3 Ways to Create Your Own Family Adventures At Home
One of the phrases we hear a lot form readers when it comes to travel and adventure, is that they don’t feel like they can really have great adventures with their family if they don’t have a huge travel budget. The reality is that there is often quite a bit that you can do without really needing to go too far from your own home. This last weekend we had an amazing experience altogether as a family, and we didn’t even need to travel very far. Here are 3 fun ideas that you can use to create your own family adventures close to home.
Choose the Outdoors
This is probably one the best things that most anybody do to have fun adventures without spending to much or needing to travel far. Even those that live in the city, there is often something within a short drive that can work perfectly for a little adventure. Kids are amazing and creating their own adventure, even out of the simplest things. When we went to Will Rogers State Park, we had one simple goal, and that was to walk one of the trails to see the view of the ocean. We never ended up getting to the ocean view, but had an entirely new adventure “looking for horses” because we saw some hoof prints along the trail.
One idea that is perfect for little kids can be done with a little planning. Kids love scavenger/treasure hunts. Scout out a location outside and go the morning of or the night before and plant little clue to find a “treasure” We once planted a surprise picnic lunch that the kids had to find.
Explore a Rock Climbing Gym or Activity Center
Check in your area to see if you have a rock climbing center or activity center like it. Many of these places offer a membership option that will allow you to come on a regular basis as a family to enjoy fitness and fun together.
Learn the Museums in Your Area
Many locations have a variety of museums in the area both for kids and for adults to enjoy. Kids love learning in a real-world setting, and when they see history and art come to life, it makes new discoveries that much more meaningful. Also, check into different classes and activities these location offer. I still remember in San Francisco that the DeYoung Museum offered a kids family night every Friday during the summertime and kids could come in for free and build all different types of crafts and art projects in the museum. It was a great activity together as a family.
No matter what you choose the important thing is to choose activities that the family can enjoy together. You would be surprised at how creative your kids can be as well if you get some of their input on ideas.