Brussels (Brussels Morning) Countries around the world are starting to ease Covid restrictions after seeing a steady decline in the daily number of fresh cases. While it’s much safer to go out and enjoy quality time with friends and family, caution is still advised by several authorities for the coming few months as well.
Since amusement parks, swimming pools and zoos continue to remain closed in most places, the pandemic brings new opportunities for the parents to try new and exciting activities with children. Here are some of our favorites!
Cooking continues to be among the most exciting activities for a fun time with the family, regardless of the pandemic. You can set up a grill in your garden, but it is even nicer to take out the stove on a hike or a short walk in the woods and prepare hot cocoa or a portion of pasta for everyone.
This way, you can turn a nice family time in the garden or the woods into a real outdoor cooking event. Since open fires are rightly forbidden almost everywhere in the wilderness, it is best to use a stove for cooking outside.
2. A hike in the woods
If you and your family haven’t been on a hike yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun! And now is the perfect time to give this activity a try more than ever.
Compasses are easily available for less than ten euros, which are more than sufficient for a playful tour. Alternatively, you can also use a smartphone with Google Maps or GPS. Just to be on the safe side, mom or dad can take a quick look on the cell phone to see if the general direction is still right – and help with small tips if necessary.
Kids like cell phones, but also treasure hunts and scavenger hunts! This is exactly why geocaching can be a great little adventure for the family. Who doesn’t love to be rewarded for seeking hidden treasures?
In the Geocaching community, these treasures are actually called a “cache”, which are specifically marked by coordinates on the associated mobile app. This is also a great activity for the kids to socialize with a global community.
4. Roller skating
When children reach puberty, they are often not too excited about going for walks or hikes. Parents then have to adapt to the children’s interests as best they can.
A good opportunity for older children to work out is inline skating. A teenager might find a hike boring, but they will likely be more interested in an inline or roller skating tour with their parents.