25 Summer Activities Inspired By Disney Classics

Some of us on the West Coast still have about four weeks left of summer vacation. What ever shall we do? Can you believe we still haven’t been to the beach?! I know, I am so bad! However, we have been to the pool on a weekly basis and we’ve done several events for the blog. That kept the kids busy for a while.

But, if we had the chance to spend the rest of the summer doing something amazing, why not, right? It’s even better when we get to step up our games and take some examples from our friends at Disney. From open-air markets to hosting a yard sale, check out these 25, Disney-inspired, end-of-summer activities for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Are the kids still on summer vacation? 1 of 26
    25 summer activities inspired by Disney classics

    If you still have some summer lovin' left on your calendar, check out these fun Disney-inspired activities for the whole family!

  • Visit a dog pound! 2 of 26

    If you've been looking to add a furry friend to your family, like one of the pups from 101 Dalmatians, take the kids to the dog pound and create memories as you pick out a new life-long friend!

  • Sign up for archery lessons! 3 of 26
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    Lessons have become more popular since the release of Brave in 2012. This is one activity the whole family can enjoy together.

  • Go shoe shopping! 4 of 26

    The new school year is almost here. This only means one thing for Cinderella...time to go shoe shopping!

  • Visit some historic cathedrals! 5 of 26
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    You'll not only enjoy learning about the history behind churches (like the one in The Hunchback of Notre Dame), but for all of us who are homeschooling, we can easily turn this activity into a field trip.

  • Have an Italian feast! 6 of 26
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    Take the family out for an Italian feast, and top off the evening with a summer stroll in the park — just like in Lady and the Tramp!

  • Go canoeing on a lake! 7 of 26
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    Love canoeing as much as Pocahontas? Load the family up and take a trip to the lake! With the summer temps still on the high end of the thermometer, a quick dip in the lake sounds just about right.

  • Build a treehouse! 8 of 26

    If you're handy with a hammer, your whole family can bond over the building of a great treehouse! Big or small, your little ones can channel Tarzan and create lasting memories in a house nestled in the trees.

  • Visit an open air market! 9 of 26
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    Need some fruits or vegetables for an awesome recipe? How about locally made jewelry for a gift? You can find this and more when you visit your local open air market (like the one in Aladdin) or farmers market!

  • Make homemade beignets! 10 of 26
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    No one can resist some homemade beignets! Gather the kids and have fun in the kitchen while making these delicious desserts from The Princess and the Frog!

  • Take a ride on a train! 11 of 26

    Do your kids love The Lone Ranger? Take the whole family on an all-American road trip via train! Sit back and let the train conductor do all the driving, while you and the family enjoy the scenery!

  • Visit a state fair! 12 of 26
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    Ferris wheels, cotton candy and corn dogs, oh my! Lots of state fairs are happening this time of year, so take the family out for some thrilling, Pinocchio-inspired fun!

  • Go camping! 13 of 26
    mulan camping

    Channel Mulan and take the family camping! Grab your tents, sleeping bags and bug spray and head on out to the great outdoors! Just don't forget the s'mores.

  • Take surfing lessons! 14 of 26
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    Hang ten and end the summer with a Lilo and Stitch-inspired splash by taking up some surfing lessons. Beach days are so much fun when the whole family can enjoy a dip in the ocean.

  • Host a yard sale! 15 of 26

    Get rid of some old stuff and host a yard sale, like Andy's mom in Toy Story 2. Just think what you can do with the extra cash! Do I hear a trip to Disneyland? I think so!

  • Take a long road trip! 16 of 26
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    Get your kicks on Route 66! I hear this road trip (made famous in Cars) is a pretty awesome drive. From Chicago to L.A., this could be the trip of a lifetime.

  • Visit an observatory! 17 of 26
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    If you have little astronomers or WALL-E fans in your home, treat them to a visit to an observatory and have them learn more about our solar system!

  • Learn all about Greek mythology! 18 of 26

    Gotta love Hercules! There's nothing like checking out your inner gods and goddesses like learning a little Greek mythology and hosting a delicious Greek shindig!

  • Make birdwatching your new hobby! 19 of 26
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    Looking for something different to do with the family? Pick up a hobby like birdwatching — you'll feel like you're in Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room! You never know what you might see!

  • Get some lessons on braiding hair! 20 of 26
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    I love braiding my daughter's hair. When she's old enough, I can't wait to teach her how to braid her own hair, like Rapunzel in Tangled.

  • Catch a Broadway musical! 21 of 26
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    Go see Festival of The Lion King, or enjoy a night out on the town with the family and support your local theatrical production.

  • Go parasailing! 22 of 26
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    Parasailing, anyone? Come on, you know you've always wanted to give it a try! Better yet, challenge your kids to take to the skies with you! Just ask the Incredibles — nothing will beat the view from up there!

  • Visit a science museum! 23 of 26
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    If you have budding scientists at home, like the kids from Meet the Robinsons, visit your local science museum and see their little minds explore the wonderful world of science!

  • Have a family scavenger hunt! 24 of 26
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    Looking for the perfect end-of-summer get-together activity? Take a cue from Mickey and the Magical Map and have a family scavenger hunt! You can make it simple or challenging so that the entire family can participate.

  • Try sewing a dress from scratch! 25 of 26
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    Giselle from Enchanted did it, so it can't be that hard, right? This could be perfect for that little fashionista you have at home!

  • Catch a beautiful sunset! 26 of 26
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    End your summer by catching the sunset at your favorite spot. Whether at Cars Land, the beach, mountains, or at home, reminisce on how amazing Summer 2013 was.

Photo Source: Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Studios and Disneylandia al Dia.

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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