Want to tire the kids out, so they’ll sleep well tonight?
Well, here’s my Top 10 Outdoor Activities for Kids list, without breaking the bank account!
If you live near the coast, how about a family walk on the beach
If you’re a city dweller, chances are there will be a park near by
If you live near the mountains – buy yourself and the kids some hiking boots and off you go
Cycle paths are appearing all over the place in Sydney and I image it’s much the same in other cities
For the more adventurous, try mountain biking
If children are still young, many parks have mini cycle roads where kids can ride their bikes and scooters
Watch a child catch their first fish, and they’re hooked
Fish in rivers, lakes or the ocean – safely of course
For a guaranteed catch of the day, visit a fish farm
Go to the Zoo
If you live near a zoo, it might be worth buying an annual pass
Smaller animal sanctuaries are also lots of fun to visit
Don’t let the rain stop you. Often animals are more active on wet days – take a brolly
Go to the Beach
Live near the coast? Then why not spend a morning or afternoon at the beach
Have a sandcastle building competition
Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Go Play with a Ball
If your kids are sporty, then playing with a ball might be one of their top 10 outdoor activities for kids
And kids don’t just kick balls – they throw them, catch them, pass them, hit them and even shot put them!
Just find a place with some open space and you’re onto a winner
Go Fly a Kite
I was reminded of this wonderful outdoor activity when I recently saw Mary Poppins
If the wind’s blowing, grab a kite and have some amazing fun
You can even make your own kite
As well as being a great outdoor activity, gardening is educational and helpful
You don’t even have to leave home to do this one
Weeding, watering, planting and mowing – it can all happen in your own back yard
Go to your local Park
Many parks have BBQ’s
There’s often a children’s playground in parks
Take the deck chairs and do some relaxing as well – if you get a chance!
Go for a Picnic
Pack a yummy picnic and find a nice place to eat it
Take a picnic with you to any of the above outdoor activities for kids
Take some extra bread, just in case you get a chance to feed the ducks
So, there you have my Top 10 Outdoor Activities for Kids – that wont cost a fortune!
You might also enjoy:
Raising Great Kids – Building Sandcastles
Raising Great Kids – Nippers
Some blogging friends of mine have written posts that contain the word ‘outdoor’. You may like to check them out:-
Lisa Wood – Outdoor Room
Rita Pepper – Outdoor Education
Renee Allert – Outdoor Gyms
Renee Allert – Outdoor Weekend
Jackie Stenhouse – Outdoor Party Decorations
Jenny Locke – Outdoor Composting Problems
Lisa Wood – Outdoor Zumba
Kerry Lea – Sydney Outdoor Cinemas
My Own – Outdoor Activities for Kids
Thanks for reading another Raising Great Kids Blog.