Summer is just around the corner, which means that school will soon be out. While your kids are probably quite excited for this, you may be nervous about how you will fill these long summer days. Fortunately, when you are in need of a fun outing for kids, The Elks Place offers a wonderful option. Regardless of the weather, you can bring your child to our indoor playground for a magical time! Here is our list of the best outings you can take your kids on this summer.

Pet shop

The pet shop can be a wonderful place to take your children on an outing (provided you can get out of there without buying a puppy!). Not only are there interesting and cute animals to play with, your child can learn a lot about caring for pets. Especially if your child is an animal lover, the pet shop is a great place to stop on your outing.

Craft store

This is a particularly fun stop for creative children. If your kid loves anything to do with glitter, yarn, paint, or pipe cleaners, the craft store will be a haven for them. Try browsing the aisles for inspiration for your next craft project, and giving your child 5 dollars to spend how they like.

National parks

Whether you have one in your hometown or not, a national park is a great outing for children, even if you have to make a bit of a drive. Not only does it provide plenty of room for your wee one to run around, it also provides numerous learning opportunities as you take in the wildlife and foliage. Make a day of it by bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy.

A new playground

With a summer full of free time, it is easy to fall into the rut of going to the same park day after day. When you are trying to switch it up, try going to a park you do not usually frequent. Better yet, head to a nearby town and try out a completely new playground. The novelty will give them hours of fun, and maybe a new favorite park!

The library

The library is a fantastic spot for a family outing. Not only can you check out books, making sure that the kids are still working their brains over summer break, there are often story hours for the kids. You can even make a weekly ritual of going to the library for story hour, then bringing home some books for bedtime stories for the week.

The Elks Place

As stated above, our indoor playhouse is a fantastic outing for your kids this summer. Our indoor playground features trampolines, slides, and two of the friendliest elks you will ever meet, Elka and Elko! Kids love visiting our indoor playhouse at any time of year. Additionally, you can take advantage of our Drop and Shop package, leaving your kids under the watchful eye of our child care professionals while you take some time for yourself. What more could you ask for from a fun summer outing? Call The Elks Place today!