Family activities to bust boredom this summer

  • Date: 10 November 2016
  • Category: News
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Boredom should never be an option in the summer months.

With the weather warming up and long days ahead, there’s never been a better time to make the most of the outdoors. The YMCA has a huge variety of activities on offer to make it easy to find something to keep the whole family entertained.

We've compiled a list of activities for families guaranteed to bust boredom. Whether that’s cooling off at a pool, learning new camp skills or bushwalking.  

Get back to nature

Does your family spend too much time glued to a screen? Can’t remember the last time you spent some time in nature?

A digital detox and getting outdoors may be just the thing you and your family need! Kids can try kayaking, fishing, building a hut and ropes courses at Kids Adventure Club at YMCA Camp Manyung for only $15 during January (parents are free).

Alternatively for just $10 per child, every month there is a different outdoor activity to try at Nature Club at YMCA Mount Evelyn Recreation Camp for children aged three years and over.  

Take the grandparents out

Age should never be a barrier for adventure. This is why there a number of outdoor activities to get grandparents involved in the fun.

YMCA Camp Manyung runs a monthly low-cost Outdoor Adventure Program for all ages, abilities and experience to try archery, rope courses and more, proving to everyone that age really is just a number.

For those interested in bushwalking, you can hit the bush with nordic walking, a low impact and social activity for seniors.

Easy summer days by the pool

There’s no better way to cool off than to go to the pool with your family and it’s a definite crowd-pleaser! No matter where you are in Victoria, a YMCA pool is easy to find. You can visit our location map to see where all our facilities are to take the kids for a swim.