Want to skip the hassle of boiling eggs this Easter? We have a super-easy DIY dip dyed marshmallow project for you! This DIY is a perfect activity for the little ones. All you need is JUMBO marshmallows, water and some food coloring. No need to wait around for eggs to boil or worry about cracked eggs. The kids (and even the adults) will have fun with all the different color combos and designs!
5 must-do Utah winter activitiesPosted on January 14, 2017
Winter is in full swing around here, and we’re not going to lie, a lot of days we dream of sandy beaches and flip flops, but just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to sit inside all day sipping cocoa. We’ve done some research and put together an awesome list of winter activities to explore here in Utah. Whether you are a weekend warrior, out of town visitor or just looking for a few hours of fun on a random Tuesday, we’ve got it all for you!
Location: The Ice Castles are located in Midway, just outside of Park City, Utah.
Fun Fact: During different times of the week you can meet an enchanted ice princess or enjoy an entertaining fire show with dancers and fire breathers.
Admission: $10 – $18 depending on age, day of the week and online vs at the door.
Monday-Thursday: 3pm – 9pm
Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Phone Number: 888-407-4054
Who doesn’t love sliding down a mountain with snow spraying in their face? Tubing is what winter is all about. Every city has the favorite tubing hill, but Utah is also home to many resorts and parks that offer tubing fun for the whole family and some of them will even tow you back up the hill! No walking required (now that’s the way to go!). Here are a few of our favorites…
Location: Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway, Utah
Fun Fact: Soldier Hollow has the longest tubing lanes in Utah, stretching 1200 feet and includes a lift service for hauling people up the hill (so awesome!) They are open for day or night tubing.
Admission: $12 to $26 depending on age and time on the hill.
• Tube is included.
• Sessions are two hours long.
• Purchase tickets online.
Monday – Friday: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Phone Number: 435-654-2002
Location: Just off I-80 in Park City, 7 miles from Park City Mountain Resort.
Fun Fact: Gorgoza Park offers 7 different tubing lanes to choose from and has a lift that takes you to the top of the hill each time! They also have mini snowmobile tracks for kids and “Fort Frosty”, a winter play area for kids 6 and under.
Admission: $7 to $46 depending on age and time on the hill, average is $27 for ages 5+ for unlimited sledding for 2 hours.
Monday -Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Phone Number: 435-658-2648
Location: Snowbasin is located in Huntsville, just 15 miles from Ogden, Utah.
Admission: $6 per ride or $18 for 2 hours.
M,W,F,Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Phone Number: 800-391-9954
You can’t ask for a better way to enjoy the beautiful winter views Utah has to offer, all while getting a little cardio in. Grab some snowshoes or cross country skis and you can be one with nature in just a few minutes. Check out these great locations!
Location: The Solitude Nordic Center is located up Big Cottonwood Canyon and is easily accessible from Solitude Village.
Fun Fact: There are 10 kilometers of marked trails with varying difficulty levels.
Admission: Snowshoe packages start at $18 and include the pass, snowshoes, overshoes and poles.
Monday-Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:30pm
Shuttles from Solitude Village to the Nordic Center depart at 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm.
Phone Number: 801-536-5774
Location: The White Pine Canyon trail is located up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Fun Fact: You can take a three-hour, five-hour or even nighttime tour with White Pine Touring Center. You can even add on a fireside dinner after the tour Wednesday-Saturday from 6pm-9pm.
Location: North Fork Park is located in Liberty, Utah which is less than 15 miles from Ogden.
Fun Fact: This loop will lead you through pretty forests that open up to views of the mountain range. This is about a five-mile loop.
Whether you are looking for a great spot to practice your triple toe loop or just somewhere to have a little fun, check out these ice skating options all across the valley. Just be prepared to fall flat on your butt a few times…those triple toe loops aren’t as easy as they seem, trust us. And if you’ve see the 1992 classic “The Cutting Edge” you’ll know the importance of the toe pick!
Location: The Ice Sheet is located at the heart of Ogden, Utah on the Weber State University campus.
Fun Fact: This year-round ice recreation center was the home of 2002 Olympic Curling events.
Admission: Open skate admission costs $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children under 17 years of age. Skate rental included.
Monday-Saturday: 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm
Phone Number: 801-778-6360
Location: The ice rink is located on seven peaks blvd in Provo, Utah.
Admission: $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 – 11 and seniors. Skates cost an extra $2 per person.
Hours: Public skating is available at various times each day of the week, except Sunday.
Phone Number: 801-852-7465
Location: The Gallivan center is located in the heart of Salt Lake City.
Admission: Adults cost $9 and children 4 – 12 and seniors cost $8. Children under 3 are free.
Phone Number: 801-535-6117
We hope you enjoyed this list of Utah winter activities! What are some of your favorite activities you would add to the list?
Utah Summer Events Guide for FamiliesPosted on June 8, 2016
Every year summer happens to pass me by and I look back at all the fun activities I missed. I promised myself this year would be different and I would be prepared by planning ahead.
After some research, I’ve found there are endless activities you can do this summer to create fun family memories you’ll have for a lifetime. So slather on the sunscreen, grab your shades and check out this list of fun Utah Summer events. To make it easy, we have a free summer checklist printable below.
(Is there an event we should add? Leave a comment and we will add it to the list!)
Weber County Events:
- Arts in the Parks – Multiple Dates
- Science in the Parks – Multiple Dates
- Ogden Nature Center Youth Camps – Multiple Dates
- Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll – First Friday of the Month
- County Wide Yard Sale – June 11
- Ogden Arts Festival – June 11 – 12
- Terrace Days Events – June 11 – 12
- Snowbasin Blues, Brews and BBQ – Starts June 12 (Sundays)
- South Ogden Days Events – June 14 – 18
- Sunshine Breakfast at Ogden Nature Center – June 17
- Family Game Night at the ECAC – June 17
- Roy City Community Movie in the Park – June 17
- Firefly Walk – June 18
- Ogden Raptors Season Opener – June 20
- Harrisville Farmer’s Market – Starts June 23 (Thursdays)
- Ogden Farmers Market – Opens June 25
- Utah Air Show – June 25 – 26
- Old Glory Days – July 2 – 5
- North Ogden Cherry Days – July 4
- Utah Youth Rodeo – July 12
- Lindquist Pops Concert and Fireworks – July 17
- Ogden Pioneer Days Events – July 20 – 25
- Ogden Canyon River Festival – August 4 – 8
- Roy Days Events – August 4 – 6
- Ogden Valley Balloon and Artist Festival – August 19 – 21
- Roy Farmers Market – Starts August 20
Davis County Events:
- Fruit Heights Family Food Truck Nights – Mondays
- Kaysville Arts and Music in the Park – June 11
- Maverik Movies in the Park – Starts June 11 (Saturdays)
- Bountiful Farmers Market – Starts June 16 (Thursdays)
- Coats for Kids Car Show – June 17 – 18
- Kaysville and Fruit Heights Idol – June 27
- Layton City Liberty Days – July 3 – 4
- Kaysville Independence Day Events – July 4
- Farmington Festival Days Events – July 5 – 9
- Handcart Days Events – July 22 – 23
- Electric Light Parade – July 23
- Cold Cones Cool Cars – August 27
Salt Lake County Events:
- Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory Tour – Starts June 8 (Mondays – Fridays)
- Imagination Place – Music Together – June 9
- Discovery Gateway Children’s Festival Fundraiser – June 11
- Salt Lake City Farmers Market – June 11 – October (Saturdays)
- Salt Lake Community College Disney’s The Little Mermaid – June 15
- Utah Foster Care’s Chalk Art Festival – June 18
- Utah Arts Festival – June 23 – 26
- Sugar House July 4th Events – July 4
- Sugar House Farmers Market – July – October
Places to Visit:
- Hogle Zoo
- Living Planet Aquarium
- Tracy Aviary
- Natural History Museum
- Kangaroo Zoo
- Get Air Trampoline
- Aerospace Museum
- Wheeler Farm
- Thanksgiving Point
- Clark Planetarium
- This is the Place
- Red Butte Garden
- Boondocks Fun Center
- Discovery Gateway
- Treehouse Museum
- Park City Olympic Park
- Buddy Bin
- Salt Lake Bees
Don’t forget! DOWNLOAD this free printable and make a list of all the fun things you want to do with your family this summer.