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29 Outdoor Mother Son Activities You’ll Both Love

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When the weather is nice, I like to plan outdoor mother son activities to connect with each of my boys. When we take mother son dates outdoors, so many new options open up, which is great for making memories. These activities can be a great way to connect with any of your kids whether they are your young child, tween, or teenage son.

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It’s important for moms and their sons to spend time together doing fun activities, not only does it help you and your son bond but it’s just good to break the daily routine and have some fun every now and then. As fun as it is to go to the movie theater or play card games in your living room, sometimes getting outside is just what you need. Mild weather is the perfect time to get out and spend as much time as you can enjoying and taking advantage of the great outdoors.

Here are some awesome outdoor mother-son activities so you can do just that!

Outdoor Mother Son Activities in Your Backyard

There are plenty of outdoor mother son activities you two can do without leaving the house. So you don’t have to worry about gas or if you just don’t feel like leaving home but still want to do some fun outdoor activities with your son.

Here’s a list of a few outdoor mother-son activities that can be done at home.

  1. Have a scavenger hunt in the backyard
  2. Have a HUGE picnic
  3. Throw a free car wash
  4. Play catch with a football and or baseball
  5. Make a huge outdoor fort (using blankets, etc.) or set up a tent and do some backyard camping
  6. Practice soccer skills
  7. Play hide-and-go-seek
  8. Dig in the dirt and see what treasures you can find
  9. Have a big water fight
  10. Lay down some pillows and blankets and star gaze
  11. Have an outdoor dance party
  12. Set up a pool and spend the day swimming
  13. Become artists and make the driveway masterpiece with chalk
  14. Fill up water balloons and have a water balloon fight

Outdoor Mother Son Activities Away From Home

Now if you do feel like leaving the house, there are plenty of outdoor mother son activities you can enjoy away from home. Here are some pretty great activities for you two that will definitely ensure you guys have a blast!

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  1. Pack a snack or a whole picnic for the park
  2. Go miniature golfing or to batting cages
  3. Fly a kite
  4. Get some ice cream and spend the whole day at the park
  5. Go swimming at a local pond or lake
  6. Go fishing for the day
  7. Find some nice hiking trails and go on a hike
  8. Volunteer at the local animal shelter
  9. Visit a local farm or petting zoo
  10. Go treasure hunting with a metal detector
  11. Go to a sporting event for your favorite team
  12. Get a pair of good binoculars and go bird watching
  13. Take a nice long bike ride
  14. Go to the beach (if you live by one) and make sandcastles
  15. Go geocaching together, it’ll be a blast for your son because it’s like a real treasure hunt!

There are so many outdoor mother son date ideas to do and even if you think you’ve done them all something new will pop up. Plan and do these activities as much as you can because they really do grow up fast! And before you know it, they’ll want to spend most of their time with their friends, then heading off to live life on their own.

More Mother Son Activities

For more mother son activities, check out the Mother Son Bucket List.

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Last Updated 08/03/22

2 thoughts on “29 Outdoor Mother Son Activities You’ll Both Love”

  1. You should add gold panning. I work with a wonderful instructor here in Mariposa that does gold panning and prospecting workshops that are an amazing activity for moms and sons. He gets a lot of joy out of seeing them come together and really get excited about having fun with it.

    He is listed on airbnb experiences under Mariposa experiences, Gold panning and prospecting gold.
    His name is Chuck Brownell

    This is a super great thing to do and you can continue to have fun with it wherever there is a stream bed, rocks and rivers.


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