Category: Being a Better Dad

5 Fun Summer Activities For Families

When school lets out it can be every parent’s chance to rejoice or shake their head in a quiet goodbye to a silent afternoon in the house. How can you keep your kids entertained during the summer break? I have 5 fun summer activities for families to do that won’t cost much (if anything). Check out what sorts of fun things you can plan with your kids!


Purchase a Family Zoo Pass

The Philadelphia Zoo has always been one of my favorite places to visit on the East Coast. It’s an excellent zoo and one I would recommend to anyone within driving distance. Since I wanted to make multiple trips there this summer my wife looked up discounts online and an excellent deal.

We were able to get a family plus pack for 6 of us (with the two babies being free), and the option to add 2 more adults at a discount. How could we not take! We spent the amount of money for one trip for an entire year’s worth of trips!

You can go to any promo or coupon website and find a great deal on a family zoo pass, purchase it and enjoy a few trips this summer (hopefully free parking is included!).

Go to the Library

A family trip to the library is something that can be done on a daily or weekly basis during the summer. As a parent, you want to make reading fun for your kids, and they will feed off of your love of reading. They will also become better readers throughout the school year, so why not continue that improvement during the summer.

Not only will it grow your family’s love for reading, most local libraries have special events in the summer for kids. You may have a movie night, or storytelling time, or simply a small block of hours that the kids can come in and play uninterrupted. If you have a library close to your home be sure to visit every week this summer.

Weekday Getaways to the Beach

Who doesn’t like a trip to the beach on a Tuesday morning? Even if you don’t know how to swim (like me), you can still have fun at the beach with your family. Not only will your kids enjoy the trip, it will be an excellent way for you to unwind and clear your mental state for the day.


Now before you skip over reading this section don’t think camping is just for anyone who lives near the mountains or has a big backyard. Those would be ideal situations but honestly, you can set up a camping tent inside your house and make it a fun night with the family. Arrange some sleeping bags, turn off all electronic devices, and just have fun using flashlights and enjoying quality time together!

Go to an Amusement Park

A trip to Six Flags, Dorney Park, or any other amusement park can always be an unforgettable summer activity. What’s the scariest rollercoaster you have ever been on? I bet you still remember how nervous you were getting on it. If you don’t like rollercoasters or are afraid of heights you can still play games and win prizes at some of the other areas of the amusement park.

If you can afford to purchase a summer pass I recommend going that route because similar to the zoo pass you will save a lot more money in the long run.

What Are Your Plans For the Summer?

This list isn’t the end all be all when it comes to fun summer activities for families. As you scratch the surface of the number of things you can do with your kids, don’t forget to make time each day for your business.

What are some of the things you have planned with your family this summer?┬áComment below and don’t forget to share this article too!

I’ll talk to you soon!