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Summer opens up a huge opportunity to spend some quality time with your family. The days are longer, the weather is better, and you simply feel much happier in yourself. However, we can all get stuck in a routine and seem to be doing the same things when it comes to family life. Which is why we thought it would be worth sharing with you some activities that the whole family can enjoy this summer. Let’s hope it provides you with that much-needed inspiration to do things a little differently this year.
Get out on your bikes and try something different
Many families will agree that a good long stroll on the weekend is the perfect way to relax and enjoy time with your family. But why not step things up a little and turn that walk into an adventurous bike ride. Many paths and parks have perfect roadways for bikes, making it an easy and pleasurable activity the whole family will love. Even better, investing your bikes and getting bicycle insurance means that you can protect your assets and enjoy them all year round if you want. They also make great additions to camping holidays and the better you get, the harder terrain you can accomplish.
Get out in your own garden
Not everyone enjoys gardening, and some people would agree it can be a bit of a chore. But it can also be a great family activity and doesn’t cost the earth. Getting everyone involved to improve your garden, plant some flowers or even create a vegetable patch, it will not only encourage your children to learn new things but growing their own food could make them more adventurous to try things at meal times. Plus a great garden can even add some value to your property so it can be a win-win situation.
Create a summer bucket list of places to go and things to do
While this may combine a whole host of activities, the main activity here for the family is actually the creative process of making a bucket list. This could be a list of places and experiences you and the family want to experience this summer. It might be something as simple as watching the sunset or heading to a new theme park for the day. Some items may cost money, others might be completely free. For parents, this creates a good point to focus on for planning summer vacations time off school. Switching between things that cost, and things that are free. It’s also a wonderful way to capture memories with the family.
Forget Easter hunts, create a summer scavenger hunt or treasure maps
Sometimes it’s fun to just get creative as a family and do something a little outside of the norm. Scavenger hunts or treasure maps are a great way to get creative, and also have some fun in the process. The creative process of creating something, and working out clues to find the end prize. It can be done very cheaply in your home, in the garden, or even in a local park. You could also combine it with geocaching, where you actually use your phone’s GPS to find things already hidden in your local surroundings.
I hope these ideas offer you some inspiration for the summer months ahead.