Three Road Trips with Kids You Should Make this Summer

In my mind, the cold winter months are the best time to fly, while summer is the best time to drive. So every year when the weather warms up, I start planning vacations within driving distance of our small-town Saskatchewan home. And luckily for me, there are quite a few!

Want to plan a road trip and you’re not sure how to get started? This month, as part of the Playtex Mom Trust, I’m sharing my top three choices for summer road trips with kids that the whole family will enjoy.

Wilderness Adventure

boys at the beach

When my boys and I want to spend a week away without having to drive too far to reach our destination, camping in a nearby provincial or national park is always something we enjoy.

From spending time on the beach to running around the playgrounds to biking along the campsite paths, there’s always plenty to keep the whole family entertained. And it’s a vacation that’s suitable for everyone from babies to adults. Even better, many campsites now offer rentals of ready-to-camp tents so that you don’t need a lot of gear to have a lot of fun outside!

City Exploration

k-days fair grounds

Spending a long weekend exploring the attractions in a nearby city is something that’s educational as well as fun! Visiting local art galleries and museums is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon, while local festivals can provide active and entertaining fun for all ages. Just make sure to check a few websites to find the city’s hotspots and make a list of the top places to eat!

Family Bonding

kathryn lavallee family

There’s no better season to enjoy a little time with your extended family than summer, because it turns a regular visit into a vacation! Take a little extra time to plan some outings with relatives, whether it’s something extravagant like dinner and a show or simply spending an afternoon at a local splash park.

The extra time spent with relatives that you don’t see very often is so important for helping kids to bond with their extended family. And consider sending your little ones out with your family on a special excursion of their own! They’ll appreciate the chance to connect with one another and you’ll get a break!

In the average summer, my boys and I make at least one of each of these road trips and sometimes many more than that. To make a spontaneous trip easy, I even keep a bag in the car that contains a change of clothes for each of us and a few basic toiletries so that we’re always ready to hit the road.

And of course, my boys never leave the house without their Playtex TravelTime Spoutless Cups full of water! No matter where you live, there are sure to be all kinds of fun adventures within driving distance. Pick your favourite, pack up the kids and get ready to enjoy some summer fun on the road this year!

mommy kat and kids rp2

44 thoughts on “Three Road Trips with Kids You Should Make this Summer”

  1. Esperanza Gailliard

    I try to take my kids out to the beach at least once a week in the summer time or maybe more. I hate to blow a ton of bucks on gas so I try to stay close to the lakes around our hose.

  2. Awe, that looks like such fun, when you young you can do anything and friends make time for each other!

  3. Chandra Christine O'Connor

    one of my fav things to do spending a long weekend exploring the attractions. I find it so interesting even if Im just browsing

  4. kristen visser

    my husband and i were gonna take my 21 month old and take a road trip and also do things like go to the zoo but im 8 months pregnant and really starting to feel the pregnancy toll now. so a 3 hour drive to the in laws and a weekend stay it will have to be :) at least we will be spoiled over there and this momma can get a break lol

  5. The wilderness adventure sounds really great, down the road I’ll definetely have to consider going to that vacation trip option

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