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Get Outside for Fun Family Outdoor Activities

It’s time to get the family together (that means no phones!) and have some outdoor fun that everyone can enjoy. If you’re taking that long-awaited family camping trip or looking to upgrade your patio deck for the next neighborhood BBQ, Academy Sports + Outdoors has what you need to get outside for outdoor games and memory-making adventures for the kids.

Patio, Pool and Backyard Essentials for Outdoor Fun and Games

From patio furniture to grills and outdoor cooking essentials, you can count on Academy to find the right outdoor equipment when Dad fires up the pit or to help make your poolside patio the new Sunday Funday hotspot. Choose from a wide selection of top-quality grills, smokers and seafood boil kits for your block party bites.

If you like to stay fit with lake rowing or cool off when floating the lazy river or squaring off against family and friends in water volleyball, then good times are on the horizon with pools and water sports! Make your relaxation time the best pool time with a swimsuit that’s perfect for your individual style while soaking up sunrays with your beverage of choice.

However, if you prefer air travel over water, a new trampoline has the ticket for your next flight! Trampolines are one of the best outdoor family activities that older kids love. They come with an array of safety features, including enclosures and foam frame pads to protect younger kids. UV-resistant jump mats extend the life of your trampoline by maintaining its strength and appearance under the sun.

For smaller children, bounce houses, playsets and swing sets are the perfect outdoor activities for kids when boredom-proofing your backyard with outdoor toys and games.

Other recommended fun, active activities for smaller kids: treasure hunts, obstacle courses and scavenger hunts

More Outdoor Family Activities: Biking, Camping and Fishing

Take a family trip…around the neighborhood! Find the right bicycle and accessories at Academy to help keep your family fun moving with safe and stylish bikes that feel custom made. If you prefer a more casual bike ride geared for comfort, shop from a vast selection of cruiser bikes. However, if you need a more adrenaline-pumping experience, mountain bikes deliver on rugged terrain rides and hilly trails.

If you have an outdoor family, go beyond the backyard and local parks by taking them on an outdoor wilderness adventure. Load up on your camping and hiking gear to brave the elements with extra comfort and safety for an improved outdoor experience. Find all the essentials like tents, sleeping bags and coolers needed to make the great outdoors even better.

Outdoor play, activities and family trips wouldn’t be complete without getting “hooked” on catching some bass or catfish. Academy has all your fishing supplies from reels and rods to kayaks and canoes. Complete your fishing gear checklist for reeling in your prize-winning lunker to feed the whole family.