4 Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy When Your Relatives Visit

Friendly Activities to Enjoy When Your Relatives Visit

As spring begins to head towards summertime, the weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. At this time of year, it can be a more tantalizing proposition to get outdoors and enjoy a walk in the park or meet friends. The colder weather is beginning to recede and people generally feel more active at this time of year. The spring months can also be an ideal opportunity to organize a family gathering at your home. Seeing other family members can often be a joyous occasion, and it can allow you to catch up with the developments and gossip from the people who are closest to you. However, it is important to plan some fun activities when family members come to stay with you. This will ensure that everyone is entertained and dull moments are avoided. In this article, four family-friendly activities will be explored. Each of these suggestions can be ideal for promoting fun times as you enjoy each other’s company.

  1. Enjoy traditional fun with cornhole

In an age where computers, consoles, and the internet dominate entertainment options, it can be refreshing to indulge in more traditional, timeless forms of family fun. One key example is to enjoy a few games of cornhole when your relatives arrive. For the uninitiated, cornhole is a fun game that can be played indoors or outside. Players take turns throwing small bean bags at the cornhole board, which has a hole at the top. Three points are scored if the bag goes in the hole, and one point is scored if the bag lands on the board without going into the hole. The winner is the person (or team) that is first to score 21 points and be 2 points ahead of the other players. If you do not own a cornhole set, head to Cornholeworldwide.com where you can find a wide range of designs. You can even personalize the board with your name or a special phrase for a truly personal touch. In short, cornhole is a fun family game that can be played by all ages. It can be an ideal source of entertainment when your relatives come to visit.

  1. Consider a quiz night

Family members of all ages love to test their general knowledge and holding a family quiz night can be an ideal form of fun for a few hours. You can search online to gain a wide range of quiz questions on subjects from music to science or simply make a list of questions that test general knowledge. Remember to make the quiz suitable for all ages. If you have younger children in your group, you may wish to write some specific questions that are more suitable for their level of knowledge and age. You may also consider purchasing a board game that tests general knowledge. Games such as Trivial Pursuit come in many different variations and may be suitable for a wide range of ages due to their range of themes and questions. However, if you have a large group of younger family members staying, you may wish to purchase a general knowledge board game that is specifically aimed at younger age groups.

  1. Take a walk in nature

As previously mentioned, the brighter and warmer weather can make getting outdoors more enjoyable at this time of year. Consider taking all your family members out for a walk in nature. A local park can be ideal, but you may also like to drive out to your nearest area of natural beauty, such as a woodland area, or walk around a local lake. You can make the trip more enjoyable for younger family members by holding a photography competition during the walk. Ask the children to take their smartphones with them and take shots that capture the essence of natural beauty. You can incentivize this competition by offering a small prize for what is judged by the adults to be the winning shot. 

  1. Hold a barbecue in summer

As a final idea, and if the weather permits, it can be great fun to hold a family barbecue, especially if your relatives are planning to visit during summertime. Barbecues are quick and easy to set up, and you can even build a permanent bricked barbecue or fire pit in your back garden if you have a basic level of DIY expertise. Remember that some of your family members may be vegetarians, so ensure that there is a wide range of non-meat dishes, such as salads and grilled vegetables. In short, a family barbecue can be a great way to keep everyone entertained and you can serve a range of alcoholic drinks to adult members to create a true party atmosphere.

Sanket Goyal

Sanket has been in digital marketing for 8 years. He has worked with various MNCs and brands, helping them grow their online presence.

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