School is out, which means children are ready to get out and have fun with their free time. Although a full summer schedule can be lots of fun, it can also be very expensive. But do not worry, there are plenty of options so that kids and parents can have a fun summer without spending too much money!
Go hiking at your nearest state park.
Bike around your neighborhood or city, look for new bike paths your family has not explored before.
See a local sports team play on kid’s night.
Create an obstacle course in your backyard and have races with the family.
See a movie during the week. Some theaters will have days where kids can get in free, so check your local theater’s calendar.
Go to the library to have a family reading day, or join in the other events that are offered throughout the summer.
Go to a local community park for free concerts.
Check out local museums that may be less expensive than larger museums and attractions
Do an outdoor movie night with the family.
Gather items you already have at home and have a crafting day together.
Visit your local university or college campus for a fun day of exploring. Some may have arboretums or walking trails on campus.
For more information about fun summer activities, call the Whitley County Cooperative Extension Office at (606) 549-1430.