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.

Heritage Farmstead MuseumOn Tuesday, June 19, 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.”

If you are looking for something to last a little longer, consider signing your kids up for Heritage’s Creek Camp. Session one for Creek Camp runs Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Creek Camp provides the perfect opportunity for kids to get off their technology to go outside and play as they learn about science and history. They will explore plant and animal life, conduct experiments, and learn about what life was like over 100 years ago. To find out more information about registration, visit Heritage Farmstead Museum Summer Camp.

June Events at Chase Oaks Church

Mark your calendars for Chase Oaks 2018 VBX “Shipwrecked: Rescued by God” for June 11-14! It will be a great Chase Oaks VBXexperience where kids can enjoy games and crafts as well as faith-building activities. They will learn about trusting God in the middle of life’s storms.  VBX is from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. To learn more about VBX or to register for this event, check out Chase Oaks 2018 VBX.

Another great event for kids (Birth-Grade 6) is our Popsicles in the Park hosted by our Woodbridge Campus, serving the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse community. This event will travel to different parks on various Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer. The first one will be held at Murphy Central Park on Wednesday, June 20, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Bring your lunch, and we will provide a refreshing popsicle to help you beat the summer heat! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more dates for Popsicles in the Park.

June Events at the Local Library

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 9, the Allen Public Library will be hosting their Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party from 10:00-11:30 a.m. There will be games and crafts in the library’s courtyard for kids of all ages. Then, they can pick up their reading logs to get ready to read this summer.

If you are in the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse Community, the Smith Public Library will be hosting their Summer Kick-Off Party on Friday, June 8, from 9:00-11:45 a.m. There will be inflatable slides, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and much more! To find out more information about this event, check out Summer Kick-Off Party.

June Events at Local Parks

Hawaiian Falls, a local waterpark with locations in Garland, Mansfield, and The Colony, is hosting a variety of events in June. From hosting movie nights to celebrating National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, there are events for every family.

June Event Hawaiian Falls Birthday BashOne of their biggest June events is Hawaiian Falls Birthday Bash. On Wednesday, June 13, bring your family to celebrate Hawaiian Falls’ 15th birthday. Admission is half-price until noon. At their Mansfield location, New Country 96.3 KSCS will be broadcasting their morning show! For more information, visit Hawaiian Falls Summer Events.

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 18. Come check out Summer Concerts in the Park.

If you are a family that loves the movies, visit Haggard Park for Movies in the Park on the last Saturday of every Movies in the Park June Eventmonth during the summer to catch a family-friendly flick. You can bring your pets, too! On Saturday, June 30, the park will be showing LEGO Ninjago Movie at 8:00 p.m. There will be food trucks if you want to purchase dinner. Popcorn and shaved ice will also be available to purchase at the event. Each movie will have a fun family activity for you to participate in. Just bring your lawn chairs and be ready to enjoy your Saturday night. For more information about events at Haggard Park, visit Haggard Park Summer Events.