Looking for some cheap family activities in the greater Salt Lake area to do with the kids this Summer?  Here are our top 5 family-friendly attractions for your summer adventures.

SeaQuest Utah

Discover thousands of animals from 5 continents of the planet without ever getting on a flight.  Perfect for animal lovers of all ages, SeaQuest is an interactive aquarium in Layton with hundreds of species from 5 continents and the primary vision of teaching conservation and sharing the joy and beauty of our planet with as many people as possible.  Go beyond the glass and immerse yourself in a world of discovery as you see, touch, feed, and interact with stingrays, sharks, fish, reptiles, birds, otters, sloth, and other exotic animals. Meet a mermaid, snorkel with stingrays, sleep with sharks, pet a sloth, play with otters, animal themed kids birthday party packages, and so much more!

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

As a non-profit organization, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum fosters a welcoming, vibrant, safe, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning.  Offering more than 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun, Discovery Gateway’s exhibits and programs are sensory inclusive so that all kids can explore a variety of subjects from physics and space to art and animals. With engaging workshops, daily programs, exhibits, summer camps, that invites the whole family to create, learn, and play together for hours of fun.


Lagoon Amusement Park offers fun activities for all ages!  Lagoon features over 50 roller coaster rides and attractions, including a river raft ride, sky ride from each end of the park, kiddie rides, and one of only a few wooden coasters between Denver and the West Coast.  Guests can enjoy an assortment of carnival-type games, food outlets, historical Pioneer Village and gift shop, Lagoon-A-Beach water park, live entertainment, full-service RV park, and a campground. Ultimate thrill-seekers can enjoy Lagoon season passes, “Bounceback” passes, group discounts, and specials for a summer full of adventure.

The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park

Looking for some exciting family fun or even a new way to exercise?  The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park has over 15,000 square feet of trampolines, offering 2 open trampoline courts, foam pit, a separate kid’s AIRena for ages 1-6, basketball slam dunk court, dodgeball courts, 5 upper-level party rooms, arcade, a café for snacks and drinks, and parent’s lounge with TVs, charging station, and free wi-fi.  The wAIRhouse also hosts dodgeball tournaments and exercise classes. Jumping on the trampolines burns around 600 to 1000 calories per hour, so everyone can work out while having extreme fun.

Cherry Hill

Looking for fun activities to do with the kids but can’t decide between water park and mini golf?  Cherry Hill has something for everyone, offering a water park, mini golf, a jungle maze, rock climbing wall, ball pit playground, snack bars and a pie restaurant, 150 shaded campsites, outdoor pavilions for parties, and more.  Cherry Hill’s water park offers water slides with fog and lighting effects, a foam padded river run, lazy river, a pirate-themed water playground and pirate ship, and 2 swimming pools. Each Friday and Saturday evening of the summer, Cherry Hill offers free live entertainment.