I can hardly believe that summer is almost over and before you know it, the kids will be back to school. There are still so many activities to do before summer ends! So if you're like us and haven't done as much as you hoped you would this summer, have a look at these ideas below and then head out and have some fun with your family!

6 Family Activities to do Before Summer Ends

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6 Family Activities to do Before Summer Ends


Go Fishing

This is something that my husband loves to do (and does often), but it's usually just him and his buddies. My girls like it on occasion, and are actually quite good at catching fish (way better than their mama!) but we haven't made it out to the lake all summer long. It's easy to get busy with life and forget about the little things we enjoy. If fishing is your thing, better head out before summer ends! And don't forget the fishing gear!


Have a Picnic

This is an easy enough activity, yet again, one that we have overlooked this summer. It does require a little planning and preparation, and sometimes I think to myself “It's so much easier to just stay home”, especially when it's hot. But the kids really enjoy picnics (all except for my 23 year old who only goes outside out of necessity). This activity goes well with the next one also, just grab your picnic basket and go!


Go to the Park

Yes, you can kill two birds with one stone here by going to the park and having a picnic! 🙂  We have several parks in our town, the closest one being only about four blocks away. Even though my kids aren't super small anymore, they still enjoy running around, climbing and going down the slides on the play structure. And it won't cost you a dime. 🙂


Carnival or Fair

This depends on where you live but most places either have local carnivals or one that comes close by. Although I won't say this is an inexpensive activity, it's definitely a fun one that our kids really enjoy. Our kids have always loved going to the fair not only for the rides and food, but also to see the animals. The petting zoo was a favorite of my children's when they were small.



We are lucky enough to have a pool in our backyard, so my kids can swim whenever they want. But if you don't, you can always head down to your public swimming pool, even once a week or so, or to a nearby river or lake if your kids are good swimmers.



While this isn't my thing at all, I know many families enjoy camping in the summer and do it frequently. Whether you have a travel trailer or are a tent-pitching family, there are many areas to camp including parks, forests, beaches, and more. Just make sure that camping isn't prohibited in the area you choose. Some places even have cabins you can rent, which we have never done but I actually think that could be fun (maybe?).


We hope this list of 6 family activities to do before summer ends has given you a few good ideas of how to entertain your family the rest of the summer. Now hurry quick and go plan something! 🙂

What's been your favorite activity that you've done with your family this summer? Let us know in the comments!