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Great Places for Hanging out with Grandparents


Lifestyle Improvement

Posted On: May 12, 2015

grandparent with family

Are you looking for something fun and different to do with the grandparents but can’t think of anything? There are plenty of things out there to do, and chances are grandma and grandpa are just as eager to find something new to do, too. The good news is that there are plenty of places to go with the grandparents that work great regardless of their age or the age of the grandchildren. Here are some great suggestions for places to hang out together.

  • Go to the library. If you haven’t been to your local library lately, you should check out their schedule of activities. Libraries often have classes and other interactive events where everyone can learn something new together. If the grandchildren are young, the children’s section of the library usually has educational computer games and other fun things to do. For older grandchildren, consider a free lecture, class, or author reading.
  • Play a round of golf. The golf course can be a fun outing for a nice summer day. If you choose the right time, you can find a golf course that’s not too busy and play a leisurely round of 9 or 18 holes. If that seems like too much walking or cart riding, consider miniature golf. Either way, you can always get ice cream after the 18th hole.
  • Visit your local zoo. Be sure to plan out your visit beforehand and look at a map to plan your route for all of the animals you want to see. Go early when the animals the most active. Check the admission costs, too. Some zoos have memberships that will save you money if you plan to go more than once or twice a year.
  • Visit a museum. There are museums out there for people of all ages. If you live near a large city, chances are that you have access to an art museum, a history museum, and/or a children’s museum. Just like zoos, museums often have the option to become a member and save money on each visit. Be sure to ask about additional discounts for seniors and young children.

water park with grandparents

  • Check out a splash water park to beat the summer heat. Sometimes called spray parks or spray grounds, splash parks are a great way to have fun with young grandchildren. Most splash parks are inside municipal parks and don’t feature an actual pool, so the grandparents don’t need to worry about wading in with the kids. Instead, grandma and grandpa can sit back, relax and stay (relatively) dry while the grandkids splash around under the waterfalls, fountains, and various other fun things.
  • Take a trip to the movies. If you’re looking to fill a rainy summer afternoon, there’s nothing better than catching a matinee. The cost for tickets is usually cheaper for the matinee shows, too. Some movie theaters even offer deep discounts for morning showings—which are great for bringing young children, as there’s usually no expectation of complete quiet.