  12. Marvel at the wonders of space at a show at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.
  13. Stroll the aisles at Midtown Mercantile Merchants, a huge indoor antique mall. So much to see!
  14. Order pizza and milkshakes at Little Anthony's Diner.
  15. Have a "wild" time at the Reid Park Zoo.
  16. Enjoy indoor exercise at DEFY Tucson, Get Air Tucson, Rock Solid Climbing + Fitness, the BLOC, or Wild Katz.
  17. Purchase a day or week pass to the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Access the pool, splash pad, fitness classes, indoor play area, tennis courts, sculpture garden, and art gallery.
  18. Ride the Tucson Streetcar and stop for an ice cream cone at The Screamery. Read books in the children's area at Main Library!
  19. Try on new-to-you clothes at InJoy Thrift Store.
  20. Sign up for a fall break camp. See our calendar for options.
  21. Not in the mood to cook? Browse our Kids Eat Free in Tucson list for dining possibilities.
  22. If you have toddlers or preschoolers, unlock the magic of books at one of the many Tucson Storytimes.
  23. Wander the magical galleries at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.


From all of the TucsonTopia team, we hope you have a super fun fall break! 

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