It’s safe to say that if you have a family these days, you may find yourselves spending a little more time staring at a gadget or a smartphone than you would like. It’s important to unglue yourselves from these types of devices from time to time in order to reconnect and have quality time as a family. If you’d like to get some ideas for a fun day out, check out these outdoor activities you and the whole family can enjoy together.
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Look Into Community Volunteering Programs
This is a great option that will get you and the whole family feeling good about giving back. This could be anything from litter removal, to helping senior citizens or volunteering time at nearby animal shelters. In addition to doing something productive for your area, you also instill a sense of social responsibility.
Go See a Ballgame
Get off the couch by spending the day at a local or professional sporting event. Whether or not you or your family are sports fans, it’s hard to not have a good time with large crowds cheering on their favorite teams.
Have a Treasure Hunt
The great thing about a treasure hunt is that you get lots of exercise, you use critical thinking skills, and it doesn’t have to cost you a dime. For the younger kids, it can double as a way to explore your neighborhood together, giving them a feel of where to and where not to go unattended.
Try Animal Watching
This is another opportunity to spend a day out with the family for little to no expenses needed. If you live near a coast where dolphins and whales are known to travel, simply look online for websites that post sightings. If you live in more rural areas, all that’s needed is a trip to the local park or animal sanctuary.
Plan a Camping Trip
All you need for a fun night camping is a tent, some s’mores and a couple smiles. During the day you’ll want to bring your cornhole boards. Cornhole boards are a great option for camping because they’re safe to use and easy to transport. Sleeping out under a starry night sky will always bring the family a little closer together.
Visit a Theme Park or Carnival
It doesn’t have to be Disney or Seaworld to have an awesome day out with the family (although it never hurts). There are slews of excellent amusement parks all over America to choose from. Whether you like roller coasters or go-carts, or maybe just standing by eating some caramel corn, a theme park is guaranteed to have something for every family member.