Do you have a favourite memory with your parents from when you were little? Do you remember what you were doing? Where you were and who were you with? I bet most of your precious childhood memories involve some simple activities with your loved ones that didn’t cost much money at all but got stuck with you for some reason until this day. If you want your kids to make awesome family memories with you, here are some activities you can try.

Go on nature walks

Taking a walk can not only be a great exercise, but also an awesome way to make some family memories. Instead of circling the block, go for a walk in nature and make a fun themed event out of it. For instance, you can look for bugs, insects, or some interesting flowers, watch and identify different bird species or collect some cool rocks or seashells. Your kids will be amazed at all the things nature has to offer if you look closely.

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Have a game night

Bring out some snacks and get the board games for some good ol’ game fun. You can also invite some friends and engage in a friendly competition. You can play family against family, brothers against sisters or boys against girls, but try to keep it fun and light-hearted. Make sure to prepare some small prizes for the winners as well.

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Have a backyard campout

Camping is always super fun, but it can be a little tricky to pull off if you have young kids. However, you can still experience all the joys of camping even without leaving your home. Simply, camp in your backyard. Roast some marshmallows and look at the stars before crawling inside your tent. It’s just like camping in the woods, and you can always go back inside if your younglings get scared.

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Organize a cookout

Family cookouts are a great way to spend some quality time with your kids and teach them some valuable skills in the process. You can make anything, but kids usually adore making desserts. You can get some Popsicle moulds and sticks for a couple of dollars and whip up some home-made treats. It’s very simple: just mix, freeze and enjoy. Another super-fun option is to make a cheap and messy meal, take it outside and let the food-fight begin! You will remember this day forever.

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Have an adrenaline-pumped day

You don’t have to travel to a different continent in order to have an adventure and make some unforgettable memories with your kids. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the city. Visit some of Sydney’s adrenaline parks where you can climb trees and rocks, zipline through the treetops, or go canyoning amongst the waterfalls. If that’s a little too much adrenaline for you, you can head to your nearest indoor trampoline park and bounce your heart away. Take some pictures, and you’ll have a memory for the rest of your life.

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Volunteer as a family

Find some volunteering opportunities in your neighbourhood and engage the whole family in helping people. You can help your elderly neighbour with yard work or grocery shopping, volunteer at a local soup kitchen or animal shelter or join a humanitarian organization. Volunteering is not only an activity that benefits people and animals in need, but also a great way to teach your kids the importance of helping those who are less fortunate.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to impress kids. They don’t need expensive presents and trips to the other side of the world. They will get excited doing anything and going anywhere as long as it involves their loved ones. Now, pick some of these fun family activities and prepare to make some memories you and your kids will cherish forever.