Want to plan a summer of fun for the little people in your life? Good news! An over-the-top summer doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg or take tons of prep work. With this list of our ten favorite things to do with kids under 5, we prove the old axiom that the best things in life FREE (or at least very cheap).

2. Explore the Magic of the Magical Bridge Playground

If you haven’t been to the new Magical Bridge Playground you are definitely missing out. Opened this past April with the goal of accommodating kids of all abilities, the Magical Bridge Playground is fully wheelchair accessible and also addresses the needs of children with autism, sensory and cognitive issues, visual limitations and even older adults. Little ones will enjoy the many slides available (some of which are extra wide to allow a caregiver to ride down next to the child). Or explore the laser harp where unique sounds are created by those who pass underneath.

Open daily 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Mitchell Park
600 East Meadow Rd.
Palo Alto, Ca
Online: magicalbridge.org

Photo: Magical Bridge via Facebook