The Best Family Activities to Make a Splash

In this modern age where there are entertainment options galore, you have no excuse for failing to come up with fun activities that bring your family together. When summer rolls around, it gets even better with all the fun water activities that become available for your family gatherings. If you are looking for fun ways to get the kids excited about spending time together, use the following guide to family activities where you can have a blast on the water.

  1. Whitewater Rafting

If you want to instantly get the kids excited about a family outing, tell them you are going on a whitewater rafting adventure . That is big enough news to impress any kid no matter how jaded of a teenager you are faced with. Make sure that you go with a reputable whitewater rafting company, and never take on a bigger challenge than your family can handle. With proper safety precautions, rafting is a thrill ride on the water that your family will love.

  1. Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Another fun way to spend time on the water with your family is to get into stand-up paddle boarding. SUP has become a hugely popular activity over the last few years. You can rent some stand-up paddle boards and take your family out on the lake for a day of fun seeing nature and getting some great exercise. If your family gets into the SUP world, you can put on your yoga shorts and give SUP yoga a try.

  1. Sailing

One of the most incredible ways that you can bond as a family is to learn how to sail together. You may think you are a landlubber who will never be able to tell port from aft, but anyone can learn to sail if they just give it a try. The pride your family will feel when you are able to work together to sail your vessel is a thrill that will bond you together like superglue. When you get really good, your family can rent a sailboat and sail around the Caribbean for the family vacation of a lifetime.

  1. A Day in the Park

You don’t have to head to the wilderness to enjoy water fun. If you want to have a blast in the water with your family, head to your nearest water park to enjoy thrills as you cool off on a hot summer’s day. Water parks across the country are getting better all the time, adding bigger slides and more thrilling rides in a bid to get patrons through the doors. The best thing about a waterpark trip for your family is that you can all go at your own pace, splitting up at times so that you can enjoy each other’s company without getting sick of each other.

  1. A Day at the Beach

There is no more classic American family activity than a day at the beach. Like being at the water park, being at the beach means that everyone in the family can enjoy themselves at their own pace. Those who want to waterski can go out on the boat. Family members who want to relax around the bonfire can do that. Anyone who wants to play some beach volleyball can get a game going. There are so many fun activities to do at the beach that you are sure to keep everyone in your family happy when you spend a day at the beach.

As you can see, there are lots of fun ways you can have fun in the water with your family. You need to come up with exciting, crowd-pleasing ideas like these if you want to capture the attention of your kids in today when there are so many other things competing for their attention. Try splashing around with them using these five activities, and you are sure to have a blast together as a family.

Author's Bio: 

Jeremy Sutter is a freelance writer from Simi Valley, California. He has published many pieces regarding family, recreation, and business. When he is not writing you can find him, hiking, painting and spending time with his wife and four children.