15 MORE things to do with your kids this summer for $15 or less!

We’re more than halfway through summer, and by now most parents are wondering “what can I do with my kids this summer – that won’t break the bank?!”  Well, we have a few ideas for you…15, to be exact.
Our last 15 things to do with your kids this summer for $15 or less post was so popular, we decided to follow up with a Part 2! Some of our ideas cost a little money (but still only $15 or less per child), and others are completely free.  And don’t forget about our Events Calendar, which is overflowing with great events happening all year long!

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If you haven’t seen our original “15 Things to do with your kids this summer for $15 or less” post, check it out here.  Planning ahead for the winter season?  We’ve got that covered too.
Read our new list below…

  1. Play a round of mini golf at Lake Lawn Resort.  Everyone knows about Lake Lawn’s beautiful golf course – but maybe you didn’t know that they had a miniature golf course on property as well.  To play, head to the Activity Center – located lakeside.
    Cost: $5/adults, $3/childrenMiniGolf_L4A3574_RGB
  2. Tour Milton House Museum, a treasured national historic landmark that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. According to the museum, their underground tunnel is unique in the nation for being the only segment that was actually underground and has still retained its identity and is open to the public.
    *great rainy day activity*
    Cost: $8/adults, $4/youth (ages 5-17), children under 5 are freemilton house
  3. Boogie to the beats at a local concert in the park.  Many area communities offer free weekly concerts in the park during the summer months, including Burlington, Delavan, East Troy, and Lake Geneva.
    Cost: free!phoenixpark
  4. Ride a pony at Dan Patch Stables – and while you’re there, pet the animals at the FREE petting zoo.
    Cost: $8/child per pony ridepony2.10203800_std
  5. Kayak on Lake Comus with Delavan Paddlesports.  This little lake is located just a few blocks from downtown Delavan and has plenty of wildlife to explore as you paddle the shores.  Paddleboards are also available.
    Cost: $15/boat for a 2-hour rental on weekdays  paddleboarding
  6. Take the plunge at Aerial Adventures with their “Free Fall.”  After strapping into a harness, helmet, and belay device, you climb a 40′ tower and then connect to the quick jump free fall descender for a short free fall to the the ground.
    Cost: $15/person
  7. Pack a picnic and head to one of the area’s many lakes or beaches.  Picnics are a great way to share a meal with your kids – plus the wide outdoors gives them plenty of space to run & play!
    Cost: beach admission prices vary; see our beaches blog post for details. DSC_7725edit (1)
  8. Walk the brick streets of downtown Delavan and see if you can find all of the NEW WallDogs murals.  In June 2015, artists from around the world descended onto the streets of downtown, painting 18 beautiful murals.
    Cost: free!20150625_110845
  9. Burn off some energy at Geneva Lakes YMCA – play basketball, run a few laps, or swim in their indoor pool.  Even if you’re not a member, day passes are available.
    *great rainy day activity*
    Cost: $9/adults, $5/children (high school age and under) for a day passdownload
  10. Climb the indoor rock climbing wall at Grand Geneva (located within the WELL Spa area).  Their rates are reasonable and are even better if you bring more people; if you have 3 kids climbing, it’s only $25 for a half hour…making the cost under $8.50 per kid!
    *great rainy day activity*
    Cost: $25 for (up to) 3 climbers for a half hour; $50 for (up to) 6 climbers for an hour.DSC_0101
  11. Splash around at the brand new Sunset Pool – featuring 2 slides, geysers, basketball hoops, diving boards, dunk buckets, and more.
    Cost:  $5/person, children 2 and under are free

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    Photo by Mariah Bormann

  12. Tour the Rushing Waters Fisheries; every Thursday this summer, they are offering free farm tours where guests can learn about how this Wisconsin fishery cares for rainbow trout.
    Cost: free!  Fishing is available on-site for an additional fee.farm pictures 016
  13. Throw a disc around at Grand Geneva’s disc golf course.  Not familiar with disc golf?  Players throw a frisbee to one another with the goal to get the frisbee/disc into a series of metal baskets situated throughout the course.
    Cost: $10 disc rental (includes entrance fee), $5/each additional entrance feeLR_disc golf
  14. Teach your kids about fruits & veggies at a local farmers’ market.  Our area is home to many great farmers’ markets, and their schedules vary from Thursday mornings, Thursday evenings, Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, or Sundays, making it easy for you to find one to fit your schedule.
    Cost: free!  Pay only for the items you purchase.DSC_0312
  15. Check out your local library or parks & recreation department for summer camps, classes, and other fun activities.
    Aram Public Library offers free activities year round – including LEGO Club, baby/toddler story times, arts & crafts classes, and more.
    Cost: most library programs are free; check with the program coordinator for specific details and prices.11427193_1175499505799385_8633200546456461107_n


What other activities does your family enjoy doing in Walworth County?  Comment below & let us know your ideas!  And – check back soon for more things to do this summer!


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