With summer approaching, the kids are getting excited, ready for school to be over and for summer fun to begin. But parents might be thinking, What am I going to do with my children this summer? Having kids at home full-time can be difficult.

The good news is there are plenty of local events for kids to attend this summer. We have done our research and compiled a list of a few events in June to keep your kids busy, making your life easier this summer.

June Events at the Heritage Farmstead Museum

If you need to get your kids out of the house to enjoy the outdoors, the Heritage Farmstead Museum is a great place to visit. They are hosting various events throughout the summer.

Let’s Get Mooving

On Wednesday, June 19, the Heritage Farmstead Museum will be celebrating Dairy Month with “Let’s Get Mooving.” Your kids will experience what life was like to live on a dairy farm at the turn of the century. They will be invited to meet Buttermilk, the incredible milking cow, and to explore the museum’s Southwest Dairy Farmers’ Exhibit. They will also participate in activities such as feeding chickens, riding wagons, and washing clothes the good old-fashioned way. Admission is $5 per person. For more information or to register for this event, visit “Let’s Get Mooving.

Pioneer Camp

If you are looking for something to last a little longer, consider signing your kids up for their Pioneer Camp. Session one for Pioneer Camp runs from Monday, June 3-Friday, June 7, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. If you can’t make the first session, there will be more sessions offered throughout summer. Some are starting as early as Monday, June 10!

Pioneer Camp provides the perfect opportunity for kids to get off their technology and experience farm life. They will have some good old-fashioned fun as they learn how to care for sheep, chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, and donkeys. They will also participate in fun games such as croquet, horse shoes, sack races, and water fights and relays. To find out more information or to register, visit Pioneer Camp.

Creek Camp

If your child is into science and loves the outdoors, Creek Camp is a great opportunity for your little camper to go outside and play as they learn about science and history. Session one for Creek Camp runs from Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. There will be additional sessions throughout July.

At Creek Camp, your kids will explore plant and animal life, conduct experiments, and learn about what life was like over 100 years ago. To find out more information or to register, check out Creek Camp.

June Events at Chase Oaks Church

Mark your calendars for Chase Oaks’ 2019 VBX: Roar! It will be a great experience where kids will discover that, even though life gets wild, God is good. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that your kids can see, hear, touch, and even taste!

Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that will help faith flow into real life. Also, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings®. VBX: Roar will be a hands-on experience, so your kids will have a blast!

This year, we will offer VBX at four of our campuses: Legacy Campus, En Español CampusSloan Creek Campus, and Woodbridge Campus. Times and dates vary with location. To learn more about VBX or to register, check out VBX 2019 or En Español VBX 2019. Registration ends on Sunday, May 26, at midnight, so register your kids today!

June Events at the Local Library

Local libraries are a great place to keep kids busy during summer break. There are reading clubs and celebrations throughout the summer. Check out a few of your local library’s June events.

Allen Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party

Another great way to have your kids spend this summer is to participate in a summer reading club at your local library. On Saturday, June 8, the Allen Public Library will be hosting their Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This event is for kids in Kindergarten-Grade 3.

You and your kids will enjoy free activities throughout the library, including performances by Guinness World Record Juggler David Slick, games, and crafts! Starting at 11:30 a.m., there will be free Kona Ice in the courtyard. A free ticket is required for this event. You may pick up your tickets at the library 30 minutes before the start of each program.

For more summer events at the Allen Public Library, check out their summer guide. There are events for the whole family from babies to teenagers and adults!

Wylie Summer Kick-Off Party

If you are in the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse Community, the Smith Public Library will be hosting their Summer Kick-Off Party on Friday, June 7, from 9:00-11:15 a.m. There will be inflatable slides, bounce houses, the Perot Tech Truck, and much more! To find out more information about this event, check out Summer Kick-Off Party.

Richardson Anniversary Celebration

The Richardson Public Library will host a summer kick-off party that also celebrates the library’s 6oth anniversary. The festivities will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be live music, a cake and ice cream truck, contests, face painting, and much more!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this outdoor celebration, which will take place in the Fountain Plaza! There will be activities for everyone, so all ages are welcome. For more details, check out RPL’s 60th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration.

June Events at Local Parks

A park is a great place to find fun, family-friendly, and free events for the summer. Check out some of the June events that are happening at your local park!

Summer Concerts

Haggard Park in Plano is offering a variety of events this summer, too! Throughout the summer, the Plano park will host a series of family-friendly summer concerts. Not only can you bring the kiddos, but dogs are also welcome. The event is free. All you have to do is bring your family, pets, and a few lawn chairs to enjoy the music performed by the Plano Community’s Band. The next concert is on Monday, June 3. Come check out Summer Concerts in the Park.

Family Movie Night

Hawaiian Falls, a local waterpark, will host a family movie night. Starting in June, on select Fridays, Hawaiian Falls will host Dive-In Movie nights at their locations. Movies will start at dusk in the wave pool. Bring your family out for a Dive-In Movie (and maybe even meet some of the characters from Moana!).