Free is awesome. Kids with too much free time is not awesome. Here is a list of activities in Saskatoon that are free (yay!) for your kids (and you) to enjoy!
1) Water Parks, Playground Programs and Paddling Pools
There are water park playgrounds all over Saskatoon, near most schools, that turn into fabulous water fun lands. The City of Saskatoon has compiled a handy little list for your pleasure. May I suggest hitting up several locations throughout the summer?? You children will LOVE YOU! 😀
Handy list of water parks link. (Which is also, I might add…handy ;))
I realize the list above ALSO says “parks“, BUT this list is compiled of free play or picnic type parks. Make some lunch, grab a frisbee or their DS’s and head our to a park. We have several parks, all listed by neighborhoods. Check out some new ones and favorite ones. I do not think family’s do park outings enough. Great way to spend a family day AND it’s free!
3) Walking, Biking, Blading
Soo many walking paths around Saskatoon! Why not take an active approach to a beautiful summer day and tour some of our great walking paths!
You may or may not have budding readers on your hands, but the library is a great place for your kids to spend some time reading or looking through books and subjects that they may not regularly read. You can also download library books to your e-reader, which is a sweet added bonus.
5) Mendel Art Gallery
Art is a great way to expand your children’s mind. If you have an exceptionally creative child, they will very much enjoy this experience. The Mendel Art constantly features new artists and their work.
6) Backyard BBQ
Invite family and friends and have a backyard bbq. The key to making this successful is to keep the kids busy. Think paddling pool, swing set, trampoline, a bouncer and toys. The next key thing is food, have everyone bring a dish. You can organize it by having a list of food items that you want made and as you call to invite people have them choose what they would like to bring.
7) Scavenger Hunt
These are easy to create and are a lot of fun. You can set it up in your own yard, or a park or all over Saskatoon if you feel motivated to do so. This will definitely give your kids something to talk about when they go back to school.
Summer is a short-lived event in Saskatoon and summer holidays best, when enjoyed. Give your kids the best summer ever, with this list of free things to do! 🙂
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