The hot weather means lots of outdoor activities, water play & popsicles. Now that Scarlett is a toddler, we can enjoy a handful of things that we couldn’t do when she wasn’t walking.
The Pacific Northwest offers a variety of activities for the summer months & no matter what the weather is, you can always find something to do to have fun. I wouldn’t be surprised if we still have some cloudy & cool days ahead of us, so it is good to plan ahead.
Not only is it nice to have some ideas that are weather permitting, but it is good to have some budget-friendly ideas on your list.
I have created a summer activities printable for you to use with your little ones this summer. It is full of ideas, as well as a blank copy to write down your own events. Two blank copies are available to print for multiple children, families or if want to share with friends.
Read on as we have a few of our favorite activities & tips we want to share. Your printable goodie is accessible at the bottom of the post. Enjoy our list of summer activities!
We love watching our sports team, especially when the weather is beautiful. We are fortunate enough to live in a state that loves its sports, so we have a handful of college and minor league baseball teams we can go watch.
The bonus is they all have a family friendly area that you can purchase tickets for & it allows the kids to run around. The tickets are really inexpensive too. We have gone to one Portland Pickles baseball game & we will be going to the Hillsboro Hops game on the third of July.
The tickets were $7 for each adult and Scarlett is free. Plus, they are having a fireworks show after the game! Two activities for the prize of one.
Who doesn’t love fun, interactive reading time? Most libraries offer different times & a variety of age groups to come play, listen & read with other parents & their little ones.
The Newberg City Library offers a Cultural Passes Program, which allows you to “check out” passes to local cultural attractions, museums & gardens. They recently added the Oregon State Park Pass, so you can check the pass out & visit local state parks for free that day, such as Champoeg State Park.
Be sure to head to your local library, sign up for a library card & check in to see if they have a free pass program.
The Farmer’s Markets have arrived around town & it is so nice to be able to get some fresh produce when needed. Our market in Newberg is every Wednesday from 1:30pm-6pm, so you have plenty of time to shop & try some goodies.
Even if you aren’t looking to buy anything, it is nice to just get out & browse around. I am all about supporting local, so when we can buy some fresh berries, we go for it.
Starting in July, they will also have Tunes on Tuesdays. Every Tuesday night in downtown Newberg near the library, there will be a concert with a local band playing with food, activities & music galore. It is completely free.
Be sure to read my previous blog post Weekend Events & Activities in the Pacific Northwest for even more fun ideas.
What activities are you looking forward to in the next few months? If you are visiting the Pacific Northwest or live here, what do you like to do in Oregon?