Picnics are a fantastic way to enjoy a little family time, but they don’t just have to be all about the food.
There’s a lot of fun activities you and the family can do. So, if you’re looking to really make the most of the hot summer weather, below you’ll discover 5 fun fitness activities to do on a picnic.
1. Action roleplaying
When was the last time you released your inner kid? Action roleplaying is a great activity the whole family can enjoy and the best part about it is – you won’t even feel like you’re exercising!
The goal is to create and act out imaginary scenarios – the more active they are the better! So, you could get your children to pretend they’re animals which would require a lot of jumping, running and general silliness. Adults could pretend to be medieval knights reenacting battle scenes. The only limit is your imagination!
2. Frisbee golf
Frisbee golf is fast becoming the most popular fitness sport available. It can be done practically anywhere and is a perfect picnic activity.
You’ll need some beginner frisbee discs, some simple obstacles which may be found at your picnic spot, and a basket to represent the hole where you throw the discs into. It works much in the same way as golf with a certain set of holes, only you throw special frisbee discs, rather than hitting a ball.
You can find dedicated frisbee golf courses where you can also set up a picnic. So, it would be worthwhile seeing whether there’s a course near you.
3. Scavenger hunt
Another great adventure based activity is to take part in a family scavenger hunt. You can separate into teams and the goal is to find everything provided on a list.
If you don’t want the hassle of having to hide items around the picnic spot, you can always just use a standard list of things you’re likely to see in the area. That way, each team or family member can tick off as many objects on the list as they can and the winner will be the person to tick off as many items as possible.
4. Handstands, cartwheels and somersaults
Your kids will love doing handstands, cartwheels and somersaults with you! Not only are you guaranteed to have a lot of fun with this activity, but it’s also going to remind you of your youth.
Life can get pretty tough sometimes and it’s easy to forget how things used to be. Not only do activities such as handstands make you feel younger, but they’re also awesome at building up core strength. After only a few minutes, you’ll feel like you’ve had an awesome workout.
Ok, so yoga may not sound like fun, but you’d be surprised how much you and your kids might enjoy it! There’s different variations of yoga, including a more difficult version known as “flow yoga”.
The great thing about yoga is it can be done absolutely anywhere. Your kids will love trying out different poses and the challenges they bring. They’ll also love to see you struggling to do them too!
There are a lot of health benefits that come from doing yoga including the fact it helps you to feel more relaxed. It also helps with flexibility, core strength and if you do attempt to host a family flow yoga session, it’s sure to make you sweat and burn calories too.
Overall, there’s so many different things you can do to stay fit outdoors. The ideas above are just 5 fun fitness activities to do on a picnic. I aimed to include a few popular activities, along with a couple of more unique ideas to give you maximum inspiration. Wherever you’re heading on your picnic, there’s always a fun fitness activity you can do.