For St. Louis families, summer will be over soon—despite the scorching temperatures, kids know fall really starts on the first day of school. Rockwood Schools begin August 14.
Now's the time to grab last minute summer fun. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 90s for the next few weeks, but after highs of 105+, a 95 degree day may seem perfect for a walk in the park.
Here’s a few ideas on how to squeeze the last bits off fun out of your kid’s summer break.
Hit a park: Kids love playgrounds and the summer heat has been keeping a lot of children tucked away in their basements playing video games. If you still think it’s too hot, try going in the early morning or late evening hours.
Take a hike: We have two of the best in the area, along with plenty of hiking opportunities in both the county and state parks.
Go for a swim: The features Five-lane indoor pool with 2-story water slide.
Go for a wild water slide ride: If you haven’t already, head over to Eureka and visit Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
Play tourist: Take the kids downtown and visit the “tourist” sites. Ride the tram to the top of the Arch, take a riverboat cruise, or visit the free CityGarden sculpture park. City Museum is another fun city trip, but give that place a whole day.
Get back to the Farm: Take the kids on an old fashioned car ride through the western parts of Wildwood and Eureka and show them how diverse the area is.
See a sea lion: The St. Louis Zoo added an awesome new sea lion habitat that opened in June. Any kid that likes animals will want to visit. Head to the zoo by 8 a.m. to nab some free street parking and a free admission to the Children Zoo during the first hour the zoo is open.