The modern world, modern problems. That is the best statement that can describe our society today. We all know that lack of movement is a big enemy of our health. Tell that to your grandmas and they will probably say how they prayed for some time to sit alone with their thoughts.
Yes, the world has changed. To better or worse, that is an individual opinion but one thing is certain – People don’t move enough these days, especially kids. That is why we decided to suggest some of the best family-friendly recreation choices.
How to pick a family recreation activity
When you decide to pick something from a wide palette of available activities think of your kids. Think of what suits them the best and what are they interested in. Those answers are the foundations of future family activity.
Always far away and always calmly waiting for you. Those are mountains. They are a perfect way to show the kids how beautiful and calming nature is. They will get a completely new perspective of places and things they have already seen and done. You can learn them a few tricks like making a fire without a lighter (carefully of course) or reading the hiking paths symbols. The key thing here is a new experience in a natural environment.
2. Horse Riding
Probably you already have decided to try horse riding. There is no better way of doing that besides with your kids and your family. It is a perfect way of connecting with nature. The rhythm of horse riding is like a therapy for our muscles and that is a reason why there are numerous horse riding therapy treatments today.
A complete home in nature. That’s what camping is. Different experiences like swimming in a lake or climbing to a tree are something your kids will love it. They will experience a natural environment in the best possible way. Also, they will learn some cooking tricks and in the evening they will take a book before bed instead of a mobile phone. That is how you develop a person who is environmentally friendly and aware of how beautiful and important nature is.
With canoeing, you will have an enormous amount of fun. Rivers, lakes or even seashores can become a perfect place to investigate together. You should look for an experienced guide first. After you get used to it and when you master some of the basic techniques, that is when the family fun starts. You can be sure incredible canoeing memories will be told long after this family weekend activity.
Big, small, manual or electric. It doesn’t matter. Bikes are cheap and they are widely available even for rent, on every corner. With bikes, you can travel through different parts of your surroundings and know them better. A bike tour to a restaurant on a lake near your city is a perfect example of a good family cycling tour. Not to mention how good this is for your health.
6. Gatherings and family memories
Every good memory starts with gathering your loved ones. Once you decide to spend some quality time together while doing some kind of family recreation, memories will become happier and full of beautiful moments. You can throw a football around and make some healthy competitive games or go to the beach if you have a possibility and have a walk or play beach soccer or volleyball.
There is a wide range of available activities but ones I mentioned above are simple and available to all of you. Take some time to investigate and to plan a weekend. Smiles on your kids’ faces are the best signs you accomplished your mission successfully.