Go Karts

Go Karts

Go Karts are a lot of fun to drive around and race since it’s probably the closest your kids will get to driving before they can drive a vehicle. Usually there is a minimum height requirement for drivers and passengers so you might want to call ahead and find...
Wheels

Wheels

Roller skating is fun for older children, teens and adults.  You can do it at a roller skating rink, around your neighborhood, on a basketball court at the park, etc.  You can even roller skate to a destination such as a convenience store for some snacks.  Just make...
Batting Cages

Batting Cages

We did it! If your kids are interested in baseball but you don’t have enough people to play a game, or you just want to get in some practice and have fun, check out the batting cages. You decide what speed of pitches you want and whether you want to hit...
Mini Golf

Mini Golf

We did it! Mini Golf is a great activity for families because you get a chance to talk and laugh and each person gets a turn to be the center of attention so no one feels left out, and it’s great for any age (well, 2+). If you don’t have a mini golf course...
Fireworks

Fireworks

We did it! Admit it!  You love fireworks just as much as the kids.  Cities and recreational parks usually post if/when they will be doing fireworks for different holidays.  You can make it as simple as just showing up, or you could make the night extra special and...
Splash Pads

Splash Pads

We did it! For little ones, splash pads are a great way to play in the water and get some exercise.  There is no water depth so you don’t have to worry keeping the kids afloat if they don’t know how to swim.  There are some that have simple fountains that...
Fly Kites

Fly Kites

We did it! Flying kites can be fun and a great way to get exercise without realizing it.  It’s wonderful for any age, especially if you have mixed ages because older children can help younger children.  It’s a good idea to bring scissors, extra string, and...
Swimming

Swimming

We did it! Kiddie Pool If you don’t have a full-size pool, you can always use a kiddie pool whether inflatable or those with rigid sides.  Some even have built-in sprinklers and slides.  Plus you don’t have to worry so much about the kids going under the...
Sports

Sports

We did it! If you haven’t pulled out the old baseball gloves or tennis racket in a while, dust them off and have a go!  Show the kids you used to be pretty good in your day.  If your family is already pretty active, try out a new sport, or even some of the fun...
Bike Rides

Bike Rides

We did it! If you haven’t pulled the old bikes out of the shed in a while, why not take them out, do a fun family bike wash, oil up the gears and go for a ride! Around the Yard If you have a good size yard, that’s the safest place for little kids to ride around.  With...
Sports Venues

Sports Venues

We did it! Let Dad relive old memories in one of his favorite sports arenas while the kids make new memories of their own. Sports Venue Information & Ticket Purchase A good place to find ticket information for whatever sports you like is...
Amusement Parks & Attractions

Amusement Parks & Attractions

We did it! Whether you want to check out the latest rides or revisit old memories, theme park vacations can be some of the most memorable.  Here are a few tips for a theme park vacation. Packages If you’re planning on going for a few days, you may be able to save...