Posted on 25 Jul, 2019
For kids, summer break means freedom. And for parents, summer break can mean spending more quality time with the kids. It’s easy to keep your children entertained when you live at Centennial in Menifee. With so many nearby options, you never have to worry about your kids being bored. Here are a few ways you can keep them busy and happy this summer.
Head to a local park.
There’s no better way for active youngsters to burn off all their excess energy than by exploring the great outdoors. With 31 parks throughout Menifee, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to run and play in the beautiful Southern California sunshine. Do your children like to play tennis? Check out Spirit Park, about 5 miles from Centennial. How about basketball? There are two half-courts and one full court at E.L. Peterson Park, less than 6 miles away. And keeping up those healthy habits once school starts will be easy at Centennial; the 10-acre Centennial Park is scheduled to open this fall.
Hit the pool.
The Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center, located 12 miles from Centennial in Hemet, is fun for kids of all ages. Younger children will enjoy playing on the playground in the shallow end of the pool, while older kids will want to go down the huge water slide in the deep end again and again. The 25-yard outdoor pool also features water fountain sprayers and activity toys. It’s open seven days a week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Note: Outside food and drink are not permitted, but snacks are available for purchase.
Send them on an excursion.
If your kids are starting to go a little stir crazy at home, sign them up for one of the City of Menifee’s summer excursions. Led by CPR-certified staff and open to children 6 and up, these trips are designed to excite, engage and challenge young adventure seekers. Your kids can visit a variety of fun nearby spots, including DropZone Water Park and Aerosports Trampoline Park. Tip: Some excursions include lunch, but others do not, so be sure to check ahead of time whether you need to send your kiddos with a little extra cash.
Nurture their inner artist.
Do you have the next Pablo Picasso or Mary Cassatt on your hands? Painted Earth, a pottery and art studio located just 4 miles from Centennial, is offering a variety of three-day art camps this summer. Camps run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and each week features a different theme. Your kids can create their dream home during the dollhouse camp, paint a Princess Leia plate during the Jedi Junkies camp, or create a tribute to their beloved pet during the Cats vs. Dogs camp. Camp fees include a T-shirt, lunch and all projects and materials.
Keep their minds busy.
No matter how busy your kids’ schedules are or how many family vacations you have planned, it’s important to encourage them to keep reading over the summer. Reading as little as 10 to 15 minutes per day can make a big difference. Be sure to make regular trips to the Paloma Valley Library, located just 5 miles from Centennial, and let your kids get lost in the wonder of a good book.
Want to learn more about family-friendly Centennial and nearby activities? Contact a New Home Specialist today at (951) 289-5935 or join our Interest List.