TOP 7 THINGS TO DO IN THE PARK THIS WEEK

What better way to spend a warm summer day than visiting Frothingham Park and participating in some of these suggestesd activities. Bring the kids along for some fun games, or opt come solo and enjoy a relaxing time at the park.

#1 TEAM GAMES
Instead of participating in your typical game at Frothingham Park such as basketball or tennis, why not try a new activity such as ultimate Frizbee, or an old style dodge ball game. Grab your kids, your neighbors or friends for a decent size group to make the game more enjoyable. Review the rules and begin the fun.  Be sure to bring lots of cold refreshments for the teams.

#2 HAVE AN OLD-FASHIONED PICNIC
Picnics never run out of style. Pack some sandwiches, refreshments and a blanket and head to the park for a fun time with family and friends.

#3 ENTERTAIN THE KIDS WITH A TREASURE HUNT
Set out some clues around the park and have the kids find them leading to the big prize.  It is a great way to keep the kids entertained and engaged. This activity can be done before or after a picnic lunch to add to a fun-filled park day.

#4 RELIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD GAMES WITH YOUR ADULT FRIENDS
Relive your childhood and participate in an old game you played at birthdays when you were a kid. If capture the flag, tag, or hide and seek come to mind, why not play them for a goofy, fun hilarious time. They are sure to trigger nostalgic memories and lots of laughs.

#5 FLY A KITE
On a breezy day, head to the park with a kite and have the kids enjoy flying it. Take some nice pictures. If you don’t currently own one, head to a local toy store, pick a ready made one or one to make at home before heading out.

#6 WRITE AN OLD-FASHIONED LETTER
When was the last time you wrote a hand-writen letter?  Why not head to the park and write in your journal or draft a nice letter to a family member or friend you have not been in touch with for a while. You will be surprised by the enjoyment you will experience in remembering the pre-computer ways of communicating.

#7 DO A BOOT CAMP WORKOUT
Take your workout outside and run up and down the bleachers, do tricep dips and push ups using a park bench. Or for a lighter workout, practice yoga or Tai Chi

*The above ideas were inspired by the Independent magazine, UK.