School is out for the summer! While summer allows for a more carefree schedule at home, you’ll need a handful of activities to get you through the summer months, especially those hot, humid, and rainy days. I have rounded up some possibilities:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park – This park has many possibilities for outdoor fun, including canoeing, swimming, and geocaching.
Downtown Tallahassee Farmer’s Market – The Farmer’s Market is a great place to spend a Saturday anytime between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. You can find fresh bread, eggs, native plants, and flowers.
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park – This park has it all! It is a great park to take visitors who come to town. Take a boat ride down the Wakulla freshwater spring, and keep your eyes peeled for alligators, manatees, birds, and beautiful scenery. There is also a fun area to swim, complete with a diving platform. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.
Lemonade Day Tallahassee – This year’s date for Lemonade Day Tallahassee is set for Saturday, June 9, 2018. If you register on their site, they will send you the materials you need to get started. This is a GREAT opportunity for your kids to come up with a “business plan.” There are so many ways to learn through a lemonade stand, including economics, math, marketing, and advertising. Consider having them donate to a cause.
Tallahassee Museum – This museum is an experience for kids of all ages. From historical buildings to up close and personal animal exhibits, there will be something for everyone. They have many events, programs, and camps this summer. A fun and adrenaline-pumping part of the museum, “Tree to Tree Adventures,” is a unique aerial course with obstacles.
Tallahassee Parks and Recreation – If you are opting outside, you’ll want to visit this site for a list of parks, including aquatic centers. Have a picnic, walk a trail, swim in a public pool, splash in a fountain, or swing on monkey bars by visiting one of the city’s great parks or centers.
Challenger Learning Center and IMAX – The Center is located in downtown Tallahassee and provides hands-on learning for kids, including many summer camps. Also, if you want a unique movie experience, the IMAX theater is there as well.
Fun Station – This place has plenty of activities to offer, including an arcade, race cars, laser tag, and mini golf. Check out their daily specials for some savings.
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc. – This lab is located down the road from Tallahassee but not too far. It is a quaint building that specializes in smaller species, such as seahorses and crabs. There are several parks and trails nearby that you could do before or after visiting the Marine Lab.
Leon County Public Library – Keep up with reading this summer by participating in the summer program at Leon County Public Libraries. There are also a variety of programs taking place at library branches. Check out the schedule here.
Skate World – Admission to Skate World will allow you to either skate or play on their incredible indoor playground.
Skyzone – Jump, flip, dodge, and shoot basketballs at this indoor trampoline park.
Tallahassee Automobile Museum – This museum houses more than just automobiles, although you don’t want to miss seeing the three Batmobiles, used in movies and TV shows! You can also view collections of anything from baseball cards to telephones.
If I missed any summer activities that you think should make the list,
please let me know in the comments!