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Free and cheap things to do for Spring Break in Broward

Plenty of fun things to do with kids in Broward are free or relatively inexpensive. That's perfect for enjoying Spring Break.

Broward Libraries

Broward libraries offer a wealth of free resources including birding gear, high-tech equipment and robotics.

Libraries also offer entertainment and activities for kids, teenagers and adults. Browse events at different branches online.

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Play at a park

Lots of parks offer free entry and free parking, or are relatively inexpensive.

Take a nature walk. Zip down a sliding board. Toss a Frisbee.

If you like wet activities, some parks feature water playgrounds, pools and splash pads.

Examples of parks and amenities

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Swimming lessons

Free swimming lessons for kids, adults and teenagers are offered March 25-29, and registration is required online. The lessons are at YMCA facilities in Broward.

Art aficionados

Downtown Hollywood Murals features about 30 murals painted on buildings and other structures in easy walkable route.

Train display

Plantation Historical Museum features a model train display. It's open Wednesdays – Saturdays, and entry is free.

Plantation Historical Museum, 954-797-2722, is at 511 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317.

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