NOTE: Not all businesses and organizations have released their 2017 details yet. Usually most activities are similar from year to year. I will update as I learn more information.
Summer is approaching, and finally the weather is starting to feel like it. As you make your plans for the upcoming holiday weekend, or the rest of the summer, here are some outdoor fun summer ideas for kids (and you!)
I’ll be adding more as I learn about them, so be sure to check back often.
I don’t know what it is but I love anything mini or giant-sized. That’s why I love the idea of converting some of our family’s favorite games into giant-sized versions to play in the backyard. So much fun for a party or get together. Check out the easy instructions I found for these DIY Giant backyard games.
Its all about being outside in the summer with kids, but sometimes they (and you) might get bored doing to same old, same old–or–you just want to try something new. Check out these fun DIY ideas for summer games and activities for kids.
You’ll also want to check out this activities going on throughout the Metro Boston area or other ways the kids can have fun without costing you a bundle:
- Kids Bowl Free
- Highland Street Foundations Free Fun Fridays 80 locations allowing FREE admission over 8 Fridays throughout the summer
- Earn FREE books from summer reading
- Chance to win a FREE bike by reading
- Earn $10 from summer reading
- Free Microsoft camps
- Graduates dip FREE at the Melting Pot from kindergarten to college grads
- Friendly’s $1.99 ice cream cones
- $1 Kids’ movies at Regal Cinemas
- Keep the kids busy for less with DIY Summer Camps
- Get FREE kids’ tickets to Six Flags
- FREE Chess Lessons
- FREE Outdoor Rx events–(June 17- September 5) This great group, a part of the Appalachian Mountain Club, is all about getting kids outdoors and active. They regularly host FREE events but they’ve really loaded up the calendar for the summer. There’s hiking, bird watching, family outings, family bike trips, treasure hunts, and more. The events are in and around Boston and some are offered on multiple days and multiple locations. They will be dependent on the weather, so be sure to check the calendar before heading out to be sure the event is still on.
- Paul Revere House activities–Get a taste of colonial Boston–leathering, spinning, meet Paul Revere, Deborah Sampson, and more.
- FREE monthly Lego mini-builds
- Check out Museums on their Free admission days
- Check out 12 Free & Cheap things to do in Boston
- Find free and Cheap Things To Do in Boston This Week.
- Find free and Cheap Things To Do in Boston This Weekend.
- FREE movies and music at Summer in the City
- FREE Fitness classes throughout the city. Some are all ages, some are geared towards kids.
- FREE Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops
- 75 FREE outdoor movies in and around Boston–new movies as well as classics