25 Outdoor Activities for Kids

There are plenty of free and low-cost outdoor activities for kids that also come with great health benefits!

Why is outdoor play so important? When kids are glued to devices, outdoor play is a much-needed break from screens. It gives them a chance to interact with their friends, get active and take in some fresh air.

Ice Skating

Many city-owned skating rinks are available for families to enjoy. So, put on your skates, bundle up, hold hands with your bestie or family member and have fun.



Spring is usually the time to start pulling out weeds and planting seeds! Get the kids involved with planting flowers and vegetables and taking care of them. Plus, a parent can always use a hand with watering and weeding!


Go to the Beach

Almost an entire day can be spent at the beach lounging on the sand and swimming in the water! Pack the sand toys and a picnic, get on your swimwear and you are all set!


Kids love animals, and the zoo gives them a close-up look at how different animals live and interact with each other. They also can watch some incredible animal shows where kids can learn more about different animals.

Visit a Zoo


Check out many more activities for kids for every season!