When summer arrives, families often embark on exciting vacations to explore new destinations and create lasting memories. However, sometimes circumstances or personal preferences may lead us to choose a staycation instead. A staycation offers the opportunity to relax, recharge, and bond with your loved ones without leaving the comfort of your home, which is exactly what Superior Play Systems can help you with! Not only can we help transform your backyard with an outdoor playset, but we can also give you some staycation ideas that will turn your home into a hub of fun and adventure during the summer season. Get ready to embark on a memorable staycation that will create cherished moments for years to come! Gather up a few summer fun ideas down below and experience the long-term benefits of playground equipment with Superior Play Systems!
Transform your backyard into a camping paradise and create an unforgettable camping experience for the whole family. Set up a tent, arrange sleeping bags, and gather around a crackling fire pit for toasty marshmallow treats — or, gather all your s’mores supplies and make some in the microwave. Explore stargazing and storytelling under the night sky, and wake up to a delicious outdoor breakfast the next morning. Backyard camping next to your trampoline and swing set offers the perfect blend of adventure and comfort, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors while having all the amenities of your home nearby.
Theme Park Extravaganza
Bring the excitement of a theme park right to your doorstep! Set up a mini amusement park in your backyard, complete with homemade carnival games, a bouncy castle (courtesy of your Superior Play Systems trampoline), and a water slide. Create a ticket system and let the kids “ride” the attractions, all while enjoying delicious snacks and treats. Add some music and decorations as well to enhance the ambiance.
Beach Vibes at Home
If you can’t make it to the beach this summer, don’t worry — you can bring the beach to you! Set up a sandy oasis in your backyard with a kiddie pool or a large inflatable pool, beach chairs, and umbrellas. Create a beach-themed playlist, prepare tropical drinks for yourself and the kids, and engage in fun water activities like water balloon fights and sprinkler games. This staycation idea will transport your family to a coastal paradise without leaving your home!
Discover the world from the comfort of your living room by embarking on a cultural staycation. Each day, choose a different country to explore. Try cooking traditional dishes, learning a few phrases in the country’s language, and creating crafts inspired by their culture. Watch documentaries or movies that showcase the country’s history and landmarks; these simple steps of exposing your family to new cultures not only provides education, but also fosters a sense of global awareness and appreciation.
Outdoor Movie Nights
Turn your backyard into an open-air cinema and host unforgettable movie nights under the stars. Set up a large screen projector or use a white bed sheet, arrange comfortable seating with blankets and pillows, and bring out the popcorn machine. Choose family-friendly films and enjoy the magic of outdoor movie viewing. You can even invite neighbors or friends to join in and encourage children to use the top of the outdoor playset slide as a front-row seat, creating a memorable community event.
Unleash your family’s creativity by designating a space in your home as a creative corner. Set up an art station with various art supplies, sketchbooks, and canvases. Encourage everyone to explore their artistic talents through drawing, painting, or crafting. You can even showcase the finished creations by setting up an art exhibition within your home, celebrating the artistic achievements of each family member.
Embrace the natural beauty surrounding your home by embarking on outdoor adventures with your family. Plan hiking trails or nature walks in nearby parks, forests, or nature reserves. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a scenic feast amidst lush greenery. Encourage your children to observe and document the flora and fauna they encounter, fostering a sense of environmental awareness. Getting outside like this can provide a refreshing break from routine, allowing you to reconnect with nature and create precious memories as a family, as opposed to having your children play on their own on their outdoor playset.
Get More Summer Activity Ideas With Superior Play Systems
A family staycation during the summer season offers countless opportunities for fun, relaxation, and quality time spent together. Embrace the joy of staying home and make the most of your time together! The memories created during these staycations will be treasured for years to come, reminding you that adventure and happiness can be found right in your own backyard.Superior Play Systems can help you make the most of your time outside during the summer season with our wooden outdoor playgrounds and other trampoline and swing sets. Find the perfect one for your family and encourage your children to enhance the time spent during your staycation!