Looking for a little family fun while you plan your next big trip? Check out these fun and creative travel themed activities – all perfect for spending time as a family. From building your own Lego city to mixing up mock-tails in the living room, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!
Legos are fun for adults, too! Building a whole Lego city, or really any other large, intricate Lego set, can be a great project for the family to do together.
Building with Legos has so many benefits for kids including fine motor skills, following instructions and paying attention to detail. They’re great for adults too, as any break from the norm is good for the brain.
So grab your favorite skyline- and get building!
A family jigsaw puzzle is a great on-going activity. Pick one with an image of your favorite travel destination (or one on your buucket list) for a bit of inspiration.
Set it out on a table, or use an extra-large foam board so it can be moved out of the way for dinner time. You can work on the puzzle together as a family here and there, or individually as each of you feels like spending some time on it.
You can even use puzzle glue to keep it together and frame it later.
You might not be going on a road trip anytime soon, but you can still have fun building these wind powered cards for kids. You just need some matchbox cars, a hair dryer, and basic craft supplies for hours of fun!
You don’t have to leave your yard to have an awesome family camping experience. In fact, for families with small children, backyard camping might be the best option!
You’ll save time and energy on packing, still have the convenience of the restrooms, and be close by in case anyone gets scared and changes their mind at the last minute. Your kids will never forget their camping experience, even if you don’t leave your back yard.
And of course, when they're ready to graduate to real camping, you'll be all set for the challenge. All you need is a great tent, perhaps a little portable fire pit, and s'mores ingredients!
Check out these virtual travel opportunities - you can visit epic museums, tour cities around the globe, and even revel in our beautiful national parks. There are even virtual theme park rides.
All without leaving the comfort of your couch!
I've always loved bird watching, and tend to sneak off with my camera and a big lens to check out the local birds whenever we visit a new place. So why not bring the bird watching home?
Building a birdhouse together is a family activity that keeps on giving. Not only will your kids love building the birdhouse with you, but they will get to decorate it themselves, and then enjoy all the feathered friends that it attracts to your yard.
Don't forget to grab some bird seed too!
Pit your worldly wits against family and friends, or just challenge yourself, with this ultimate travel trivia book.
With head-scratching questions on everything from geography and culture to history, wildlife and transport, it's a fun and challenging activity for all ages.