Everyone waits eagerly for summer, because it’s the perfect time for outdoor activities. Summer school holidays are a great time for families to take advantage of perfect travelling weather. Before the holidays hit, make sure you’re prepared with a few ideas. If you’re all out of ideas for the summer holidays, why not try something new? Here are three new family activities you must try.
Look for a New Trail to Hike
Hiking is a popular outdoor trend, and most people—especially those who want to hit the pause button for a while—want to try it. If you want to enjoy the summer with your family, you can search for the newest hiking site in your area. The kids will love unplugging in nature for a while. Check out Tamborine Mountain, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Slaughter Falls, the Glasshouse Mountains, Mt Coolum, or Boondall Wetlands. The options are endless, and the whole family will enjoy each other’s company while you explore a new place together.
Travel to the Bush for a Real Outback Experience
It’s important for children to connect with nature for lots of reasons, and one such reason is to remind them that every family needs a farmer! You can travel to a new town you’ve never been to before. Close to Toowoomba, and just over two hours west of Brisbane, the Jondaryan Woolshed is the oldest and largest operational shearing shed in the world! With shearing shows, animal nursery, whip cracking, train rides, a cafe-restaurant, and 30 buildings to explore, it’s an authentic and great-value day out for your family. You can even stay overnight in a cabin, caravan, or camp under the stars!
Check out a Zoo You’ve Never Visited
Visiting the zoo is a timeless activity. Animals always have a special part in every kid’s heart, and it’s a great place to see animals you may otherwise never see. Start searching for a zoo that you may not even know existed. Everyone has heard of Taronga Zoo and Australia Zoo, but have you ever heard of Snakes Down Under in Childers, just over three hours north of Brisbane? What about the Darling Downs Zoo near Gatton? How about the Lyell Deer Sanctuary in Mt Samson near Samford? Check the facilities and plan how you can spend a day or more with your children in some of Queensland’s best kept secrets.
Summer is a time for your family to get together. Do not make yourself so busy that you forget to become a part of your children’s growing years. Give yourself a break, and make memories with the most important people in your life.
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