HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #7: Swimming at the City Pool
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So this week’s Summer Challenge is definitely not something creative and is likely an activity that many of you may have enjoyed this weekend as well – swimming at your local city/public pool. The weather in Boise has been HOT so we made plans to join my sister and her family and my mom at a local city pool here in Boise.
As you can see from all the pictures, the kids had an awesome time and kept themselves very busy which allowed all of us adults to chit chat and soak up some sunshine as well. We came prepared with lots of snacks (carrots, trail mix, and pretzels) and water – swimming definitely makes you hungry and thirsty. And we also set aside some extra money for a cool treat from the pool snack bar – most of the kids opted for SourPatch Kids Popsicles.
All in all, it was a great afternoon. After 4 hours of swimming, my kids came home thoroughly exhausted and ready for bed way before dark which is always an added perk! 😉
Cost for 4 Hours of Swimming Fun: $9 for the whole family + $2.50 for 2 popsicles = only $2.88 per hour (that is some cheap entertainment!).
* Call or check online for pool hours before you make a special trip. The particular pool that we went to here in Boise was only open from 1:30PM-5:30PM on Sunday.
* If allowed, bring your own lawn chairs, blankets etc. so you are not fighting with other guests to use the limited number of pool chairs/lounge chairs.
* If allowed, bring your own food to avoid hitting up the snack bar
* Check pool rules online before you head out. The pool that we went to does not allow any types of floatation devices, life jackets, water toys etc.
* And of course, do NOT forget the sunscreen!
HIP’s Summer Challenge
Every Monday throughout this summer, I will be publishing a Weekly Post centered around different activities that I have personally done with my 3 kiddos (ages 6, 8, and 11) for around $10 or less. You can check out previous Summer Challenge posts here:
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #6: Homemade Bubbles
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #5: Homemade Slip N’ Slide (Inexpensive, Durable and Reusable!)
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #4: FREE Movie Night at the Local Park
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #3: Picking Strawberries at Local Idaho Farm
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #2: Making Monsters University Scarers
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #1: Bowling for Free[/h2s_box]