Charlotte Spring Break Fun with Kids During Divorce

5-kids-running-outdoors-pSpring break is a time for students to shake off the cold-weather blues—and if you’re going through a divorce, it’s the perfect time to decompress with your kids. Even if you can’t get time off work, you can make the most of spring break without even leaving Charlotte. Talk to your Charlotte divorce lawyer about how your custody arrangement works during your divorce; you’ll need to determine how much time you get with the kids and how much time your ex gets before you make any plans.

Charlotte on the Cheap
Having a blast with your kids doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Consider stopping by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; their calendar is packed with great (and free) events for kids of all ages. Check out Town Creek Indian Mound’s free comet viewing parties between March 10 and March 16 between 6 and 8 p.m. The Mecklenburg Historical Association also hosts free events each week.

Stick around the house with younger kids for craft time, head to a neighborhood park to romp around or walk around downtown and people-watch for an afternoon.

Charlotte Spring Break Activities for Everyone
If you’re itching for retail therapy, try power-shopping for kids’ summer clothes at the mall (RiverGate occasionally offers coupons for merchandise, activities and dining; so does Concord Mills Mall).

Play a few rounds of miniature golf, take in the beauty at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden or cruise over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Want an entire weekend of fun? Head to the Great Wolf Lodge for some indoor splish-splashing.

Making Spring Break Special
Whether you have full-time custody of your kids or just share visitation time with your ex, what matters most is that your kids know you’ve set aside your schedule to be with them. Psychologists suggest that the amount of time you spend with your kids is not as critical to their emotional health as spending quality time with them. You don’t have to go all-out and spend hundreds of dollars—but you do have to make sure your time with them is all about them. Your Charlotte divorce lawyer will understand if you let his or her calls go to voicemail or if you need to reschedule a court date to spend time with your kids, and they’ll thank you for it.