My family LOVES to play mini golf…. especially at one of those highly themed challenging courses with lots of hills and tunnels and obstacles. It seems to me that the southern part of the United States, especially in high-tourist locations, has cornered the market on the miniature golf experience. We up here in the greater NYC area are lacking in abundance when it comes to cool mini golf attractions! Although I did spend some time Googling mini golf for our area and found a few that I plan to check out with the kids throughout the rest of the summer.
When on vacation, we love to seek out Pirate's Cove mini golf….. Their courses are beautiful, challenging, and so much fun to play!
My older kids are sticklers for “the rules” when it comes to playing mini golf…. my little ones- not so much. They will simply pick up their ball and move it to a more desirable location when necessary! So Steve and I split them up to lessen the arguments over “rule following”! We also allow the older kids to play in the group ahead of the younger kids, that way we can judge whether or not the younger ones are taking too much time to play a hole and decide when to ask them to pick up and move along. While I want my kids to have fun, I also want to make sure that we are ruining the experience for golfers behind us!
Does your family love to play mini golf?
And here are some other Fun Things to Do as part of your Summer Camp At Home:
- Ride Bikes and Scooters
- Outdoor Water Play!
- Have a Summer Reading Party!
- Geocaching with Kids
- Creating a Family Garden
- A Backyard Zipline!