30 Outdoor Family Activities

Summer is upon us and that means the kids are out of school and going to be coming to you looking for something to do. If they do not then you are one lucky parent! I want to be prepared with list of ideas so I went on a hunt for summer outdoor family activities. I came up with a fun list for to keep us busy… hopefully for the season at least!


  1. Create a summer bucket list as a family

  2. Perform random acts of kindness

  3. Have a family field day

  4. Have a jumping contest on your Springfree Trampoline

  5. Go for a leisurely drive

  6. Do a sandbox treasure hunt

  7. Attend a car show

  8. Go to a drive-in movie theater

  9. Play hopscotch

  10. Family game night outside

  11. Read a book together

  12. Go geocaching

  13. Backyard movie theater

  14. Day road trip

  15. Watch airplanes take off and land

  16. Create an obstacle course in the yard

  17. Neighborhood scavenger hunt

  18. Go on a bike ride

  19. Take a swim

  20. Look for shooting stars

  21. Host a backyard BBQ

  22. Set up yard bowling

  23. Draw 3-D sidewalk chalk art

  24. Build a fort in the yard

  25. Make s’mores

  26. Have a lemonade stand

  27. Fly a kite on a windy day

  28. Take a photo walk through your city

  29. Backyard puppet show for friends and family

  30. Make a mini golf course in your yard


Simply celebrate the family time and get outdoors! The weather should be perfect for a little fun in the sun. Bring along plenty of water to stay hydrated, sunblock to stay protected… and let the family festivities begin! A little creativity can go a long way and the memories will last a lifetime.


Author: Staci Salazar

Blog: 7 On A Shoe String

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