Tips To Plan And Enjoy Some Family Activities This Summer

The best part about a family is the time you get to spend together sharing interests and having fun adventures. However, with how busy your life gets it can be difficult to spend quality time with one another before you all go off in your different directions. Here are some family activities you can plan and do in your area for learning, adventure, and some outdoor exercise.

Visit a Waterpark

When the summer temperatures warm up and your children become bored without school to keep them occupied, it is a great idea to get outside and enjoy the sunshine while you stay cool at a waterpark. Look for a local waterpark, swimming pool, or city recreation center that may provide a waterpark area that has activities and areas for all ages of your family members. For example, you can find a splash pad for younger children and toddlers, a wading pool and play area with slides for children a bit older, and a deeper pool with a diving board for older children. 

Many swimming pools and waterparks provide food on site to purchase or areas where you can sit and have a picnic. Bring your towels, a beach umbrella, and a cooler for water and snacks so you can spend the day there as a family.

Plant a Garden

With all of the bigger cities popping up with more urban areas, it can be difficult to find a plot of soil where you can grow some vegetables or herbs. However, you can still do this as a family activity whether you have a house with a backyard, a high-rise apartment with a rooftop terrace, or live in a condo with a patio. As long as you have an outdoor space, you can use planter containers, plastic buckets, or your own garden plot to prepare it for some family garden planting.

Talk about the different types of vegetables, herbs, or berries you want to plant as a family, then collect and buy the seeds or plant starts that you want to grow. This is a great opportunity to teach your children how to plant and grow vegetation and the principle about how seeds germinate and are sprouted with the right moisture, sunlight, and soil care. Then, as the garden begins to produce, you can pick them as a family and prepare them with your meal. This also provides you a good opportunity to try new vegetables and other herbs, such as spearmint, lemon balm, or chocolate mint, and use them in foods.

Contact an activity center like the Living Treasures Animal Park of Donegal to learn more.