This week we have even more summer fun for you to check out! Keeping Up With Kids is your best resource for summer fun! I have listed below some more making the list of our favorite summer deals and places even longer! This is the way to do summer on a budget!
I realized I left off Libraries on last weeks list!
In case you are looking for cheap, cool, fun, and educational opportunities for the kids this summer, don’t forget about your local library! Most libraries throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties have story times for young kids and even activities for tweens, teens and adults. Many of the Libraries offer shows by professional performers, these can include puppet show, magic shows, and storytellers among others. Look up your local branch now and fill your calendar! Even the smaller branches have shows and programs, so don’t miss out!
Think about it when you travel this summer too, we have been to free programs when we visit family out of town and never been disappointed.
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University in Davie is one of my favorites. Their PK and toddler programs are developed with pre-reading in mind. They often have information available for parents to help you develop reading skills in your kids. They also have a great kids section in the library with comfortable places to sit and do puzzles, color and draw, or read with your kids. Computers are available with great software games as well.
Oakland Park Library is a great place to spend some time. It is a small library, but they have professional puppeteers come in over the summer to do shows for the kids as well as other presentations.
Imperial Point Library does story time for the little ones weekly and reading programs for school age kids. I love this library, they are always so friendly and it just has a great vibe.
Wilton Manors Library is a great one too. They have special presentations for kids as well as summer reading programs.
Palm Beach County Libraries have massive and multiple programs going on around the county!
Water Fun! One of our favorites is Coconut Cove Water Park in Boca. Most all the water parks in Broward and Palm Beach County open every day for the summer starting June 5th or 6th.
Pompano Beach Splash Pad is another great day out! Between the playground on the beach, the ocean and the splash pad, how can you go wrong?
You can find many more of our favorite Splash Pads and Water Parks under the menu tab Events and Review, scroll down to Water Play.
Indoor Museums are the best bet for those days that you just can’t face the heat or the summer storms are making outdoor play tough. Boca Children’s Museum is a great one for the little ones (Preschool) or Schoolhouse Museum in Boynton Beach is perfect for younger school age kids! You can find more of our favorite museums under the menu tab Events and Review, scroll down to Museums.
Movies! Imagine you get up on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning and just don’t know what to do! Here is your answer!
The South Florida location for Paragon Theaters is in Davie, please check here for more locations.
Take the kids Bowling for free! If you sign up for free, your kids get to bowl (2 games a day) for free all summer long!
Need a good reason to visit a local (or not so local) museum this summer? Here are several!
Bank of America is offering it’s customers free admission to local museums all over the country. It is usually the first full weekend of the month and you just have to present your bank card at the door. We have been to Museum of Discovery and Science with the program. Basically it means the adults are free (as long as you have a bank card for each person) and you just have to pay for the kids if they are over 2.
Click Here for the link to see other participating Museums in your area.
The Summer Saving Pass! We pick this Summer Saving Pass up every year. It is a great deal, you get unlimited admission to four different attractions. The Museum of Discovery and Science, Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, and Miami Metro Zoo.
The Florida Summer Adventure Pass is a new one this year! It allows you to visit Everglades Alligator Farm, Flamingo Gardens, Jungle Island, Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Perez Art Museum Miami, Sawgrass Recreation Park, and Young at Art Museum as often as you like from May 15 through September 30, 2015.
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