Summer vacation is difficult for any family. It’s that long stretched out time where you need to keep the kids occupied. But also need watch that you don’t overspend. This is why many parents decide to take the children away on a summer vacation. Then stick with more home based activities after. But what to do and where to go for a summer vacation? It has to be something the whole family will enjoy. Which is why I thought I would share with you some ideas to hopefully inspire you.
Adventures in the mountains
There is nothing quite like being in the great outdoors. Getting amongst nature and having fun. This is where hiking can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Not only does it bring you all together, but it can teach your children valuable skills. Skills such as orientation, learning the way of the land and how nature and animals live in harmony. Plus the views you get to experience are simply amazing. Hiking will be one of those adventures the family talks about for years to come.
Exploring national parks on bike
If you are an active family then why not considering some of the beautiful national parks on offer. However, don’t just do it on foot, why not do it on a bike. AS bike ride for the whole family to enjoy, taking in scenery and beautiful views can be a great way to spend a summer vacation. It’s a great activity the whole family will love and perfect for regular exercise.
Body boarding in the sea
Got any water babies amongst the family? Then a trip to the beach must be on the list for a perfect summer vacation. However, try and make your beach escape a little different. Why not encourage water sports like body boarding? It’s greta fun and easy to master after a few attempts. Your kids will be in and out of the sea. What’s great is that it’s the perfect vacation to allow you to take a step back and relax.
Camping under the stars
Camping. Children just love it, don’t they? They feel like it’s a real adventure. Sleeping in a tent in the outdoors. It’s a great alternative to a standard family vacation. It allows you to cook up some BBQ food at night. Relax and play card games, and go stargazing before falling asleep. Camping is a great choice for a summer vacation, as the weather tends to be good. But it can also be a much more frugal choice than paying out for hotels or accommodation. Once you have invested in your camping gear, you can use it again and again.
A road trip with the family
Finally, why not hire out an RV and head out on a road trip. This allows you to see many different places on the one vacation. Creating a bit of variety. There is no chance of your children getting bored on this vacation. They could be waking up in a different location each day.
I hope this has inspired you with some different ideas for a summer vacation.