Family activities are great. These are the times that the young ones sit and talk about when they mature. It doesn't have to be a trip to Disney Land. Smart folks have long discovered that some of the most fun in is in their own back yards so to speak or in a neighboring state or suburb........
There are Bowling Diners and entertainment centers where you can get it all, especially in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Many of these operations have you pay by the hour for the Bowling game and you can order your food as you see fit. The young ones and the older children can get together and teach and learn how to bowl.
Choosing a movie that will appeal to your particular age group of children is cool in the earlier hours of the day at a Matinee. I still remember gathering up a bunch of kids and witnessing Toy Story in a Matinee. That left the day up for shopping and eating and just enjoying until dusk falls.
These cultural establishments have family days through each week. Just pick up some of their literature. You will also find discounts. Having worked in a Museum of Contemporary Art, I can say that the children enjoyed it, be it a field trip or a family trip....
Parks and Lakes are where my father took us all, if we were not at the Museums. It was just fun to swing, slide, skate or simply enjoy nature. This relaxes children a great deal and even though you don't say it, those are the golden times.
Taking a short car trip to see relatives in nearby states or suburbs (phone first of course) can be a big deal to a child. The whole idea of "we're going somewhere" gives them a happy anticipation and a glorious view as you drive them to that destination. Road trips are very relaxing.
These are all great family activities. I especially like matinees.
These are all wonderful family activites, great list! :)
I love all of these family entertainment activities. We especially love going to art galleries and museums!
Love to bowl, practically grew up in a bowling alley because my parents bowled in at least 2 leagues for a number of years.
We love to go bowling. Love your list. h5
Excellent suggestions for family fun!
Great activities for families to enjoy.
Your memories are very sweet, Penelope. What a sweet list.
What a sweet list of activities for families to share and enjoy. Thank you for writing.
In our family (and extended family), bowing is probably the most preferred....there's just something about the sound of the pins going down that is irresistable. My kids get a kick out of high-fiving everyone.
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