Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Big Kids

Looking for some summer activities for big kids? 

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While some boredom isn’t bad, big kids often struggle to stay busy and occupied in the summer. We compiled a list of our top passes and summer activities for big kids that won’t break the bank, and allows them to release energy at their favorite spots over and over again!

Skate City

Check out the Skate City Summer $15 pass for daily admission all summer. Skate all you want all summer, for just $15! (Does not include skate rentals.) Get your groove on with some of their fun themes days and games!

Kids Bowl Free

Daily free bowling?! You bet! Check out our article to find out how your child can bowl 2 games a day for FREE this summer.

Pool Passes

The summers are short here in the upper midwest. Snag a pool pass to gain access a local pools daily! Here are the specifics for each pool:

Fargo Parks (Davies Pool, Madison Pool, Roger G. Gress Northside Pool, & Southwest Recreation Pool; Island Park Pool is currently under construction): Family passes are $193 (for 2 adults and up to 7 kids) or $72 for a youth pass.

West Fargo Parks (Veteran’s Memorial Pool): Pool passes are not available, but it’s only $3.25 per swim session per person.

Moorhead Parks (Moorhead Municipal Swimming Pool): Family pass is $120 and individual pass is $50.

See more details about each pool in our Guide to Pools & Splash Pads!


Bounce and jump all summer with $19.99 monthly passes that include little leapers and GLOW parties. This pass is sure to help you burn energy and have fun!

Rustad Rec Center

While not a membership, the Rustad Rec Center in West Fargo has a $40 punch card for 10 admissions to one of their regular open gym/turf sessions! Bring your bug kids to play basketball, volleyball, or soccer. See the Rustad website for a posting of their weekly facility schedule for specific open gym/turf times.

What are your big kids’ favorite summer activities?

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Alexis Scott
Alexis is happily married to her husband, Andrew, and together they share 5 sons. Born in Minnesota, Alexis followed her husband to Manhattan, NY, before returning to Fargo. A proud Latina, she believes in utilizing multi-cultural experiences to inspire other minority women to be active in their community. Alexis believes strongly in public service and living passionately through serving others. After her 3rd son, Max, passed away at 22 weeks (2014) life has never been the same, but sharing her story has helped cope with grief and honor his place in their family. Aside from writing, Alexis enjoys traveling, laughing, dancing and food. She will never turn down Starbucks, a trip to the nail salon, or the farmers market. Follow her in pictures through Instagram and connect with her online via Facebook.


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