Finally, it is the weekend and you will have a lot of free time to spend with your kids. Nice weather is ideal to spend time outside, play with your children and help them have great childhood memories. From hiking in nature to partying in the backyard, here are the 5 fun outdoor activities for parents and kids this weekend that will give you both those memorable moments.
Have fun paddling
If there is a river or a lake in your city or nearby, it’s a perfect place to have a picnic and do some paddling. You can easily find to rent a canoe or kayak and take your kids on the peaceful paddling experience away from urban chaos. Give them a paddle as well to help you row the boat and take a break from time to time to admire the nature around you. This will be a wonderful adventure for the kids since it will get them occupied and allow them to help you “drive” a boat.
There is nothing better than to drive away from the city to some remote spot in nature and spend your weekend there. And with camping, you have a myriad of opportunities to experience nature while hiking the landscapes and discovering flora and fauna of the area. Sleeping under the stars and listening to the sounds of nature around you is something children will especially see as fun and exciting.
Making s’mores on the campfire is a famous tradition, as well as singing so see what music your kids like and learn some lyrics. Go berry hunting together or bird watching, and you can even divide the kids among yourself and make it a fun competition. In the end, you can always go treasure hunting especially if you go camping with your friends and their kids since it’s a great activity for a larger group of people.
Discover the city together
Sometimes, you simply can’t travel away for the weekend but that doesn’t mean you and your kids can’t have fun in the city. Go and visit the zoo to see the animals or take a walk in the botanical garden to discover magnificent local flora. Create an itinerary for your day in the city together with your kids by asking them to suggest places you can visit and explore. Of course, this fun day should also include stopping by for a sundae and lunch at their favourite eatery, and even catching a movie is time permits.
Organise a costume party in your backyard
Summertime is an ideal time to put your backyard to good use by organizing various outdoor activities, a costume party being one of them. Go to the town, search for fun costumes for kids and let them pick what the whole family will wear for the party. Also, include them in the planning like coming up with creative names for the beverages and snacks, as well as choosing the music. Your children will have fun organizing this costume party with you and you will probably be the coolest parent ever for it.
Tend to your garden
Gardening is a peaceful activity with many benefits for anyone who wasn’t afraid to dig their hands in the soil and get a little bit dirty. This is a wonderful way to talk with your kids while at the same time doing something that will leave an impression like growing their own vegetables. Include them in decisions what to grow and even take them to the greenhouse with you to pick the plants. Additionally, gardening is a great way to teach them about the environment, food and build something together with your kids.
In the end
No matter which one of these fun outdoor activities for parents and kids this weekend you choose, you will all have a great time doing them together. Always include your kids in the decisions and even allow them to pick where to go and what to do. That way, you will also feel the excitement of something unexpected and share this uniqueness with your children.
Author Bio : Emma Williams is an Australian writer with a master‘s degree in business administration, who has a passion for anything lifestyle and design related. She spends most of her time redecorating and participating in house projects. As a great nature lover, her biggest pleasure is spending time in a small cottage by the river.