Keep Cool Fellow Tucsonans!

Monday, June 6, 2016

I have three cranky kiddos when we reach heat that is hitting record breaking temps!  What does a mom do to keep things cool?  Here are some ideas for parents in our area:

1. Mount Lemmon
This may seem like a give in but I had to put it on my list because there are so many awesome things to do and it is usually 20 degrees cooler!  What does our family do while on Mount Lemmon?  We hike, fish, picnic, explore, ride the ski lift, and eat scrumptious giant cookies from the Cookie Cabin in Summerhaven.

2. Pima County Libraries
I love this one!  We start at the beginning of the summer and sign up the kiddos for their summer reading programs. The kids can earn prizes and at the same time you win as a mom because you can get your kiddos to read during the summer!  On top of the awesome reading program there are many neat free classes that your kiddos can join, play and learn from.  They range from Minecraft times, science experiment demos, magic shows, and so much more!  Click the Pima County picture below to find events at a library near you.
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3. YMCA Swimming
This one is if you are adventurous enough to go out in the heat and sun (wear lots of sun block and drink lots of water). Even if you are not a member of the YMCA you can take yourself and your kids to swim for pretty cheap.  If you are under the age of 17 you can swim for $1, over 17 is $3.  There are certain times in which open swim is so check out the YMCA website for your local YMCA and times that they are open for swimming.

4. Bedroxx Bowling
I personally love this alley the most and that is why it joined my list.  Beat the heat in a rock solid fun environment.  Here is the prices I have found that make going here even more solid...

Monday Family Movie Night--- $30 for 6 people to use a lane for 2 hrs, includes shoes, 12" pizza and soda, plus a fun family movie!
Tuesday--- 6-10 pm has $1 games and $1 shoes.

Wednesday--- $8 a person which includes the price of shoes and unlimited bowling from 7- 10 pm

5. Reid Park Summer Movie Nights
This is FREE!!!  Grab a blanket, chairs and a dinner picnic and get ready for a fun evening.  Cox puts on a movie for your family to enjoy right in the middle of the cozy Reid Park.  You can start setting up camp around 6:30 and the movie begins at dusk.  There are some vendors and fun activities for your family to enjoy while there. More information, click on the picture below.

Would love to hear from you all about any other cool events going on in Tucson.  Leave info in the comments if you have anything you would like to share with all of us.  

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