Triangle NC Living: Summer Must-Do List
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The kids are out of school and the weather is hot! You don’t want the kids to sit in front of the T.V. all summer. What’s a parent to do? The Triangle NC Living Summer Must-Do List is local fun for kids and parents.
Summers are hot and the sun is intense in North Carolina. The best way to enjoy outside activities is to start early by planning meet-ups around 9-10 a.m. Eat lunch in a shady spot, and head back inside to the cool air conditioning by 1-2 p.m. The heat of the day is perfect for reading books, or finding an indoor activity.
Triangle NC Living Must Do List
- Sunscreen is a must for outdoor activities. NO AD is an affordable and quality sunblock for a variety of skin needs- kids, waterproof, face and sensitive. It is sold in local Walgreens, Target and other general merchandise stores. Click the photo to learn how to correctly apply sunblock for effective results.
2. Watch a Movie Take a break from the hot sun and go to your local movie theater. Most theaters offer summer movie programs by showing previously released kids movies at a low price. My favorite summer movie program is at Stone Theaters at Park West Village in Morrisville. Tickets are $1 each, parents are free with a child, and popcorn and drinks are $1 each. Tip: Get there early for a good seat.
3. Go to the Park The Triangle has many fun parks to choose from, but if you’re looking to cool down then you must visit the Jack Smith Park in Cary. It has a splash pad, two playgrounds, and open field with sheep (plastic sheep), and a climbing wall. We met a group of friends here and stayed all morning. Afterwards, we had lunch at Chick-fil-A at Waverly Place in Cary.
3. Bowling Buffaloe Lanes This indoor activity is nearly free at (locations in Cary, North Raleigh and Garner). Visit the link and sign up for a kid’s bowl free card (shoes are extra). Kids will also be rewarded (Monday-Friday) with a bonus savings when they present their card. For example, Monday is $2 shoe rental and Friday is 6 free arcade tickets. I remember bowling a lot during the summer when I was a kid. My dad was smart and bought us our own bowling shoes. You can purchase kid bowling shoes on Amazon.
4. Cooking Southern Season Cooking School Get your kids excited about being in the kitchen at the for kids (8-14 years-old). My boys loved learning, creating and eating in this amazing commercial-grade kitchen. My boys took the Christmas in July class. They made Christmas tree waffles, gingerbread men cookies, and decorated a brownie and gingerbread house. Southern Season offers many different themed classes within their kid series. Class are $40/each or $150 for the entire kid series. Parents can enjoy the break by scheduling an appointment at the Aveda Institute located in the University Mall next to the Southern Season. Manicures are only $15! Shopping in the Southern Season store is a must too.
This blog post was made possible by a paid partnership with Triangle Pediatric Dentistry.