As the weekend is approaching, I want to share some cheap weekend fun activities for families that want to have great fun this weekend.
It is possible that the daily activities have squeezed off all the time you have to be with your family and enjoy some moments together.
Thankfully, the weekend is close. You can use this weekend to plan some fun activities with family and I will show you how in a minute.
Why do you need this special time with family?
Family time is very crucial when you want to build great connections, love, and bond in your family.
Spending quality time with your family also helps to instill great values, improve security, promote a healthy lifestyle and also promote positive behavior among the children.
Here’s What The Experts says About Spending time with family:
Dr. Grummer says ” quality family time- sharing experiences and creating memories- gives children that sense of belonging they crave.
Dr. Margot Sanderland, the author of the book called ” What every parent needs to know”, also said that–
” activities that “release the brain’s bonding and attachment chemicals, namely opioids and oxytocin, which are also anti-anxiety and anti-aggression molecules”. These activities encompass everything from rough-and-tumble play to storytelling in a screen-free, attractively lit bedroom; from artistic and creative projects to fun food and cookery sessions; and from exploring nature – whether that be the beach, woodlands, a hill climb or just a walk in the park – to simply watching a good film together, and talking about it afterward”.
What both experts mean is that-
In as much as there is an adage that says that family is forever, yet it is still imperative to make your family healthier by spending quality time together.
So ensure that you carve out at least one hour each day to build a real connection with your family.
If this is what you want to achieve, then sit back and follow me closely as I show you how.
17 Cheap weekend fun activities for families.
1) Visit A Park:-
Look for a beautiful park where you can take your family to this weekend, then sit at a corner with your partner taking some drinks, and watch the children play around the park.
2) Eat Out:-
Tell your wife, not to prepare anything for the family, then look for an exotic restaurant that you have never taken your family to before. Visit there early, so your family will feel a nice atmosphere before others start coming.
3) Do A Treasure Hunt:-
At your home, quickly plant some treasures using whatever you know that your kids love dearly, then draw a map that shows them the directions of the hidden treasure and then hide the map somewhere else.
Let the kids know that the treasure belongs to anyone that finds it. Sit at a corner and watch them joyfully hunt for the treasure.
4) choose An Old Movie:-
There are many old classic movies children enjoy so much, like the sound of music, cartoons. Play it over and over for the children: then laugh when the laugh too, stand when they do and shout when the children shout too.
5) Visit Any Local Museum:-
This is another cheap weekend fun activities you can have with your family. Take your family to any of the local museums you know.
To make it more fun, check if the museum offers some special bonuses like giving gifts to the children during some specific times.
6) Take Them To The Airport:-
Your children may have read or seen airplanes fly over their heads. Plan taking them to the airport this weekend, you will be amazed at how happy they will be seeing the planes physically.
7) Visit A Neighborhood:-
By now, you and your family have known your area very well. It may be a good idea to visit another neighborhood.
Take time to visit their zoo, museum and other important places.
8) Do clean up:-
Think about cleaning up the whole compound together as a family. While the children are washing the dishes, you and your partner could be washing the car, or cutting the grasses in the compound.
9) Have a singing competition:-
Let each of you choose a favorite song and sing one after the other. The song can be accompanied by instruments if possible.
Make it a real competition, and promise a gift to the best singer.
10) Visit a zoo:-
This is one of the favorite places every family likes to visit for fun. This weekend, plan to take your family to any zoo around.
Most zoos have a free entrance or have a membership subscription. You can register your family if you will be visiting any other you want.
11 Offer to help:-
It will be fun this weekend if your family could offer to help the neighborhood. It will not only give you the opportunity to learn new things, but it will create a bond in your family and as well show your children the importance of helping others.
Call your local library, hospitals, and motherless babies’ homes to know if they need your help.
12) Learn a new hobby together:-
Take up a new skill with your family, such as horse riding, skating, skipping and others to learn. It will be fun when your children are watching you struggle to learn.
It will also be great when you all acquire a set-out skill together.
13) Go to the Beach:-
If you live close to the beach, then plan to go there with your family for weekend fun. Pack your picnic bags and hit any of the beaches you love. Make sure to enjoy yourselves at the beach and have some snapshots for your family album.
14) Have a romantic dinner at home:-
It will be fun to plan a romantic candlelight reunion dinner this weekend with your family. At the end of the busy week, all of you will gather at your dining table with some candle lights on and nice background music too as you enjoy yourselves.
15) Plant a garden with your family:-
Find a corner in your compound and make a little garden with every member of your family participating. Make sure that all hands are on deck and everyone helping in his/her own capacity.
Make sure the plants are shared among their children so they will rejoice as they watch it grow.
16) Take a dance class:-
Take your family to a dance school and learn new dancing steps together.
17) Visit relatives and friends:-
If you have some family or friends staying in a nearby town, then plan to visit them this weekend with your family. Call them before the day of the visit and let them know your plans to visit with your family.
Make some dishes and drinks available if possible, for both you and the family you are visiting.
There is great joy in sharing.
The best way to connect with your family is to spend quality time with them. If you have not been spending time with them, then here is an opportunity for you.
Use this weekend to connect and build a bond with them. Don’t let your busy life get in the way.
Listed in this post are interesting weekend fun activities you can enjoy with your family. I hope this will help you get your family back.