Bored and tired of the usual activities and go to spots to soak up the sun in summer? We have got a list of interesting activities that you can enjoy with your loved ones that are fun and free. So pile on your sunscreen and let’s go!
Fun & Free Things To Do In Summer
Geocaching is like a worldwide treasure hunt using a GPS or other mobile device to find secretly hidden containers called “geocaches.” The geocaches usually contain a logbook to let you say, “I found it!” before you re-hide it in exactly the same spot for the next geocacher to find. It’s adventurous fun for the whole family, but be careful when looking in difficult areas.
Make Some Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream is easy and quick to make with a neat method using two different sized plastic bags, one placed inside the other along with ice and rock salt. It’s simple enough for kids to be involved too, and it gives them a tasty treat as a reward for their hard work.
Go Fly A Kite
Kite flying is a fun and family-friendly activity, and you can even try building your own kite from inexpensive materials you might already have around the house. Go on and make your own, and revel in the nostalgia as you re-live your own past summer memories.
Stage A Summer Film Festival
Choose a theme or genre — like a summer romance, vacation road trips, or even horror movies — and have everyone bring their favourite flick for a weekend of binge-watching with friends and family. You can even borrow DVDs from some public libraries for free. Alternatively, just put on something from Netflix and enjoy with everyone around you.
Have Epic Water Gun Battles
You don’t need to buy fancy water guns to have some fun. Simply rinse out some plastic squeeze bottles from dish soap and shampoo to use for a good old-fashioned backyard water fight. Or better yet, build your own super-soaker artillery — there are plenty of instructional how-to videos on the web to help you do just that.
Gaze At The Clouds
There’s nothing more relaxing than laying on your back in the summertime on a lush, green lawn and gazing up at the clouds drifting overhead. It makes for a great date out too, where both of you can call out different patterns and objects to be seen above in the sky.
Take A Hike
What’s better than being outdoors in the summer? Going for a hike is a popular activity to do with the whole family. Let your kids breathe in the fresh air as you surround yourselves in nature. Just remember to bring along some sunscreen to prevent sunburns and dark spots from damaging your skin.
Take your hike a step further by camping in the great outdoors too. You’ll need to pack a tent, sleeping bags, and of course — some marshmallows to toast over a fire. Remember to be vigilant, especially when camping out with children.
Learn How To Swim
Swimming is not only fun and good exercise, but knowing how to swim is an important safety skill that can potentially be life-saving. Hit the pool or the beach, and get someone who already knows how to swim to teach you.
Blow Backyard Bubbles
Simple and effortless fun for the kids. Just mix 6 cups of water, 1 cup of corn syrup, and 2 cups of regular strength liquid dish soap to make the biggest, longest-lasting bubbles ever. Pro-tip — a bent clothes hanger can be used as a terrific bubble wand.
Go See A Movie
There’s a reason why Hollywood refers to the summer as “Blockbuster Season”. This period of time is when all the best movies of the year start to show in cinemas, to fully take advantage of the summer holiday period. Grab the family and enjoy a movie together, and don’t forget the popcorn!
Explore A Local Library
These days, libraries have more than just books. They’re full-fledged multimedia resources with computer access, e-books, audio books, DVDs and free programs for people of all ages. Some libraries even offer free classes and workshops to improve yourself. Besides, why not use their air conditioning to keep cool this summer?
Take An Online Course
Going to summer school might not sound like fun, but you can learn a lot for free by taking uncredited courses online. Many online schools offer courses for free, and you can use these upgraded skills to move up the corporate ladder.
Learn A Foreign Language
Whether you’re travelling abroad this summer or just want to learn a new language, picking up a new language can be exciting and lots of fun! Not to mention how it will be useful when you do travel abroad. There are lots of free resources online, so give it a go!
Visit The Beach
Last but certainly not least, bring the whole family on a trip to the beach. It’s what almost everyone does in the summer, so expect it to be more crowded than usual. Go for a swim, build sandcastles, or get your tan on — just remember to put sunscreen on!