Fun Activities To Do With Family On WeekendsFun Activities To Do With Family On Weekends

Have you thought of planning fun activities with your family on weekends? Fun doesn’t always mean going out, you can enjoy plenty of games and activities that can be played at home or outdoors to spend time and make memories. 

All you need is a little bit of creativity and you can plan fun things to do at home!

Indoor Family Activities

  1. Watch A Movie

A simple idea of watching a movie together with your family by creating an ambience of a cinema hall can enhance your experience. You can also make homemade popcorn and grab your favourite juices to satisfy your taste buds. It’s an awesome way to spend quality time with your family. 

Also read: Best Family Movies You Shouldn’t Miss! (New & Old)
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  1. Cook A Meal

Having a well-planned 5-course meal at home is another way to enjoy it with your family. 

You can either hire a private chef or simply involve everyone in the cooking process.

Each member can contribute by planning the menu, laying out the table, getting creative with the napkins etc. Having an experience in a five-star restaurant is an exciting way to spend time with your family.

Additionally, you can try experimenting with your cooking and cook something new together as a family.

Nevertheless, if you are not in the mood for cooking and nor do you wish to hire a private chef, you could order some takeout and decorate your table.

  1. Board/Card Games

Often, people think that board games are meant for children to enjoy. However, people often forget the fun of healthy competition and challenges.

List of fun family board games you can play:

  1. Monopoly
  2. Snakes & Ladders
  3. Ludo
  4. Sequence (A mix of both board games and card games)
  5. Taboo etc.

List of card games you can play:

  1. UNO
  2. Poker
  3. Three Cards
  4. Rummy
  5. Black Jack
  1. Baking Therapy

Baking cakes or biscuits and decorating them are ways that you along with your family members can enjoy. It helps stimulate your senses such as – feel, smell and taste of freshly baked desserts. A relaxing therapy indeed!

These were some of the fun things to do at home, let’s take a look at some outdoor family fun activities to enjoy!

Outdoor Family Activities

If you wish to spend some quality time with your family away from home, then here are some fun activities you can plan outdoors to enjoy this weekend.

  • Planning Weekend Out To The Beach

Exploring the beach, swimming in the sea, collecting shells, fishing, playing beach volleyball, building sand castles, and picnicking are some exciting and fun-filled ways to enjoy the weekend with your family.

Additionally, if you wish to try something new, you can try out some water activities.

  • Shopping Along With Family

Shopping can be a fun activity. Planning a luncheon or dining out at a favourite restaurant and shopping for clothes is something you can enjoy. Additionally, you could also make a quick trip to the grocery shopping that you may have planned in advance for an exciting recipe.

Furthermore, you could take your kids to the arcade at the mall as it is a great way to enjoy family fun time! 

  • Playing together

Going to a swimming pool or any other outdoor games like cricket, basketball, or badminton are exciting ways to enjoy life with family. It not only keeps one active but also healthy.

Sports are an amazing way to enjoy some family fun and it promotes teamwork. Additionally, playing sports is a great way to bond with your family.

  • Going To An Amusement Park

Amusement parks consist of many fun activities you can enjoy with your family. Moreover, this activity can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

You can enjoy multiple rides, have delicious cotton candy, and also earn some exciting rewards in the stalls.

  • Planning A Camping Trip

If you have any camping sites near you, pack your bags and get ready to plan a camping trip! A camping trip is a great activity as it not only helps you develop life skills but also reduces stress.

Spending time outdoors away from everyday life in nature is an irreplaceable feeling. Additionally, you can have a no-screen day which can help you relax your mind, and spend time with your family away from distractions.

Also read: Guide To Planning An Affordable Family Vacation

Importance Of Spending Time With Family

When you plan fun activities with your family, your utmost goal is to spend time with your family. It not only helps deepen bonds but it also creates memories. It fosters trust among the family members. Additionally, it develops understanding between members and helps keep communication open between members.

Enjoying quality time with family helps to

  • reduce stress 
  • reduce anxiety
  • boosts your productivity, 
  • and better your mental and physical health. 

Overall it paves the way for a long, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Having a good family bond ensures that children do not feel neglected and helps improve their social skills. Moreover, when you are close to your family it shows that you are present with them and that they can rely on you. 

Benefits Of Planning Fun Activities With Your Family

  • Builds A Strong Bond

When families spend more quality time together, they build a strong bond which helps them to get closer to one another. 

Moreover, when members regularly spend time together they are likely to have conflicts but a family with a strong bond can overcome these conflicts easily.

  • Boosts Mental And Physical Health

Children who have absent parents are more likely to develop mental and physical health issues than children whose families often spend time together. Hence, the more involved parents are with their children, the better it is for children’s development and growth.

  • Boosts Self-Esteem

Studies show that children who grow up in a healthy environment have more self-esteem and confidence. Because they have had supportive parents that encourage them to do their best.

  • Increases happiness

When a family spends time together, children’s needs for emotional availability are met. Moreover, spending time with family, teasing each other, making jokes and having a good laugh also has a very positive effect on one’s mind.


Planning a fun weekend with your family is a great idea as it has a lot of benefits such as increasing bonds between members and making everlasting memories! A family weekend also helps to relax if you’ve had a stressful week hence you should plan some fun activities that your family can enjoy!

There are various indoor and outdoor fun activities you can enjoy with your family during the weekends. However, no matter how you plan to spend your weekend, what matters most is having a good time with your family.

By Shreya Bhatt

I am Shreya Bhatt, a content writer and creator who enjoys answering audiences' curiosity with her blogs. I graduated in 2023 with a bachelors in mass communication. I have always taken an immense interest in writing, and creating content. My first workshop about SEO is what piqued my interest in content writing, and I have been pursuing it ever since. I love to write about diverse topics, and enjoy researching and gathering information about something that is new to me. Although I graduated in 2023, I have over a year's experience in content writing. Personally, I love to travel, listen to music, and follow an active lifestyle. As a child, I often looked at Google to answer all my questions, and today as an adult I look to answer questions of others.

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