Find Your Summer Family Fun with Our ABC 'Burgh Summer Bucket List

50+ Things to Do With Kids in the South Hills this Summer plus FREE Printable Bucket List

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID South Hills Publisher June 23, 2023

Welcome to the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where summer adventures await! If you're looking for exciting and memorable experiences for your kids in Baldwin, Beechview, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Carrick, Castle Shannon, Clairton, Dormont, Duquesne, Homestead, McKeesport, Mt. Lebo, Mt. Washington, Munhall, Jefferson Hills, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hills, South Park, South Side, West Mifflin, Whitehall, and Upper St. Clair; you've come to the right place. Our city is bursting with family-friendly activities that will make this summer one to remember. From exploring fascinating museums to enjoying thrilling outdoor adventures, Pittsburgh offers endless opportunities for you to find your family fun. To help you make the most of the season, we have created a FREE printable bucket list that is sure to keep your little ones entertained all summer long. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery, laughter, and bonding with our ultimate ABC Summer Bucket list for kids in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA!

A: Architects of Air: DaedalumIn downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, the Backyard at 8th & Penn is the summer home of Architects of Air: Daedalum! An extraordinary spectacle of light, color & sound, this massive inflatable “luminarium” invites you to explore winding paths, majestic domes & awe-inspiring sights. Open through September 4, visit for more!

    Altitude Trampoline Park, Arlington Park Splash Pad, AMF Bowling, ASCEND Climbing  

B: Beechview Spray Park, Boyce Gardens, Bowl - Kids Bowl FREE all summer long!

C: Color Park, Cool Springs Mini Golf  

D: Dormont Park, Dave and Busters, Duquesne Incline 

E: Evan's Park 

F: Fish for Free Days in PA, Family Funscape, FA Climbing, Festivals & Fairs

G: Game Preserve  

H: Hofbräuhaus Kids Eat Free, Hot Shots Golf Academy  

I: Idelwild

J: Jump Parks  

K: Keystone Safari, Kennywood, Kids Eat Free

L: Little Lake Theater, Liliput, Living Treasures

M: Millies Ice Cream, Mingo Park, Movies in the Park, Move PGH

N: North Strabane Park  

O: Oakmont Bakery  

P: Pops Fun Yard at Triple B Farms, Pick - Your - Own Fruits, Veggies, & Flowers at a local PYO farm, Princess Lanes Bowling, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Q: Dairy Queen  

R: Rita's, Ride Spin, Round Hill Park  

S: National Aviary summer season: Superheroes of the Sky This summer only! Experience the awesome abilities of nature’s superheroes with action-packed activities that bring you closer to awe-inspiring birds from around the world. Also on deck: the guest favorite returning rooftop theater show, SkyDeck, and Habitat Heroes, a brand new immersive bird show featuring a powerful Bald Eagle!

South Park Theatre, South Side Works, Sugar and Spice, Sky Zone, Slime Time

T: Three Rivers Arts Festival Enjoy 10 days of free music and art in the Cultural District at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 2-11.

U: USC Rec Center  

V: Venture Outdoors  

W: Waterfront - Harmony Park is now Open in Town Center! Enjoy this magical and musical park play area before dining or shopping at one of the many storefronts at the Waterfront. 

     Washington Wild Things - Free Ticket, Free Meal at all Sunday home games.

     Wiltshire Park, Wave Pool

X: Fox in a Box  

Y: The Yard  

Z: PPG Zoo and Aquarium

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Do you think you have all of these covered? 

Check out the ABC Summer Countdown lists for the City of PittsburghPittsburgh West, and Pittsburgh North too!