TOP 7 THINGS TO DO IN THE PARK THIS WEEK

What better way to spend a warm summer day than to visit Frothingham Park and participate in one or two of the below suggested activities we are sharing with you. Bring the kids along for some fun games, or opt to come solo and enjoy a relaxing time at the park.

dodge ball#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 Frisbee, 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.

 

 

picnic#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. Be sure to clean up any wrappers when done with the picnic.

 

 

 

treasure hunt#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.

 

 

 

flag#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.

 

 

 

kite#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 kite or one to make at home before heading out.

 

 

 

write letter

#6 WRITE AN OLD-FASHIONED LETTER
When was the last time you wrote a hand-written letter?  Why not head to the park and write 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.

 

 

 

park-bench-workout-01a#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.