Do you need inspiration for fun family activities to do this summer?

Summer is the perfect time for creating memories. Your children will look back on all of those outdoor picnics, family vacations, day trips, and other fun-filled outings with nostalgia. As parents, we want to help make every day one to remember so here are some of the best summer activities the whole family will enjoy.

Local Activities

Visit a New Park.
Is there a park nearby that you haven’t had a chance to visit yet? This is the perfect opportunity to let the kids run free and discover new scenery. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!

Pick Your Own…
Find a local farm with flowers, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, etc. and have fun picking.

Check Out a Museum.
Head to your favorite local museum or check out a new one. You could even research a few museums within driving distance and make a fun day-trip out of it.

Visit a Farmers Market.
Visit a local farmers market and kids pick out a few of your favorite fruits and veggies as a family.

Go to a Drive-In.
Every kid should experience a drive-in movie at least once in their life. If you don’t have one locally, try planning your next out-of-town trip to a place that has one nearby.

Outdoor Activities

Camp Out.
If you don’t have a campground nearby, camp out in your own backyard complete with tents, roasting marshmallows and reading stories to create fun family memories.

Get Wet!
If there isn’t a beach nearby, head to a river, lake, pool or water park.

Plant a Garden.
Grow your own fruits and vegetables and have fun picking and eating your own yummy food. There are plenty of options if your backyard isn’t big enough for a full garden. Consider a small boxed garden or an indoor gardening kit.
Do a Science Experiment. Show the kids that science can be fun.

Go On a Family Bike Ride.
Find a bike trail or ride around the neighborhood together.

Indoor Activities

Family Game Day.
Let everyone choose their favorite board game and spend the day playing each one.

Create a Scrapbook.
Get disposable cameras for each child and let them take pictures of whatever they choose all summer long. Spend a day scrapbooking together with all of their fun summer photos.

Build a Fort.
Gather up all of the blankets and pillows and build the ultimate indoor fort.
Take Lessons Together. Get on the internet and find free lessons you can take right at home: cooking, dance, yoga, art, etc.

Create a Scavenger Hunt.
Have the kids hide in their rooms while you plant little clues and treasures all around the house for them to find.