How many of us have found ourselves in this position on weekend mornings – trying so hard to figure out entertaining outings the whole family will enjoy, only to have no idea at all, and before you know it, most of the day is wasted!
Looking for entertaining outings for the family can be a bit tricky, but there are some great things that families can do together, which will be both fun and entertaining for every member.
Here are a few ideas on outings for the whole family.
Your kids will probably not be interested in art museums or war history museums, but try and find a natural science museum near your home. These can be entertaining and educational, and the whole family really will enjoy the trip. Entrance fees to museums are often minimal, so it won’t cost too much either. Many natural science museums have attractions for all ages, so both young and old will find some fun in the outing.
Go For A Picnic
Picnics can be such a family-friendly activity, especially when your family needs some relaxation. Find a park near you, preferably one that allows for balls and bikes, and pack a nutritious picnic basket. Layout a picnic blanket and some pillows. The kids can play soccer, fly a kite or ride around on their bike while the parents sit back and relax.
Visit The Zoo
No matter how old you are, zoos are always fun. Research to find a zoo around you with good reviews, who are known to take care of their animals. Visiting a zoo is really fun, but is also really educational for the kids as well. Many zoos have talks and tours available as well, so see if something is happening at the zoo near you. Check to see if the zoo has a petting zoo as well, for little ones to get to pet some goats and rabbits.
Visit A National Park
National parks really are so wonderful. There is so much out there to see, and they are often worth the long drives to get there. If your family is able, plan for an easy hike through a national park. If you have a small baby or toddler, you might want to use a harness to hold them in while you hike. Choose a walk that is suited to your kid’s abilities and pack some snacks along to way, and take in the brilliant scenery.
Go To The Beach
If you are lucky enough to live by the coastline, you need to utilize the beach. The beach offers a great day out for families. There is so much to be done at the beach! From swimming to beach volleyball, snacking to sun tanning, the whole family will be entertained. Go one step further and see if there are any rock pools near the beaches close by. If there are, take your little ones to view all the different creatures they can see in the rock pools. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
These are entertaining outings the whole family will enjoy. Try to check as many off your list as possible!