There are heaps of cool summer fun ideas for families to enjoy together in the sun and fun, and away from all those technological devises and screens! Here are 6 summer fun ideas to try out this summer!

Get a Pool

If you are looking for something long term, or have recently built your own home and are looking to landscape the property then factoring a pool into the deal is a great way of getting ready for summer with the family. Instead of paying through the nose to go on holidays to hotels and swimming parks, having a pool at your own house will mean that the family can enjoy it whenever they like. Brisbane landscaping specialists such as PPG can provide the full package with both the pool and landscaping done in one, so you will feel like you are in a hotel while enjoying the comforts of home.

Fruit Picking

Blueberry Picking at Chet’s Blueberry Farm

Depending on where you live there are often places where you can go fruit picking as a family and pick your own fruit which you can take home and enjoy together. A great thing about doing this with the kids is that they get to make the connection between the food that is bought in the supermarket, with where it is grown and how it gets on their plate. After you have picked the fruit together you can go home and make jam, or other exciting things so you can enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Drive-In Movies

Remember the days when the whole family would head to the drive in and see a movie together? No? Well its about time you took the family to the drive-in, and summer is the best time to do it! If you have got a 4 door ute, or station wagon, or can borrow one then you could chuck a mattress in the back and open the back up and lay down in the comfort of your own car. This is a great one for the kids to experience – before drive-in theatres become a thing of the past!


Whether it’s a visit to the planetarium or heading out to the bush where you can see the stars better; stargazing is one activity that the whole family can enjoy together this summer. Why not pack a picnic dinner and head off a couple of hours before sunset so you can find a nice spot, lay down a blanket, and gaze at the stars together!

Kayaking or Canoeing

One activity that is enjoyable for the whole family is kayaking or canoeing. Usually wherever there is water, or access to the coast you will be able to find someone who is offering kayak hire. Usually you can hire a kayak for anywhere from an hour to a full day, depending on the demand, and the time of year. It’s a great way to get out with your family and experience something different!


Getting out into the great outdoors is one of the best ways to bond as a family, and going for a hike is one that costs nothing, but will bring a world of fun, especially when the weather is nice. Check out your local council website for spots near you where you can walk the tracks, or climb up mountains and get your blood moving!

Well, even if you won’t ask me, mine isn’t listed on a piece of paper as it is just etched in my heart and mind. Sure, it includes being more physically active in order to stay healthier. I don’t think I am going to make a trip towards a professional detox but food-wise, I will engage myself in a detoxification program with foods that are not too hard to be bought (because of limited availability) or be swallowed (because I am not used to the taste).

As a family, we aim to be physically fit all year round. So that even on winter season, with the more than a foot of snow around us, still, we are fit enough to enjoy the outdoor despite the cold temperatures!