It’s National Family Fun Month! This August, summer may be winding down—but there are more opportunities than ever to enjoy outdoor fun with loved ones.
Just read on as we share a few of our favorite family fun go-tos here at The Black Hammock!
Enjoy a delicious meal together
Experts have long praised the benefits of family mealtime. Not only is it fun to enjoy delicious food with the ones you love, but studies have shown that it promotes a positive mindset, high self-esteem and improved motivation as well! Those benefits are important all year long, but can be especially impactful during August and the back-to-school months when we want our children to set good habits and start the academic year off strong.
Of course, family mealtime doesn’t have to be part of your normal routine! Mix things up by dining out at The Black Hammock Restaurant, where exciting eats like Gator Bites and Frog Legs help make your everyday dinner feel, well, a little less everyday. We’ve also got classic go-tos like Chicken Fingers & Fries, wings, sandwiches and more, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy on the menu. For a weeknight bite, or tasty fuel-up after an airboat ride, a meal with The Black Hammock is sure to hit the spot.
Take a thrilling ride
Make lasting family memories on the water! Nothing brings us together quite like the shared experience of a thrilling ride and encounters with Florida’s one-of-a-kind wildlife, from majestic birds above to gators in the water below. Enjoy lots of laughter and “wow” moments as you cruise, sharing in the fun with the people who matter most.
Plan a family staycation
If you want to enjoy some quality getaway time with your family, why not enjoy a family staycation? This is an excellent option for those who crave an affordable alternative to longer trips—plus, because staycations are typically just a day or two, you can schedule yours on the weekend and won’t have to worry about missing school or work! You can enjoy a fun-filled day at The Black Hammock, or extend the adventure and book a stay at one of our lodging options. Either way, it’s sure to be a staycation to remember.
Snap a golden-hour photoshoot
If you’ve been meaning to take more photos as a family, swing by The Black Hammock around sunset! Gorgeous lake views pair perfectly with the warm glow of the setting sun, resulting in a ready-made backdrop for fun, candid snaps you’ll treasure forever.
Host a family reunion
Looking to spend time with even more of the family this August and beyond? Host a family reunion! If you’ve got lots of relatives to invite, the task may seem daunting—but worry not, we can help take care of the planning. For example, you can enjoy discounted rates on a group airboat ride, and can even book on-site event space or plan a buffet! You can feel at ease knowing that there’s room for everyone to kick back, relax and connect with one another—and isn’t that what family fun is all about?
Family fun doesn’t have to end when summertime does—in fact, quality time together can produce big benefits on your mindset, and on your child’s performance at school, too! We hope that these ideas help you achieve effortless family fun this month and all year long.