12 Fun Weekend Activities
As adults, we desperately crave a sense of routine. Sometimes, our busy job schedules get in the way of our perfectly balanced routines and as a result, we don’t get that vital ‘quality time with family’.
The thing is, we all have time. And it’s more important that we carve out that time from our jam packed schedules, especially for the sake of our families. After all, we claim to be working so hard for our families; but are we, truly?
12 Fun Weekend Activities to do with your Family
If you’re looking to spend the weekend with the family, here’s a list of the dozen best activities to help you do that in style!
Go to the zoo
Take the entire family to the zoo. Visit each exhibit, testing the knowledge of your children as you go along. In the case of little ones, they will be more than content to spend some time petting those delightful furry animals as they walk around the place. Your older ones can sit in on lectures by professional zoologists, and learn a thing or two. Certainly, one of the best fun family activities.
A weekend with the family gets added flavor with movie night!
Tip: Don’t just watch any movie. Try and select one with an inspirational message, that the entire family can discuss later. You can even throw in some age-appropriate documentaries touching upon relevant issues in the world today, and see how that might spark intelligent discussion.
A trip to the Science Museum
Weekend activities with kids are incomplete without this one. Take your child to a Science Museum where they will learn something new and interesting about the world around them, at every exhibit they stop at. Here they will discover a good deal about everything from marine life to astrology, so make sure you make the most of this wonderful experience by visiting as many exhibits as you possibly can.
Tip: You might want to catch an I-Max show touching upon an important subject, for a truly immersive learning experience!
Family Meal Night
A great way to spend the weekend with the family, with the added benefit of a wonderful family bonding experience! Let everyone be involved in the preparation of the meal, whether it entails going to the supermarket to get groceries or simply baby helping mama cut the veggies for the family meal.
Tip: Keep it interesting. Experiment with international cuisine to make family meal nights even more special.
Live Sporting Event
Sunday family activities like these are a treat for the entire family. Who doesn’t like all the screaming and excitement that comes with a ball game? While some of us might just land up there for the hotdogs and peanuts, others will happily go there to support their favorite team.
What better way to spend a weekend with the family, than by indulging in some good old sporting fun? Whether it’s a game of tennis or cricket, you can be sure the entire family will be excited to showcase their sporting skills in an effort to get their ‘team’ to win. You can make this even more fun by calling in other people from the neighborhood; the more the merrier, right?
Go to the amusement park
Okay, perhaps not Disneyland every time you think of this one. A trip to any amusement park makes for fun family activities. Whether it’s an adrenaline rush from a Roller Coaster or a trip into a House of Horrors, there’s something exciting for every member of the family. You might even enjoy the good-odd Carousel or Ferris Wheel. Just do your own thing!
Have a beach near you? A day at the beach is a great way to spend the weekend with the family, as it helps you bond with them in a way like no other. Enjoy building sand castles and collecting shells with your children. Oh, and lest we forget, there’s water to dip your knees in, too (if you’re not the more adventurous, swimmer type).
Looking for weekend activities with kids? Try the great grand outdoors! Whether it’s a trip to the local park where you will see a great variety of birds, or embarking on a hiking trail where your kids will get to embrace nature in its entirety, the outdoors is a great place for weekend family fun.
If you’re looking to spend the weekend with the family at home, here’s perhaps one of the best ways to do it. Take out those board games that have been gathering dust in the closet – games like Monopoly and Scrabble – and watch time fly by as you indulge in some good old board game fun!
One of the perfect Sunday family activities, hosting a barbecue party is one of the better ways to spend the weekend with your family. If you don’t have a barbecue stove, you might wish to invest in a small one. Nothing too fancy; just one that does the trick succinctly well. Get all your family members involved in that ‘barbecue prep’ and look forward to a day well spent!
Weekend with the family and bowling? Things that complement each other as perfectly as bread and butter! The perfect way to indulge in some healthy competitive fun. If you have children that are little, you can ask the bowling alley attendants to supply bumpers for the lanes, so the ball doesn’t roll into the gutters when they bowl them. Or, you might just wish to throw more gutter balls yourself on purpose, to show your kids that ‘they’re’ the true champions!
When the working week is over, it’s time for some serious downtime. We at EuroKids strive to create the perfect balance, ensuring our children always have fun activities to indulge in; activities that will spark their creativity and imagination. Trust us when we say we will do our bit. What have you planned for your kids this weekend?