Nowadays it is difficult to find something that the whole family wants to do together. Especially something that doesn’t break the bank. In this article, we will be exploring 5 family activities that are enjoyable, fun, and the best part, free! Now you and your family can enjoy each other’s company in a fun, inexpensive way!
Visit the local library
If your family enjoys reading, the library is a great place to go and spend an afternoon. There is something there for everyone! Not only is going to the library free, but it is also fun and educational. Some libraries have children’s book readings, movie showings, puppet shows, and more. It is a great option for families with young children, but the library offers entertainment for people of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon sitting around with your family reveling in a great book.
Take a walking tour of your city
Many of us have lived in our hometown for a long time, but we do not often take the time to enjoy it. Take your family on a self-guided walking tour through your town. Visit the downtown area. Look at the buildings and architecture. Visit any local gardens, parks, or community centers in your area. Maybe even pack a picnic to bring with you and enjoy in the park. A walking tour will not only allow you to enjoy the sites your city has to offer, but it will give you some quality time with your family. You can enjoy each other’s company while exploring your hometown.
Make a time capsule
We have all probably made a time capsule at one point or another. But this could be a fun activity to do with your family. Have everyone pick one parcel to place into the time capsule, tell each other why it is special, and then bury the time capsule with a plan to dig it up a certain amount of years later. It can be a fun sharing experience and can bring your family closer together. Also, years later, it will be a great way to remember this time and reminisce.
Build a fort
This ageless activity is so much fun for everyone involved! Spending an afternoon building a fort together is a great way to spend quality time together, as well as a team-building experience. It can help your family work together and build unity, as well as imagination. Get creative! Make secret passages and different rooms. Use whatever you have laying around the house. Then after you are done, spend some time inside together, maybe reading a book or playing card games.
Visit the local fire station
Families with younger kids will love this activity! Go and visit your local fire station. Talk with the firemen, look at their gear, and the best part, the trucks! Kids love seeing the fire trucks up close, and many times the firemen are glad to let the kids climb up and turn on the siren. It is a very exciting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, for kids and adults alike.
Spending time with family is incredibly important. We should make it a point to do so more often, as many times we get so sucked in to work and other commitments. But taking at least one day a week and doing something fun with your family can completely change the dynamic in your household. And it’s even better when it’s free!