Test the lim­its to­gether

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Test the lim­its to­gether

Ex­tremes are some­times a good thing. Test­ing the lim­its is of­ten a tal­ent that kids pos­sess. Most of the time a par­ent’s role is to reel kids in from their ex­treme tests, but then there are times that join­ing in on some ex­treme ex­pe­ri­ences cre­ates a per­fect fam­ily fun mem­ory.


Take a clay pot­tery class with your kids. Learn­ing a new art to­gether can show that even par­ents make a mess when they try some­thing new. The Open Stu­dio in Englewood of­fers classes for all ages.

Sign up as a team for a Color Run. This “hap­pi­est 5K on the plan- et” is per­fect for fam­i­lies be­cause it is more about the mem­o­ries you make than your speed. The Color Run is an un­timed event in which thou­sands of par­tic­i­pants, or “Color Run­ners,” are doused from head to toe with dif­fer­ent col­ored pow­ders at each kilo­me­ter.


Jump­ing ex­tremely high and try­ing ex­treme flips into Sty­ro­foam at SkyZone is guar­an­teed to get the fam­ily laugh­ing to­gether.

Spend a day at an ac­tion park. The Ex­treme Ac­tion Park in Fort Laud­erdale is the per­fect place for the fam­ily to max out at an e xtreme go-cart speed or com­pete on the

ex­treme in­door ropes course.

Test your fear of heights to­gether at TreeUmph. Ex­plor­ing high in the trees, you will make unique mem­o­ries with your fam­ily, while chal­leng­ing your­self and hav­ing fun in ways you never thought pos­si­ble.


Head to the beach and spend an hour jump­ing waves to­gether. This is a cool way to en­joy the wa­ter, and it’s a good way to use up ex­cess en­ergy.

Take your bikes for a long ride around your neigh­bor­hood, or even ex­plore a new area by bike. Many play­grounds and parks have wide ar­eas of pave­ment or trails where your fam­ily can eas­ily pedal for hours.

Find a creek or some calm wa­ter to go stand-up pad­dle­board­ing. Within an hour the en­tire fam­ily will have worked their mus­cles to an ex­treme while push­ing through the wa­ter and main­tain­ing bal­ance at the same time. Mandy Carter is a lo­cal mom with a pas­sion for fam­ily travel, a pop­u­lar travel blog­ger, in­clud­ing her own fam­ily blog at Acup­ful .com, and the Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor for TOTI Me­dia.

The wa­ter of­fers a nat­u­ral way to burn off ex­cess en­ergy , from pad­dle­board­ing to wave jump­ing. Left pho­tos: The Color Run (top) is messy fun for the whole fam­ily . Ex­treme Ac­tion Park in Fort Laud­erdale has an ob­sta­cle course in the sky (far left)....

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