Don’t go stir crazy anymore. We got a list of ideas to keep you busy while social distancing this summer.
Go for a quiet walk. This is what I’ve been doing the most with my boys. We skip rocks in the water, look at wild flowers, talk about what we see and hear. It’s a fun activity to share. We usually bring a snack and find a good place to sit and enjoy. We do a lot of walks so you’ll find a lot of options here.
Go for a bike ride. My son LOVES his bike. Here are places to take toddlers out riding.
Take a dip. Cool off and have a picnic too. Here are places to try.
Go Berry Picking. Edgewater, Peachblow, Wellwood. Enjoy strawberries and soon raspberries! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, there are new guidelines so this may not be an activity for little ones this year. Check with your farm before picking.
Playgrounds. If you feel comfortable, this could be activity to try. I only go in the morning when there’s less likely to be anyone else and I’m selective at which playgrounds to go on. I also bring hand sanitizer. Here are some of the ones around. Fore-U’s playground is closed for now.
Mini golfing. This is the perfect activity for early risers. We got to Fore-U at 8 am and had the course all to ourselves! My little ones and I enjoyed out scenic walk, admiring the flowers, water features, and even doing some putting. Hehe. They have long hours so you can go whenever best fits your family. Go after 11 and grab some ice cream after your mini adventure.
VINS. We got to experience the new forest canopy walk for the first time and wow! It was awesome. VINS is spacious so we were able to social distance around the grounds despite a lot of people who were also enjoying the experience as well. We walked the trails and saw the birds (seeing the birds was trickier to social distance). The forest walk was one way so that worked out well. People were respectful and stayed to the side if they were taking pictures and you wanted ot get by. Everyone wore a mask.
Montshire Splash Park. The Montshire will have its outdoor exhibits open this summer. There are two time slots (morning and afternoon) for visitors to reserve. See their site for more details.
Make it a day trip and mix and match the activities. We like to add a walk or picnic when we go adventuring.