Enjoyment for Everyone: Factors for Finding a Fun Family Hobby


Family hobbies are a great way to do things together and spend more time as a family. But finding the right hobby for everyone can be a challenge, especially if you all have different interests. Here are a few factors to consider that can help you to find hobby everyone will enjoy.

Determine a Budget

There are many possible activities you can choose from, but the cost involved can vary greatly. Some activities are lots of fun, but they don’t make realistic hobbies for you and your family because they cost too much.

For example, you may love skiing together, but for most families that is no more than a once-a-year treat.

So look for something affordable and within your budget or even something free like hiking. Or you may want to make a hobby out of going on road trips. You have to pay for fuel but not a lot else, making them an affordable options. As long as you have a suitable vehicle like a Dodge Journey, you could go anywhere you want to, and you can have a lot of fun together going exploring in your vehicle and maybe even camping over somewhere.

Find Something for All Abilities

If your children are different ages, they may have different ability levels for various activities. If you choose an activity that is too difficult for a younger child, this will only cause them frustration.

Make sure you find something that is suitable for everyone to avoid any problems, and you’ll have a much better chance of finding a hobby that you stick with.

Choose an Outside Activity

Try to get outdoors for your hobby. You will be used to spending time inside together at home, so look into outdoor activities you can do together, and kids need to get out more and be active.

Outdoor activities also tend to be less expensive, whether you go cycling or take up watersports. These will be healthier and will get you all moving as well as being great fun.

Easy Access

Some activities may be great fun, but they might only be possible a long way from home. You want to find something that you can do on a regular basis, so look at the options near to where you live and avoid having to travel too far.

Try it out and See How it goes

You may want to try out a few things before you find a hobby you all enjoy, so why not try a few different things out? You don’t want to start buying all the equipment and joining clubs if you don’t yet know whether you will enjoy it.

Try out different things until you find something you all really enjoy, and then you can start to invest more money buying any equipment you need.

Start Looking for a Suitable Family Hobby

Family hobbies can be the perfect way to spend time together as a family. You may have a hobby that you do yourself, but a family hobby can bring you all together and you will enjoy lots of happy memories that will last a lifetime. So start looking for activities you can do together, and find the perfect hobby for your family.


Sophie Farraway loves family life (most of the time!). She has an 8 year old daughter and 3 year old son. She writes about a range of family topics in her online articles.

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22 thoughts on “Enjoyment for Everyone: Factors for Finding a Fun Family Hobby

  1. We never really developed hobbies as a family. Our budget allowed our children to take karate, do Boy/Girl Scouts, volleyball and allstar cheer. My husband and my hobbies were taking them to all these activities! lol

  2. I choose swimming to be my family’s outdoor activity. There is a lot of good reason why I wanted them to be hooked up with this sport. Swimming is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits, they could also save lives and maybe someday they can able to get a career in this sports, like being a Marine Biologist, a dolphin trainer or maybe an olympian. lol Swimming is also the cheapest sports we have now.

  3. As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. My hubby and I really loves traveling and for hobbies we love swimming and working out as a way to have fun. It’s a great stress reliever too!

  4. I believe that a family hobby should always be outdoors. There are so many things that keep the family inside the house every day, weekends should be for enjoying time spent in nature.

  5. How fun! We’re not really an outdoor family though. We do go to the beach now and again but camping would freak everyone out. Well, not my daughter. She’s the only outdoorsy one, ha.

  6. It’s always nice to find a hobby that the whole family will love. It’s another time well-spent together, creating memories and just simply bonding. I think this makes a great guide for finding that hobby.

  7. I agree, finding the right hobby that goes well with everyone in a family is not easy as everyone has their own interest. These are some good ideas to make the best of it and to me any outdoor activities could be so much fun which will go well with anyone too!

  8. It’s always nice to do something together as a family especially if it’s everybody’s first time to try it! I love looking for a hobby that my kids and I will love, it’s just so much more fun with them around.

  9. My brother, sister and I spent a lot of time together growing up. During summers, we’d play in the backyard if the weather was nice. When it came to indoor activities, that was something we could vary a lot. We’d build with blocks or Legos. We’d color in coloring books, on construction paper and typing paper. My mom would let us take turns picking out a favorite show or videos. And we all would play with dolls and action figures.

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