94 Days of Summer in Indianapolis with Kids – Days 8-14

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This week my sister is in the US. She is visiting from England where she lives with her husband (and yes, he has a delightful accent), While she is here, we have a full plate of activities that will hopefully introduce her to our beautiful city. This will also be the first time that she has met her niece, my daughter Lulu. Here are our plans as well as some ideas to continue our 94 Days of Summer List.

8 (June 28th) – Have you seen the canal lately? It’s been a few years since I have but OH.MY.GOSH! I love it! Being at the canal and White River State Park made me proud of our city in a way I can’t explain! It’s so colorful, beautiful and interesting! Talk a walk, rent a paddle boat or a surrey bike or take your own bikes there. Your kids will love riding the hills and the straight aways.

9 (June 29th) – Broad Ripple Park Pool: Slash areas, music and fun! Check it out!

10 (June 30th) – The IMA has an amazing outdoor exhibit that changes with the weather, the seasons and time. A year ago I was fortunate enough to have a tour with a docent but even without a tour, you will LOVE the Virginia B. Fairbanks 100 Acres! Art and Nature Park A popular place for family photos (hint, hint: bring your camera), a picnic or just a walk.

11 (July 1st) – The IMA has a series of movies called Summer Nights. Every Friday, bring your family on out to see a variety of movies each week. Tonight we’re watching Zoolander! Bring your dinner and something to drink as well as some bug spray and a blanket to sit on. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids $6 and under. You can arrive at 630pm but the movie won’t start until about 9pm (dusk). The earlier you get there, the better to get a good seat (Can you tell we like the IMA?).

12 (July 2nd) – Barnes & Noble has a Saturday afternoon children’s story time (3748 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis) and it’s air conditioned!

13 (July 3rd) – Did you know that kids can bowl for free in Indianapolis? Every day!? Here’s some more information.

14 (July 4th) – Every 4th of July (except for when it rains) there is a beautiful fireworks show in downtown Indianapolis. We always hit traffic on our way to check them out but here is a surefire way to have an Independence Day complete with a hot dog, an American pastime and fireworks: Go the and Indianapolis Indians game at 6pm! All fans will receive an american flag and a rally towel! We like sitting on the lawn but any seat is wonderful!

Still need some ideas of what to do with your kids in Indianapolis? Check back on our site for new ideas every few days, we also update our calendar every week and you can call our hotline at 317-399-4-KIDS (updated weekly on Friday).

About The Author

Katy Mann

My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indy with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!


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