Don’t get stuck in a rut - it’s important to continue trying new, fresh ideas and activities so that you and your family never have a boring weekend. These ideas don’t have to be fancy, or difficult to carry out - just try something different for once. This could be as simple as trying out a new playground, or setting up an inflatable water slide in your backyard! Whether you’re looking to get out of the house or have a quiet weekend in, one of these 5 out-of-the-box activity ideas is bound to tickle your fancy:
Try A New Workout Class!
Working out as a family can be great fun - and it kills two birds with one stone, as mum and dad can get their daily exercise in while the little ones have a blast! Nowadays, there are heaps of family friendly gyms that will be happy to welcome your little ones into the class. From Zumba to various martial arts classes, you’re bound to find one that suits you and your family’s style! Not to mention your kids will learn valuable coordination skills and will get into the routine of a healthy lifestyle early on. Who ever said working out had to be boring?
If gyms aren’t your thing then consider a dance class, or anything that gets the whole family moving together. This could even mean investing in some kids climbing equipment, outdoor play equipment for toddlers or ride on kids cars, so your children stay active at home on the weekends! No matter which way you decide to go about it - getting physically active with your loved ones is always a great way to spend a weekend, and getting out and about to parks and playgrounds with your kids is a great idea!
Give Your Surroundings An Upgrade
This may not sound like a fun way to spend your time, but it honestly can be! Sprucing up your environment can lead to more productive work-life balance, and helps you create a stress-free atmosphere in which to get things done. Investing time in decorating (or redecorating) your home can be extremely therapeutic, and can help to declutter your mind from the week’s stresses. Get creative, invest in new pieces of furniture or simply hang your kids’ artwork on the walls - whatever is going to get you inspired! Here are some timeless interior design ideas to get you started!
Go Crazy! Go Skydiving!
Now here’s one for all the adrenaline junkies out there: skydiving! It’s one of those things we all say we want to do at some point in our lives, so why not now? iFly Indoor Skydiving is the perfect place for you to give it a go on your first try!
“Ever wanted to know what it is like to skydive - without having to jump from a plane? Then you need to check out iFly Indoor Skydiving, the fun, safe, and exhilarating new indoor attraction that simulates skydiving without the plane, the parachute or the height!
iFly Indoor Skydiving is safe for anyone from 3-103 and is the perfect outdoor fun indoors!
iFly Indoor Skydiving is located in Sydney, the Gold Coast and Perth and flights start from $69 per person. Head to www.ifly.com.au for more details! Open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm.”
Don’t Let Rainy Weather Get You Down!
There’s no reason to let dreary weather get in the way of you having a great time with your loved ones - as long as you think out-of-the-box! Libby Hakim shares what she does with her daughter on a rainy day:
“On a rainy day, my two girls (aged 4 and 6 years) love a temporary indoor cubby house, built with old sheets, cushions, pegs and whatever else we can find. Drawing, dolls and shopkins play is so much more fun in the cubby house!”
Start A Blog!
One simple suggestion that requires nothing more than you, your laptop and a dash of creativity: start blogging! You’re bound to have a passion you are dying to express - so use the online platform of a blog to start writing and do just that! Find your niche and audience and before you know it blogging could be your new favourite hobby, that you never knew you’d love.
So with these suggestions there’s no reason to spend your next free day watching netflix on the couch - get out there and explore!