When you’re off on a camping trip, most of your entertainment and amusement is built into the experience. You get to hang out with friends and/or family; you get to enjoy the outdoors and take in new sights; you even get some exercise, and challenge yourself to get by with limited supplies and luxuries. Even with all of this to enjoy though, there is some downtime associated with camping. Once … [Read More...]
If you want to give your kids the same fond memories of spending time outdoors as a family that you experienced as a child, continue reading to discover a few outdoor activities that are appropriate for the whole family. Some of which are appropriate for summer and some of which are appropriate for winter.
Outdoorsy activities for the whole family:
Most major cities around the world feature ice skating rinks, so it’s a great idea to hire a few pairs of ice skates for 30 minutes and to teach your kids how to ice skate. There are even handy contraptions that your kids can hold on to and can push, while their confidence on ice skates increases. If you have kids that are nervous about the idea of skating for the first time.
While your kids may be far too young to guide a team of sled dogs, you and your kids can sit in the baskets of dog sleds while mushers who are experts at leading dog sled teams will be able to drive your team of dogs. Typically each basket will be able to hold one adult and one child. If your kids are animal lovers they’ll love this particular outdoor activity.
Imagine how much fun that you’ll have as a family if you spend a morning or afternoon zip lining through a canopy of trees. If your kids love flying foxes, they’ll love zip lining and will beg to go zip lining again. As a parent, you’ll get to feel like a kid again as you feel the wind through your hair as you fly through the forest. You may even want to go zip lining on vacation, for example in a jungle in Costa Rica or in the Bahamas. In order to make a memory as a family that you’ll all cherish for a lifetime.
Stand up paddle boarding:
If you purchase a large enough stand up paddle board you’ll be able to paddle one paddle board with one or two kids on it. If you have a partner or spouse and several kids they may want to operate a second paddle board, so that your whole family can enjoy navigating waterways together. You can even train a family dog to calmly relax on a paddle board. So there’s no need to leave your furry family member behind. If your dog is slightly hesitant when it comes to the water, just be sure to purchase it a life vest. As there are life vests which are designed especially for dogs.
If you’re not ready to teach your kids how to surf, simply teach your kids how to body board in the shallow waves, which is a whole lot safer. Especially if you choose the right beach to body board at.
In conclusion, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, if you want to create magical memories with your kids and your partner, it’s well worth heading outdoors to create memories of a lifetime!