For those who are always on the move, finding time for yourself and your family can be hard. If you are always on the go, the best way to spend time together is to do something together outdoors. It is a great way to bond with your family, and it is fun to do together.
With that, we prepared a list of fun-filled outdoor activities for you and your family. Check the following:
- Trip to a nearby national park. Use the National Park Service website to find the national park nearest to you. Once you have decided on a park, prepare for your visit. The parks are often far away from the nearest city, so expect to spend a few days there. Make sure that you bring enough food, water, and supplies for your visit. It’s also helpful to check the weather before you go.
- Forget the cat videos, dog memes, and horse vines—the internet has a whole new breed of animal videos. Animal rescue centers are becoming an integral part of the web, as shared by animal lovers who document their rescue experiences on social media. Whether you’re looking for a new four-legged friend to add to your family or are just gawking at the cuteness of a rescued kitten, these animal rescue centers are worth a visit.
- Camping is a great way to get out into the great outdoors with the family. From hiking to fishing, there are so many fun things to do while camping. If you are new to camping, check out these three simple things you can do to make sure your camping trip is a success.
- Fruit picking is a healthy activity and a great way to spend time together. If you live somewhere with fruit trees or berry bushes that are just too low to the ground for you to reach, this is a great opportunity to get your family involved in an activity that will help you develop a connection to your land.
- Stargazing with the fam. One of the best things about being a stargazer is that you don’t need to travel far to enjoy the beauty of the night sky. In fact, even if you live in a city, you can still see plenty of stars by looking up at the sky in the evening hours when there are no city lights to drown out the show.
- If you’re thinking about starting a family garden, you’re not alone. Many families are eager to plant their own fruits and vegetables, and the good news is that it’s easier than you might think. Whether you’re concerned about food safety, want to save money, or are simply interested in supporting sustainable agriculture, no matter what your motivation, you’ll find that having your own food garden is a rewarding experience for the whole family.
- Combine passion with a worthy cause. Running is a fantastic exercise, and you can burn a lot of calories doing it. Sure, some people look at running and see only the “runner’s high” or the challenge of beating their personal best time, but running also brings a lot of benefits to the world (and you don’t have to be an elite athlete to get them).
- Trying out the legendary competitive summer pastime, the water balloon fight. All you need is a bunch of water balloons, a few buckets or garbage cans, and about a dozen friends. Stop by a store along the way if you need to buy supplies. Once you’ve got your balloons, have each person fill a half dozen or so and toss them in a pile. Then take turns flinging ’em at each other.
- Walking can be fun, too. Whether you have kids or not, walking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air and exercise. It doesn’t matter if you live in the city or on the beach. You can always find a nearby park or open space (like a nearby beach or hiking trail) where you and your family can get moving. And you’d be surprised how much fun you can have on a walk! So, before you head out the door this weekend, take a few minutes to plan out a walk that’s right for your family.
While you probably won’t be able to haul the whole family along on a road trip, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and get active around the city – and some of those opportunities even involve the family pet!