During our recent summer holiday from school I decided that instead of sticking to all of our old, familiar (but still lots of fun) haunts for outings we would try to visit at least one new place per week.
I can’t tell you how glad I am about that decision.
We visited playgrounds that had been on our ‘must see’ list for ages. And others on the spur of the moment that were just as fun.
We had fabulous picnics.
We visited the museum and art gallery.
We ate gelato from a van.
We explored new beaches.
We went for walks in the evenings along streets in our neighbourhood that we had never explored before.
We even found a starfish!
As a family we made so many new discoveries and we really connected – being out of the house, away from chores and screen based distractions, and having fun spending time together.
But you don’t need to be on vacation for this principle to work. My Our Family Memory Bank challenge to you is to find time this month or next to visit somewhere new as a family. So grab your calendar now and schedule it in. You can even leave a comment on this post to tell me when you have scheduled your adventure and where you are headed and I will check in with you to see how you did.
I promise you won’t regret it 🙂
Share your adventure on social media with a comment or a photo over on the Childhood 101 Facebook page or via Instagram, Twitter or G+. Just add the hashtag #ourfamilymemorybank and @childhood101 so I can be sure to follow along.
Where will you take your family for their adventure?
Read more about the Our Family Memory Bank challenge here.
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