5 Ideas for a Family Staycation

Family Fun & Activities | August 3, 2015

staycation ideasYou don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to have a fun family adventure. This summer, take advantage of the exciting things happening in your own backyard and plan a fun-filled vacation at home. Here are five ideas for a family staycation:

Visit a local children’s museum

Children’s museums are a great way to experience hands-on, educational fun. The Association of Children’s Museums has a great museum locator to help you find one near you. Looking for an educational and eco-friendly museum? Check out this list of green children’s museums from KIWI magazine.

Camp out in your backyard

Spend a night stargazing and making s’mores, right in your own backyard. Pitch a tent, set up sleeping bags, and make a fire to create an authentic campsite.

Host a family game night

Choose a few family-favorite games and have a marathon game night, complete with snacks, drinks, and lots of laughs! For game ideas, check out this list of 10 timeless board games for the entire family.

Explore the outdoors

Enjoy the summer weather and get outside! From canoeing or paddle boarding at a nearby lake to hiking a local trail, there are plenty of options to experience the great outdoors.

Cool off

Sometimes summer weather is downright HOT. Keep cool with the whole family by visiting a local lake, pool, or beach. Looking to create a splash in your own backyard? Make your own DIY water blob!

What are some of your favorite staycation activities? Share with us below!


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