Picnics are usually a casual, fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors. The wonderful thing about picnics is they do not require a great deal of advanced planning and can be done alone, with one companion or with a large group of people.
Now that my son is a teenager, days out at the playground seem like a distant memory. I am so grateful that I have young nephews that I get watch grinning from ear to ear as they soar down the slides and swing in the air at the local parks. I often write about local places to get out and take a hike and explore nature, but outdoor time can also include a day at the playground with the little ones.