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Tired of the same old boring weekend plans, week in and week out? Our workdays are often so intense that by the time Saturday rolls around, all we have the energy to do is lie on the sofa for 48 hours until it’s time to get back to the grind. Believe us when we say that changing things up a little will be just as relaxing, just as restorative, and three times more fun than another weekend spent inside with your kids in front of the TV. Here are a few ideas for some fun weekend activities that the whole family can enjoy together – entertaining both children and parents.
7 Fun Weekend Activities
It’s always a good idea to learn something new, and a fun DIY project is usually just the trick. There are all sorts of different ways you could experiment and try something new in your home. You might do something in the garden like plant some new herbs to try out in the kitchen. Also, you could all try your hand at building something fun like a treehouse or a go-kart. You could even look for DIY science experiments online, or purchase STEM activity kits that make the process a little easier (and more likely to actually work), if you want to expand your knowledge.
Cook Up a Storm
Cooking and baking are always fun to do together as a family, so long as you don’t mind the mess. The experience is fun and playful, and the end result is a delicious and hearty meal that you can share together, leaving you with awesome memories.
With the 4th of July approaching, you might want to make some patriotic sugar cookies with the whole family. You could also try a pot pie, a chocolate cake, or some other easy but tasty recipes that the kids will be able to get involved in.
Visit the Great Outdoors
Getting out in nature is always a good option to have on your weekend activities list. Your body will love you for the Vitamin D and your mind will love being able to refresh, reset and center itself in the great outdoors activities. You could go for a simple walk, plan a picnic at the park, try out hiking, camping, or any other outdoor activities you might have on your radar. This is an easy idea because you can change up the activity depending on your mood and energy levels.
Host a Movie Night
Watching a movie on the sofa with the whole family is a pretty commonplace weekend activity, but why not make an event out of it? you can plan an award-winning movie night that the whole family will enjoy way more than the usual Friday night.
Make some Fun Weekend Activities like snacks and treats and set up a big snack table, throw blankets and cushions all over the sofa and pick a movie that the whole family can enjoy together. You might even set up a blanket fort to make the experience extra fun and extra cozy.
Book a Getaway
Every now and then, we just need to get away from the same old humdrum of our daily lives. A weekend getaway doesn’t need to be super extravagant or cost an arm and a leg if you don’t want it to. If you want a luxurious and exciting weekend away, make it happen and enjoy every moment. However, if you feel like you need to escape a little but don’t want to spend loads of money, there are still plenty of options for day trips, affordable guest houses, and simple and affordable activities that you can do while you explore somewhere new.
Having a spa day with your kids sounds like mission impossible, but it can actually be a great way to spend the weekend. Have long bubble baths, apply hair and face masks, paint your finger and toenails, and drink (non-alcoholic) cocktails with the whole family.
Getting everyone involved will make it a fun family activity and you’ll probably have plenty of laughs along the way.
Have a Learning Experience
A final idea is to go out and learn something. There are plenty of places you could do so – a zoo or reptile park, an art or science museum, a historical landmark, or any other place where there might be something new to discover.
Learning and experiencing new things together as a family will make you feel like your weekend was really put to good use, but you’ll still feel relaxed and rejuvenated on Monday morning.