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New Year Ideas for Family Outdoor Fun

With the new year it is a great idea for some fun ideas to do as a family. Getting the children outside is an added bonus, where they can get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Why not resolve to do an outdoor activity every month, in line with the changing seasons? Here are some ideas you might want to try.

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With the new year it is a great idea for some fun ideas to do as a family. Getting the children outside is an added bonus, where they can get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Why not resolve to do an outdoor activity every month, in line with the changing seasons? Here are some ideas you might want to try.

Explore local places

Love where you live and get out to discover unknown parts. Is there a footpath you pass regularly but have never explored? Or a local beach you have heard about but never had the time to go there? Make it a real adventure for the family but getting them to choose where you go. You could give everyone a turn and make it a regular trip.

Try a new outdoor hobby

From stand-up paddleboarding to skateboarding, now is the time to try something different. The only rule is it has to be fun and the whole family has to have a go! You might discover a real passion for a hobby you had never thought of before.

Do something wintery

If you are lucky enough to have snow where you are then winter activities such as sledging or snowball fights are a must! If not then just wrapping up warm for a winter dog walk is just as nice. Get out the hats and scarves, then warm up with a lovely hot chocolate when you get home.

Have an Ideas Jar

Fill a jar with bits of paper on which every person writes down something you want to do together outdoors. It might to go geocaching together or have a nerf gun battle in the garden! Take one of the ideas out every week, perhaps on a weekend, and go and have fun!

Watch the sun rise or set

Check the weather forecast for the best time to go and then go as a family to sit on the beach and watch the sun rise wrapped up warm. Or find the best spot for a sunset. Alternatively you might want to go out at night somewhere really dark and look at the stars together.

Author Bio

Natasha Sones has an outside family adventure travel blog: www.natashasoneseditorial.com/blog. With three children, three dogs and a husband she enjoys days out, holidays, camping, walking, paddleboarding, kayaking, stargazing and much more! Follow her blog or her Instagram account: @natashastarseeker if you love family lifestyle articles.