This Is The Place Heritage Park offers more than you can easily see in a day with a small family. Find information on it at www.thisistheplace.org. The Davis County Fair is August 15-18 at the Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington and offers entertainment and displays for all ages.
Liberty Park has a large playground, water fun in the display of Utah’s canyons, ducks and seagulls to feed, tennis, sidewalks to jog on, the Bird Aviary, boats to rent, etc.
According to Desert News, June 8, 2009, the article titled “Reduced-cost summer fun in Utah” article by Lynn Arave says that you take a can of Coca-Cola to any ticket window and receive up to $12 off the regular admission cost at Lagoon. There are LDS Stake Lagoon days that offer passport discounts, free gate admission and a few free ride tickets (Ibid.).
The annual Catholic Day at Lagoon is Sunday, July 12, 11 a.m. Each Catholic parish has discount tickets available to members. Some businesses also sell discount coupons. Deseret Book is one of these. According to Arave, people can join the “Fun Time Club” online at www.lagoonpark.com to learn of other discount options.
Hogle Zoo has discount admission coupons or special offers available through community partners. Go to www.hoglezoo.org for discount information (Ibid.).
Cherry Hills Camping is a fun one as is Crystal Springs. If you go to Crystal Springs on Monday nights at 8 p.m., you can swim for only $2 a person or $4 for a pool/slide pass. It is located in Honeyville in Box Elder County (Ibid.).
The Living Planet Aquarium is located at 725 East 10600 South in Sandy. Bingham Canyon Mine is at 12800 South State Route 111 and is $5 a car for a visit to the world’s largest open-pit copper mine. Hours are 8 a.m. to dusk. Details can be found at www.kennecott.com.
National parks are fun and for two days of each month there is free entry. Also you can just hike up the mountain just a bit south and east of the Bountiful Temple. Thanksgiving Point’s “Family Night on the Farm” is each Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $3.50 a person.
The South Davis Recreation Center is another opportunity for families. We used to join another family with children and go play softball together at a local park. We also took a few old-fashioned dance lessons and again joined another family to dance.
Cabella’s is a fun place to spend time and it doesn’t cost any money. Wheeler Farm might be one you would want to include on your list. The Deseret Star Theater has melodramas and the Parade of Homes is fun.
The Brigham Young Historic Park just east of the LDS Church Office Building hosts free concerts in June and July at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday evening. August concerts begin at 7:30. Visit the “Upcoming Events” tab on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website.
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum at 444 West 100 South in Salt Lake City is delightful. See www.discovery/gateway.org or call 801-456-KIDS. The Living Planet Aquarium at 725 East 10600 South, I am told, is worthwhile. See www.theliving planet.com or call 801-355-3474. The first Monday of every month is one-half the price for family night.
In Provo we rented canoes. There is a fish hatchery in Ogden where you will be sure to catch a fish and there is a fishing pond near the dump in Bountiful.
You might check www.thingstodo.com/state/Ut/Salt_lake/index.htm.
Have a great summer!