Sure, many children want nothing more than to go to Disneyland after the last school bell rings, but most families cannot afford to take a big trip every summer. Luckily when the weather is nice, there’s no reason to spend a lot of money to have fun with the family. Often, the best parts of expensive vacations are the most ordinary ones anyway.
When I asked my friend’s son and daughter — who were 7 and 9 — what they enjoyed most about their six-day trip to Disney World last summer, they replied, “Swimming in the hotel pool.” Fortunately, you don't have to hop on a plane to have fun in a pool or do plenty of other activities, none of which will break the bank.
Read on for a handful of fun (and cheap!) things to do with your kids this summer.