Trying to get the kids up and out of the house can sometimes be a chore. They want to sleep in or play video games all day. Everyone knows how vital it is for your health to exercise and spend time outdoors, but suggesting going for a walk or a bike ride just isn’t quite exciting enough to get the rest of the family eagerly tumbling out of the house to join you.
It’s time to think outside the box. Find something different, something interesting, and something fun. Here are 5 activities that may just be your ticket to having family days of fun, healthy, outdoor exercise that you can enjoy together.
1. Roller Skating
Roller skating has been on-trend for the past few years and is great for families as everyone can join in. If you’re just starting out, have a practice in the drive first to get the hang of your balance. When you’re feeling more confident, take a family day trip to the park or an area with a suitable concreted surface to show off your skills, have races, and set up courses for the whole family to join in. When sporting these womens roller skates, you’ll be giving those kids a run for their money!
2. Wild Swimming
A little more off-grid and adventurous, wild swimming beats going to the pool any day! There are so many beautiful spots to take a safe dip. Coax the children into the cold water with inflatables, balls, and nets for a jam-packed family day out. Sneak away from the hustle and bustle for a moment to experience the tranquility that wild swimming offers, but the whole family is guaranteed to have an exciting day out.
3. Circus Tricks
Let’s bring the excitement of the circus a bit closer to home! There are so many simple circus tricks to practice and master that everyone can find something different so you can put on a grand show! From juggling and the diabolo to poi spinning and hula hooping, there will be something that everyone wants to try so get them outside and practicing!
Rock climbing is something everyone can get involved in. With indoor centers having walls for a range of abilities, there is no excuse to give this one a go! As always, there’s bound to be an element of competition! Who can climb the highest up the hardest wall? Who is the fastest up the easiest wall? Climbing in guaranteed to get the family eager to leave the house
Kayaking will spring excitement in everyone! What can be more fun than spending an entire day out on the water? Explore coves, discover new beaches and see some interesting wildlife. Kayaking is a simple way to get some exercise and fresh air whilst being surrounded by natural beauty. The kids will be curious, you will be relaxed, it’s a win-win!
My only advice is is to stick with family-friendly paddling areas such as sheltered coves, lakes or slow moving rivers. By doing this, you can steer clear of any potential dangers and have an amazing time!
If any of these activities sounds like fun, encourage the family to make a day of it. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!