The kids are out of school and you really want to spend time with them and make wonderful memories but for whatever reason, financial or otherwise, your family just can’t swing a vacation this year.
If you’re wondering how you’ll keep the kids entertained while you stay-cation instead, have no fear! Here are seven days worth of fun, active summertime activities and day trips, all located in and around the HRM, that are great for kids of all ages. And best of all, they are all FREE!
Friday: Get your fill of fresh air and burn off the kids excess energy with a Sport Smorgasbord Day at the Halifax Commons. Bring a Frisbee, soccer ball, baseball bat and gloves, bubbles, hula hoops, a skipping rope – whatever you can easy shove into a large backpack and the trunk of the car – and let the kids loose in one of Halifax’s amazing green spaces.
: No summer staycation is complete without a trip to the beach and you have your pick of the litter in Nova Scotia
. Pack your cooler with lunch, snacks, sunscreen and plenty of water and head out for a day building sandcastles, beachcombing, and splashing in the waves.
Is your family staycationing this year? If so, share some of your fun plans with us!
Dalplex, Dalhousie University’s main fitness and recreation facility, has been proudly serving the community for over 30 years, offering a wide variety of fitness, wellness and recreation programs and classes for adults, children, youth and seniors. Visit their website or follow them on facebook.