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Central Texas Summer Fun to Beat the Heat

Living out in the country in a small town can make it difficult to find something fun to do locally. Luckily, we live in the middle of two big cities, and with summer in full swing there are so many fun places to visit nearby.

Splash Pads

Waco and Temple have so many parks with splash pads. My favorite park to visit in Temple is Miller Park. My favorite in Waco is Mountainview Park. Splash pads are so much fun for kids of all ages and even for parents. Some splash pads are located within a park so that is double the fun and it's totally free to visit.

Spare Time Texas

SpareTime Texas is a fun place to visit. They offer bowling, arcade games and laser tag. Daily specials are offered throughout the week and they also offer a summer pass. If you subscribe to their MECLUB you receive a complimentary $5 Blitz card.

Mayborn Museum

The Mayborn Museum is always a fun place to visit. It brings a wide range of engaging learning experiences inside discovery rooms, outdoor exhibits, natural science and cultural galleries. 

Urban Air Adventure Park Waco

Urban AirAdventure Park Waco is the ultimate indoor playground that offers an adventure hub, sky rider rollercoaster, ropes course, warrior course, climbing wall, performance trampoline, tubes playground, dodgeball, slam dunk zone, a kids area for children seven and under, a café, and much more. It is a great place for kids to have fun all while getting some exercise. For the summer they are offering an endless play membership where you can have unlimited visits all year long for the fraction of the price of a single visit.

Movie Theaters

AMC Theater Waco

Being a family of 6, our favorite day to go watch a movie is on Tuesdays. They offer $5 movies all day long! Plus, you can pair a Cameo popcorn with your choice of a 21 oz Icee or a Cameo fountain drink for just $5 (plus tax). Our favorite seats are the recliners although they also offer rocking seats. We always watch the standard shows, but they have premium offerings like IMAX, Real D 3D, Dolby cinema and Prime at AMC. You can sign up for their rewards program and collect points and earn awesome rewards.

Cinemark Temple

Cinemark offers many discounts, early bird specials, discount days, and senior days. Our favorite time to go watch movies is before 1 p.m. (early bird special). This deal is offered seven days a week. If you sign up for their Movie Club you get 20 percent off concessions.

Backyard Fun

You can also have fun in your own backyard! Our favorite ways to stay cool during the summer are having a balloon toss, playing water gun tag and creating a homemade slip-n-slide. Remember to have lots of fun, wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and be safe around pools and body of waters.

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About the Author

Gabriela Fuller

Gabriela Fuller

Gabriela is wife to husband, Aaron, and mom to four boys! She is a full-time mom, works as a substitute teacher, and owns her own cleaning business. She runs the Facebook group, I Only Make Boys, where she enjoys chronicling her boys' crazy adventures and sharing wisdom with other boymoms. 

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