4 Summer Plans for Large Families

These summer plans for large families are perfect opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. We'll give you a list of interesting ideas for families with more than 3 children.
4 Summer Plans for Large Families
María José Roldán

Written and verified by the psychopedagogue María José Roldán.

Last update: 02 March, 2019

The arrival of summer means that parents are starting to plan vacations. We know it’s not easy, but it’s even harder to make summer plans for large families.

When we speak of large families, we’re referring to ones that have more than three children. Without a doubt, logistics are difficult, and are even more expensive, especially when prices go up in the summer.

However, summer is a great time to make all kinds of plans. That way, everyone can enjoy their free time and good temperatures.

Large families can enjoy all kinds of summer activities. For example, you can go to a water park, visit a national park, or go away to a lake house or cabin.

Fortunately, many of these places have discounts for large families, so take advantage of them if you can. 

4 Summer plans for large families

Doing some of these activities will ensure that everyone has a blast. Take a look, and tell your family about your favorites!

1. Water parks

The first of the summer plans for large families is water parks. Summer is the perfect time to explore. There’s nothing more fun and refreshing than spending time in pools and going down slides.

Water parks are a great option to spend a family day and enjoy fun in the water with your children. In fact, lots of places are made especially for kids. They let you relax while watching them have fun.

However, it’s important to remember that you should never let your children play in or near the water without supervision.

4 Summer Plans for Large Families

2. Camping

One of the best parts about camping is that they offer rental housing for large families. They’re also a great option for kids to enjoy a quiet environment that has everything the family needs.

Certainly, when you book a campsite, you automatically benefit from the activities they offer. Usually, they have a pool or lake, gym, trails, biking, etc.

In addition, most campsites are in natural environments, near water or the mountains. If you have babies, this won’t be a problem. They’ll also be able to enjoy shallow pools for their age where they’ll learn to love the outdoors.

“Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.”

–Reinhold Niebuhr–

3. National parks

National parks are great for large families since you pay per car, not per person. Inside the parks, kids can enjoy free and fun activities like hiking, swimming and picnics.

In addition, national parks offer the option of camping or staying in a nearby lodge. Without a doubt, it’s a perfect opportunity for children to have contact with nature and enjoy its benefits. 

They’re perfect spaces to take a break from your routine, forget the stress of the city, and have fun as a family.

4 Summer Plans for Large Families

4. Cabins

If you want to travel and find a place to stay for your whole family, you should know that it’s not easy. Especially if you want to stay by a beachmost of the apartments aren’t prepared to house a big family. Additionally, they’re usually very expensive.

Therefore, cabins are great ideas for a family get-away. Cabins are fantastic because they have everything you need to spend a few days on vacation. In most cases, they have a backyard and swimming pool, which are two things kids will love.

Finally, we hope that our list of summer plans for large families has provided you with good ideas to enjoy your vacation. We want to remind you that it’s important to plan your summer vacation in advance. This is especially true if you have a large family.

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