Summer is right around the corner – soon it will be all sunburns and sandals. School will be out soon which means it’s time to plan family activities that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Holladay is packed to the brim with family friendly activities that are sure to please. Here are the top ten summer-time family friendly activities in Holladay, Utah to get your summer started:
- Holladay Lions Recreation Center
With camps, classes and a pool, the Holladay Lions Rec Center has something to keep the kiddies busy all summer long. There are some unique options sure to spark creativity.
Summer Super Hero Master Engineering w/ LEGO
August 3-9, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Ages 8-12. Fee: $178. Register on their website.
Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.
June 12 – July 8th, MW 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Ages 5-6. Fee: $40. Register on their website.
T-Ball is a recreational program with the main focus of helping your child build the foundations they will need to have fun and achieve success while on the ball field. Participants will learn how to throw and catch the ball, the basics of hitting, and how to run the bases.
Summer open plunge: June 3rd – August 11th. Hours are viewable by clicking the link above. The kids will enjoy the play feature and slide while you relax in the hot tub.
- Top It Frozen Yogurt
This local frozen yogurt joint will satisfy the families sweet tooth late into the night. With extended hours and an eclectic vibe, Top It has a few surprises up its sleeve. This business is owned and operated by a Thai family who brings delicious Thai dishes to the table. Literally. Besides the traditional frozen yogurt flavors and toppings, guests can snack on the house-made curry, mango sticky rice and Thai tea with boba.
- AR Workshop
If crafting is your thing, AR Workshop has a hodge podge of fun projects for kids and tweens. AR Workshop® is a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom, charming home decor from raw materials. Join an instructor-led workshop where you can make custom wood plank signs, framed signs, chunky knit blankets, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, canvas tote bags, and more! Check out their summer camp options on their website.
- Knudsen Park
Now open to the public, the 7.5 acre Knudsen Park features picnic tables, a playground, an interactive water feature and gorgeous walking paths among the mature trees. The park is located at the end of Holladay Boulevard beyond Cotton Bottom and Franck’s. With stunning mountain views, this park is sure to become a staple for families living in and around Holladay.
- The Atomic Arcade
The Atomic Arcade offers an array of vintage arcade games at old school prices. Admission is free and it’s only 25 cents for video games, 50 cents for pinball, driving games and foosball. Beat the heat and cool off inside this awesome arcade. Best suited for older kids and old people who feel like kids. Located at 3939 Highland Drive,. You can view their Facebook page by clicking here.
- Mount Olympus Trailhead
Lather the family with sunscreen and head out for a hike. Beware, this hike is considered to have a difficulty level of moderate-difficult and temps can reach 90 degrees in the summer! Be sure to stay hydrated! Dogs are welcome on this out and back trail. Trailhead location: Eastside of Wasatch Blvd. and south of 4500 South.
- Megaplex Luxury Theaters at Cottonwood
Escape the sun and bask in the AC with a tub of popcorn at this luxury theater located at 1945 East Murray Holladay Road. MEGAPLEX has recently introduced the MEGAPASS which for a flat monthly rate gets you 2 movie tickets per month, 15% off at concession stands and free reserved seating.
- Holladay Arts Concerts on the Commons
Who doesn’t love live music while enjoying the great outdoors?! Concerts are held on the grassy area behind Holladay City Hall. The fun starts Saturdays beginning July 13th at 8:00 pm.
- Holladay Market Junior Chef Series: Ice Cream
Learn how to make ice cream from scratch with a few simple ingredients and a fun, kid-friendly technique. Our junior chefs will use their imaginations to top their ice cream creations for a deliciously easy dessert.
June 19th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Ages 8-12. Fee: $25. Register on their website.
- Salt Lake Connect Pass
The Connect Pass saves you 50-80% on regular admission to the included Salt Lake attractions including the Hogle Zoo, Clark Planetarium, Natural History Museum and many more! Passes are available as a 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, or 365-day option. You get one admission to each attraction over the time period you purchase and your pass is activated upon first use.
This pass will keep your family schedule full all summer long!
We hope this list gives you some great ideas for family-friendly activities in Holladay this summer.