Bond on Vacation by Playing Games

Playing games is a great way for families to bond and have fun together. Games give family members the chance to spend time together in a fun way and the smiles and laughs that are shared while playing games can help family members to get through tough situations and times of conflict.

Ball Games

The great thing about ball games such as football, tennis and even simple throw and catch games is that they require members of the same team to work together and interact with each other. Family members who play ball games are more likely to be tactile and bring the teamwork skills that they learn through playing ball games into other areas of their family lives.


Playing pool as a family is a great way to bond and have fun. Parents can play the role of the teacher by showing their child new pool skills and this type of game also involves physical contact. The division between parents and children can be softened by forming teams of father and daughter versus mother and son teams and so on.


This type of game is a good way for members of the family to put their knowledge to the test and learn new things at the same time. Quizzes can also be used to help children study for a test. While the other members of the family may be given regular questions, the questions that are given to the child studying for the test could be questions that relate to the test.

Treasure Hunts

Treasure HuntsTaking part in organized treasure hunts is another great way for families to bond. A large number of organizations such as stately homes, zoos and national parks organise treasure hunts throughout the year where the whole family has to work together to solve clues and win a prize. Families can also make up their own special treasure hunts to play together, with the clues hidden around their home or in a place that they enjoy visiting together.