Summer is the perfect time for fun and new adventures with your family. Your kids’ summer vacation should have an excellent balance of family time, fun, relaxation, and new adventures. Here’s how to make the most of the two months of school-free time:
What’s a summer vacation without new adventures? Now that the kids are off school, you have a little more flexibility in finding new activities for the family to do that you normally wouldn’t have time for during busy school weeks.
Commit to coming up with one new adventure each week. It should feel spontaneous and like nothing you’ve done before.
Maybe you can lay in the backyard once the sun goes out and stargaze, having your kids help you find the constellations. You can enter the family in a walk or run for charity. Or, look for local talent shows to enter and get the whole family involved in a skit!
Plan a Family Getaway
One of the best ways to bond with the family is by going on vacation, especially to a place that gives you the right balance of adventure and down-time. A family resort that includes a lot of your costs in one price, like meals, lodging, and activities, can make the vacation less stressful to plan and budget for than traditional vacations.
Wherever you choose to go, make sure it’s something that offers fun for both you and your children. Check out some educational activities in the area and also plan some that are purely for fun.
Turn Your Home Into Something New and Exciting
We often forget that our own backyard can be the perfect place for a summer adventure, too, if we’re creative enough! If you don’t have a lot to spend on a vacation but you want your kids to experience an adventurous getaway, then transform your own home into something more fun.
Outdoor camping in the backyard is something you can set up weekly for a quick family “getaway” that won’t cost much money. Pitch the tent, set up a campfire, tell stories, roast marshmallows, and hunt for insects. You can even set up some outdoor games to play before the sun goes down.