The warmer weather is returning and with it, lots of great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In fact, there’s a lot of fun to be had right outside your house to bring your family together and connect with friends. We offer a few examples of different activities to do in your backyard to help you make the most of nice days.
Start a Garden
A small garden in your backyard can become a great place to occupy free moments. You can plant flowers and other decorative species to beautify your outdoor space. Rather than getting fully-grown plants, raising new ones from seeds can be a uniquely satisfying experience that you can do with your kids. Besides gardening to improve the look of your home, you can also grow vegetables and herbs in your garden that will become sources of fresh food for you later on.
Set up a Camp
You don’t need to restrict camping to the wilderness; you can create a campsite in your backyard. With a tent, some blankets, and a few supplies, you can bring the magic of spending a night under the stars right to your home. If you have a firepit on the patio, you can roast some marshmallows and make smores with the kids. Even if you don’t have one, bringing snacks and some delicious grilled dishes can create the right outdoorsy feeling as well.
Host a Small Party
COVID-19 means that gatherings are more restricted than normal, but you can still host a small party as long as you follow the necessary safety measures. Having a party is a nice activity to do in your backyard because everyone will appreciate the warm, open atmosphere. Inviting some family members and friends over for a get-together will give you the chance to take a much-needed break from daily routines. Remember that you should serve food and drinks individually, rather than buffet-style, to keep things separated and sanitary. Make considerations for properly spacing out tables and offering hand sanitizer as well. To provide shade from the sun and protection against possible showers, you can use a tent for your small event. You can either purchase a tent or rent one depending on how much use you expect to get out of it.