19 Nov 5 Fun Ideas for Dad’s Day Out with the Kids
Whether it’s Father’s Day or just your regular Sunday, there’s no wrong time for a Dad’s day out. After all, it’s so important for kids to spend quality time with their dads, and vice versa – these are the memories you’ll all grow to cherish in years to come!
However, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut for fun activities to do on a day out with the kids. Need inspiration for your next adventure? Check out these five great ideas!
1. Take a trip to the beach
You can’t go past a classic beach trip with the kids. Particularly if you don’t live near the water, driving to the nearest coastline can be an exhilarating experience for kids. Plus, if you buy your kids snacks for the road and dial up the radio or Bluetooth speakers, they’ll love you even more.
Once you’re at the beach, teach your kids about sea life, go for a dip, or just drag your feet along the sand for a relaxing beach walk. And don’t forget to finish off the day with some fish and chips!
2. Get arty
One fitting idea for a Dad’s day out is a trip to a local art museum. This a fantastic way to teach your kids how to appreciate the inspiring beauty of art at an early age – and if you plan your visit around exhibitions which are specially designed for kids, it can be a really entertaining experience for everyone in the group.
3. Have a day exploring nature
We all know that kids and adults alike spend far too much time indoors. For the ideal Dad’s day out, then, you’d all be immersed in the depths of nature.
Whether you opt to go geocaching in a national park, mountain-biking the nearest trail, or even just exploring the local botanical gardens, there’s so much for kids to see and touch in the great outdoors (and you’ll be just as grateful for the fresh air).
4. Go to a local sporting event
There are few better activities for strengthening family bonds than going to a sports game together. The adrenaline rush, ability to scream your lungs out, and half-time hotdogs to devour will create no shortage of fun for either Dad or the kids.
5. Stay at home!
The most golden memories are created with very few ingredients indeed. That’s why some of the best days can be had when you just stay at home.
But since you’ll want to avoid being anti-social in front of the TV in favor of more active forms of bonding, investigate some good old-school fun. Jumping on the trampoline, playing a game of football, or even gardening. They’re great forms of exercise and will create lasting memories.
By Harper Reid | Freelance Writer
Freelance writer Harper has loved the sand and sea since she was a little girl exploring rock pools with her beach-loving dad. She attributes her adventurous spirit and love for nature to her parents. Get to know Harper and see more of her writing on her Tumblr page.