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10 Activities for Family Bonding Time

Originally posted May 12, 2014.

Parenting is a developmental right of passage and requires commitment, patience and personal growth! But it’s also alot of fun! being outdoors and exploring family fun activities is a great way to relax and bond with your children as well as offer ways to get away from all the electronic devices!

Outdoor activities are not only a great way for families to get outside and be active, but also are a great way for families to bond. Outdoor activities come in a wide array of fashions and can be leisurely relaxing time enjoying each other’s company or active fun for the whole family.

Treasure Hunt For Prizes

A great outdoor activity for the family is a treasure hunt with prizes. The prize can be containers (or clues) along the way, or the prize can be a grand prize that can be shared at the very end. No matter what kind of prizes are hidden, taking time together as a family to search for hidden treasures is a great bonding experience.

Roller Skating

Roller skating as a family is a great way to get exercise in for the whole family. A skating session can happen after school and work before dinner or on a Saturday morning. Adults trying to remember how to rollerskate can be half the fun for both the kids and adults of the family.

Ride Bikes As A Family

Riding bikes is also a great way to get exercise and bond as a family. A scenic route can be chosen that allows for an enjoyable ride with great company.

Go Swimming

Taking the kids swimming is a great way to make unbearable heat of the summer more bearable while also spending time with the whole family. Swimming is also a good way to relax and enjoy the sun.

Enjoy A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoying a hot air balloon ride is not an everyday activity, therefore, it will mean that much more when the whole family takes one together. Hot air balloon rides are an incredible way for the kids to see the town they live in from up above.

Take A Hike

Taking a hike not only allows the kids to get out and stretch their legs, it also allows them to explore nature with their family. Hiking a nature path can be relaxing and offer incredible scenery any time of the year.

Play Horseshoes

Horseshoes is a game that is not as easily played as it looks. It is also a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family in the yard at home.

Play A Game Of Volleyball

Volleyball nets are easy to set up and take down, whether they are put up in the yard or on the beach. Volleyball is also a game that can be played with few or many family members. So no matter how many members of the family there are, volleyball is always an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed.

Fly Kites

On windy days where wind can make some outdoor activities difficult, flying kites is a fun activity for the whole family. Young and old alike can have fun running to get their kite up in the air and maneuvering to keep it flying.

Backyard Basketball Tournament

Shooting a game of basketball can quickly become competitive when involving the whole family. Turning fierce competitiveness into a family basketball tournament is a great way to get the whole family involved in playing.

There is a wide array of outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy. Whether it is leisurely taking a hike or a fierce game of basketball, getting outside as a whole family is a great way to bond.


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