Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fun Summer Activities for the Family!

Summer is here and there are lots of ways to enjoy the sunny weather in Utah! Here are some ideas for you and your family to enjoy. Don't forget to wear your sunscreen!

The Hogle Zoo
Information on hours and admissions can be found here.

The Timpanogos Caves
This is a 1.5 mile hike on a paved trail. However, the trail climbs about 1,000 feet. For this reason strollers are not allowed. Information about cave tours and park admission prices can be found here.

Thanksgiving Point-Farm Country
This is an inexpensive way to give your children experience with life on the farm! It is only $3.50 a person, with children two and under getting in for FREE! More information can be found here.

Movies in the Park
This is a FREE event every Monday night in August starting at 9:00 pm. Movies are shown on a huge 25 ft. screen! Just bring a blanket, some pillows, bug repellent, and some popcorn! Here are the dates of the movies:

• August 3 – The Man Who Knew Too Much
• August 10 – Ten Little Indians
• August 17 – Arsenic and Old Lace
• August 24 – The Shaggy Dog
• August 31 – The Absent-Minded Professor

This event is held at Rock Canyon Park in Provo, Utah.

Pioneer Day Extravaganza
On Friday, July 24, 2009 from 10 am to 2 pm at North Park (500 North 500 West in Provo) there will be a celebration of Utah's roots! Come enjoy food, games, music, a wild west show and more! For more information please call 801-852-7635.

Visit your neighborhood park!
Here are some parks in the valley that sound like fun!

Provo: Visit this website for information on parks and recreation in Provo

Lehi: Click here for information on Lehi City Parks

American Fork: Information on parks in American Fork can be found by clicking here.

Springville: Click here for information on parks and recreation activities in Springville this summer.

Spanish Fork: This website provides information on park reservations and recreation activities in Spanish Fork.

Payson: You can find information on Payson City Parks and Recreation here.

For more Summer Activities, take a look at the Child Care Resource and Referral Center's Summer Activity Guide

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