5 Family Fun Day Ideas You Can’t Let Slide

In such a busy world, it can be difficult to spend time together as a family. Even when you’re all away from school and work, how do you agree on something to do?

If you’re wondering how to have family fun, check out our guide to the best family fun day ideas below — you might be able to get started on planning your next family day today.

  1. Geocaching

You may have heard of it, but what is geocaching, exactly? 

It’s an exciting outdoor adventure that you can do together as a family, making it one of our top tips for family fun. A geocache is a small box that’s hidden somewhere outdoors — your task is to find it!

Use a GPS device — you can find apps on your phone easily — and it’ll give you coordinates or ‘waypoints,’ allowing you to search for the box. Often, there will be a small book inside so you can leave a message ready for the next explorers to find. Geocaches are hidden everywhere, so the opportunities are endless!

  1. Shake up Your Fashion

Instead of wearing the same clothes every day, why not dress up or change your fashion style one day? Take a look at this post for inspiration if you’d like to dress up in Western clothes, although there are numerous other options, too.

Younger kids are sure to enjoy dressing up as their favorite TV or movie character, while even older children and teens can make a change to the way they look with some temporary hair dye or some fun accessories.

  1. Take a Staycation

You don’t need to travel to have fun! Whether you’ve all got a day off or you make it into a longer break, you can take a staycation by visiting some great local destinations.

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It can be easy to forget everything your town has to offer when you’re rushing to work and school every day, so slow down and enjoy the sights! Then, come home and treat yourself to some ice-cream or a big bag of chips, just like you would on holiday.

  1. Family Movie Day

Although we usually think of movie nights, there’s no law saying that you have to wait until the evening to watch a bunch of movies together. 

You could each choose a movie — or rent that movie you’ve been waiting to see for ages — and get plenty of snacks in, including popcorn, of course. Then simply sit back together and enjoy the movies. 

You don’t even have to leave your house if you order take-out, making this a great option if you don’t feel like being too active.

  1. Treasure Hunt

Has anything entertained kids through the ages more than hunting for treasure? Hide candy, coins, or other little pieces of ‘treasure’ throughout the house or yard for your kids to find, and give them a map to help them along the way!

If you have younger kids, you’ll probably need to give them a hand, but if your kids are a little older, you can sit back with a coffee while they locate the treasure.

Choosing Family Fun Day Ideas

The only limit when deciding on family fun day ideas is your imagination — dive in and choose an exciting activity together! These are our top five ideas, but there are a lot more out there, so have fun planning your next fun day as a family.

If you’re looking for more tips on spending time together as a family, check out some of our other posts.