Are you trying to find something fun to do this summer? Do you have kids and they’re always whining about nothing to do and how bored they are. I remember, as a kid, that we would always want to watch television because “we were bored”. So my mother would make us go outside and hang out with friends, play games, or even get into trouble. What would have been cool is to have a list like the one I’m about to build for you. It’s a list of some of the coolest and weirdest things that you can do in the outdoors. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration and go out there and have some fun.
You can do this on a free day to have a lot of fun. The best thing to do is to find an outdoor paintball place with building and huts. That makes it much more fun.
This is similar to paintball, but you use NERF bats, guns, and mallets to hunt down your friends and bash them.
5. Ride on a Ferry Boat for a Day
6. Visit a Local Hot Springs
7. Visit and Explore a Cave
8. Take the Scenic Route when Driving Around
12. Take some Conservation Classes
13. Fell Running
This is when you are specifically running up and down hills for better heart rate and exercise.
We all know that walking on coals is quite daunting, but you could take some courses and learn how to correctly firewalk. This would impress anybody.
15. Hang Gliding
16. Go Karting
Like Mario and Luigi, you could go Go Karting and have some fund with friends. This can get pricey though.
17. Put Put
Some people call this miniature golf, but it’s tons of fun.
18. Horse Riding
If you have a ranch or two around, you could definitely rent a couple horses and take a tour around the area for some scenic beauty. I remember renting a horse down in Florida and riding the horse through the water on the beach. What a blast!
19. Kite Surfing
21. Ocean Rowing
This is learning how to use a compass and mapping out certain terrain and finding your way back to service and help.
25. Do a Ropes Course
We used to do this at camp. You would have to go somewhere that they have a ropes course, but you get strapped into a safety harness and walk around on rope high above the ground.
26. Take a wilderness medicine class
27. Wind Surfing
Just Google this term and find out what it is. It’s simply crazy!
30. Stunt Driving
You can seriously take classes that will teach you how to drive like a stunt man.
31. Hacky Sac
This is when a couple people stand around in a circle and throw a hackysac into the air. Now you must kick the hackysac up in the air to other people and not let it touch the ground, or your hands. There are many ways to hit the sac.
32. Sherpa Expedition
33. Learn Falconry
This would be so cool!
34. Build Model Rockets
35. Play with Fireworks, but be legal and safe.
36. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Travel your state by hot air balloon and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
37. Base Jumping
38. Helicopter Flights
39. Try Adventure Racing
This is when people sign up as a two-person team and the company sets up adventures that you must go through while racing other teams.
40. Backyard Sleepovers
41. Beach Combing
This is where you take a metal detector and comb the beach for valuable trinkets and hidden coins that people lose when they’re vacationing.
42. Try Birdwatching
You can do this almost anywhere. Find some binoculars and grab a bird book for the area you live in and try to identify birds. You can also try to mimic their songs.
43. Battle Reenactments
This would be so much fun with a large group of people.
44. Visit a Carnival
This is a type of Brazilian dance fighting. It’s a new fad that’s growing. I once saw a group of people in Arizona doing this. It was pretty interesting.
46. Clay Pigeon Shooting
50. Fruit Picking
51. Go bet on the Greyhound Races
This could be a lot of fun, along with the next option, if you’re willing to lose some money. Who knows, you may win too!
52. Go bet on the Horse Races
53. Kite Boarding
54. Kite Buggying
57. Street Hockey
58. Run a Marathon
You could even train all summer to do a marathon. This would keep you quite busy.
59. Mountain Boarding
60. Outdoor Photography
61. Piggy Backs Fights
62. Go on a Picnic with Family and Friends
63. Quad Biking
64. Go to a Theme Park like Six Flags
66. Go on a Safari
You don’t necessarily have to go to Africa to go on a safari. There are cities that have small safari trips too.
67. Scavenger Hunts
69. Street Luge
Be careful doing this. I once broke my leg on a trampoline.
72. Build a Treehouse
74. Have a Water Fight
Stay cool and have a lot of fun with your family or friends by keeping cool during those hot days of summer.
75. Bridge Jumping
77. Hover Crafting
78. Raft Building
80. Dog Sledding
This may not be a summer activity, but it’s certainly a great idea for something to do in the outdoors, especially in the winter.
82. Ice Climbing
83. Ice Racing
84. Skeleton Bob
This is when you play hide and seek with a GPS device.
87. Roller Skating
You could either go roller skating or roller blading. Either way, you could make it so the skating could be like dancing.