Friday, June 21, 2013

Out and About: Fun Summer Activities in the Community!

Looking for summer activities to do outside of your home? One of our blog posts (Fun for the Thrifty Family) focused on summer activities to do with your kids at home. The flexibility of in-home activities can be very appealing (especially to parents with young children like me!). However, it is also great to have some out-of-house options up your sleeve for the days when everyone gets a little stir-crazy or you just plain need to be around other people! :)

But what parent has hours to spend researching different activities in the community? Luckily Child Care Resource and Referral has done the dirty work for you! They have compiled a fantastic summer activity guide which includes a list of summer programs, community activities, information on public swimming pools and libraries, articles on summer safety and more!

To view the summer activity guide for Utah, Summit, Wasatch, and Juab Counties, click here.

Spotlight from this activity guide: Provo Recreation Center

Provo Recreation Center
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The new and improved Provo Rec Center is something you shouldn't miss out on! Located at 320 West 500  North in Provo, the center offers a wide range of activities for both children and adults. 
As far as aquatic fun alone goes, the rec center boasts: 
- a kids' swim area
- a lazy river
- a deep water pool
- an indoor leisure pool
- a hot tub
- an outdoor splash pool
- and outdoor water slides! 
Day passes are $5 for adults and $4 for youth (ages 3-17). Summer swimming lessons are also available. For more information about the Provo Rec Center, including a full list of 
facility amenities, click here.

To view the summer activity guide for Salt Lake and Tooele Counties, click here.

Spotlight from this activity guide: The City Library

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"The City Library" indicates libraries that are part of the Salt Lake City Public Library System. This system includes six libraries in the Salt Lake area (for a list of these library hours and locations, click here). Each branch offers several recurring kids' events every week. Some of these events include:
- Preschool Story Time
- Friday Afternoon Movies
- Wednesday Crafts
- Book Baby
- Cuentame Cuentos
- Weekend Wiggle Time
- Family Yoga
Activities offered vary by location. For a complete list of recurring children's events and 
which libraries they are offered at, click here. Additional non-recurring library events that your 
kids may enjoy can also be found here.

Get out of your house this summer and have fun with your kids! 
There are so many things to do - they'll love it! :)

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