Host Your Own Olympic Games for the Kids
Creative ideas for fun, family-friendly outdoor competition. Amateurs welcome.
10 Places to Get Real Frozen Custard
This beloved summer treat—a soft serve frozen dessert made with at least 10 percent milk fat and 1.4 percent egg yolk—is smoother, creamier, and (arguably) more delicious than your standard scoop of ice cream. Satisfy your sweet tooth—and take a trip down memory lane—at one of these standout locales around the country, handpicked by TripAdvisor, based on feedback from its community of travelers.
29 Ways to Entertain Kids
What’s happier than the sight of children playing? Get ideas from this gallery of fun.
Amazing Blanket Fort Ideas
Want to create a fortress mighty enough to withstand any big bad wolf’s huffs and puffs? Get inspired by these seven creations.
How to Build a Fort
Want to build a super-secret hideaway? We’ve got tricks for constructing one mighty soft fortress.
27 Low-Cost, High-Imagination Games
Get the kids to put up with long waits, share details about their days, do their chores, and―oh yes―have fun.
9 Toys You Can Make
Fun projects that will entertain kids long after craft time. (Sorry, Mr. Sock Puppet.)
8 Ways to Save Money at Theme Parks
Amusement parks can wear your wallet thin. Use these tips to save without sacrificing the fun.
How to Make Family Vacations More Affordable
Nine simple ways you can cut down on costs when taking the whole family on a trip.