5 Inexpensive Activities for Family Fun on Memorial Day
Raising a family can be expensive, making it sometimes difficult to have a little family fun around holidays like Memorial Day weekend. However, there are actually quite a few inexpensive activities that can you can plan for the holiday weekend. Take a look through our list, and then pick one or more to enjoy with your family this Memorial Day. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even take inspiration from these ideas and create your own activities.
Plan a Picnic
Any day is a good day for a picnic, weather permitting. The nice thing about them is that they provide for lots of family fun without incurring a ton of expenses. Aside from food, which can be prepared with little expense, the only other possible expense might be gas spent to go to the picnic location of choice (unless, of course, you enjoy your picnic in your own backyard). And, while at the picnic, there is a vast array of family activities that can be done, from playing football or soccer to flying a kite.
Take a Trip to the Park
Similar to a picnic, you and your family can enjoy a trip to a park together this Memorial Day Weekend. There are many parks to choose from, and a picnic or barbecue can even be done at the park. Some parks have lakes where particular activities such as swimming or paddle boating can be enjoyed. Others have nature and hiking trails. And most have playgrounds for the enjoyment of the children in the family.
When it comes down to it, a backyard barbecue is really not that expensive. It is something the family can enjoy together. Play a game in the grass with the family as the food cooks. Plus, you can make it even less expensive by inviting extended family or friends to the party, each bringing their own dish of food. Potlucks provide quite a bit of food, but share in the expense of the meal. Fun is also shared, which is always a good thing.
Plan a Swim Party
A family trip to the lake is an inexpensive way to enjoy some family fun this Memorial Day. Also, many local public pools choose Memorial Day weekend as Opening Day for the summer season. If your family keeps a season pass to the pool, you have no extra cost in taking advantage of your pass for a Memorial Day treat. And if you’re swimming at the lake, a barbecue can also be arranged for a double treat.
Take your family on a camping trip for Memorial Day weekend. Special memories will be created as your family bonds. You can explore the woods engage in some leisurely fishing, or just relax as you avoid the beeps of technology for a couple of days. Depending upon the location and availability of facilities, you can try some horseback riding or hiking trails as a family activity.
Memorial Day Picnic image courtesy of Park Avenue of Wayzata.
Backyard Barbecue image courtesy of Ctsnow.
Family Camping Trip image courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
What are some ideas that you have for family fun this Memorial Day?