40 Fun Summer Activities that Kids Will Love

summer activities for kids

School is out and it’s time to celebrate! I know your children will be asking to do cool things all summer. Have no fear! I’ve got you covered with these fun summer activities that kids will love. This list includes free and affordable ideas as well as things that are on the higher end. I also wanted to share activities that will engage the entire family whether it’s indoors or outside. Keep your kids entertained and defeat summer boredom with this awesome list.

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Summer Activities for Kids

  • Visit a Theme Park
  • Go Camping
  • Visit the Zoo
  • Beach Trip
  • Visit Water Park
  • Indoor Skydiving
  • Go on a Boat Tour
  • Visit Ice Cream Shop
  • Create an Obstacle Course
  • Go Bowling
bowling as one of the fun summer activities
  • Visit Splash Pad
  • Go Skating
  • Visit a Museum
  • Dance Party
  • Water Balloon Fight
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Visit Local Playground
  • Fly a Kite
  • Pool Day
  • Take a Cooking Class
  • Visit an Aquarium
  • Go to a Movie
  • Play Miniature Golf
  • At Home Video Game Competition
  • Go Caving
  • Have a YES DAY
  • Play Lawn Games (something like this activity)
  • Go Fishing
  • Karaoke Fun
  • Go on a Bike or Scooter Ride
bike riding as one of the fun summer activities
  • Escape Room
  • Craft Session (see ideas below)
  • Go on a Day Trip
  • Mural Tour
  • Science Experiments
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Trampoline Park
  • Host a Board Game Tournament
  • Go Zip Lining
  • Dessert Crawl (Visit multiple dessert places in one day)

Looking for some fun summer crafts for kids? You might like these adorable art projects:

Magazine Collage Craft Ice Cream Cone

Colorful Cardboard Popsicle Craft

Smash Painting Art Project

Cardboard Ice Cream Craft

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