20 Fun Ways to Get Outdoors as a Family for Cheap
Outdoor activities can breathe a little fresh air into family life, as well as become the stuff of priceless memories. Simple pleasures are often the most rewarding -- and the most affordable. These 20 activities range from light-hearted and laid-back to exciting and ambitious.
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Instead of picking fresh produce, how about growing your own? Get everyone in the family involved in the planning, planting, and upkeep of a garden. Kids will delight in seeing their labor pay off in fresh produce. Don't have space for a garden? Many communities have garden plots that can be rented cheaply for the entire growing season.
Warm weather warrants a summer favorite: ice cream. If an ice cream shop is close by, walk there and back -- you'll burn some of the extra calories on the trip. If you must drive, sit outside and enjoy your treat before you hop back in the car and head home.