Things to Do With the Kids in New Castle County As the Middle of Summer Nears
This post was originally written by Digital Content Intern Patrick LaPorte. LaPorte is a senior media communications major at the University of Delaware, working as a news and sports reporter for The Review and sports director for 91.3 WVUD at UD.
Summertime is always an exciting time. That is until the kids start to get bored. What goes from time spent outside making memories turns into time inside sitting in front of a screen. With that in mind, there are many local things to do with your kids that are cheap and fun that can spice up the middle month of the summer.
Let us be real, would you or your children ever really want to play real golf anyway. While you might not be the next Tiger Woods, there are multiple mini golf locations in the New Castle County area that allow for some competition and family fun. Vincent’s Sports Center, Delcastle Golf Driving Range and Mini Golf and Riverwalk Mini Golf are all places to hit the green and make some memories.
Blue Rocks baseball
Now a minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals, the Blue Rocks may not be a major league team, but they allow for a fun gameday environment for both kids and adults. Frawley Stadium is back to 100% capacity, meaning there is more opportunities to catch a game. The team’s schedule can be found here with home games scheduled through early September and promotional nights throughout the summer.
Whether you want to take your kids to see a new movie or an already released favorite, theaters in the area offer discounts and deals to get you into a seat. Main Street Movies 5 in Newark offers discounted tickets for $6 all day on Tuesdays. Even if you can’t make a Tuesday, the theater also offers discount matinee tickets for adults that are $9.
Cinemark also offers discounted tickets on Tuesdays with $5.50 tickets and members paying just $5 a ticket. Regal Cinemas shows family friendly $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of August.
In terms of getting outside and spending little to no money, New Castle County offers tons of spots to walk through nature. White Clay Creek and Brandywine Creek State Parks are two main staples of places to hike with an expansive range of parking lots and trails to walk, run or ride. Ashland Nature Center also offers a variety of shorter trails with ways to spot wildlife including a Hawk Watch, Butterfly House and wildlife garden.