Family vacations are wonderful times of togetherness for a family. If you’re staying home this year, use these staycation ideas to make memories with your family.
There is nothing like a family vacation to put a little excitement in your life and bring your family together! However, if your budget is tight this year and you’ll be staying home, then what you need is a staycation.
Here are nine staycation ideas that the whole family will love.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #1
The fun thing about game night is that there are many game options for people of all ages. You could start your day out with fun games that your kids will love and then play a few grown-up games after the little ones go to bed.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #2
Pick a favorite family movie, such as Star Wars, and plan your entire day around that theme. Watch the film, play a Star Wars game, eat themed snacks, and end your day with a little star gazing. Just pick a movie that everyone loves and go with it. Pinterest has tons of ideas if you need a little help.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #3
What’s summer without a day at the pool? Find a pool or waterpark near you and load up the family. Everyone is sure to love a day splashing around in the water. If you are completely set on staying home then you could always pull out the sprinkler and a few water guns!
*Family Friendly Tip: Taking a staycation in the winter, fall, or spring? Let the kids throw on bathing suits and swim in the master tub!
Staycation Ideas – Idea #4
Amusement Parks have a variety of rides, games, and shows that everyone will love. Make sure you plan ahead so that everyone gets to spend time doing what they love.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #5
Whether it’s baseball, basketball, or football that your family loves, a staycation is the perfect time to go to a game. Put on your team’s colors and have fun cheering them on as a family.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #6
Who doesn’t love bowling? Make it extra special by going glow bowling late at night. Many bowling alleys have bumpers for the kids. It doesn’t matter if you keep score or play for fun, everyone is sure to have a great time.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #7
Take a Hike
Hiking and seeing nature’s beauty is one of the best things that you can do for your kids. Depending on what’s in your area you could take them to see waterfalls, mountains, rivers, canyons, and wildlife. Just make sure that you find a hike that won’t be too hard for your kids.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #8
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Head to the mall, grocery store, or a park for a scavenger hunt. To make the day a challenge, group your family into different teams and compete to finish your hunt first.
Staycation Ideas – Idea #9
Pretend You’re a Tourist
Is there a tourist location in your hometown? Have you ever been? Take a day or two to pretend you’re a tourist in your own city. Visit the hokey, cheesy, or cool draws that bring people to your area. Take the time to visit the zoo, garden, or attraction you’ve just never been to. You’ll know more about your city, and have a fun time together.
Just because you are staying at home doesn’t mean a staycation has to be boring! With a little imagination you can plan a staycation that the whole family will love.
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