Swimming in the sea, picnics and bike rides are among the activities that families want to experience this summer.
Outdoor activities are among the 50 things families plan to get the most out of after more than a year of restrictions.
Other top activities to do this summer included sunrise (30%), a theme park excursion (28%) and a quintessential trip to the British seaside (24%).
More quality time together
It has also emerged that six in 10 families want to spend more quality time together outdoors this summer, after enjoying nature has become more important than after the start of the pandemic.
The research was commissioned by sunscreen brand Soltan, who partnered with TV presenter and nature enthusiast Helen Skelton to inspire families to have adventures as parents plan activities for the kids. this summer.
Helen Skelton said: âGetting outside and enjoying nature is great for physical and mental well-being,
“I have always been someone who made the most of the great outdoors and who loves adventure.
âResearch shows that families want to make the most of the outdoors, but sometimes lack the inspiration to turn a day into a truly fun adventure.
âI think over the past 18 months we’ve exhausted our idea bank, so I’ve teamed up with Soltan to offer some helpful tips to help parents this summer – from fossil hunting and dog racing. obstacles to cloud detection and treasure hunts. “
The study also found that nearly a quarter intended to build sandcastles on the beach while watching birds, building a den and going on a scavenger hunt were other adventures than the families hope to live this summer.
And glamping and a UK safari were the top activities that families have never done but would consider for the first time this year.
It also emerged that 67% of parents have struggled to come up with ideas to entertain their child since the start of the pandemic.
The results come after it was revealed that searches for sunscreen on boots.com have increased by over 7,120% year over year.
Suncare expert Clare O ‘Connor Boots Soltan said: âIt’s nice to see people enjoying the outdoors and making new memories with their families.
“It is important to remember to protect yourself and your children on your adventures, as you are just as vulnerable to fires in the UK as you are abroad.
“Our message to everyone this summer is to apply a sunscreen with full SPF 5 Star UVA and UVB protection like Soltan, when you are enjoying all the great outdoors has to offer.”
You can see Helen Skelton chatting through her top tips here.
Parents top 50 outdoor family activities to do this summer
1. Have a picnic
2. Watch the sun rise and set
3. Go to the theme parks
4. Bike rides
5. Swimming in the sea
6. Go to nature reserves
7. Visit a city
8. Jump into the waves
9. Fruit picking
10. Build sandcastles
11. Starry gaze on a clear night
12. Go to an adventure playground
14. Play in a paddling pool
15. Search the rock pools for creatures
16. Dig huge holes on the beach
19. Bury your legs in the sand
20. Bird watching
21. Play tennis
22. Water balloon fights
23. Slide on a water slide
24. Play swing ball
27. A safari in the United Kingdom
28. Play on a bouncy castle
30. Build a den
31. Jump into a river
34. Go on a treasure hunt
35. Insect hunt
36. Play on a swing
37. Cloud stripping
39. Snorkeling in the sea
39. Fossil hunt
42. Play a great game of curves
43. Trail tracks
45. Build nests for wildlife
46. ââMake an obstacle course
47. Ride on electric scooters
50. Learn a new sport