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6 Fun Summer Activities For The Family

With summer here, you may be wondering what you and the kids are going to do for the next few months. There are so many options for summertime activities and most are very affordable. Of course, there is always the family week-long dream vacation that you’ve been saving for, but what can you do close to home for little or no cost at all. You will find below 6 Fun Summer Activities For The Family!

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1. You can go to the park

If there is a river, go swimming. Bring a picnic lunch and stay all day. Many parks have play areas for children with possibilities to play Frisbee, horse shoes, volleyball, badminton, and many others as a family. Bring squirt guns or water balloons for a water fight. How about a relaxing game of croquet? Sun bathing is a must when a visit to the park is made. Making a trip to the park a weekly event can give your family something exciting to look forward to.

2. You can host BBQ’s and fun activities for the kids right at home

Invite a few friends, family members, or neighbours. Do a potluck lunch, where each one brings a side dish to share while you provide the meat for grilling. This can be a great way to socialize with adults while the children enjoy time with their friends.

Take advantage of your outdoor space by utilizing outdoor kitchen cabinets, where you can conveniently store all the necessary grilling tools, utensils, and serving ware. This way, you’ll have everything at hand for a seamless and enjoyable BBQ experience.

3. Go berry picking

Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and other berries are ready to be picked and devoured throughout the summer months. Find a local farm in Ottawa that offers side of the road or at the farm pick ups. At the end of the day, reward everyone’s efforts with a fresh berry pie or ice cream and berry topping.

4. Go exploring

Search for local outdoor trails or National Parks. Go for a walk or nature hike. Check out some museums or historic towns. Have fun while learning! Often, there are many things you can do within hours of home that only tourists know about! Get on the internet and look up your area hot spots and plan a day trip for the family.

5. Go sightseeing

Take drives up in nearby hills or mountains. Drive through farmland or down country roads. Take in the beautiful scenery, listen to some fun music, and play car games. Stop for lunch or bring a lunch along to eat at a little park. You may just discover a new favourite place for family gatherings.

6. Go camping or spend the weekend at the beach

Sleep in a tent or RV. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Cook breakfast over a campfire. Spend the days collecting rocks with your kids. Scout for wildlife such as deer. Go wading in the water. Build a sand castle. Search for pretty seashells.

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All it takes is a little imagination and the desire to have fun quality time with your family. There are so many wonderful ways you can enjoy fun summer activities for the family and make some great memories with and for your children. How about hosting a family BBQ at your house? It could be the start of an exciting and busy summer!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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