World Vision’s 7 fun summer ideas for families

Summer is a fantastic time for families to bond and create lasting memories. There’s something for everyone, from adventurous outdoor activities to meaningful volunteer work.

Here are seven summer fun ideas that both kids and parents will love, including some that help support the community.

1. Family Camping Trip

Pack the tent and sleeping bags and head to a local campground by the beach or in the mountains. Camping offers a chance to disconnect from daily routines and enjoy nature while learning about nature with the family. Kids will love hiking, fishing, and roasting marshmallows over the campfire.

2. Beach Day

A day at the beach can be both relaxing and exciting. Take advantage of the perfect weather by the coastline and build sandcastles, play beach volleyball, and dip in the ocean. Pack sunscreen, snacks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

3. Visit a Local Museum or Edu-Parks

Escape the heat and explore a local museum. Metro Manila has numerous educational parks, such as the Mind Museum, Manila Ocean Park, the Children’s Art Museum, and the National Museum of Natural History. 

4. Family Bike Ride

Explore your local area on two wheels. Family bike rides are a healthy way to spend time together and discover new places. Look for scenic bike trails in your area for a safe and enjoyable ride.

5. Create a Summer Reading Challenge

Encourage a love of reading by setting up a summer reading challenge. Create a list of books suitable for different age groups and set goals for the summer. Visit the local library together and let the kids pick their favorite books.

6. Participate in a Charity Walk/Run

Many organizations host charity walks and runs during the summer. Participate as a family to raise money for a good cause while getting some exercise. This activity teaches kids the importance of fitness and philanthropy.

7. Volunteer for a Non-profit Organization

Get involved with a non-profit organization like World Vision, which helps children and communities through educational programs, feeding programs, and other community projects. Volunteering with such organizations provides an excellent opportunity for families to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need while teaching children the value of compassion and service.

These activities offer fun, learning, and community involvement, creating a memorable summer. By incorporating volunteerism and community outreach, families can teach children the importance of giving back while enjoying their summer break.

 Looking for activities that will strengthen your bond as a family and nurture kindness for others? Visit You can also make a more lasting impact by sponsoring a child through our program. Learn how

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