Cool Summer Fun Out of the Hot Sun
14 ways to chill during the Triangle's warmer months
TreeRunner Raleigh, an aerial adventure park offering seven different courses, hosts night climbs and other themed events throughout the summer under tall, shady trees.
Photo courtesy of Beth Shugg
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Looking for ways to spend some time outdoors with your kids this summer, but don’t want to swelter under the hot, midday sun? The Triangle is full of fun, family-friendly activities you can embark on in the early morning or evening, when it’s cooler.
To get you started charting a fun (and educational) summer, we’ve compiled a list of places to go and things to do. And since we’re moms, we’re compelled to remind you to wear sunscreen and bug repellent, be sure you’re back to your car by dusk, and check for ticks after spending time in grassy or woodsy areas.
Try the following activities — many of which you can do right at home.
1. Go on a Treetop Adventure.
Get the kids moving while keeping them in the shade at TreeRunner Raleigh, an aerial adventure park offering more than 70 obstacles and seven different courses. Experience ropes courses, zip lines at three difficulty levels and a junior park designed for ages 4-7, which makes this a popular destination for the entire family. TreeRunner Raleigh also offers birthday parties, team building activities and school field trips.
Throughout summer, TreeRunner Raleigh is hosting themed events, night climbs, glow nights, water wars and more. Here are the remaining themed events planned for summer 2019:
- Wednesday, July 24 and Wednesday, Aug. 7: Date Night
- Saturday, July 27: Water Wars
- Wednesday, July 31: College Night – Night Climb
- Saturday, Aug. 10: Color Fest
Photo of a TreeRunner Raleigh night climb courtesy of Beth Shugg
Up next, catch fireflies!