Long Point Conference Centre

Friends, happy to see each other again, embrace at reunion.

Fun-Filled Family Reunion Activities – Create Cherished Memories Together

Family reunions are a wonderful opportunity to strengthen bonds, reconnect with loved ones, and create lasting memories. To ensure everyone, from grandparents to grandchildren, has a fantastic time, planning a diverse range of activities is key. Let’s explore various types of activities that cater to different interests and ages, providing examples and essential points to consider for an unforgettable family reunion experience at Long Point Conference Centre.

Outdoor Adventures

Embrace the great outdoors and plan exciting activities that get everyone moving and enjoying nature together. These activities can be enjoyed on site, utilising the open lawn spaces and sporting facilities, or just steps away, exploring the George’s River and scenic bushland right outside our door. 

Scavenger Hunts: Create teams and design a thrilling scavenger hunt with clues that lead to hidden treasures or landmarks. It’s a fantastic way to encourage teamwork and friendly competition.

Nature Walks: Explore local or nearby parks or nature trails, appreciating the beauty of the environment while engaging in meaningful conversations and capturing stunning family photos. The Georges River offers many recreational and bushwalking opportunities, with various reserves like Frere’s Crossing Reserve, Keith Longhurst Reserve, Ingleburn Reserve, and Simmo’s Beach Reserve all providing scenic walks and access to the river. You might even see native animals like koalas!

Sports Tournaments: Organise friendly sports tournaments such as volleyball, soccer or softball. If you prefer the water, have some competitions in the swimming pool. Split the family into teams and let the games begin! Don’t forget to include prizes for the winners. LPCC has a soccer field with nets and lights, grassed volleyball courts, indoor table tennis, and cricket facilities on offer. 

Kids do a scavenger hunt at their family reunion

Creative Pursuits

Nurture the artistic side of your family by incorporating activities that allow everyone to express their creativity. Some ideas include:

DIY Workshops: Arrange workshops where family members can learn a new skill together, such as painting, pottery, or cooking. Consider hiring a local artist or chef to guide the session.

Family Recipe Swap: Share cherished family recipes and organise a friendly cooking competition. Each team can prepare a traditional dish and present it to a panel of judges or the entire family for a delicious taste test. Self-catered groups have access to a commercial kitchen fully equipped to cook up a storm!

Talent Show: Provide a stage for family members to showcase their talents, whether it’s singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or even performing comedy sketches. Encourage a supportive and lively atmosphere to boost everyone’s confidence. The main auditorium at LPCC has everything you need for your performance with a stage, lighting and media facilities available to use. Don’t forget to record the performances and create a film to recap the highlights of your time together.

Bonding through Games

Games are an excellent way to create laughter, friendly competition, and foster a sense of togetherness. Consider these entertaining options:

Board Game Night: Set up an area with a variety of board games suitable for different ages. From classics like Monopoly and Scrabble to modern favourites like Codenames and Ticket to Ride, there’s something for everyone.

Family Olympics: Design a series of physical and mental challenges, such as relay races, trivia quizzes and memory games. Award points for each activity and crown the family with the highest score as the champions.

Karaoke Party: Let loose and sing your hearts out with a karaoke session. Rent a karaoke machine or use our audio equipment and watch as the whole family transforms into singing sensations.

Kids playing card game together at a family reunion in Sydney

Meaningful Connections

Family reunions offer an opportunity to deepen connections and learn more about each other. Incorporate activities that encourage conversation and reflection, such as:

Storytelling Circle: Gather around a bonfire or in a cosy setting and take turns sharing family stories, memories and personal experiences. This helps younger generations connect with their heritage and strengthens the familial bond.

Family Tree Project: Assign a family member or a group to create a family tree. Include photographs, historical information and personal anecdotes. Display it during the reunion and encourage discussions about shared lineage.

Legacy Letters: Encourage family members to write letters to future generations, sharing advice, life lessons and their hopes for the family’s future. Collect the letters in a time capsule or create a digital archive for future generations to discover.

Things to Do at a Family Reunion

When planning a family reunion, it’s essential to consider the diverse interests and ages within your family. By incorporating a variety of activities like outdoor adventures, creative pursuits, games and meaningful connections, you’ll create a memorable and inclusive experience for everyone involved. 

So, start planning your next family reunion at Long Point Conference Centre, and get ready to forge deeper connections, create lasting memories and strengthen the bonds that make your family truly special. 

Remember to notify us, at the time of your group accommodation booking, if you require access to the kitchen and auditorium for your event, so we can assist to make it a smooth and memorable reunion.