By the time Thursday arrives, we can all just about smell the weekend around the corner, and we start seriously thinking about what we should do, other than sleep in. After a stressful week at work, or school, all we really want is a bit of a break, sprinkled with a bit of fun!
Thinking of weekend activities can be a tedious task, especially if you have kids. Finding restaurants that are kid friendly, movies that are suitable for all ears and eyes and activities that don’t have an age restriction are often difficult to come by.
You start realising that you have frequented the same place, countless times, because, well there’s just not many good options!
But, you probably haven’t thought of all the things that we are about to list! You see, it’s time to think outside the box – switch it up a little. There’s only so many times you can go to the park, build sand castles on the beach and visit the zoo.
We have the answer to all your weekend woes, as we’ve drawn up a list of the best family outings, which takes all ages into consideration and ensure that you’re not just entertaining the kiddies, but having a blast yourself!
Now you probably didn’t think of this fabulous idea, because you thought it wouldn’t accommodate your tots. But, there’s good news! There are paintball places that allow children to play! So, a family outing that screams fun and excitement for the whole family does in fact exist, and we think it’s the best idea, yet! What’s even better is that everyone will be getting some exercise and the kids will definitely be snoozing before their bed-time! Now that’s a win!
The Amusement Park
Almost every city in this day and age has an amusement park. It’s a hit with families, as it’s uber enjoyable and is the ideal place to let your hair down-and scream to your heart’s content. Think of blood-rushing, adrenaline pumping rides, laughs and happy memories! Sounds like therapy to me!
The Science Museum
I get that museums can get a little boring, but the science museum is so far from it, you’ll think you’re on another planet! It’s interesting, educational and everyone in the family can learn a thing or two, here. Feed your mind with draw-dropping facts and experience how it feels to walk on the moon or live in a virtual reality.
They’re never too young to learn, and getting your kids familiar with kitchen utensils and whipping up a mean dish, means less work for you! Just kidding, cooking is a fun activity and what better way to bond with the family than getting stuck into cooking a meal together! After all, you can brush up on your skills at the same time that they’re making a mess-I mean, cooking.
Watch a Sport at the Stadium
Other than the fact that dad will love this idea, the kids will have a blast, and they’ll have a chance to learn more about whichever sport they’re watching. There is also an electric vibe at sports stadiums, and most people dress up in support of their favourite team, which makes the experience that much more exciting. So, get into the spirit and pick an outfit, shout, clap, eat and have a merry time!
Camping strikes a perfect balance between ultimate relaxation and fun, and it gives you, and the children, time to break away from technology. So, no worrying about checking up on those emails and the kids will have an epic time climbing trees and getting their hands dirty!
Every child and adult can give up some time to give back to the community, whether this is helping at a soup kitchen or being a friend to orphaned kids. It’s a great way to teach your children values, morals and help them to understand other walks of life.
Now, I hope that was a breath of fresh air, and that you have new, exciting ideas for your upcoming weekend! Having fun while bonding with the family, is the aim of the game, and we think we struck a pretty good balance, here!