Most public, private, and charter schools in Tucson offer a fall break sometime in early October.
This year, Fall Break for the majority of schools falls the week of October 8-12, 2018.
Looking for things for your kids to do over the break? We’ve compiled a list of ideas!
- 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.
- Visit one of the corn mazes or pumpkin patches near Tucson.
- 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.
- Drive up Mt. Lemmon for a hiking or camping adventure.
- Shop for a halloween costume and start planning for what you will do on Halloween.
- Explore at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Be sure to check out the new Packrat Playhouse.
- Discover art at the Tucson Museum of Art. Free admission for kids 12 and under every day!
- Check out stacks of books at your local library (library cards are free).
- Go on an outing to Mildred & Dildred toy shop (at La Encantada) and then stop for a cookie at AJ’s Fine Foods.
- Wander the exhibits at the International Wildlife Museum. Consider signing up for Pumpkin Archery on October 6.
- Take the Tumamoc Hill challenge. It’s stroller-friendly!
- Marvel at the wonders of space at a show at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.
- Find bargains at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library book sale – October 12-15, 2018!
- Stroll the aisles at Midtown Mercantile Merchants, a huge indoor antique mall. So much to see!
- Order pizza and milkshakes at Little Anthony’s Diner.
- Have a “wild” time at the Reid Park Zoo.
- Test your upper body strength at the BLOC. Kids Climb is on Saturdays & Sundays between 9:00-11:00am. Note that Rocks & Ropes (in downtown Tucson) is currently closed for renovations and expansion.
- 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.
- Ride the Tucson Streetcar and stop for an ice cream cone at The Screamery. Take a peek at the new children’s area at Main Library too!
- Try on new-to-you clothes at InJoy Thrift Store.
- Take a class at The Craft Revolt – painting, drawing, crafting, soap making.
- Sign up for a fall break camp – Dog Days in the Desert (Humane Society of Southern Arizona), D-BAT baseball/softball, “A” Camp (University of Arizona), Creative Juice, or The Circus Academy of Tucson.
- Not in the mood to cook? Browse our Kids Eat Free in Tucson list for dining possibilities.
- Check out a Culture Pass from one of the local libraries to get two free tickets to a museum or concert.
- Attend a festival: West Fest at Medella Vina Ranch (October 11-14, 2018), Tucson Meet Yourself (October 12-14, 2018), TENWEST Festival (October 12-21, 2018), or Oro Valley Music Festival (October 13-14, 2018).
- Dare to dream at Disney on Ice (October 11-14, 2018).
- If you have toddlers or preschoolers, unlock the magic of books at one of the many Tucson Storytimes.
- 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!