Weekend vacation is something that most parents are always looking forward to. It is not just a day or two break from the pressure at work but it’s also a time where you and your family can catch up and hang out. A time where you can just be a plain parent to your kids and vice versa. No work, no stress, no pressure.
But if you’re tired of doing the same routine every week, here are some fun-filled ideas you could try to enjoy a wonderful different weekend with your children.
Take note, without spending too much.
1. Camp out
Instead of having a weekend at the mall, why not camp out in the forests? You can even let them invite some friends over and spoil them with their favorite chips, without spending too much. Introduce some camping activities you knew and teach them some survival tips you learned when you were at their age. Show your kids the real beauty of nature, let them experience the real fun of camping out and give them that genuine bonding moment that your family can never forget.
2. Visit grandma
You really don’t have to wait for long vacations just to visit relatives; a 2-day weekend is enough. Bring your children over to their grandparents’ house. Let them enjoy their weekend with no chores and no homework, just plain fun and grandma-bonding. You can also inform your siblings about the plan and have a mini get together. Now your children and their cousins can catch up. A Sunday buffet in potluck style would then be great for this occasion.
3. Food frenzy
Instead of dining your family out on a Saturday evening, why not teach your children how to cook? Check your pantry and look for ingredients that you guys can deal with. Your kids will surely have ear to ear smiles after learning their first cooking lesson. Tasting their first cooked dish can even get too exciting. And aside from meals, you can also let them be creative, have them bake and design their own cupcakes. This surely won’t cost you too much compared to dining out.
4. Family spa
It would really be a great idea to have a family spa day for a relaxing weekend vacation. This would be perfect especially if your kids have been working too hard on their grades. For an entire family that wants to obtain their services, most spas would surely offer weekend discounts and bulk discounts. We never know what more discounts they can offer.
5. Have a beach getaway
If you think you need to spend much to go on beaches, better think again. It’s not necessary to rent cottages and rooms, you can stay under palm trees and rest after hours of making sand castles with your kids. If you’re planning to spend the entire night there then you can camp out and let your kids enjoy the beauty of the moon and the stars while snagging in the tent.