10 Active Family Outings From Kids Swimming Pools To The Zoo
You don’t need to go far from home to enjoy some active family fun this summer. In fact, rediscovering your own community or city can offer the most fun of all. Put on some sunscreen, pack a picnic, bring along the camera, and enjoy one of these family-friendly outings.
Visit the zoo
Let your little monkeys loose (in fact let them be your tour guides!) and enjoy seeing animals and “critters” from places near and far. Pack swimsuits and towels in the event the zoo near you has a water play area.
Cool off at a local splash pad or kids swimming pools
Invite some friends along too. Pack some sunscreen, a change of clothes, swimsuits and towels, a ball, some healthy snacks, and plenty of water.
Visit a farmer’s market
The kids can help pick seasonal fruits and veggies or choose locally grown fresh produce to bring home.
Plan a family cycling adventure
If your kids are ready for more than a ride around the block, plan a cycling adventure, mapping out a few special stops (such as for popsicles or ice cream) along the way.
Too hot for outdoor fun?
Enjoy an afternoon at a museum, gallery, or science exhibit, or take your team bowling.
Purchase a YMCA day pass
Enjoy a day of swimming along with other family-friend activities.
Hit the beach
Spend a day at a provincial/territorial or national park
Tou can swim, hike, climb, canoe, and learn about wildlife.
The kids will be back to routine before long, so why not get a jump start on the items they’ll need?
Visit a petting farm
Let your kids feed and interact with horses, sheep, goats and piglets.
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Catherine Cameron, author on DrDina, is Founder & Principal at CAMERON Communications and works with some of Canada’s leading physical activity, sport, and health and wellness businesses and brands. She is also a sought-after Canadian lifestyle writer, a fitness instructor, and the proud mum of two.