How to entertain the family sustainably this holidays

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January 6, 2023

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, and it's the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family.

As we all know, entertaining the whole family can be a challenge, especially when it comes to finding activities that everyone enjoys and that are also sustainable. Here are some ideas for how to have a fun and sustainable summer holiday with your family:

Go on a nature walk or hike


Not only is this a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, but it's also an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the natural world around us. Make sure to bring along some reusable water bottles and snacks!

Have a picnic

Pack a lunch and head to a local park or beach for a leisurely outdoor meal. Use reusable containers and utensils to reduce waste, and consider bringing along some reusable cloth napkins or a tablecloth instead of disposable paper products.

Go camping

If you have access to a tent and sleeping bags, why not try camping as a family? Camping is a great way to spend time together in nature and disconnect from technology and daily distractions. Just be sure to follow the ‘Leave No Trace’ principles to minimise your impact on the environment.

Have a backyard BBQ

Invite some friends or neighbours over for a barbecue in your backyard. Use eco-friendly grilling tools, such as bamboo skewers or a grill brush made of stainless steel, and consider using biodegradable plates and utensils.

Visit a farmer's market

Many communities have weekly farmer's markets where you can buy fresh, locally-grown produce and other products. Not only is this a great way to support local farmers, but it's also an opportunity to teach the kiddies about where their food comes from and the importance of supporting small businesses. Don't forget to take your re-usable bag with you.

Plant a garden

This is a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Choose plants that are native to your area and that require minimal watering to minimise your impact on the environment.

Go on a bike ride

Not only is biking a great way to get exercise, but it's also a sustainable mode of transportation. Head out on a bike ride as a family and explore your local neighbourhood or a nearby park.

By keeping these sustainable activities in mind, you can have a fun and memorable summer holiday with your family while also taking care of the environment.