I’m always looking for ways to have fun with my grandchildren. My ‘grands,’ as I call them. And as the summer begins to come to a close, I know it’s more important than ever to get out and enjoy every golden ray. (With sun protection, of course!)
Whether your grands are sweet little toddlers with chubby hands or teens with their faces buried in their phones, these outings will be a bonding experience that they will remember.
#1 WAY TO HAVE OUTDOOR FUN WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
Botanical gardens are the perfect place to see nature. Particularly if you’re one (or your grand is one) who prefers nature in a more manicured, curated way.
Not only can you explore glorious nature with your grands, but there’s also a lot to learn as well! See if your local botanical garden offers any classes, as many do!
#2 WAY TO HAVE OUTDOOR FUN WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
When was the last time you attended an outdoor concert? I go every Tuesday evening during the summer with my Ultimate Concierge. I’m lucky that there’s one right across the street from my condo-in-the-sky at MCA Chicago. Watch my reel on Instagram!
I’m optimistic that if you do a little research, you’ll be able to find one near you. Your grands would love it!
#3 WAY TO HAVE OUTDOOR FUN WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
Have a Picnic!
A picnic could go so many ways, whimsical and themed, high tea style, or simple PB and J’s! No matter which way you go one thing is certain, this is a fantastic way to have fun with your grands.
When choosing a picnic spot, consider the age of your grands. Do you want to be near water? In a scenic park? Or keep it simple and go right out into the backyard.
#4 WAY TO HAVE OUTDOOR FUN WITH YOUR GRANDS
Take a Hike
Taking a hike, especially when properly prepared, can be a great way to explore with your grands. But it doesn’t have to be a strenuous mountain hike. Unless, of course, your grands are a little older and you’re all in great physical shape. It could be a stroll on a path at a nearby park.
If you’re unfamiliar with local hikes and paths, Google is your friend. This website is great! Just enter your zip and then find out what trail would suit your needs!
When getting outside, either alone or with my grands, I always carry a small kit with things I might need. This company, First Honey, has fabulous products (and a great name, too!). I just brought them with me to Europe, and they came in handy! See my reel on Instagram here!
#5 WAY TO HAVE OUTDOOR FUN WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
Visit an Open Air Museum
Enjoy a day of art where nature is the backdrop. Open air museums are each unique in their own way and are sure to hold lots of excitement for you and the grands! Research the place and plan ahead. Depending on how far away it is, you may want to pack a picnic or stop for breakfast or lunch.
To sum it up, get outside with your grands and have fun. If you plan well, use sun protection, and bring an emergency kit, you’ll have the time of your life. Your grands will never forget it.
Are you ready to soak up the last bit of sun with your grandchildren? I’d love to hear all about it! Join the conversation in the comments below.
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