In the last post, I ended with the idea of city people going on a trip to the country. Now how about families who live in the country going to the nearest city? Though city dwellers may not think of that as a relaxing idea for a quick summer break, I am sure that it would be an exciting change for a rural family. I grew up in a small town – definitely not a city – and I remember looking forward to the times when my parents would take us kids to the city during the Christmas break. Visiting the huge shopping malls, the museums, parks, and other city haunts could be both fun and educational for the children.
How about a day trip to somewhere? Wherever you live, I am sure that there is an interesting destination nearby which you can reach within a couple hours by car. In our case, there is a town about 2 hours from our city which is famous for their cuisine. I wouldn’t mind driving up there for the day just to go on a foodie trip! Why don’t you look into such places near your home – you can even involve the children in the planning and have them look forward to the trip even more!
Another simple idea would be to stay at home or in town. You don’t have to go far from home to have a summer break. Pitch a couple of tents in the backyard or in a nearby camping ground and have an overnight cookout. That is sure to be a hit with the kids.
You see, summer breaks need not be expensive or extravagant. Just use your imagination and have a good time with the whole family.