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The summer season has finally arrived. We survived another cold and long Iowa winter. Now it is time to celebrate the warm weather with inexpensive summertime fun ideas.

Iowa State Bank understands that money may be tight, but that doesn’t stop the kids from wanting to constantly be entertained. Today’s blog will provide you with a few ideas to entertain the kids without breaking the bank.

Local Public Libraries

Activities for kids during the summer are easy to find because many cities in Iowa provide free activities. A great place to look for educational summer fun is at the local public library. From story time to science programs, the library has many weekday offerings for your elementary aged child.

City Pool

The local city pool offers season passes for individuals and families. This is a great option for cooling off on those hot summer days as a family. Local rates vary by city, but this is an affordable summer entertainment option for the kids.

Summer Day Camps

Local museums, colleges, and libraries host summer day camps for younger children to attend and provide activities for kids. Most day camps offer cheap rates or even free educational camps as inexpensive summer fun for your elementary aged child.

Bike Rides and Nature Walks

A completely free activity for kids is to take them on a bike ride or nature walk on one of the many trails in greater Burlington, Iowa and surrounding areas. This is an opportunity for them to get in touch with nature and explore the world around them. Activities for kids that include exercise keep them healthy too.


Pack a lunch and go to your favorite park for the afternoon. This activity will remind you of your childhood summer days playing for hours in an open field with friends. Push them on the swing, go down the slide or assist them on the monkey bars. Going on a picnic will surely create memories they will remember down the road.

Summer is a season to enjoy the outdoors and summertime activities. Contact us today to learn more about our banking services.