8 Fun Ideas for Spending Time with Your Adult Children

Good Times Create Great Memories

Spending time with my children, Zach and Kyleigh, is something I always look forward to. I am fortunate, as my kids enjoy doing similar activities. This makes it easier when we are all able to get together. That doesn’t happen often, but I cherish the times when it does.

I came up with ideas for planning a day with your adult children. Focus on what they like to do is a good first step. Luckily, neither of my kids has suggested sky-diving yet.

Museum of Your Choice

The Art Institute of Chicago can easily be a day trip if you live in Wisconsin. For my birthday this year I spent the day with Kyleigh and her friend, Sara,who is like a daughter to me. We met in Milwaukee early morning. We took the train down to Chicago, and visited the art museum and walked through Millenium Park. Art is one of my passions, and this is one of the top ten art museums in the world. Therefore, it is one of my all-time favorite places. two friends standing in front of the Art Institute of Chicago


County or State Park for Hiking

What better way to spend a day with your kids, than enjoying a hike. Getting fresh air and physical activity are additional bonuses when you choose this option.


Farmer’s Market

My kids and I love farmer’s market because we love fresh food. And, baked goods. You can justify the baked goods with all the walking you are doing and vegetables you are purchasing to take home. 


Concertsandra and her daughter at a concert

I mentioned in a previous post about how my daughter invited me to a concert featuring the Boston band, Dropkick Murphys. I had never heard of them. A bit of online research informed me they are a Celtic punk band, therefore, out of my genre. But I couldn’t resist spending time with my daughter–we have fun no matter what we do- so I said yes. And, I had a lot of fun. If only we had a picture at the concert that wasn’t taken in the dark! 



Black and white cat sitting in a box

I am a huge animal advocate, and the Fundraising Coordinator for the local humane society. Therefore, volunteering for my family typically means animal-related events.

Any volunteer activity is a great way to help your community and spend quality time with your kids. There is a wide variety to choose from; have a discussion on what causes mean the most to each of you, then pick an event.

We found our Ella Bella at a fundraising event Kyleigh and I were volunteering at. Our table was set up right next to all the adoptable cats they brought in to show off.

Really, who could resist?




Wine Tasting & Food Festivals

All you have to do is Google wine tasting and you’ll see options of events in your state for any given period of time. The link below is an example, offering food and wine festival options for this fall in Wisconsin.

Travel Wisconsin Fall Food & Wine Festivals


Wine & Art Class

These are so much fun, and not too expensive. Everyone goes home with a work of art created together. Plus, your art on the wall becomes a visual trigger for the memories of this time you spent with your kids.


Take a Class of Their Choicemother and daughter taking a lesson in glass blowing


Kyleigh bought me a glass-blowing class for my birthday last year. As you can see, we had a great time!

It’s all about having fun and making the most of the time you spend with your kids. Quality time is the key once your kids are adults.

Till next time, Sandra

Please share what you and your kids like to do together in the comments below!



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7 thoughts on “8 Fun Ideas for Spending Time with Your Adult Children

  • October 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Lots of fun ideas. I need to try something unique, like the glass-blowing class. Although I’d probably end up torching my eyebrows. Maybe a wine tasting would be safer. We have a farmers market right up the road and I’ve never been to it. Will see if it’s still open this fall or only in the summer.

    • October 6, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      I enjoy going to the farmer’s market in the fall to enjoy all the pumpkins and great produce to use for baking and decorating!

  • October 26, 2017 at 3:01 am

    I have two adult children… I would absolutely love to do some these things with them!

    • October 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      It is tough with busy schedules and responsibilities!

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