Summer Fun

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Summer events and family fun in Louisville are here!

summer events louisville

Summer Fun is here in Louisville! Families can get out and explore, enjoy the sunshine, stay active, and keep learning!

 

Summer events family fun louisville

LET’S GO SUMMER 2023! If you are looking for summer events and family fun during June, July & August in Louisville, we have information here that will help you! Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy Louisville and the surrounding areas. 
 
We want to keep kids active and busy with summer events, outdoor fun, exploring and learning. There are so many options for families from hiking to skipping rocks in creeks to day trips. 
 
 
 
Below we provide ideas to give your family a place to look when you wake up in the morning and say “What are we going to do today?!” 
 
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Outdoor Fun

Explore parks, hike, fish and more. Go to a new-to-you location so it is an adventure. Get takeout from a local restaurant and have a picnic. There’s so much out there!

We have been enjoying so many outings together in order to report back to you all. Our posts can help you find new-to-you places for outdoor summer fun. Don’t forget the sunscreen, hats, bug spray, and your water.

Public Swimming Pools Directory - Louisville, KY and beyond

Public Swimming Pools Directory – Louisville, KY and beyond

Pools in Louisville (or nearby!) Pools around Louisville - Summer fun is swimming and if you want to beat the ...
Louisville Cultural Pass

Louisville Cultural Pass

The Cultural Pass for Louisville families is here! Get your pass online, it's free. Louisville families can enjoy learning fun ...
Wendt's Wildlife Adventure

Wendt’s Wildlife Adventure

Wendt's Wildlife Adventure is located east of Lexington in Carlisle, Kentucky, just under two hours from Louisville. This family owned ...
Inclusive Hillview Playground

Inclusive Hillview Playground

Hillview Playground is designed for all children to enjoy If you are looking for a new playground to explore, this ...
sunflowers

Sunflowers around Kentucky

Sunflowers are popping up everywhere! We have compiled a list of all the places around Kentucky that you can view, ...
Little Crooked Creek Safari

Little Crooked Creek Safari

Little Crooked Creek Safari in Shelby County takes the petting zoo to the next level Do your kids love animals ...
Tyler Park

Tyler Park in Louisville

So many parks to choose from this summer, check out Tyler Park playground! Did you know that Tyler Park Louisville ...
Inclusive playground and splashpad in New Albany

Inclusive playground and splashpad in New Albany

We visited the new inclusive playground and splash pad designed for children with special needs in New Albany. The Kevin ...
Disc Golf in Louisville

Disc Golf in Louisville

There are several places in Louisville to play disc golf for active family fun outside Disc golf is inexpensive and ...
Big Twigs at Lake Malone

Big Twigs at Lake Malone

Explore Kentucky at Lake Malone State Park and the Big Twigs! The Big Twigs attraction is a family of wood ...
Day Trip to Elizabethtown Kentucky

Day Trip to Elizabethtown Kentucky

We spent the better part of the day on Elizabethtown, Kentucky- about an hour drive south of Louisville. A brand ...
A Day Trip to Georgetown, Kentucky

A Day Trip to Georgetown, Kentucky

A day of family fun is just an hour away in Georgetown, Kentucky. We recently spent a day burning off ...
TC Highlands Farm Tour

TC Highlands Farm Tour

My family recently took a visit to TC Highlands Farm in Pleasureville, Kentucky to visit with some friendly highland cattle ...
Great spots for takeout and picnics

Great spots for takeout and picnics

Having a picnic and spending time in a local park makes for a great day. Good thing Kentucky has a ...
walking Wednesdays

Walking Wednesdays at the Crescent Hill Reservoir

Walking Wednesdays at Crescent Hill Reservoir in Louisville Walking Wednesday is an opportunity to explore the inside of the stone ...
free fishing weekend

Free Fishing Weekend in Kentucky

Free Fishing Weekend is June 1-2 in Kentucky for 2024 This weekend, no license is required to fish in Kentucky ...
Little Big Gem Mine & Rock Shop

Little Big Gem Mine & Rock Shop

Located outside of Louisville in beautiful Oldham County is Little Big Gem Mine and Rock Shop. Families are invited to ...
Spraygrounds and Splashpads in and around Louisville

Spraygrounds and Splashpads in and around Louisville

Spraygrounds and splashpads in Louisville are a great way for the kids to cool off in summer! Are you searching ...
Holy Outdoor Trails!

Holy Outdoor Trails!

Enjoying our outdoor time on beautiful days has led us to hike and explore some amazing spiritual sites nearby Louisville ...
metro parks swim

Metro Parks Offering Free Swim Lessons

Metro Parks will be opening three of it’s outdoor pool on Saturday, May 29 and offering something new this year, ...
90 Days of Louisville Summer

90 Days of Louisville Summer

It is the perfect time to go exploring and try new summer activities. Louisville and the surrounding area had lots ...
Top 10 Places for Spring Farm Family Fun & Berry Picking near Louisville

Top 10 Places for Spring Farm Family Fun & Berry Picking near Louisville

Strawberry picking and other spring farm family fun near Louisville. Pick other seasonal fruits as well! We are all so ...
Swimming holes

Swimming Holes Around Kentucky

It's summer and it's HOT! Good thing Kentucky is known for some amazing watering holes that are guaranteed to cool ...
Louisville Area Farmers Markets

Louisville Area Farmers Markets

Are you looking for a farmers markets in Louisville? It's a great way to shop for fresh, unique items and ...
Carter Caves

Carter Caves State Resort Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park is about 2 1/2 hours east of Louisville, straight out I-64. There is a lot ...
Palycosystem

Playcosystem at Bernheim Forest

The Bernheim Playcosystem at Bernheim Forest opens May 22 and is promising to be wild and adventurous play. Opening May ...
soccer golf in Louisville

Where to play Foot Golf in Louisville

Foot Golf is like golf, but with soccer balls! There is on place to play foot golf in Louisville Are ...
josephine scultpure park

Day trip to Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort

Tips for visiting Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, a unique Kentucky space for families Day trips are so important so ...
Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Fun Day on the Ohio and a walk over the Big 4 Bridge Since the opening of the Big ...
fishing in louisville

Where to go fishing in Louisville with kids

Fishing with kids can be a lot of fun and certainly provide memories for a lifetime. Louisville and some surrounding ...
Buttermilk Falls Kentucky

Buttermilk Falls – Day Trip to Brandenburg Kentucky

Day Trip to Brandenburg, KY and Buttermilk Falls Brandenburg is in Meade County and is about an hour, maximum, from ...
brown county state park

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park in Indiana is an hour and a half north of Louisville. This gem of a park ...
farm tour near Louisville

Farm Tour near Louisville with animal encounters

Black Horse Manor offers custom farm tours for families Alpacas, horses, donkeys, and other farm animals will greet you on ...
outdoor dining

Best Outdoor Dining in Louisville, KY

What are some great restaurants for outdoor dining in Louisville? These Louisville local restaurants await your company in their superb ...
hiking trials louisville

Family Friendly Hiking Trails Louisville

Find family friendly hiking trails around look Louisville to get exercise together and enjoy nature. We have so many wonderful ...
drive-in movies near louisville

Drive-in Movies near Louisville

Drive-in movies have become very popular. People like going retro! Pick an evening to spend time outdoors with the family ...
kayak rentals

Kayak, Canoe, Boat Rentals near Louisville

Looking for a fun day on the water? There are many places around Louisville that rent kayaks, canoes, boats, or ...
Tips for visiting Red River Gorge

Tips for visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge

Families are visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge now more than ever. Many families are visiting areas of Kentucky ...
waterfalls around Louisville

Waterfalls near Louisville

Waterfalls are all over the Louisville area. Hike trails to find beautiful waterfalls for exploring and playing with your kids ...
trail rides

Horseback Riding and Trail Rides near Louisville

Are you looking for horseback riding in Louisville? Here are some options for trail rides. Saddle up! Kentucky is one ...
lakes around louisville

Swimming lakes & beaches near Louisville

Lakes are great and there are lots of them within a two hour drive of Louisville. We have compiled a ...
Visit Boone County Day Trip

Visit Boone County Day Trip

As the temperature increases, we are headed out on more adventures. Recently, we spent the day in Boone County Here ...
how to make sidewalk chalk paint

How to make sidewalk chalk paint

We have tried sidewalk chalk paint recipes before but this one actually worked? Let us tell you how to make ...
outdoor movies Louisville

Free Outdoor Movies around Louisville

Outdoor movies for spring and summer in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Where are the outdoor movies near me? We have ...
feed animals blackacre nature preserve

Feed Animals and Go Hiking at Blackacre Conservancy

Blackacre Conservancy is open for hiking and to feed animals in Louisville. Their historic homestead is free to visit! Blackacre ...
Deam Lake (IN) State Recreational Area

Deam Lake (IN) State Recreational Area

Deam Lake Sate Park in Indiana is a great day trip. You can cool off and enjoy some beach time ...
public art murals

Public Art & Murals in Louisville

Louisville is abundant with art you can see from your car or on your walk. Murals and sculptures are all ...
ice cream truck louisville

Ice Cream Trucks & Shave Ice Trucks in Louisville (and other treats)

Ice Cream Trucks Louisville and Shave Ice Trucks bring the treats to you! Where is the ice cream truck?? Weather ...
sunflower picking

Sunflower Picking at Huber’s

Huber's Orchard and Winery is now offering sunflower picking. Take photos, pick flowers, enjoy the sunshine. U-pick sunflowers are available, ...
Charlestown State Park and the Historical Rose Island Amusement Park

Charlestown State Park and the Historical Rose Island Amusement Park

Family hikes at Charlestown State Park to Historical Rose Island Amusement Park I grew up a river rat in a ...
Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls State Park

This post about Clifty Falls State Park is a few years old. Some of the information may have changed. And, ...

Indoor Fun
 
Hey, air conditioning is nice in the summer. We are totally down with hanging out inside but still, we look for ways to break up the day with projects. Here are some ideas. 
 
Some days, you have no choice! If it’s a rainy day or just unbearably hot, you want to stay home. Many places are still requiring advanced ticketing. 
 
Open Gym in Louisville

Open Gym in Louisville

What are the options for Open Gym in Louisville? Open Gym is a great way to get the kids out ...
Mall Playground

Mall St. Matthews Indoor Playground

There is an indoor playground inside Mall St. Matthews. We checked it out and it has all the fun for ...
coloring pages

Kentucky Coloring Pages

Get out your crayons, markers, colored pencils, or whatever your chosen medium is, print out some of our Kentucky coloring ...
Summer Movie Deals around Louisville, KY

Summer Movie Deals around Louisville, KY

Are you looking to beat the heat at the movies? Throughout the summer, movie theaters and libraries offer deals for ...
90 Days of Louisville Summer

90 Days of Louisville Summer

It is the perfect time to go exploring and try new summer activities. Louisville and the surrounding area had lots ...
Kids Bowl Free Locations Louisville, KY

Kids Bowl Free Locations Louisville, KY

Check out this list to find participating bowling alleys for Kids Bowl Free in Louisville where your kids can bowl ...
Best Milkshakes in Louisville

Best Milkshakes in Louisville

We've put together a list of Louisville area milkshake locations to quench your ice cream cravings! Milkshakes are great because ...

Day Trips/Nearby Travel
 
You gotta get out of here? There are places close by to visit and explore and feel like you got a taste of vacation without even using a tank of gas!
 
This has been a really popular topic this year and last. Day trips fulfill our need for those summer getaways. And, we discovered so many cool places in 2020 to share with you that are still just as cool now! 
 
Why not explore our wonderful state and get to know the fun that’s right here. 
 
Tips for visiting Marengo Cave

Tips for visiting Marengo Cave

Thinking about a trip to Marengo Cave? Here are some tips for families to make the most of your experience! ...
Little Crooked Creek Safari

Little Crooked Creek Safari

Little Crooked Creek Safari in Shelby County takes the petting zoo to the next level Do your kids love animals ...
Day Trip to Elizabethtown Kentucky

Day Trip to Elizabethtown Kentucky

We spent the better part of the day on Elizabethtown, Kentucky- about an hour drive south of Louisville. A brand ...
Wendt's Wildlife Adventure

Wendt’s Wildlife Adventure

Wendt's Wildlife Adventure is located east of Lexington in Carlisle, Kentucky, just under two hours from Louisville. This family owned ...
Inclusive playground and splashpad in New Albany

Inclusive playground and splashpad in New Albany

We visited the new inclusive playground and splash pad designed for children with special needs in New Albany. The Kevin ...
20+ Amazing Day Trips from Louisville

20+ Amazing Day Trips from Louisville

Day trips from Louisville are great for making memories. Take your kids on an adventure for the day and you ...
Day Trip to New Albany

Day Trip to New Albany

Let's take a day trip to New Albany We decided to spend a mother-daughter day in New Albany, Indiana. I ...
Big Twigs at Lake Malone

Big Twigs at Lake Malone

Explore Kentucky at Lake Malone State Park and the Big Twigs! The Big Twigs attraction is a family of wood ...
A Day Trip to Georgetown, Kentucky

A Day Trip to Georgetown, Kentucky

A day of family fun is just an hour away in Georgetown, Kentucky. We recently spent a day burning off ...
TC Highlands Farm Tour

TC Highlands Farm Tour

My family recently took a visit to TC Highlands Farm in Pleasureville, Kentucky to visit with some friendly highland cattle ...
Day Trip to Bardstown

Day Trip to Bardstown

Bardstown is less than an hour south of Louisville, and there is so much to do there for a day ...
loveland castle

Day Trip to Loveland Castle

Loveland Ohio is about two hours northeast of Louisville, just outside of Cincinnati. My kids and I recently took a ...
Visit Boone County Day Trip

Visit Boone County Day Trip

As the temperature increases, we are headed out on more adventures. Recently, we spent the day in Boone County Here ...
Buttermilk Falls Kentucky

Buttermilk Falls – Day Trip to Brandenburg Kentucky

Day Trip to Brandenburg, KY and Buttermilk Falls Brandenburg is in Meade County and is about an hour, maximum, from ...
Holy Outdoor Trails!

Holy Outdoor Trails!

Enjoying our outdoor time on beautiful days has led us to hike and explore some amazing spiritual sites nearby Louisville ...
Land between the Lakes vacation itinerary

Land Between the Lakes Vacation Itinerary

Land Between the Lakes is an excellent vacation spot for Louisville families with lake and land fun for everyone If ...
Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Fun Day on the Ohio and a walk over the Big 4 Bridge Since the opening of the Big ...
farm tour near Louisville

Farm Tour near Louisville with animal encounters

Black Horse Manor offers custom farm tours for families Alpacas, horses, donkeys, and other farm animals will greet you on ...
drive-thru dinosaur event in Cincinnati

Drive-thru Dinosaur event in Cincinnati

Jurassic Quest at Coney Island Amusement Park August 21 - August 30, 2020 Over 70 dinosaurs true-to-detail (and size) will ...
josephine scultpure park

Day trip to Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort

Tips for visiting Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, a unique Kentucky space for families Day trips are so important so ...
Apple Picking & Apple Orchards near Louisville

Apple Picking & Apple Orchards near Louisville

Apple Picking near Louisville! Here are a few places you can go to pick-your-own apples. Apple picking is so much ...
Tips for visiting Red River Gorge

Tips for visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge

Families are visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge now more than ever. Many families are visiting areas of Kentucky ...
sunflower picking

Sunflower Picking at Huber’s

Huber's Orchard and Winery is now offering sunflower picking. Take photos, pick flowers, enjoy the sunshine. U-pick sunflowers are available, ...
Unique Vacation Spots in Kentucky

Unique Vacation Spots in Kentucky

Kentucky has some really cool places to stay if you are looking for an unusual spot to do something different! ...
lakes around louisville

Swimming lakes & beaches near Louisville

Lakes are great and there are lots of them within a two hour drive of Louisville. We have compiled a ...
Piomingo family camp

YMCA Camp Piomingo Family Camp

Did you kids miss camp this summer? YMCA Camp Piomingo is hosting Family Camp weekend Spend a weekend at camp ...
Cabin rentals near Louisville

Cabin Rentals near Louisville

Are you looking for the perfect family cabin to rent within 3 hours of Louisville? Choose from many cabin rentals ...
kayak rentals

Kayak, Canoe, Boat Rentals near Louisville

Looking for a fun day on the water? There are many places around Louisville that rent kayaks, canoes, boats, or ...
Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center offers animal encounters in the heart of Kentucky. The Salato Wildlife Center is now open for ...
trail rides

Horseback Riding and Trail Rides near Louisville

Are you looking for horseback riding in Louisville? Here are some options for trail rides. Saddle up! Kentucky is one ...
Drive-Thru Safari near Louisville at Wilstem

Drive-Thru Safari near Louisville at Wilstem

Drive-Thru Safari near Louisville at Wilstem Wildlife Park Have a unique day at Wilstem on their new drive-thru animal adventure ...
overnight stay in covered wagons

Covered Wagon Overnight Getaway

Take a step back in time and stay at overnight in a covered wagon This unique family getaway is nearby ...
waterfalls around Louisville

Waterfalls near Louisville

Waterfalls are all over the Louisville area. Hike trails to find beautiful waterfalls for exploring and playing with your kids ...
Review of Tioga Falls and Fort Duffield

Review of Tioga Falls and Fort Duffield

With spring just around the corner, we took a drive about a 40 minute drive southwest of Louisville to hike ...
Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville, KY

Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville, KY

Looking for a good day trip from Louisville. Have a free day to spend with the family? Why not take ...
Falls of the Ohio State Park

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Experience the fun just over the river at the Falls of the Ohio State Park. It is a fun day ...
Deam Lake (IN) State Recreational Area

Deam Lake (IN) State Recreational Area

Deam Lake Sate Park in Indiana is a great day trip. You can cool off and enjoy some beach time ...
90 Days of Louisville Summer

90 Days of Louisville Summer

It is the perfect time to go exploring and try new summer activities. Louisville and the surrounding area had lots ...
Review of Bryant's Blueberries

Review of Bryant’s Blueberries

Blueberry picking near Louisville! Love blueberry picking? If you love blueberries, then a trip to Bryant Blueberries in New Salisbury, ...

Learning Fun

 

What? Learning in the summer? YES! Learning can totally take different forms in the summer so why not give it a try. The library and the cultural pass are great resources and here are some more. 
 
Look for learning fun around you. On the day trips or the outdoor fun ideas we posted, there are plenty of learning opportunities. Kids need to be exposed to nature and make connections between their world and everyone’s world. Get kids outside and in different environments in order to all them opportunities to wonder about anything!
 
Tips for visiting Marengo Cave

Tips for visiting Marengo Cave

Thinking about a trip to Marengo Cave? Here are some tips for families to make the most of your experience! ...
Visit Boone County Day Trip

Visit Boone County Day Trip

As the temperature increases, we are headed out on more adventures. Recently, we spent the day in Boone County Here ...
coloring pages

Kentucky Coloring Pages

Get out your crayons, markers, colored pencils, or whatever your chosen medium is, print out some of our Kentucky coloring ...
LFPL digital resources

Using E-Services Louisville Free Public Library Card & Curbside Service

Access free resources online through Louisville Free Public Library with your library card! The COVID-19 pandemic has kept the Louisville ...
Louisville Cultural Pass

Louisville Cultural Pass

The Cultural Pass for Louisville families is here! Get your pass online, it's free. Louisville families can enjoy learning fun ...
loveland castle

Day Trip to Loveland Castle

Loveland Ohio is about two hours northeast of Louisville, just outside of Cincinnati. My kids and I recently took a ...
Mother-Daughter Weekend Trip to Gaylord Opryland

Mother-Daughter Weekend Trip to Gaylord Opryland

Location just down I-65 in Nashville, Opryland makes for a perfect mother-daughter weekend! It's always nice to get away for ...
josephine scultpure park

Day trip to Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort

Tips for visiting Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, a unique Kentucky space for families Day trips are so important so ...
farm tour near Louisville

Farm Tour near Louisville with animal encounters

Black Horse Manor offers custom farm tours for families Alpacas, horses, donkeys, and other farm animals will greet you on ...
Best bubble recipe

Best bubbles: A recipe for unbreakable bubbles

Bubbles are fun for the little ones but can be so much fun for older kids and parents when made ...
Summer Camps

Summer Camps

The best summer camps in Louisville. Louisville has amazing opportunities for kids from sleep-away to day camps. There are many ...
learning at home

School’s Out Learning Fun at Home

There are many resources available to keep kids learning at home. We have made a manageable list of ideas to ...
Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center offers animal encounters in the heart of Kentucky. The Salato Wildlife Center is now open for ...
Louisville zoo discounts

Discount Admission to the Louisville Zoo

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth at the Louisville Zoo Louisville Zoo discounts are available throughout ...
Day Trip to Bardstown

Day Trip to Bardstown

Bardstown is less than an hour south of Louisville, and there is so much to do there for a day ...
summer reading

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs around Louisville Help your kids prevent the dreaded "summer slide" by participating in over a dozen free ...

Active Fun
 
Active kids are happy kids, get them tired! If you build movement into your family fun, you are building a healthy family! You are also modeling for your kids that moving their bodies can be satisfying, see what you body can do. 
 
Buttermilk Falls Kentucky

Buttermilk Falls – Day Trip to Brandenburg Kentucky

Day Trip to Brandenburg, KY and Buttermilk Falls Brandenburg is in Meade County and is about an hour, maximum, from ...
Inclusive Hillview Playground

Inclusive Hillview Playground

Hillview Playground is designed for all children to enjoy If you are looking for a new playground to explore, this ...
Open Gym in Louisville

Open Gym in Louisville

What are the options for Open Gym in Louisville? Open Gym is a great way to get the kids out ...
Tips for visiting Marengo Cave

Tips for visiting Marengo Cave

Thinking about a trip to Marengo Cave? Here are some tips for families to make the most of your experience! ...
Inclusive playground and splashpad in New Albany

Inclusive playground and splashpad in New Albany

We visited the new inclusive playground and splash pad designed for children with special needs in New Albany. The Kevin ...
Week in Preview

Week in Preview

Welcome to the Week in Preview where we highlight weekday family fun opportunities. Here are our picks for weekday family ...
Tyler Park

Tyler Park in Louisville

So many parks to choose from this summer, check out Tyler Park playground! Did you know that Tyler Park Louisville ...
Big Twigs at Lake Malone

Big Twigs at Lake Malone

Explore Kentucky at Lake Malone State Park and the Big Twigs! The Big Twigs attraction is a family of wood ...
Mother-Daughter Weekend Trip to Gaylord Opryland

Mother-Daughter Weekend Trip to Gaylord Opryland

Location just down I-65 in Nashville, Opryland makes for a perfect mother-daughter weekend! It's always nice to get away for ...
bike paths

Family Bike Paths in Louisville

Louisville has some great family bike paths to explore, from paved to dirt. We have even added a few places ...
Swimming holes

Swimming Holes Around Kentucky

It's summer and it's HOT! Good thing Kentucky is known for some amazing watering holes that are guaranteed to cool ...
Day Trip to Elizabethtown Kentucky

Day Trip to Elizabethtown Kentucky

We spent the better part of the day on Elizabethtown, Kentucky- about an hour drive south of Louisville. A brand ...
soccer golf in Louisville

Where to play Foot Golf in Louisville

Foot Golf is like golf, but with soccer balls! There is on place to play foot golf in Louisville Are ...
Holy Outdoor Trails!

Holy Outdoor Trails!

Enjoying our outdoor time on beautiful days has led us to hike and explore some amazing spiritual sites nearby Louisville ...
Apple Picking & Apple Orchards near Louisville

Apple Picking & Apple Orchards near Louisville

Apple Picking near Louisville! Here are a few places you can go to pick-your-own apples. Apple picking is so much ...
Public Swimming Pools Directory - Louisville, KY and beyond

Public Swimming Pools Directory – Louisville, KY and beyond

Pools in Louisville (or nearby!) Pools around Louisville - Summer fun is swimming and if you want to beat the ...
Tips for visiting Red River Gorge

Tips for visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge

Families are visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge now more than ever. Many families are visiting areas of Kentucky ...
feed animals blackacre nature preserve

Feed Animals and Go Hiking at Blackacre Conservancy

Blackacre Conservancy is open for hiking and to feed animals in Louisville. Their historic homestead is free to visit! Blackacre ...
lakes around louisville

Swimming lakes & beaches near Louisville

Lakes are great and there are lots of them within a two hour drive of Louisville. We have compiled a ...
fishing in louisville

Where to go fishing in Louisville with kids

Fishing with kids can be a lot of fun and certainly provide memories for a lifetime. Louisville and some surrounding ...
waterfalls around Louisville

Waterfalls near Louisville

Waterfalls are all over the Louisville area. Hike trails to find beautiful waterfalls for exploring and playing with your kids ...
trail rides

Horseback Riding and Trail Rides near Louisville

Are you looking for horseback riding in Louisville? Here are some options for trail rides. Saddle up! Kentucky is one ...
90 Days of Louisville Summer

90 Days of Louisville Summer

It is the perfect time to go exploring and try new summer activities. Louisville and the surrounding area had lots ...
hiking trials louisville

Family Friendly Hiking Trails Louisville

Find family friendly hiking trails around look Louisville to get exercise together and enjoy nature. We have so many wonderful ...
Charlestown State Park and the Historical Rose Island Amusement Park

Charlestown State Park and the Historical Rose Island Amusement Park

Family hikes at Charlestown State Park to Historical Rose Island Amusement Park I grew up a river rat in a ...
Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center offers animal encounters in the heart of Kentucky. The Salato Wildlife Center is now open for ...
Review of Tioga Falls and Fort Duffield

Review of Tioga Falls and Fort Duffield

With spring just around the corner, we took a drive about a 40 minute drive southwest of Louisville to hike ...
Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls State Park

This post about Clifty Falls State Park is a few years old. Some of the information may have changed. And, ...
Review of Bryant's Blueberries

Review of Bryant’s Blueberries

Blueberry picking near Louisville! Love blueberry picking? If you love blueberries, then a trip to Bryant Blueberries in New Salisbury, ...
Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Fun Day on the Ohio and a walk over the Big 4 Bridge Since the opening of the Big ...
Little Big Gem Mine & Rock Shop

Little Big Gem Mine & Rock Shop

Located outside of Louisville in beautiful Oldham County is Little Big Gem Mine and Rock Shop. Families are invited to ...

Fun at Home
 
Just want to spend the days at home? There are experiments, art, and retail deals for bringing fun into your home while supporting local businesses. You can totally have summer fun at home!
 
Home doesn’t have to be all bad. All summer, if we have an active week, I build in an at-home day so the kids can have a day to relax, get into games, watch a movie, and help me cook. 
 
coloring pages

Kentucky Coloring Pages

Get out your crayons, markers, colored pencils, or whatever your chosen medium is, print out some of our Kentucky coloring ...
Louisville Cultural Pass

Louisville Cultural Pass

The Cultural Pass for Louisville families is here! Get your pass online, it's free. Louisville families can enjoy learning fun ...
Best bubble recipe

Best bubbles: A recipe for unbreakable bubbles

Bubbles are fun for the little ones but can be so much fun for older kids and parents when made ...
learning at home

School’s Out Learning Fun at Home

There are many resources available to keep kids learning at home. We have made a manageable list of ideas to ...
Easy Bread Recipes

Easy Bread Recipes

Easy Bread recipes using very few ingredients Do you need more bread but can't find any in the stores or ...
Favorite Crock Pot Recipes

Favorite Crock Pot Recipes

Tami ~ Chicken with Cranberries We love this one in the fall! Nicolle ~ Chicken Tortilla Soup (I usually use ...
how to make sidewalk chalk paint

How to make sidewalk chalk paint

We have tried sidewalk chalk paint recipes before but this one actually worked? Let us tell you how to make ...
holiday cookie kits

Where to get Cookie Kits

Cookie kits have become a popular way for local bakeries to provide curbside options. And, it's fun for the family ...
Louisville Area Retail Deals

Louisville Area Retail Deals

During these times Louisville is sticking together and showing support. Below is the list of Retail businesses that are shifting ...
Slow Cooked Apple Butter (Crock Pot recipe)

Slow Cooked Apple Butter (Crock Pot recipe)

You can get the greatest smell going in your house and really feel that fall spirit coming out! How about ...


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