Summers are meant for fun adventures and quality time with the people you love. But with the current climate, your plans will probably look a little different this year. Fortunately, Arizona is still offering a number of unique activities and events that the whole family can enjoy. Read on for five fun (and totally safe) things you can enjoy this week with your kiddos:
Take a History Field Trip to Tortilla Flat
Nestled in the Superstition Mountains is Tortilla Flat, a Western town with a history as rich as the nature surrounding it. Visitors can get an up-close history lesson through a visit to the town, where they can see the miniature museum, view local treasures at the mercantile, or marvel at town relics while dining at the town saloon. For more information on restrictions, visit www.tortillaflataz.com.
Get Your Summer Camp on at Home
Some of our favorite childhood memories happened while at summer camp. Many have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and their Camp in a Box program, your kids can still get their summer camp fix all from the comforts of their home. Campers will receive a box which includes an instruction guide, a schedule, project supplies, art materials, and access to virtual content that fits in with weekly themes. Prices start at $129 per box. For more information and to purchase a box, visit www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.
Embrace Your Creativity with Art Classes Through As You Wish
As You Wish Art Studios have reopened across the state, and are continuing to host their beloved summer classes for kids ages 5 and older. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, families can stop by studio locations to enjoy classes or pick up class materials to-go. The $25 class package includes the pottery, paints, instruction and firing. In store classes are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pick up at-home kits available after 10 a.m. For more information on daily projects and registration information, visit asyouwishpottery.com.
Channel Your Inner Athlete at Topgolf
Topgolf is one of Arizona’s most popular spots for kids and adults alike. The space is fully reopened, but don’t worry—they’ve implemented new guidelines and precautions to ensure that their guests enjoy a fun and safe experience. Face masks are required, and social distancing restrictions will be enforced per bay area. Prices vary. For more information, visit www.topgolf.com.
Enjoy a Drive-In Movie at Schnepf Farms
One of the cooler things to come out of this year is the resurgence in popularity of drive-in movies. This is a result of many movie theaters closing due to COVID-19. But regardless, drive-in movies offer a fun, socially-distanced night out where you can fall in love with some of your favorite films all over again. Schnepf Farms emerged as one of the Valley’s favorite make-shift drive-in locations because it allows more distance between vehicles, and doesn’t have the same issues with light pollution that city-based drive-ins have. The location is playing a number of films all throughout July. Prices are $15 per vehicle. For more information, visit www.schnepffarms.com.