Now that summer is here there is no need to be hiding indoors, a lot of people want to take full advantage of the warmer weather, but large families find it rather expensive to do things together because a lot of places have entry fees which add up quickly and a day out doors can be a real bank breaking experience.
Instead of resigning yourself to staying indoors because you cannot afford some fun in the sun, the post on Reddit lists two activities, and here are some more activities which are free to partake in and provide hours of fun.
The latest global game is like a treasure hunt, except instead of finding the treasure and taking it home, you sign a log book to state that you were there and leave it for someone else to find as well. There are thousands of treasures called ‘geocaches’ all over the world and you can even meet other people and make some new friends. This is a wonderful past time for the whole family and you can combine it with other activities like a road trip. To get started with Geocaching, go to www.geocaching.com, put in your location and select some caches to go searching for.
Another treasure hunt based game is letterboxing, although this works in a similar fashion to geocaching you will need to spend a little money to get your family started. Instead of looking for jars and signing log books, you look for boxes and have a rubber stamp that you sign the found book with and there will be a rubber stamp for you to stamp your own book with as well. To get started with letterboxing, visit the site www.letterboxing.org
Everyone loves treasure hunting, and having these two diverse ways of partaking in a global treasure hunt makes it even more fun, with little trinkets in Geocaching that have travelled over thousands of miles and have a little story, the game becomes even more intriguing.
Some old time favorites which can easily be combined with any of the above activities or done by themselves include a picnic, hiking, organizing a group of friends to play some ball games, visiting museums or national heritage sites and teaching your children the importance of the sites, and what about having a party outdoors instead of indoors?
While the sun is out, get out and have fun with your family and friends!