Let’s face it – sometimes it’s just too hot to play outside! When you need a cool alternative for a hot afternoon, consider these:
The eight branch libraries (Main, Heritage, Somerton, San Luis, Foothills, Wellton, Roll and Dateland) of Yuma County Library District offer great programs and activities for kids and adults all year round. For more info, go to www.yumalibrary.org .
Get creative at Wild Imagination Pottery Studio (102 E. 3rd Street, 247.9428), where you can pick out a piece of greenware and decorate away with stencils, stamps and lots of colors. Just warn them that good things take time: there’s wait before their masterpieces can be picked up in final, fired form.
Run wild inside at Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center (15136 S. Avenue B, Somerton, 627.0980). Laser tag, 24 lanes of bowling and an action-filled video game arcade should keep older kids busier – as long as the quarters hold out www.cocopahwildriver.com.
Take a tumble at Jump Up Gym (2081 Kennedy Lane, 373-9378), with trampolines, tumbling track, foam block pit, climbing wall and more. Classes, parties and open gym help burn off excess energy in air-conditioned comfort, more info at www.jumpup.info .