If you get a good day, and you find the great outdoors beckons, you just have to take the opportunity and get out about for some family fun.
Making a decision on how to spend that day, can be tricky, you want to involve everyone and ensure it’s suitable for all ages. We’ve got a list of ideas for you to consider.
Picnic in the park
Simple and effective – just pack a basket filled with your family's favourites and head to a nearby park. You can pack sandwiches, salads, and snacks such as POM-BEAR crisps that are always a hit. Spread out a comfy blanket under the shade of a tree and enjoy a leisurely picnic. Afterwards you can all enjoy a friendly game of frisbee, catch, or simply lay back and watch the clouds drift by.
Nature scavenger hunt
This is a brilliant one that will get everyone involved, as you transform your outdoor adventure into an exciting treasure hunt. All you have to do is create a list of items commonly found in your surroundings, such as leaves, rocks, flowers, and feathers. Armed with this list, your family can explore the outdoors, collecting items and checking them off the list. You can make it a little more complicated for older kids. This activity not only encourages observation but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the beauty of nature.
Bike riding and rollerblading
Take advantage of the sunny weather by dusting off your bicycles or rollerblades and hitting the open road or a local trail. Embark on a family bike ride or rollerblading excursion, relishing the feeling of the wind in your hair and the invigorating sensation of movement. Whether it's a leisurely ride through your neighbourhood or a more adventurous trail, outdoor wheels promise an exhilarating experience for all ages.
Outdoor art and craft
Combine creativity with nature by organising an outdoor art and craft session. Gather art supplies like sketchbooks, watercolours, and coloured pencils, and head to a scenic spot like a park, beach, or even your backyard. Allow your family's artistic talents to flourish as you capture the beauty around you on paper.
Gardening and planting
Embrace the opportunity to nurture the earth by engaging in a family gardening project. Prepare pots or a designated garden area, and let each family member choose their favourite flowers, herbs, or vegetables to plant. Through this shared activity, you'll cultivate not only a garden but also a sense of teamwork, responsibility, and appreciation for the natural world.
Outdoor yoga and relaxation
Unwind and recharge as a family by practising outdoor yoga and relaxation. Find a serene spot where you can lay down yoga mats or blankets. This is a great way to teach children how to relax and be still and mindful. Soak up the great outdoors and create a tranquil ambience that allows everyone to find peace – even if it’s only for a short while.
Sunny days offer a canvas of endless possibilities for families to come together and savour the joys of outdoor activities. From picnics and scavenger hunts to bike rides and creative adventures, you’re creating memories that will be cherished for years to come.
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