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  • What Better Way to Have Outdoor Fun Than Spending Time in the Water?

    by Ringo Ladue June 29, 2021 5 min read

    Kayaks, Canoes, and Boat are being paddled down a river. Beautiful green trees on the right and grass on the left of the river.

    What Better Way to Have Outdoor Fun Than Spending Time in the Water?

    Summer is here and what better way to spend it than partaking in fun activities outdoors with your family! Of course, you, your family, and your friends will no doubt want to spend a lot of the time in the water to beat the summer heat. Not to mention, spending time in the water is therapeutic and a massive stress reliever. 

    Other than swimming, what other activities can you and your kids do in the water? Keep reading to get the best ideas for some outdoor fun this summer!


    Fishing is always a blast for kids, especially if it's their first time, and it's even more fun when done on a boat. You can even spice things up a little by kayak fishing, or you could even create a game to make things more exciting!.The more they fish the more they will love it!


    You can never go wrong with kayaking. It's a family favorite, and there are kayaks of all sizes for children of all ages. The cool thing about kayaking is that it's relatively quick to pick up on, so if it's their first time, you won't have to worry, as they'll be learning how to navigate on their own in a matter of minutes.

    Kayak Fishing

    Kayaking and fishing are great activities to do out in the water, but combining them takes it to a whole other level. It might sound intimidating, especially if you've never gone kayaking before. However, it'll add a whole new twist on fishing.

    Just be sure to be extra prepared. Know where you want to go, how far out in the water you want to be, as it depends on your experience with a kayak, and how good you are at keeping your balance. 

    You can kayak fish on rivers, oceans, and lakes and it is always a great experience. Being right on top of the water and seeing the fish being reeled in is something that you have to experience to understand. The more we go on kayak fishing adventures, the more we enjoy them!

    Paddle Boarding

    Stand-up paddleboarding has also become a summertime favorite for many families. Not only is it a great workout, as it helps you engage your core, thighs, back, and feet muscles, but it's also an easy sport that even kids as young as 4 years old can do! You can either teach your kid to paddleboard on their own or have them ride along with you on the same board. 

    Try to get creative and think of fun games to play while boarding. And falling off the board and into the water and climbing back on is something kids love to do. Paddleboarding will always be a great choice.

    Pedal Boating

    Pedal boating is another way to have fun out in the water. Most campgrounds with lakes or even local parks have the option to rent them out by the hour. Plus, depending on how old your children are, they can rent their own pedal boat and cruise on their own.


    If you're not sure what skimboarding is, it's a board sport that consists of gliding across the water's surface. As incredibly fun it is, it requires time, patience, and effort to get the coordination right. Yet, your children will be busy for hours if you decide to go skimboarding with them, so no worries about them getting bored quickly.


    Boating is hands down the best way to spend time with your family out in the water. You can do lots of things on a boat and make a day out of it! You could start off with a nice picnic, fishing, swimming, or anything else you could think of. 

    Usually, a boating day is considered to be a relaxing plan for parents, but with all the energy and excitement that kids carry, there's no way you can pull off a quiet day on a boat with your children. To keep your little one's entertained, you can consider renting out specific types of equipment designed for boats—such as boating tubesLillipad diving boards, or floating water mats


    Usually, whenever you're camping near an ocean, river, or lake, there tend to be lots of neat hiking trails nearby. Plan ahead before your trip and locate any trails that you and your family might want to try. Hiking is a fantastic way to disconnect from the hectic everyday lifestyle and gives you the chance to be in touch with nature. 

    You don't have to hike a long distance. Look into some short trails that you and your family can explore without getting too tired and pinpoint any other rivers or streams nearby.

    You will be able to find hiking trails where you will be able to incorporate many of the ideas that we have talked about. A good hike combined with camping and some water sports will help you maximize your fun. It is really the complete experience.

    Jumping and Sliding into the Water

    For those who have lived near a lake or have spent most of their summers camping near one, then you no doubt have jumped off a dock or boat and splashed into the water. People have been enjoying this for as long as we can remember, and it's definitely a crowd-pleaser. As simple as it is, it's an activity that never gets old or boring. 

    Plus, it's also a great activity to include if you're trying to teach your little ones how to swim. You can play all kinds of games that involve jumping into the water. Dive contests, obstacle courses with a jump, trick jumps, and more. Just remember to always where a life vest!

    Spend Time Out in the Water!

    Spending time out in the water doesn't mean just going for a swim. Include these fun and diverse activities in your summer plans, and you'll have the best outdoor fun!

    Here at SplashyMcFun, our team of water sports enthusiasts will show you the top-quality water sports equipment we have to offer. We will provide a great shopping experience and give you the best equipment for you and your family to use to get the most fun out of this summer. Contact us today

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