Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. The weather is beautiful, the sun is shining, and the evening chill is gone from the air. Finding summer activities to keep the family busy doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, there are many frugal summer activities you can enjoy over the summer months, that won’t put stress on your wallet.
Go for a Swim
Who doesn’t love swimming in the summer? A nice quiet lake or pond can be an amazing way to relax and have fun at the same time.
Spots for a swim:
Have you ever heard the phrase: “Go fly a kite?” This time it’s true. Flying a kite is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Kite making kit:
Camping is such a great opportunity to bond, turn off those electronics and get outside! The S’mores, the stars, the fresh air, the campfire these are all things that create amazing memories. Camping can be a simple as setting up a tent in the backyard or you can visit a family campground that offers loads of fun activities.
Our favorite family campgrounds:
Make a Backyard Water Park
Set up the sprinkler, a slip & slide and have a water balloon fight. Summer fun in the backyard is inexpensive and exciting.
Go on a Picnic
Pack a beautiful lunch and find a nice, quiet spot to relax and eat. Bring a book with you to read and enjoy the fresh air!
Top Picnic Spots:
Go Rock Climbing
Rock climbing can be such an exciting and liberating experience. Make sure you have the proper equipment and know safety regulations before you climb.
Pack some trail mix in your pack and set out for a great adventure at some of your local trails. Get some exercise and take in the sights.
Our suggestions for a hike:
Build a Bonfire
Make S’mores, banana boats, or even brownies in your own backyard. Get creative and invent your own campfire treats!
Build a Backyard Fort
Take all your extra sheets and pillows into the backyard and build an outdoor fort to hide in.
Fun fort supplies:
Go for a Bike Ride
Just get on your bike and ride like the wind! Don’t forget your helmet.
Don’t forget to bring your camera, there will be many photo opportunities.
Top spots for bird watching:
Backyard Movie Night
Take your laptop outside with you, invite the neighbors, grab a blanket or lawn chair and get cozy, watching a movie under the stars.
Go Berry Picking
What’s better than fresh seasonal berries? Find a local farm that allows you to pick your own berries. Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Pick your own:
There are many frugal summer activities that you can participate in. Keep busy without emptying your wallet!