Last year we attempted a trip with our friends that live in Idaho to Lave Hot Springs. They fell ill with a flu while we were there and had to cut the trip short.
This year, we thought we would try for a redo. We stayed at Smith's Trout Haven. Best campground ever. It is perfect for the kids to run around on the grass. There are a few playgrounds and even a fishing pond. Saturday we went to the big outdoor pool in Lava. It is kind of pricey but the kids had fun. Sunday we decided to go tubing down the Portneuf River. It was SO SO fun. We could have gone over and over but only rented the tube for an hour so we only made it down 2 times. We were all laughing so hard and got soaked but loved every second of it. We sure have some brave kids. It was a great mini vacation. If you are looking for a place to go that is not too far, I would highly recommend going to Lava!