What do you say we make this the most EPIC SUMMER EVER?!?!
Okay, maybe that's a little over-the-top... Let me try again.
What do you say we make this a memorable and mostly fun summer?!
There. That feels more realistic, right?
Boise With Kids has come up with a jam-packed "Bucketlist" of fun, family-friendly activities to do with your kids this summer in the Treasure Valley. (Scroll all the way to the end for a fun "word search" version download for your kids!)
Boise With Kids Summer Bucketlist:
(in alphabetical order)
o Bike Parks:
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation Bike Park
Address: 750 Mountain Cove Rd, Boise
Maintained by Boise Parks and Recreation, this bike park is meant to be enjoyed by all skill levels of bikers. Trails are marked similarly to ski hills to designate difficulty levels.
Ada/Eagle Bike Park at the Sports Complex
Address: Old Horseshoe Bend Road and E Greenbrook Street, Eagle, ID 83714
The complex covers over 200 acres, is one of the largest in the country and has trails for all skill levels.
o Bogus Basin Mountain Coaster:
Address: 2600 N Bogus Basin Road, Boise, ID 83702
Bogus opens up on June 10th for the summer season. There's so much to do and explore during the summer but the mountain coaster, the only one in the state of Idaho, is especially fun for families and something everyone should do at least once!
Address: 790 S Progress Ave, Meridian, ID 83642
The Children's Museum is a Boise With Kids favorite! Read all about it here.
Address: 131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
This summer the Center is hosting SUE: The T. rex Experience for all the dinosaur lovers out there and is supposed to be pretty impressive!
o Float the River
Address: The Boise River!
A Boise summer tradition for everyone! You can get in at Barber Park and out at Ann Morrison Park. It takes a couple of hours and can be fun for all ages. Just be careful!
Address: located between 8th and 9th and Bannock and Idaho streets in Downtown Boise
One of BWK's favorite downtown spots. Don't forget to bring along the scavenger hunt!
Address: Check out this map to plan your adventure.
Don't know where to start? Check out these family-friendly spots.
Address: 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702
Don't be like I was and assume this museum is only interesting to old people! Get BWK's tips for enjoying the museum with kids here.
Address: various alleys across the Treasure Valley
Yes, you read that right! Kids can bowl free ALL SUMMER. Learn all about it here.
o Lake Lowell:
Address: get directions here
Managed by both the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Lake Lowell is a hot spot for boating, fishing and swimming.
o Library Summer Reading:
Address: various libraries across the Treasure Valley
There are"oceans of possibilities" for participating in summer reading programs this summer. See which one(s) are best for your kids here.
Address: 00 S Walnut Street, Boise, ID 83707
A favorite for families year-round with special events and activities happening all summer long. Learn more here.
Address: 7736 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704
A kid's dream activity! Read about this classic family fun center here.
Address: 400 W Overland Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
The Northwest's LARGEST waterpark is in Boise's backyard! Plan your family's visit today!
o Splash Pads:
Address: various locations across the Treasure Valley
Check out BWK's epic roundup here.
o Zoo Boise: