Now that school is out and summer vacation is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to start setting aside some family fun time. There are many things to do with your kids this summer to keep them active, outdoors, creative, and involved with the family. Although the list of things to do may seem endless, we picked out some of the best summer activities for kids and families in the city of Kenosha.
Summer Outdoor Activities For Kids In Kenosha
The city of Kenosha is filled with fun places to explore and new things to learn about as a family. These activities are a perfect way to enjoy the summer sunshine while also spending quality family time together.
Take a trip back in time to Kenosha’s early harbor days by visiting the renovated 1867 Southport Lighthouse museum. Filled with artifacts, maps, featuring an authentic Fresnel lens, and so much more. After exploring the museum, climb to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the views overlooking Kenosha together.
Enjoy the day out on Lake Michigan with your family by taking a kayaking trip along the Lake Michigan Water Trail. Throughout Kenosha County, you can find six different carry-in access points, all conveniently located near parks and beach areas. Bring along a picnic lunch and some sunscreen for the ultimate afternoon of fun!
Kenosha has five different beaches along Lake Michigan – and they’re all free admission and parking! These main beaches include:
- Alford Park and Beach
- Eichelman Park and Beach
- Pennoyer Park and Beach
- Simmons Island Park and Beach
- Southport Park and Beach
Beyond the main beaches, there are also plenty of other inland lake beaches in the city of Kenosha to visit with your family. Beach days are a must in the summer, and thankfully Kenosha has tons of options so you can find your favorite one near you.
Check Out a Car Show
Automobile manufacturing took place in the city of Kenosha for more than 100 years! Checking out a car show is the perfect way to enjoy a piece of Kenosha history while also treating your family to a unique and exciting experience.
You may be familiar with Kenosha’s Homecoming Car Show, which happens every couple of years (this year is the first one since 2017!) where you can find over 1,000 different types of vehicles and tons of fun activities the whole family will enjoy. There are also a few other car shows to catch around the city of Kenosha throughout the summer of 2022.
Summer Indoor Activities For Kids In Kenosha
If your family-fun days feel like they’re always falling on a rainy or chilly day, don’t fret! Although family movie time and crafting days are a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, we found some awesome indoor activities you can enjoy around the city of Kenosha that the entire family will enjoy.
Unlike any other museum, Dinosaur Discovery is the only museum to focus exclusively on the link between modern birds and meat-eating dinosaurs. The museum features life-scale models of over 20 different meat-eating dinosaurs – including the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex! There are plenty of ways for your kids to learn all about dinosaurs in fun and immersive ways at Dinosaur Discovery!
Let your kids “go bananas” at Monkey Joe’s! Whether you’re bringing your kiddo in for some afternoon fun or hosting a birthday party – you can always expect fun around every corner. Filled with bouncy houses, playgrounds, arcade games, and so much more. Monkey Joe’s is the perfect place for your kiddo to get out their energy and have a blast while doing it!
The GRC is family-fun central – featuring bowling, games, leagues, and their iconic “Gold Room” private bowling experience! The GRC is also the perfect place to hold an event for your kiddo and their friends or a family fun night.
There are so many fun ways to spend time with your family this summer right here in the city of Kenosha! Whether you’re attending a Kenosha summer event or finding something new to do as a family outdoors -remember to enjoy these times while they’re here and keep family fun nights fresh and exciting!