Here’s What Families Are Planning for Summer 2021

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Do you already have summer plans? Juicy Juice tapped OnePoll to survey 2,000 parents on their summer 2021 plans—and here’s what they found!

You certainly aren’t alone if you consider summer 2020 a wash. According to OnePoll’s survey, 62 percent of parents said last year’s pandemic-centric summer didn’t really count. With last year in the rear view mirror, fifty-eight percent of the survey’s participants reported having high expectations for the summer of 2021.

Plenty of parents have felt the stress of cyber-schooling, working from home and everything else 2020/2021 have brought to them. With that in mind, 64 percent of parents surveyed said this summer is a welcome relief from everything else in their lives.

In terms of summer-time plans, thirty-four percent of parents said they want to find a way to safely visit with family. One-third of participants are all in for a family roadtrip or are perfectly happy camping in their backyard.

Along with these warm weather activities, parents are also planning movie nights, game nights, picnics, playing classic games such as hopscotch and hiking.

The top summer activities families are planning, in order of popularity, include:

Beach day – 42%
Socially distanced barbecue – 38%
Camping trip (not in the backyard) – 35%
Pool day – 35%
Visiting family (safely and according to social distance guidelines) – 34%
Camping in the backyard – 33%
Road trip – 32%
Movie night – 29%
Play water games (water balloons, sprinklers, etc.) – 26%
Game night – 24%
Cooking with kids – 24%
Have a picnic – 20%
Celebrate a birthday – 20%
Eat watermelon – 19%
Setting off fireworks – 18%
Eat popsicles – 18%
Go to a lake (i.e., go fishing, go boating) – 17%
Drink lemonade – 17%
Play in the yard (hopscotch, sidewalk chalk) – 16%
Go on a hike – 15%
Crafting – 14%
Celebrate a graduation – 12%
Attend a family reunion/get together -12%
Celebrate an anniversary – 7%

Ilene Bergenfeld, Chief Marketing Officer for Juicy Juice, said in a press release, “Whether it’s camping in the backyard or taking a vacation, parents are looking forward to spending time with their families and planning safe activities to have a feel-good, fun-filled summer.”

Bergenfeld continued, “It’s also apparent that there are plenty of activities to do in your own backyard or within your neighborhood to create fun memories while staying safe.”

—Erica Loop

Photos: Courtesy of Juicy Juice/ Feature photo: Alexandr Podvalny via Pexels

 

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