3 Ways To Spend Time Outside as a Family


Spending time in the great outdoors is something we love to do. It is not only good for our physical being, but also, our mental and emotional well-being. But more and more families are spending less time enjoying how wonderful nature can be. It’s not hard to see why with so much exciting technology at our fingertips, but if we want to be healthy inside and out, encouraging us children to play outside is one of the best things you can do. So as a start, here are three ways to spend time outside as a family.

3 ways to spend time outside as a family


1.Get crafty
If your children love arts and crafts as I do, an art project could be the ideal way to get them outside. You could start an art project, where everyone can only use materials they find in your garden or in the local park. You could use sticks, pine cones, leaves or anything else you might find. This scavenger hunt will bring out everyone’s creative side. Plus you will all start seeing your environment from a different perspective. Make sure each member of your family has their own bag to keep their materials in and spend time exploring together. Then when you get home, you can set up a table outside with craft supplies such as glue, glitter and card. Encourage everybody to make whatever they like and display your creations. This sounds so much fun, and we will be trying it out very soon. As well as being fun it will boost creativity and fire my imagination.

Go on a caravan holiday
The two great things about caravan holidays are that they are perfect for family time and spending time outside, which makes it an ideal way to get your family back in touch with Mother Nature. You have the freedom to pick and choose where you stay, and many caravan parks are located near beaches, forests and nature reserves. Your children might even enjoy a few nights camping next to the caravan for a real outdoor experience, where they can see plants and animals up close. So to start planning your next outdoor holiday, search for Caravan Holidays UK for more inspiration.

3 ways to spend time outside as a family

Go for a  family walk

We all have days when we just want to sit around and do nothing. But as we children copy every move you parents make, you could be unintentionally setting a bad example. So start a family tradition where you go for a walk around each night. If you are lucky you can walk in the park, or woods or on the beach, or just walk around where you live. You can make it more fun by having races or competitions to see who can walk the quickest. You could even buy everyone a pedometer so they can try to beat their step count each time. It’s simple, but it will help keep you and your children in an all round healthy condition.

We hope you like our ideas to spend time outside as a family, what ideas can you add?


  1. So many lovely ideas for spending time outdoors as a family x
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  2. We get stir crazy if we stay indoors so are always out and about. Fab tips :0)
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  3. Some great ideas here, we used to love doing things together outside, picnics and walks in the woods were a favourite x
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  4. Great ideas! We used to stay in caravans a lot when I was a kid and I have such great memories from those holidays 🙂
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  5. I used to go on loads of caravan holidays when I was a kid and we used to love them! x
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  6. What some fantastic ideas – I love the idea of popping off on a caravan holiday. x
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  7. we love our Haven holidays and we are very lucky where we live as walking is so beautiful here and yes we are big on arts and crafts so I can tick all 3
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  8. I love holidays where we can have lots of outdoor activities, especially with kids.

  9. I’d love to spend some more time outside this spring. I’m liking the crafting ideas!
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  10. Also big fans of camping (well glamping if I’m being completely honest!) holidays and cannot wait until the weather gets warmer and we can out and about in my parents campervan again:)

  11. Great ideas! I love the idea of using nature to inspire craft work! x
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  12. I’ve just got a fit bit a couple of months ago so I’m really up on the family walk idea! xxx
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  13. great ideas i love this post i always find it difficult of things to do and get out the house

  14. yes to family walks! it gets the kids out of the house and and not constantly staring at the screens.

  15. Lovely ideas especially going on caravan holidays as it’s something I would like to do now and after I have kids
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  16. Fab ideas, I love getting out and about for a walk with the boys, especially now that we have a dog as well.
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