School is out June 8. Are you worried about what to do with the kids? Here are 10 awesome ideas to keep kids busy this summer.

  • 1

    Ice-Skating/Roller Skating

    Rollarena Skating Center849 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA, 99352(509) 946 – 6971Grange Park Outdoor Roller Skating Rink1600 S. Union St., Kennewick, WA, 99336 (Right next to the library!)The Toyota Arena is the only year-round ice skating rink between Spokane and Portland.737-3718 or 737-3716 Here are the public skate times for the Toyota Arena.

    Flickr, Vitaly Sokolovsky
  • 2

    Historical Sites

    Sacajawea State Park and Museum 2503 Sacajawea Park Rd., Pasco, WA, 99301For directions, call (509)-545-2361Franklin County Historical Museum509-547-3714305 North 4th Avenue, Pasco.

    Flickr, UGArdener
  • 3


    There are always great things showing during summer. If you can't afford a theater, Hastings in Richland offers 53-cent rentals of old movies. Introduce your kids to "Better Off Dead," "Superman," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

    Flickr, Sean Dreilinger
  • 4

    Explore the Wilderness

    You can take your family to explore the bird refuge and Bateman Island.

    Google Maps
  • 5

    Tour McNary Dam

    Be sure to visit the McNary Dam touring guidelines before you embark! Ice Harbor is also fun to watch.

    Flickr, Mark Knoke
  • 6

    Golf Universe 6311 W Clearwater Ave Kennewick, WA 99336-1792(509) 735-2900Mirage Putting Course (Horn Rapids Golf Course)2800 Clubhouse Lane Richland, WA. 99354Phone (509) 375-4714

    Flickr, Jason Eppink
  • 7

    Go to a Library

    The libraries always have wonderful air conditioning and summer reading programs for kids.

    Flickr, Rabid City Public Library
  • 8

    Climb A Mountain

    • Badger Mountain and Trails

    943-8688 Corner of Dallas Rd. and E. 2010 Pr. NE in Richland.

    Flickr, by eascher
  • 9

    Go Bowling

    Go Bowl 2799 W. Lewis Pasco, WA 99301(509)-547-2695Atomic Bowl 624 Wellsian Way Richland, WA 99352(509)-943-1173Spare Time Lanes 711 Vineyard Drive Kennewick, WA 99336(509)-582-4343

    Flickr, Joe Shlabotnik
  • 10

    Go to a Park

    Our favorites are Howard Amon Park in Richland and Playground of Dreams in Columbia Park in Kennewick.

    Flickr, Mark & Marie Finnern