Family time is one of the most precious things you’ll ever have.
We’re always striving to be together and have fun, but finding time in our busy lives is not as easy as we’d like. That makes the time we do find even more valuable.
When you have family get-togethers, you have the opportunity to catch up and show that you care. You can share fun activities together with family or talk about what’s been going on in each other’s lives.
If you are looking for some ideas for the next family get-together, keep reading to find some fun outside family activities you can have together.
Picnicking is an outdoor activity that everyone in the family can enjoy. Not only is it a relatively inexpensive way to spend quality family time together, but it’s also a fun way to explore the great outdoors. Preparing a picnic lunch in advance is an enjoyable task that everyone can participate in, or can be done by the host alone.
Take the picnic to the local park, find a quiet spot, and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, all while spending quality time together. Pack a lays, cards, and frisbee and you have enough to keep everyone busy and entertained.
After the picnic, depending on the time and location, you can explore the surrounding area, go on a nature walk, or even just lay in the grass and have a friendly conversation. Whether it’s a quick snack in the garden or a full-on outdoor afternoon, picnicking is a great way to spend quality time with the family.
Hiking with family is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors with your family. It’s a chance to explore nature and build bonds with each other. Hiking can involve trekking up a moderate incline or taking a flat stroll and the level of difficulty can be decided by the group.
Going on a hike provides a nice peaceful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The great things about hiking are you can bring along easy-to-carry snacks, listen to the birds chirp, and catch a few breathtaking views of the scenery. Not to mention it’s a great way to teach your children about wilderness safety and being prepared.
Loading up the family bikes onto a nearby trail, or simply riding around the neighborhood, can be a fun and safe way to enjoy the outdoors together. With bike paths and trails popping up throughout the county, there is something for all ages and skill levels.
Kids love the thrill of the wind in their hair while riding their bikes, and the exercise of a bike ride is a great way to stay active together. Biking can also be educational, as family members can learn about the wildlife and landscape of their surroundings.
With the right equipment and the importance of safety in mind, biking with family is an ideal way to have fun and make memories together.
Golfing is a great way to get everyone together and have a great time. It’s a perfect balance of competition, skill, strategy, conversation, laughter, and strategy. Plus, most golf courses have restaurants and other amenities, so you can start the day off with breakfast, snacks, or lunch, and end the day with a bite to eat and a drink.
Best of all, you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy a round or two of golf; all ages can join in the fun. You also don’t have to spend much in finding a place as there sure is a public golf course near you. After the game, you can take a stroll down to the golf range and try your luck at hitting some balls or buy a few dozen and practice your swing.
5. Nature Scavenger Hunt
A nature scavenger hunt is a fun and creative way to explore nature. Participants have to search for natural objects such as leaves, acorns, flowers, rocks, and more. This activity helps family members get in touch with nature while also bonding with each other.
The family can separate into teams to find the items listed on their scavenger hunts. Each team can then bring back their findings to the starting point and see who collected the most natural items. This is a great way for a family to spend quality time together in the great outdoors with the added excitement of a competition.
6. Campfire and S’mores
Roasting marshmallows and making sure that they are cooked just enough results in ooey gooey smores that you can’t help but love! Making jokes and laughing around the campfire with your loved ones makes for the sweetest memories that will last a lifetime.
With a large campfire, you can tell stories with one another, while keeping yourselves warm against the chilly weather. Not only is it enjoyable for the family to be in each other’s presence in the great outdoors, but it is also educational!
7. Visit a Farmers’ Market
Visiting a farmers market allows family members to check out local products, taste local produce, and talk to local farmers and vendors. At a farmers market, families can find fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade pies, artisanal breads, and even flowers.
Families can also find meat, fish, cheeses, eggs, and nuts that have been sourced directly from local producers. Visiting a farmers market also provides an opportunity for families to purchase anything from homemade soaps and natural lotions to necklaces and paintings crafted by local artisans.
8. Beach Day
During a beach day, there are lots of exciting outdoor activities that can be enjoyed. Swimming, sandcastle building, or playing beach volleyball are all activities that are fun and can be enjoyed by the entire family. Going on a beach walk together is another great activity that allows for bonding time.
Having a picnic on the beach is another way to spend quality time together while watching the waves. For those who prefer something a little more adventurous, kite flying, body boarding, paddle boarding, and kayaking are all great options.
Spend Some Memorable Outdoor Fun Together With Family
Outdoor activities are a great way to bring families together and have fun. Whether it’s a picnic, a game of tag, or a hike up a mountain, these activities together with family are sure to spark a bond and bring joy.
For an even greater experience, plan a family outing that combines several of these activities, and discover the fun of spending quality time together outdoors!
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