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Today we are sharing ten fun things to do with your kids in Salt Lake this summer!
1) The Train Shoppe
When the summer heat gets to be too much head to The Train Shoppe located at 2964 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Kids will go wild over the miniature train ride and the coin operated model trains.
2) Cold Springs Trout Farm in North Ogden is a great place for kids to learn about fishing.
Cold Springs has 7 catch out ponds full of beautiful Rainbow Trout ready to be caught. No fishing license required and you pay per fish. Read more about Cold Springs Trout Farm here.
3) This is the Place Heritage Park.
There is so much to see and do at This is the Place Heritage park. It is fun for kids to see the rich history of Utah and see how life was like for those that settled the Salt Lake Valley. The petting zoo is clean and always has plenty of animals on hand. There are horse rides, good food, panning for gold, train rides, a splash pad, small play houses and so much more!
4) Mrs Cavanaugh's Behind the Glass Factory Tour
Take the kids to see how candy is made at the behind the glass tour at Mrs Cavanaugh's Factory in North Salt Lake. Only $1 per person and includes some yummy samples.
5) Millcreek Venture Out
Every Friday evening June Through August Millcreek Venture Out has fun outdoor movies, games, treats and activities for families. Each week it is something new at a different park in the Millcreek area.
6) Bating Cages at Mulligans
Mulligans is a fun place to get in some bating practice. It's fun weather you actually play baseball or not. They have cages for youth and adults, softball and baseball. And when you are done there they also have a miniature golf course and driving range.
7) Wheeler Historic Farm
The Farm is a restoration of the turn-of-the-century dairy farm of Henry J. Wheeler. Maintaining the farm presents to the public the history of Utah family agriculture. It is a representation of the rural lifestyle in Salt Lake County from 1890-1940 and presents the best farming methods of the Progressive Era. Historic exhibits will take you back in time. Here you may discover the old time farm lifestyle once common for most families in Utah but which is now largely past and gone. The hay ride is always a hit!
8) Hogle Zoo
Of course we can't leave the zoo off our list. Even on a hot day the zoo is fun! Especially with the newish splash pad. And this year the dinosaurs are back!
9) Decorate cookies and cupcake at The Baking Hive
Visit the kids area at The Baking Hive where kids can decorate their own bakers hat and cookies (or cupcakes). Kids will have a great time showing off their creative side while decorating a sweet treat to take home. Open during business hours except during private parties.
10) This last one is for your older kids. Shooting The Tube.
This is a fun, free water slide of sorts has been a summer tradition for many kids and adults for years.
For more information on Shooting The Tube go here.
The idea is simple. Parley’s Stream flows down the Canyon eventually running through an aqueduct under the freeway. The aqueduct known as “The Tube” begins near the base of Suicide Rock and exits into a large pool on the eastern side of Tanner Park. Blocking the stream with plywood (or in our most recent visit, old signs), a tarp and something rigid like a 2x4 creates a temporary dam. With riders ready inside the tube, the dam is released sending them on a wave of built up water and “Shooting the Tube” into the pool at the bottom.
And don't forget about all the amazing hikes Utah has to offer. Intermountain Health Care has a big list of hikes here.