Getting your family to spend time together can be difficult, especially if your children are in their teenage years. The good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can encourage family time and we have compiled five of our favourite ones into this article. Keep reading if you think that they could help your family out!
Eat Dinner Together
This idea is a very simple one but surprisingly a lot of families don’t actually spend time together having dinner. This is often for a wide range of reasons from differing schedules to a focus on watching TV or playing games when mealtimes come around. We suggest planning for one or two nights a week that everyone in the family can come together to sit and chat while they have their dinner. This will hopefully bring your family closer and it is a good tradition to start.
Our next idea for spending time with your family is to go kayaking together. Kayaking is so fun and if you have children who couldn’t kayak by themselves, you could rent or buy a tandem kayak. The great thing about kayaking is that it gets you out and about and you can work together to get to different locations. You can also go fishing when on a kayak so make sure to check out the budget-friendly kayaks for fishing that are available.
If you want to spend some time with your family, why not spend some time in the kitchen together? You could work together making a meal for your dinner or even bake a nice cake for one of your family member’s birthdays. Cooking is a great way to bond and you will love sitting down to a good home cooked meal and your children will love that they were involved in creating it.
Visit a Local Zoo
Visiting the zoo is a fun family activity that can get you and your children out exploring. This is especially good if it is sunny outside as your kids will love walking about taking in all of the animals. Local zoos are really easy to find and some even have rides and cafes that you can spend some time in to make it a really fun day out. Plan ahead and ask which animals your kids might like to see the most and they can enjoy navigating around the zoo as you follow.
Camping in the Garden
The great thing about camping is that you don’t have to pay to go to a campsite to do it. If you have young children, you could try camping in your own garden and organising some fun camping activities. This way, you won’t have to worry about animals or other people on the campsite and you can use your own kitchen and bathroom when you need to. This is a great way to bring your family together, especially if you don’t normally sleep in the same rooms.
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