Jul 19 2012
We asked our team of 30+ parents, “What is your family’s favourite summer pastime? ”
Spending time outside when it’s hot in the pool
We like to go up to Paul lake, where my parents live, and go out on the water, swimming or fishing or just enjoying the scenery it’s beautiful.
Friends, Food and Outdoor Fun!!
We love seeing outdoor theatre at Prince Charles Park withÂ Project X Theatre and enjoying all the fine FREE adventures in town. Â We always get in a little camping, river-fun and home renovations, too!
Our favourite summer past time is spontaneous picnic dinners in the park. We will pack/grab some eats for dinner and bring them to some green space with a frisbee/soccer ball/football and just enjoy spending time as a family.
Our favourite family pastime is to go to the beach. Â Last summer, we discovered Monck Park outside of Merritt on the old Merritt highway and we loved it. Â Great shade, lots of sand and clean water. Â There is a nice grassy area to play frisbee or kick a ball, there is a playground area and covered picnic tables to have lunch. We felt it was well worth going a little bit out of our way!
Golf! My husband and I both like to golf, and this year we plan to introduce the kids. Also, we could spend days at the beach. Any beach.
Setting up the tent in the backyard and having a marshmallow roast over our propane “fakeâ€ť fire
There are so many! Â Pretty much anything outside.Â Heading to Prince Charles Park for a couple hours, hiking, swimming, walks…etc.
Our family loves going to waterslides and outdoor movies
Camping!! We love camping, even if we only get out once or twice a year, it is a favourite activity for us. We also like to do daytrips to nearby attractions (Wells Gray, Shuswap Lake, Vernon). For activities closer to home, it would probably be the waterpark.
We love tending to our wee veggie garden in the back. This year we are doing a lettuce tour with eight different types of greens. Â The boys run down with a bowl before dinner to pick various bits for a salad (including flowers such as calendula and herbs). It takes up only a couple of square feet – but it really delivers!