Being outdoors is proven to be good for our health. It’s not just adults either. Kids today do much less outdoors than in previous generations. Handheld games, TV, Computers, iPad’s, etc. all keep kids indoors more than ever before. With all this technology however, there are still plenty of things to do outdoors, and as a family.
What better way to experience all the great outdoors has to offer than to “live” there for a few days. Camping outdoors is a time honored tradition that takes us back to the days of the pioneer. While sleeping under the stars is an option you can sleep in a tent, both family sized, or individual, or upgrade to a travel trailer or RV. Many campgrounds, both public and private, offer trailers and or cabins to rent. Sit around the campfire telling stories and learning about the great outdoors for a few days. It’s a memory kids remember for a lifetime.
Many farms and farm markets offer agritourism activities like a pumpkin patch or pick your own strawberries. Many also have petting zoos and other educational activities.
During the summer and warmer months visit a water park nearby and have some fun in the water.
Take a Trip to the Beach
Head to the nearest beach or lake. Every kids enjoys the beach.
Take in a Ballgame
Take a trip to the local ball club. Major or minor league. Kids will always remember a trip rooting for the home team.