Contrary to popular belief you don’t have to spend a small fortune in order to enjoy fun-filled adventures with your partner and kids. If you’re lacking ideas when it comes to planning family adventures on a tight budget, don’t worry you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading for a few inspirational ideas.
Borrow adventure sports equipment from friends and family members:
While it may be expensive to hire adventure sports equipment such as kayaks, paddleboards, and skis, you can save a significant amount of money by asking around and borrowing adventure sports equipment from family members and friends. Just be sure to take care of the equipment which you are given as if it were your own.
Plan a camping adventure:
You can also borrow a large family-style tent from your social network in order to save money. If your family doesn’t own a tent. If you want to save money but aren’t too keen to stay in a tent, you also have the option of booking an inexpensive cabin at a resort-style camping ground. Where you’ll get to enjoy amenities such as swimming pools, sports grounds, and hiking trails.
If you have very young children who are nervous about the prospect of camping for the first time, you may want to try camping in your backyard or the backyard of a family member’s house.
Swap homes with a friend in another state or country for a week:
If the expense of accommodation puts you off planing more frequent family vacations, you can go on an out-of-state or out-of-country family vacation without spending a cent on accommodation. Simply arrange to swap homes with a friend who lives far away, for a set period of time. As a bonus, you’ll be able to trust that your home is being well taken care of while you’re traveling, so you won’t have to worry about finding someone to feed your pets or to collect your mail. Or that your house will be targeted by burglars.
Plan an epic staycation:
Even if you are unable to travel to experience a fun-filled family vacation, it’s possible to plan an epic family staycation. During your staycation, you may want to have a break from cooking and to each take turns to order in food from restaurants that offer different cuisines that your kids have never tried. For example, one night you may order Thai for dinner, while the next night you may order Indian food. During your staycation, you can also make a point of visiting local tourist attractions, that you’ve never visited before. Such as local hiking trails and kid-friendly museums.
Create outfits from a thrift store:
Another fun adventure involves giving each individual a set amount of money, which they’ll need to use to create a fun outfit from a thrift store. You may even want to award a prize for the best outfit.
So if you want to have more frequent adventures as a family and assumed that you would have to spend a fortune to do so, think again. There are plenty of adventures that you can have on a budget.