Side Street Style: 5 Summertime Family Fun Activities

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09/07/2019

5 Summertime Family Fun Activities

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The summer sun is calling you and your family to come outside to play, relax, and simply have fun. There is so much to do in this great wide world. From the UK to Canada to Florida, and everywhere in-between, there is an adventure right around each corner. No matter where you live, seek out activities and ideas to last throughout the summer without denting your budget. 

You have worked hard and now is the time to schedule some summer me time that benefits everyone physically, mentally, and spiritually. Spending time outdoors performing various activities helps to lessen stress, infuses our creative powers, keeps us focused, strengthens our bones and muscles.


cocktail


Summer Activities

Here are a few great summer ideas to have memorable summer fun with those you love.

1. Backyard Barbeque

Throwing a backyard barbecue is a fun time had by all including vegetarians and vegans. Set up the grill, invite family, friends, and neighbors. Put some hamburgers, veggies, and hot dogs on the grill along with serving some simple snacks. As a pre-barbeque set-up, stock a cooler with ice for adult and kid-friendly drinks. In one cooler you have soft drinks, juices, and bottled water. In another cooler, you have cool summer drinks made with Monin Canada premium organic flavored or sugar-free syrup. A simple idea is to pre-mix the cool drinks so that you are not constantly leaving the grill to measure, mix and pour. To help inspire you, here is a Monin syrup drink recipe.

Tropical Passion Punch

1 1⁄4 oz. spiced rum
1⁄2 oz. Monin Kiwi Syrup
6 ml Monin Passion Fruit Concentrated Flavor
2 oz. orange juice
2 oz. club soda
Glass: 415 ml
Garnish with fruits like cherry, kiwi slices, or pineapple leaves or anything that takes your fancy

Instructions:

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice cubes
Shake vigorously and pour into a glass
Top with a sparkling beverage
Serve and enjoy!

2. Hit The Road

Think about booking time at a summer retreat or campsite in on the coastline or the countryside or a national park. There are still plenty of budget-friendly and affordable options during the summer and you could think outside the box and experience a stay at a treehouse, bell tent, glamping pod of cool Airbnb studio.


National Trust
Exploring out local National Trust 


3. Become A Tourist in your own town

Wherever you live, it is almost a guarantee that there are historical neighbourhoods you never visited. There may be a country park you have never seen, perhaps a cultural site that you have seen on TV but never thought about experiencing until this summer. Take a day and enjoy your local community sightseeing locations. Map out the tourist inspired sites that can be in the next town or a couple of hours away. Take in local outdoor markets, shop at unique boutiques and dine at street food. Either way, it is time to move and learn new things this summer.

4. Hit The Beach

Grab your SPF product, get a kiddie bucket and shovel, use large towels to spread out, pack the foldable chairs and umbrella, and head for the beach with the family. Modern beach sites pull out all the stops to get people to visit their sites. Take a mobile device to view videos, or read a book amid the beautiful white sand and the calming sounds from the lapping blue waves of the ocean.

beach time


5. Bring Your Hobby To Life

You have always enjoyed painting on canvas, or you have wanted to try the recipes you see on popular chef-inspired shows. What better time to fulfil your hobby dream than in the summer when you can open up the doors, windows, and invite in your inspiration. Step out onto your porch and learn to play a musical instrument like the guitar. After all, you have all summer. What is more rewarding and inspirational than to create or enhance your garden by planting vegetables to eat or flowers that will bloom.
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8 comments:

  1. These are some great activities! A trip to the beach is always a hit with my kids and that punch sounds delicious

    Jessy x

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  2. It's always nice to have some me time. But I think my favorite would be having a backyard barbeque and visiting places in my town.

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  3. It's fun to make summer a "thing" even though it doesn't really mean as much as an adult. I really love the idea of a backyard barbecue.

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  4. Those were a really nice and great activities for summer. My kids would be so happy to try these.

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  5. There are some great ideas here, a day at the beach is always a fun day out and always brings on a good nights sleep x

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  6. I love a good backyard BBQ. They are great. But my daughter and I are really looking forward to hitting the road this year with a brief trip up to Sacramento. It should be a lot of fun.

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  7. We plan to do all these and more this summer. I can't wait. Looking forward to summery fun.

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  8. These are great ideas to make the most of summer. We love a BBQ!

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