Summer at the cottage is a time to make lasting memories with the family. A quiet retreat away from the bustle of your daily routine is always the best medicine. When you get ready to load the kids up for your trip you won’t want to forget some fantastic toys to play with while you are at the lake.
Whether you head to the cottage to enjoy the spring bloom, the summer heat or the color of fall, you want to bring along just the right entertainment to please everyone. You can even get ready for those rainy days that will keep everyone inside without a minute of boredom.
Set aside some time away to spend your days enjoying the outdoors. Take the kids fishing or hit the water after you install your new wakeboarding tower from Aerial Wakeboarding and get in some quality time with the kids. Make sure to bring along some of these must-have toys to make your cottage vacation one that will always be remembered.
Inflatable Kayak or Paddleboard
If you don’t have a roof rack but still want to have some fun out on the water you can pick up an inflatable version of either a kayak or a paddleboard. The whole family will love the challenge of staying afloat and upright on these durable water vehicles. Simply use an electric pump to blow up your craft in just minutes and get ready to hit the waves. Once you are done they can be easily stored in the cargo area of your vehicle without taking up a lot of room.
Scavenger Hunt List
There is so much to see and discover when you are away on vacation. Different landscapes and animals will captivate the whole family with their discovery. Make sure to take a wilderness or outdoor nature scavenger hunt list with you for a bit of fun. You can do a different one every day if you want. This is a great educational activity for your kids and a fun discovery game for the whole family.
That’s right, a water trampoline. What could be more fun than bouncing away and into the water right off your own dock? These inflatable toys come in all shapes and sizes and can be easily stowed with the rest of your gear. They come with an adjustable anchor so that they will stay in place all season without floating away. Get out and have a bounce in the sunshine.
No cottage getaway is complete without a few friendly games of volleyball. Get the whole family active on the beach or in the grass with a vigorous game or two. Your net can be used for volleyball or keep it simple with a beach ball for the younger kids. You can even use it for badminton.
Crafts & Games
For those rainy days at the cottage, you will need to bring some games and a crafting kit to keep restless kids occupied. Play a board game with the whole family or create a craft that can decorate your cabin. Teach the kids how to make amazing designs with a spirograph or use your craft supplies to create anything that is in your imagination. You might not always have internet access to fall back on when you are at the cottage so make sure to bring enough games and crafts to ward off boredom on those rainy days.
If you are lucky enough to spend some time at a cottage during your vacation you will have memories to last you through your life. Take some or all of these great toys to help you have the best time with your whole family.