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Wrapping Up the Summer Season

Don’t freak out, but we’re making a few changes here at Fun Unlimited.  For those looking to get in some late-summer fun, be warned – our hours are changing.  What does that mean for you? Starting September 3rd, rentals will be by appointment only. No more walk-ins, no more spontaneous SUPing down the river, but still plenty of time for fun before the colder months settle in.  So if you’re looking for a late summer adventure, be sure to make an appointment first.  You can do so on our website the same as always, just click on the Book My Rental button at the top of our home page. Don’t worry, we’re sure that you’ll see us around before the next season starts.  Come back to our website or check out our sister site at www.stillwateroutdoors.com for updates on special…

Fun in the Fall

Alas, summer can’t last forever and in our humble opinion it shouldn’t because there are plenty of fun family activities to do all year.  Still, it’s hard not to get a little sad when the days start to shorten, the nights get colder, and the threat of frost grows ever closer.  We’d like to help…

Forest Fires and Smoke Pollution

It’s here.  The dreaded fifth season of the West: forest fire season.  I witnessed it myself when driving south on 395 toward Spokane and happened to pass several fire fighters doing their best to stop a grass/brush fire from becoming a monstrous forest fire.  The often unsung heroes of our region succeeded and saved land,…

The Beauty of Boredom

This summer, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the importance of fun and play in our lives.  There are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy a family activity no matter where you live whether your idea of fun is visiting a theme park, strolling through a city park, or hiking through…

Picture Perfect

I love taking photographs.  At every party, reunion, vacation, or other special event, I always have my camera at the ready.  There is something almost magical about photography.  When you press that button, time stops.  Fleeting emotions suddenly become eternal and once-in-a-lifetime suddenly lasts a lifetime.  So how much to you actually know about photography? …

Regional Event: Spokatopia 2019

Today we’re going to share a post from our sister site www.stillwateroutdoors.com about the upcoming event – Spokatopia.  Now in its fifth year, Spokatopia is a great chance for adventure-minded, outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and ages to test out new gear, try a new sport, and make new friends. The Basics Spokatopia July 13…

Playing in Your Neighborhood

We believe in the power of play and the fundamental benefits of fun.  Imagine a world without fun … not pretty, right?  But everyone has a different idea of what is fun and everyone has different preferences for how they play. This is one of the major obstacles of family fun activities.  How do you…

Playing in the Wilds: How to Minimize Your Impact

Before we dive into ways to play in some of our nation’s expansive wildernesses, we figured it would be best to explore ways that you can minimize your impact while enjoying the outdoors.  We won’t go into the lifestyle choices that we all make which have an impact on our world, but will instead zoom…

Playing with Toddlers

Toddlers.  Though most of us don’t remember much of what being a toddler was like, those with toddlers in their family can probably attest to the fact that they are little bundles of extremes – extreme emotion, energy, and exhaustion, though that last bit usually references their parents.  Toddlers are often thought to be wild,…

The Importance of Play: Part Four

Well, for those of you who have been with us from the beginning, we’ve covered a lot of ground in our Importance of Play articles.  Now, however, we’ve reached the end.  Not the end of play, of course, but the end of our more detached, scientific view of play.  In this final segment, we will…

Importance of Play: Part Three

Welcome back to the third installment of our series on play.  Now that you know why play is important for children and adults, let’s discuss what play is. Play is something done, not for the outcome, but for the process. Imagine a child sitting down with a piece of blank paper and a box of…

The Importance of Play: Part Two

After reading Part One of this blog series, you may have a better understanding of how important play is in our children’s lives.  Play, not rigid and structured educational pressures, is vital for the development of a child’s mind allowing them to become more creative, compassionate, self-reliant, and successful throughout their lives.  Don’t get us…

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