Free Things for Kids to Do in The Summer and More
Summer's here and will be gone before you know it. Keep the kids busy this summer with Summer Camps, Museums, Movies, Bowling. Cooking Classes and more. Utah has so many great summer programs, activities and summer classes and camps. Here's a list of some summer activities for kids that we favor. Where do you like hanging out for your kids in the summer?
FREE Activities for kids in the Summer!
Kids Bowl Free – Free Bowling for kids at Bowling Centers throughout Utah
Free Fishing Day – June 6, 2020 there is no license required to fish.
Chuck E. Cheese – Chore Calendar. Kids earn free tokens for completing the chores on the calendar
Barnes and Noble – Kids read at least 8 books and record them in the Barnes & Noble Journal will earn a free book.
Summer Reading Bees Ticket – Kids can read their way to earn free Bees baseball ticket.
Utah State Fair Read and Win: Kids must read 10 books to receive special goodies from the State Fair. Included is a free admission pass, concession coupon and more
Splash Pads – Cool off with this comprehensive list of 60+ Utah Splash Pads in Utah.
Home Depot – You may be able to ask your location for a kit to take home while their workshops are on hold.
Geo-Caching – Use the free Geo-Caching app. to find secret hidden boxes. Log in and leave something special in the box.
Wheeler Farm – Fun place to learn about farm animals. There is no admission fee to enter. But, there are fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and other special events.
Liberty Park – The park has trails, playgrounds, a pond, paddle boat rentals, amusement rides and a great place for water play area. Take a picnic and enjoy the day on the cheap.
Murray City Park – Summer Children Matinee Series on hold for 2020
Discounted Entertainment Activities for Kids:
Kids movies in the theater – Watch for 2021
Scera Cinema Series (Orem) – Watch for 2021
FatCats – Half price arcades every Wednesday.
Boondocks – While supplies last grab tons discounted gift cards and more great coupons for Boondocks.
Pass of all Passes – Pass holders enjoy free and discounted offers on various activities.
Get Out Pass – Pass holders get admission into various activities.
Salt Lake Connect Pass – Get admission into 13 different venues.
Summer Camps and Continued Learning for Kids:
FREE* Virtual Microsoft Summer Workshops – This year, kids ages k-12 can sign up for virtual workshops including starting your own business, hall of fossils tour and more.
FREE* Apple Camp – this year, kids ages 8-12 can take part in a virtual camp. Shows your Camper new ways to create in video, art & design, and coding. Registration for virtual camps has not opened yet.
FREE* West Jordan Conservation Garden Park – Various camps throughout the summer. Register early, these fill up.
Little Beaker Summer Camps in Sandy. Five-day summer camps focused geography, biology, robotics, and other science-related themes. Suitable for ages 5-15.
Harmon's Cooking Classes – TBA
Wheeler Farm Summer Camp – Activities include Cow Milking, Gathering Eggs, Farm Chores, Horseback Riding and more. These camps fill up quickly. Reserve early.
Tracy Aviary Avian Adventure Summer Camp – Virtual camps are sold by the week. Once you are registered, we will send you information on accessing camp materials. All camps are facilitated by Tracy Aviary educators
The Leonardo Summer Camp – Summer camps are open. Your child will encounter academically and socially interesting topics that engage in multi-disciplinary themes. Suitable for grades 1-8.
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Summer Camp – Offering virtual camps this year. In this immersive experience, participants are invited to play a role in an adventure story, unlocking objectives as they work together to solve puzzles, complete S.T.E.M. challenges, and learn along the way… all from the safety and comfort of your home!
Hogle Zoo Summer Camps – Virtual camps are available, ideal for grades 2-5.
Thanksgiving Point Summer Day Camps – Offering Summer Stay Camps from home or on-site camps. Fun-themed camps including LEGO and Robotics camps. These camps fill up very quickly, get your reservation as soon as possible.
Discovery Gateway – Explore STEAM concepts with Discovery Gateway and its partners, Red Butte Garden, Samba Fogo, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and Clark Planetarium!
Red Butte Gardens – Watch for 2021
Activities for kids to do at Home with Things you have around the house!
Check out this post for 26 ideas that will help you keep the kids busy at home (or Grandma's) with things you probably have around the house or can get at the Dollar Store on the cheap.
Last, make sure to check out calendar of events. There's are tons of free activities that pop up weekly. You can search the calendar or use the tabs at the top and checkout the free category. There are tons of free events listed at local Library's and more.
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