Family Fun: 5 Outdoor Activity Ideas

Outdoor Activity

Getting outside for a few minutes a day is an excellent way to not only spend quality time with your family but boost your mental and physical health as well. However, far too many of us don’t get the time outside that we need.

If you could use a little more time in the sunshine, all you need are a few outdoor activity ideas to spark your excitement about the great outdoors. Listed below are 5 summer activities for families that will have you and your loved ones outside all season long.

1. Gardening

When it comes to summer activities for kids, there are few better choices than gardening. This outdoor activity not only gives your children the opportunity to learn how to care for plants and feel the satisfaction of growing something on your own but can also provide your family with fresh, homegrown produce!

Best of all, gardening is a skill that can be used throughout the rest of their lives. And who knows, starting a backyard garden could spark a passion you never knew was there.

2. Backyard Campout

For pure family fun, a backyard campout is at the absolute top of the list. You can create all the adventures of camping from the comfort of your own home! All you have to do is pitch a tent in the backyard, bring a few flashlights and sleeping bags and you’re ready to go.

To take it a step further, you can build a campfire for roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. You could also rent a projection setup from Premier Outdoor Movies and have the ultimate outdoor movie night.

3. Picnic in the Park

Outdoor fun doesn’t have to be expensive or require a lot of planning. Something as simple as a picnic in the park can turn any afternoon into an amazing memory with those you love most.

Pack up some sandwiches and your favorite snacks, grab a blanket, and head down to the local park to play. If you don’t have a park nearby, having a picnic in your backyard can be just as fun.

4. Hiking

Hiking is both a fantastic way to get some time outside and a great workout. Now, don’t feel like you have to complete a strenuous trail for it to count as hiking.

If you have little ones in the family or you’re inexperienced hikers, hit a shorter trail with less elevation gain. All that matters is that you’re getting exercise and soaking up some much-needed vitamin D. 

5. Water Fight

Who doesn’t love a good water fight? With a few water guns and some water balloons, you can have the time of your lives without spending much money or even leaving your yard.

Divide up into teams and have it! You can play laser tag style, where if someone is hit with water, they’re out, or you can simply have fun in the water.

Have the Best Summer Ever With These Outdoor Activity Ideas

There’s no better time to enjoy the great outdoors than the summer months. And with these outdoor activity ideas, you and your family will have the time of your lives all summer long.

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