A move can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. At the very least, your life will feel a little uprooted for a while as you settle into a new home, a new community, and a new routine. Before you dive into unpacking and settling in, though, it’s a good idea to take a breather. Spend some time as a family doing something completely unrelated to the move. It may seem like fun family activity ideas are the last thing you want to think about after moving, but trust us—the memories you make together will be worth the effort.
Here in Orlando, there are plenty of ways to spend a fun family day together. From theme parks to beach days, you don’t have to go far to find a great place to unwind. Even if you don’t live in the theme park capital of the world, you can still find activities that will ease the stress of moving. We’ve put together a few of our favorite family activity ideas after moving to help you reconnect and enjoy some much-needed downtime with your loved ones.
Family Activity Ideas after Moving
Plan a Staycation
After the whirlwind of a move, chances are you all could use a vacation. If you’ve just moved to a new city, it’s the perfect opportunity to take some time off to decompress, explore, and have some fun. Book a couple of days at a hotel in town or find a cute little Air BnB near your local business district. Even if you just put up a tent in the backyard, it’s a great way to get your mind off the move and enjoy each other’s company before you get back into the swing of everyday life.
Every town has some touristy things to check out. Some people may sneer at “tourist traps,” but they can actually be fun! After all, they attract a lot of people for a reason. Make a list of your new city’s hottest tourist attractions and challenge yourselves to hit all of them in a day or weekend.
Check out a Few Local Events
What events are happening in town the week you move in? Things like festivals, arts and music events, charity events, and other gatherings are always happening in communities. Look them up online or find a local bulletin board to see what is going on in your new city. Not only will it offer a fun time for the family, but you’ll also get the opportunity to meet new people.
Explore the Town’s Culture
Museums, theaters, galleries, and shows are always wonderful places to spend time with your family. Art just has a way of filling up your cup after a stressful time. Plus, learning about your town’s culture is a wonderful way to get involved and begin to appreciate its unique offerings.
Explore What Each Family Member Loves
What are some things your family loves to do? Think of something you all enjoyed doing together in your previous community, such as going to a drive-in cinema, and find the local variation. Another idea is to find out at least one thing each family member loves to do and start exploring those in town. For example, if one of you loves Italian food, look up the local Italian restaurants and make it a point to try them all.
Enjoy Your New Home, Together
No matter what you choose to do after you move, the most important thing is that you take the time to appreciate this new chapter of your life. We hope that this post has provided inspiration for you to do just that.
Megan’s Moving, at Your Service
While you are busy enjoying and exploring your new hometown, let Megan’s Moving help get you settled into your new home. As part of our white glove service offerings, we can unpack your boxes, set up your furniture, and even hang your artwork and tv. Our sister company, MHM Professional Staging, also offers design services to make your new house look just the way you’d like it, right from the start.