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10 Family Fun Activities You Can Do at a Park

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Set up a Challenge

A hula-hoop challenge may result in uncontrollable giggling.
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Parks offer big, wide-open spaces perfect for staging a race, obstacle course or other family challenge. Break up into teams for a relay race. Designate age groups for foot or bicycle races. Bring a few simple props and set up your own family field day. Here are some examples:

  • Hula-hoops or jump ropes for an endurance challenge
  • Eggs and spoons for a balance-testing relay challenge
  • Soccer ball for a dribbling challenge
  • Plastic cups and water for a balancing-on-the-head race challenge
  • Rope for tug-of-war and three-legged race

For high-adventure challenges, look for parks that offer canopy tours, rock climbing or zip-lines.

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