The Complete Guide to Socially Distant Family Fun

By Henry Moore -

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely been difficult for your family to stay occupied and entertained at home. But if things are looking a bit more lively in your area, you might be wondering if it’s okay to relax and head out the front door again. As long as you choose activities that won’t mean contact with large crowds and attractions where you can continue social distancing, you and your family can definitely stay safe while having fun! These resources will help you find things to do that won’t put you in harm’s way.

Take Care of Preparations

Need a few pieces of gear before kicking off your family’s adventures? How about extra masks? These resources have got you covered.

  • Make sure that your kids have all the gear and clothing they will need for exploring outdoors.

  • Follow these tips to score major savings on pricey outdoor equipment.

  • No matter where you go, you’ll need to bring masks, just in case. Get creative and make a few cloth masks at home!

Backyard Activities

If your family is still feeling a bit nervous about going out into public places, it’s time to fully utilize the available space in your backyard.

  • With a backyard basketball hoop, your family can get competitive and play all kinds of fun games.

  • Give your children a few pairs of binoculars so that they can check out the wildlife that hides right in your own backyard!

  • Start a garden to teach your kids useful new skills - you can drop fresh produce off for your neighbors.

Family Camping Trip

If your kids are upset that you’re missing out on your usual family vacation this year, think about booking a camping trip instead.

  • If you want to head into the wilderness, you’ll need a tent large enough to comfortably shelter your family and store most of your camping gear.

  • Bring plenty of food - you will all be hungry after long days of hiking and exploring!

  • Before you head to your campsite, read up on these essential camping safety tips.

If you and your family have been hunkering down indoors the past few months, you definitely deserve to enjoy yourselves now! This does not mean throwing caution to the wind, but if you engage in activities that allow for social distancing, you can have a great time while continuing to protect your household from COVID-19.

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