Planning an Annual
Father-son relationships begin by spending quality time with your son. This is an important part of being a
dad. Here you will receive tips on how to plan an annual
outing with the kids. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to
have a wonderful trip together.
Father and Son outings create special bonding between the two of you
and help you establish a closer relationship with one another.
first step in planning an annual father-son outing is to decide where
you want to go?
Will it be fishing in Florida, skiing or snowmobiling in Colorado,
camping at a state park near your home or a road trip to nowhere in
second step in planning an annual Father/Son outing is choosing a date
for the event and setting a budget.
Of course you will need to request time off work far in
advance of your scheduled outing. If you are going during the
school year try to schedule your outing during one of the extended
weekends. Things tend to be a bit more expensive
during school breaks so keep this in mind.
As parents we must make daily activities learning opportunity to teach
our kids new skills. The time you spend planning an annual
father-son outing is a great time to teach your son about creating a
For smaller kids allow them to collect all the loose change they can
find around the house. Have them put it in a jar, at the end
of the month count it all up and allow your son to pay for lunch or the
If you have older kids they should be a part of planning the outing
from start to finish. Challenge your teenage son to earn $50
to put toward the trip. Talk to them about the
location. Ask your son to research the area for restaurants
and special sites to stop at along the way. The more your son
is involved the more it will feel like his trip too.
Don’t forget to budget in travel expenses. Will you drive?
Fly? Take a train?
next step in planning an annual Father/Son outing is to pack everything
you will need for the trip.
Make a list of everything you need and check things off as you pack
them. What will the weather be? Will you need
sunscreen or thermals? Are you taking the train?
Pack some cards and other travel size game that the two of you can play
together. Are you flying? Maybe you want a neck
pillow. Take some time to think things through and write it
down as you think of it so you won’t forget.
Are you still
unsure about what to do or where to go when planning an annual
Here are some ideas:
- Plan a sporting event outing to a major or minor
baseball, football or hockey game every year. Go see your favorite
teams play in the playoffs.
- Plan an annual camping trip to different state parks,
bond over bonfires, mor's, fishing, hiking and sightseeing in the great
- Plan a fishing trip exclusively, rent a boat and hit
the ocean or lake for some big fish tales you can share with the entire
family once you get home.
- Plan a memorable vacation with your boy to a luxury
resort. Take the time to teach your son how to be a
gentleman. While in the resort show your son how to shave and
how to polish his shows. Get all dressed “down” for a night
out at the local pub. Take advantage of the exercise room at
the resort and lift some weights. Rents a couple of bikes and
hit the trails. Click here to get your free report that will
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You don’t have to go far for a wonderful outing. Look around
your area or the adjoining state and see what adventures there may be
waiting for you and your son to enjoy. You never know you could find
the adventure of a lifetime right around the corner.
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