Activities for a Hot Sunny Day

by Emma W.R. on July 27, 2016

Okay, so we’re in the middle of summer of the days are hotter and hotter and the humidity seems higher and higher and where is there any relief?  Well, other than spending the whole day inside with your friendly air conditioner, what does one do?

There are a number of places to go to where one can find comfort.  How about a local park–especially one with lots of trees and shade and maybe a water fountain or two or even a kiddie pool.  Let the little ones keep themselves occupied (the heat doesn’t bother them, anyway!) while Mom—and Dad if he’s tagged along—find a nice shady place to relax/ (Don’t forget, though, to keep a keen eye out to make sure all is well with the young ones.)

Another idea is to become a member of a swim club in your area. Generally, family plans come cheaper and if there is a municipal pool in town, rates usually are family-friendly.  Let the kids romp around having fun splashing themselves and their friends all day while staying out of their parents’ hair.  All that activity will tire them out and perhaps allow for an early night in the sack which, in turn, will give Mom and Dad some quality downtime.

However, if one’s preference is to get out of the heat altogether, there are certainly places to go.  For one, check out the current movie listings to see if there is a children’s movie or a good family picture playing anywhere that will take up part of a day’s time.  The air conditioning in the theater will keep the moviegoers cool and comfortable and away from the blazing sun and stifling humidity. 

Other neat and interesting places to go could include a local museum, zoo or amusement park—certainly a good learning experience for everyone.  Or, even, a trip to a local restaurant or eatery that caters to young people.

The key thing is to try to do the best you can in keeping the kids’ minds occupied, whether outside enjoying the season or inside getting away from any uncomfortable weather situation.

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Chastity March 24, 2017 at 11:22 am

This article is getting me excited for summer again! I can’t wait to soak up some warmth and sun again! We are thinking of joining a pool club this year. It can’t come soon enough!

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Eddie February 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

These 2 ideas were nice, but where’s the ingenuity?? Besides the pool and anywhere indoors, what can we do? My family and I are running out of outdoor-family-friendly activities. Disappointed by the title of the article, did not deliver.

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Cheryl Smith September 23, 2016 at 10:22 am

The best thing to do is keep yourself cool. If you don’t have a pool, some of the hotels let you spend a day for a decent price. After spending a few hours outside, you really should go inside with the air conditioning on and do some indoor activities. If you don’t have air conditioning, go somewhere that does, like a mall or movie. Just keep cool and hydrated.

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Sandy Sanchez September 23, 2016 at 10:15 am

If your not able to be near water, indoor activities would be the best thing. You can always take in a movie, go to a museum, go shopping, out for lunch, spend some time in a library. These are some of the things you can do.

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Janet Wright September 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The best thing to do on a hot sunny day is go to a water park. You pay an entry fee and can spend the whole day if you want. They have slides, wave pools and the lazy river for relaxing. They also have food and refreshments so you don’t have to leave the park. Nothing like keeping cool on a hot day.

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Andi September 1, 2016 at 9:44 am

We installed a pool two years ago and now we spend every single day in it all summer long. Bet investment we ever made!

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Debbi G. August 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm

I take my kids to the mall during the day just to walk around and look in the shop windows. I give them a ride on the merry-go-round and then a kiddie cone if they don’t whine. Of course I let them know the rules before heading out.

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Sam August 17, 2016 at 11:58 am

My mom used to let us play outside in the morning, eat lunch and then we would head to the library for a few hours to cool off. We would sit and read books but nowadays libraries have much more than that for kids.

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Jack July 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm

I’m going to a baseball game this weekend. Just hoping my seats are in the shade as we are in the middle of a heatwave!!!

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