Free Splash Pad
We have a splash pad in our town, but it costs about $7 per person to get in!, we have never been. There is a FREE one about 40 minutes away. The gas to get there is way cheaper than 6x$7........I am so frugal, it would kill me to pay that anyway.
There is also a nice park on the same property. We played and got hot and sweaty, then splashed, had lunch, and splashed some more. It was a wonderful 97 degrees. Some adult at our house (who shall remain anonymous) forgot the backpack with the towels and change of clothes......she has never done anything like that in 19 years of parenting.
we got to play on the playground some more until everyone was dry, before heading home.