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Have a Blast: Fun Summer Activities for Your Family

Have a Blast: Fun Summer Activities for Your Family

Summer is finally here. We all need to live it up this year since we missed out on so much in 2020. Families should spend more time together before the kiddos go back to school, as well. Here are some fun summer activities for your family if you can’t think of anything to do.


It’s time to get out of the house after being stuck inside for so long. Why not go to a nearby park for a family picnic? Follow some fresh picnic party ideas to make the day extra special. Start by making a family-friendly playlist that everyone can jam to while snacking. Another idea is to bring fresh flowers to the event to elevate the occasion—plus, it’ll smell amazing.


We could all afford to do a little exercise after spending more than a year on the couch. So, plan a family hike to burn a few extra calories. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you decide to go this route:

  • Pack water and snacks so that no one gets dehydrated or tired during the hike.
  • Bring a camera to take pictures of the wildlife you see while out on your adventure.
  • Make sure everyone is wearing durable shoes that won’t hurt their feet while walking.


Swimming is the ultimate summer activity. Beat the summer heat as a family by taking a trip to the public pool. Or, take a dip in the ocean or lake if you live near one. Make sure that the little ones who don’t know how to swim have the proper safety gear. Once everyone’s safe, you can begin to play games like Marco Polo or Find the Coin. You’ll all have a blast and leave the water feeling refreshed.

These are some fun summer activities for your family to try this year. We all have to make up for 2020. So, don’t be afraid to try new activities and get outside as a group. It’s time to create new memories that you missed out on last year.

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Mallory Knee

Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.

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