So you’re going for that long-awaited, relaxing beach holiday. There’s nothing you might like more than lying in the sun, catching a tan and maybe having a sneaky cocktail while you’re at it. Well, don’t expect to lie for too long because your kids are there with you and they want something exciting. Don’t despair, because with these activities, you’ll soon be enjoying fantastic beach fun with the whole family. You can lie down when they’re tired out, after all.
Water skiing is one of the best water-sports you can get kids involved in. Unlike wakeboarding or surfing, they’re supervised at all times by whoever’s operating the boat. That and all they really have to do is balance and hold on. Do it together for a fantastic family experience that will leave you happy to be soaking and breathless. Just make sure you’ve got the right water ski shorts with you while you’re at it.
Make your trip to the beach something to remember by making a scavenger hunt. Have your kids look for the best stones, shells and beach flowers they can find. Set up a time and a meeting place then go wild. Help your younger kids along and make sure they know the limits of where they can go. At the end, fill a jar up with all the treasures from your scavenger hunt and take home a souvenir that you’ll be fondly staring at years later.
This is a great one for those of you with bigger families. If your kids are absolutely buzzing with energy, this is a good way to get them tuckered out. Of course, you’ll probably end up the same. A Small Snippet has put together this beach Olympics party. Mix and match competitions like hurdles with treats and fun decorations. Then, right at the end, everyone gets a chocolate medal! That’s right, you can have one too.
Surfing for the family
We’ve mentioned above that water skiing is often the more family appropriate choice for water-sports. Still, that doesn’t leave out surfing entirely. It can become an addictive hobby after a good experience so let your kids try it out. There are some great destinations that are a lot more mindful of families with easier waves and great teachers. So if you want to make a few little surf-heads of your own, take a look here.
When the weather turns
It’s almost unavoidable. Chances are your holiday will be interrupted by a sudden squall or blanket of rain. Whatever the natural buzzkill is, don’t let it put a cloud over your holiday. Make the time spent inside into family time all the same by getting the kids involved in something creative. Here we have some of the great benefits of arts & crafts for when you’re stuck inside.
Beach holidays are great fun for the family. It evokes such a sense of freedom for kids and adults alike. Just use activities like these so that the time spent with family is as much a part of the fond memories as the beach itself.
Key takeaways from this article
You might also be interested in:
Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.