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10 Relaxing Weekend Ideas For Families

I love the weekends. I love being able to sleep in, take my time getting ready and eat a leisurely breakfast. But sometimes, on the weekends that are supposed to be relaxing and fun, I feel like I’m living in a zoo. My kids want to go out at every single moment of the day, and even though I want them there sometimes too (and we do go), it’s nice to enjoy some quiet time at home instead of always being on the move. Here are some ideas for how you can have fun at home or outdoors on weekends when you don’t have any plans:


A staycation is a vacation that you stay at home. You can still enjoy a mini-vacation by taking your kids to the beach, zoo, or amusement park in your area, then spending the night at home. In this way, you save money and have a relaxing time together as a family.

You can also learn new skills such as cooking or baking together by using recipes from Pinterest or YouTube videos. You could even make homemade gifts for loved ones during your staycation!

Cooking Night

Cooking together is a great way to bond with your kids. For example, you could try making a new recipe or using an ingredient that you have never used before. You can also make healthy and nutritious meals for your family. Cooking together can be fun and easy as well!

If you’re looking for a new recipe, try this easy vegetarian chili recipe from Skinnytaste! It’s made with black beans, kidney beans, and carrots in addition to ground beef so it has lots of protein while being lower in fat than most other chilis. It’s also super customizable: throw some cilantro on top or add some cheese if you want! If cooking isn’t really something that interests you but eating what comes out of the oven sure does–then give this recipe a shot! It makes enough servings so everyone gets their fill without wasting any food; just double up on how much meat goes into each bowl if needed (and don’t forget about leftovers).

Spa Night

Spa night is a great way to relax and unwind. It also can be a fun activity for the whole family and a great way to bond with your children. Spa night can be done at home or in a spa, which makes it even more convenient.

Spa nights are especially helpful if you find yourself feeling stressed out from work or everyday life. Spending time away from all that stress will help you feel better about yourself, making it easier to get through the rest of your week!

DIY Crafts

It’s not just for kids! DIY crafts are a fun way to spend time with your little ones and give them something useful to do when their friends come over.

  • They’re inexpensive. If you can’t afford the latest must-have toy, consider making it yourself instead of buying it at the store. This is especially true if your child has a specific interest in crafts or other DIY projects already; then she may be able to help you find supplies and assemble them into something cool that she can show off proudly.
  • You can use it yourself! Many DIY projects end up being household items that you can use as well—like this adorable fuzzy felt pet bed or this easy-to-make chainmail bracelet kit.

Camping In Your Yard

Camping in your yard can be a great way to give the children a taste of what it’s like to sleep out under the stars while they are still young enough that they’ll love it.

It’s easy to make camping in your yard happen, too. All you need is a tent, some sleeping bags and pillows, and a fire pit if it isn’t already built into your backyard. If it is already built into your backyard then all you need are marshmallows and graham crackers! You can roast them over the fire pit or just eat them right out of the bag (this works well for younger kids who don’t yet know about s’mores).

If there isn’t an existing fire pit, set up one using stones from around the yard or purchased from any hardware store. It should have sides that go up high enough so that nobody burns themselves when lighting matches nearby clothing items such as hats or scarves which could easily catch fire if left lying around unattended too long before being moved away from their original resting place​

Stargazing Night

  • Go to a dark place. The idea is that you’re looking for the moon and stars, so it’s important to be in as dark of an area as possible. If you can’t find a good spot at night (or if it’s hard to get there), try going somewhere else during daylight hours when it’s not working or school yet.
  • Look for the constellations. There are many constellations that are easy to see with the naked eye, including Orion (his belt), Cassiopeia (her chair), Taurus (the bull), Gemini (the twins), and more! Check out this guide from for more details on what each constellation looks like.
  • Look for shooting stars! These are actually pieces of space debris that burn up in our atmosphere as they enter Earth’s orbit around our Sun—but don’t worry about them hitting us! Shooting stars don’t actually star at all—they’re meteors instead—and this means we won’t ever run out of them either because there will always be new ones coming down every day 🙂

Spend the day at a park or outdoor recreation site.

  • Take a hike.
  • Go canoeing.
  • Visit a museum or art gallery.
  • Go to the park, zoo, or nature center (or all three!).
  • Go hang out at the beach and wave at people as they drive by in their cars.
  • Pack a lunch and head to the lake with your family for some swimming and fishing fun! Or if you prefer being in nature instead of water, try going mountain biking on those trails that lead up into high altitudes where there’s no oxygen for miles around—that sounds like relaxation to me!

Indoor hopping on the weekend!

  • Indoor hopping is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy some time together as a family or with friends.
  • You can do it at home or at your local community center.
  • The activity can take place during the day, or at night!

Go to the movies.

The movie theater is a great place to enjoy some family fun, but it’s important to choose a movie that is appropriate for your kids. For example, if it’s cold outside (or even inside), maybe don’t see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Instead, pick something that everyone can enjoy together—like The Incredibles 2 or How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. You could also go see a classic like Mary Poppins Returns or Aladdin this holiday season!

Also, keep in mind the time of day when booking tickets. If you’re going on a nice sunny afternoon with the kids, maybe don’t get tickets for an 8 PM showtime at the theater and then have everyone staying up past their bedtime later on!

Finally… remember this rule of thumb: never take your toddler under age two into an R-rated film unless they really really want to go see it (and aren’t scared).

You can have fun at home and outdoors on weekends, even when you don’t want to go anywhere.

  • You can have fun at home and outdoors on weekends, even when you don’t want to go anywhere.
  • You can have fun at home even when you don’t want to go anywhere.
  • You can have fun outdoors even when you don’t want to go anywhere.


We hope this list has given you some ideas for ways to spend the weekend with your family. Remember that sometimes it’s fun to stay home and take care of your own yard, or go out and explore! We want to hear about how you spent your weekends in the comments below, so share away.

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