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6 summer activities for the entire family

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Warm and sunny weather is nearly upon us, so follow this guide for ideas to enjoy the outside this summer.

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning fun activities for the entire family. Don’t waste it sitting around indoors – try the six activities the entire family can enjoy.

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream

Having a cool treat is the perfect activity for a hot day. Take the family out to an ice cream shop. You can even try making your own ice cream creations at home with an easy to follow recipe.

Nature walks

Walks around the neighbourhood are always enjoyable. If you and your family are feeling more adventurous head to your local park for a more outdoorsy day.

Art in the sun

Take art projects outside. Paint while you and your little ones enjoy the sunshine. You can also try sidewalk chalk to liven up the pavement around your home. You can also create an outdoor space dedicated to art and relaxing.

Outdoor story time

Reading a book in the warm sunshine is not just relaxing for you but also for your little ones. Make story time an outside adventure for a change of scenery. This is also a great time to explore outdoor animals, bugs and weather.


The perfect antidote to a hot day is swimming. Take a dip in your local swimming pool and, if you have young children, the summertime is the perfect time to introduce this activity. Check out your local community centres for open swim times and even lessons.

Have a cookout

A cookout is great fun for the entire family. Have a cookout outdoors and cook-up barbecue classics like burgers and hot dogs. Your neighbours will be calling around soon once the smell the delicious aroma floating from your garden.