Parks are great places where your family can have several outdoor adventures. However, you may not always have the time or resources to travel. Thankfully, the answer to your dilemma could be in your own backyard. Learn more about some of the fun activities that can take place close to home.
1. Holding a Movie Night
You might be used to catching the latest movies at the theater or watching them in the comfort of your home. But have you ever tried watching a movie outside? The beautiful sky and refreshing air can complement any film you are watching. Not to mention there is plenty of space to get comfortable compared to theater seats or couches. Bring supplies such as an outdoor movie screen with a projector, popcorn, drinks and a picnic sheet to set up a memorable night.
2. Hosting a Cookout
Outdoor cookouts and barbeques are classic activities for a reason. The open environment provides a refreshing vibe and you have more space to invite people. Additionally, a grilled meal can be healthier than other options as long as you follow safe procedures. Use disposable dishes, cups and utensils for an easy clean-up. Bring out additional entertainment such as board games, sports equipment and a stereo system to make it a full-blown party.
3. Building a Garden
If you have a particularly large backyard with fertile land, then you have a great opportunity to start a food garden. The USDA has a zone map that can help you determine the best conditions and vegetation for your area. Search for seeds at either the nearby grocery shop or the local library’s seed exchange program. Involve your family in building the garden, planting the seeds and taking care of the plants.
The backyard can be the ideal setting for hours of family fun. Go through potential ideas with your loved ones so you can start planning as early as possible.