In the blink of an eye, just like that, summer is halfway over. Where did the time go? Have you been enjoying the warm weather and sunshine or have you not had the chance to yet?

Don’t worry, even if you haven’t had a chance to enjoy summer, there’s still time to end the season on a high note before fall returns!

Check out these four family-friendly activities that can help you soak up the last half of summer with those you care about the most.

1. Go Swimming

You can have fun with your family and cool off during last few summer months by going swimming. Many people might think this involves paying a lot of money to get all-day passes to local water parks or community pools. Some might also think this involves buying a pool of your own.

But it doesn’t have to be like that!

While all of those are real possibilities for going swimming, there are other free options as well. You could visit a calm area of a local lake or a pond. The water there might not be crystal-clear like in a pool, but it’s better than nothing! If you’re near one of the coasts, you could also go swimming in the ocean!

If you know someone that has a backyard pool, ask if you can hang out with them and have a mini pool party. Be careful of how you ask, of course. You don’t want to seem like you’re just using them for their pool!

2. Take a Walk Through Your Town

Some people don’t necessarily appreciate their hometown history, landmarks and parks until they end up leaving. Don’t be one of those people! Gather up your family members and go visit these places.

Whether you live in a small town or a major city, there are sure to be places you can visit and learn more about the history of your town or places to just appreciate the beauty of your town as well.

Many of these parks, landmarks or historical places will be easy on your wallet, too. You don’t always have to pay an arm and a leg to take your family to these places! Many nature walks or landmarks are free to simply stroll through or walk around with your family.

3. Go on a Picnic

It might seem very cliché to say, but an easy way to have fun with your family is to go on a picnic! It’s also a very affordable way to have fun. All you’d be paying for would be your food which you probably already have stocked in your home anyway!

It’s something different to do than just sitting around the kitchen table and you can enjoy the summer weather while you’re at it. If you go down to your neighborhood park to have your picnic, your children can run around on the playground afterwards. It’s a win-win for everyone!

4. Have a Bonfire and Make S’mores

Enjoy the summer under the stars by having a bonfire and making s’mores with your family! You can appreciate the night sky and catch fireflies while you’re sitting around, telling stories and enjoying the ambiance. It might make for a late night for your younger family members, but these will be fun memories they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives!

Don’t waste another minute of summer. Get out there and finish the season strong with these family-friendly activities that will create long-lasting memories!