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Spring Things For The West Valley + Around Phoenix

It’s Spring Break and that means us mamas are looking for entertainment ideas to keep kiddos busy while they are out of school!

Check out a list of events we have put together below. From shopping centers to sporting event as well as ideas and activities from our Sister Sites we have you covered as you try keep your kiddos of all ages busy during their school break…or just during the spring season!

Shopping Centers

Westgate Entertainment District

There’s always something going on for audiences of all ages! From a FREE picture* with the Easter Bunny to Brunching with the best of them Westgate has events that your family will love!

*One pose only per family. Multiple poses and packages available for purchase. We kindly request that guests refrain from using any type of camera device within the confines of the bunny photo set. **While supplies last.

FREE Easter Bunny Photos* March 20th-31st at 11AM-8PM – Bring the kids and join us at Fountain Park to visit with the Easter Bunny and get one FREE downloadable digital image per family* + gift.**
*One pose only per family. Multiple poses and packages available for purchase. We kindly request that guests refrain from using any type of camera device within the confines of the bunny photo set. **While supplies last.

Brunch with Us Saturdays & Sundays – Grab your squad and munch on brunch or lunch bites, sip cocktails and dress to impress with cute and catchy graphic t-shirts and hats. Snag a free, snap-worthy, brunch tee or hat when you spend $25 or more at our best and boozy weekend breakfast spots including Salt Tacos y Tequila, Tavern+Bowl, Yard House, Bar Louie, Kabuki, Saddle Ranch and more. Same-day weekend receipts totaling $25 or more can be redeemed with your server at participating restaurants: Bar Louie, Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina, Dave & Buster’s, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, Opa Life Greek Cafe, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Salt Tacos y Tequila, Tavern+Bowl, Whiskey Rose and Yard House.


As You Wish Pottery Place

Trolls Party! – Friday, March 30 at 6:30-8:00pm for $20 per sign up, all inclusive ($15 for each additional sibling) – We’ve partnered with Dreamworks to bring you a “Trolls, The Beat Goes On” Party! Join us on an artistic adventure as we paint our own ceramic version of Queen Poppy! Each attendee will receive a goodie bag filled with Trolls treats and a chance to win a GRAND PRIZE! This is a make and take-home-same-day project painted with acrylic paints. Acrylic paints are not kiln fired and will stain clothing. Please dress accordingly.


Paint with a Princess – Saturday, April 14th at 9:00-10:30am for $35 all inclusive –  Join us for a magical event where kids will paint their very own enchanted castle bank as our guest of honor, Cinderella, paints, visits, and poses for photos with everyone!

Tanger Outlets Westgate

Mommy & Me – Friday, March 23rd at 10AM-12PM Calling all Buckaroos!!! Join us for our very own Rodeo Days! Come ride a pony, meet a professional bull rider from the PBR, pet a goat, or do a Wild West craft – you are guaranteed a bellyaching good time! Be sure to check-in at the registration table located at the entrance near Ann Taylor Factory Store and Express Factory Outlet entrance and receive a special treat!Giddy up and come on over! 

Desert Ridge Marketplace

Movies in the Courtyard Movies in The Courtyard is back! Enjoy your favorite films on select Thursdays February 22-May 24, 2018. Sit back, relax and enjoy the film while amidst the comfortable upgrades and amenities in the Barnes & Noble Courtyard. Plus, take advantage of grab-and-go deals at your favorite restaurants and retailers.

Movie Lineup
Thursday, March 29 – Despicable Me 3
Thursday, April 12 – Spider-Man Homecoming
Thursday, April 26 – Wonder Woman
Thursday, May 10 – Coming Soon
Thursday, May 24 – Coming Soon

Sporting Events


Gila River Arena

Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blue Saturday, March 31 at 6PM – Winter is coming to Gila River Arena! The 2017-18 Arizona Coyotes home slate begins in October and continues through April. Wear your Yotes gear with pride and prove that this team owns the desert! For game dates, times and ticket information, click here.


Spring Training Games at Peoria Sports Complex

Peoria Sports Complex offers a variety of memorable group experiences during Spring Training. View or download the 2018 Spring Training schedule (PDF) for all 2018 home games at Peoria Sports Complex! For single game tickets visit or  Tickets may also be purchased by calling at 1-800-677-1227 or in person at Peoria Sports Complex’s Ticket Office starting in late January. Purchase in advance of day of game and save at least $2 per ticket. Use our Single Game Order Form (PDF) to get your tickets. Purchase Resident Rewards tickets for Mariners games or Padres games.

Museums and Local Attractions

Phoenix Zoo

Dinos After Dark March 2, 15, 22 & 30 at 6PM-8:30PM for $10 per person (ages 3 and above) 2 and under are FREE | Dino Pass Holders are FREE! Come experience Dinosaurs in the Desert after the sun goes down! special treat!Giddy up and come on over! 

Phoenix Children's Museum

Spring Break–  The museum is open for play! Everything from Art Studio, Story time, Exploration and more! See the museum calendar of events for additional details.

Arizona Science Center

CAMP INNOVATION: Wonders of the World  March 19–23, 2018 |  9AM–4PM Grades K–5 – Discover the wonders of the world through science! Learn about wildlife, get a close–up look at volcanoes and explore geology, architecture, biology and more! Daily Fee: $55 Members | $65 Non–Members Weekly Fee: $ 255 Members | $295 Non–Members Register online below or call 602.716.2028

Desert Botanical Gardens

Spring Butterfly Exhibit  Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Get an up-close look at painted ladies, zebra longwings and more, with new butterflies added to the exhibit weekly. Plus, don’t miss the caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber to see hungry caterpillars and watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalises. The best part? All of this is included with membership or general garden admission at no additional chargeget your tickets today!



Arizona Renaissance Festival

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace – February 10th-Apirl 1st on Saturdays & Sundays – The AZ Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts faire, a Jousting Tournament and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, adventure! Celebrating 30 Years of Cheers! Don’t miss it! US-60, Apache Junction, Arizona 85119$26 for adults and $16 for children ages 5-12.

Other Ideas from Our Sister Sites

Spring Break Goals – “I look forward to Spring Break every year. Why wouldn’t I? Spring is here! Spring symbolizes wonderful things such as new beginnings, a fresh start, and warmer weather. I feel a thawing in my bones. I’m ready to purge the house, tackle new projects, and sharpen my brain. Thus, what better way to kick off Spring than to enjoy a full week with your kids home from school and a to-do list ready to be tackled?” [Read more…]

10 Best Family Hikes in Phoenix – “My family is happiest when we are outdoors. My kids actually prefer being outside, instead of watching tv or playing video games. Being outside re-connects us with nature, the sun provides us much needed vitamin D and it’s great way to spend some much needed family time.” [Read more…]

A List of the Best Parks in Phoenix – “Moms, March is primed for us! The kiddos are either on spring break or about to be and, oh my, is the valley weather ever in our favor! Heading to a park is a great way to spend the day outdoors, and there’s always the chance that you’ll wear them out just enough that they’ll fall asleep in the car so you can roll through the drive-thru and grab an iced latte to sip in sweet silence on the way home.” [Read more…]

Five Fun Family Outings to Visit in the Valley – “Spring break is here and the weather is looking amazing. After spending the last eight years in Chicago where spring break meant traveling to escape the cold and rain I can’t begin to share how excited I am to be in the Valley. My list of places to go is a long one and probably impossible to achieve, but we should have at least one more month before it gets too warm, right? If fitting it all in seems impossible we can plan some weekend activities.” [Read more..]

Are we missing your spring event? Contact us at [email protected] to be added to our Spring Listing!

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