A Parents' Guide to At Home Staycations
12 June 2020
If your family is unable to holiday abroad this year, it may be a disappointing realisation at first - but there are many ways in which you can turn it to your advantage!
Staycations at home are not only safe and comfortable, they’re also an effective way of saving money. Even a weekend at a simple bed and breakfast can set you back a few hundred pounds - so why not relish the cost reduction?
Read on to find out how you can make the most of holidaying at home.
Bring the Spa to You
Home spa days are brilliant. They usually cost much less, you’re in a familiar environment and you can tailor all products and treatments to your own tastes.
Indulge in Great Food
Research the dishes you’d usually enjoy abroad and recreate them at home - or add your own twist!
B&M Top Tip: Invest in the little details, such as the right cooking oils, to make your experience more authentic.
Treat Yourself to Cocktails
Turn your living room into the coolest cocktail bar in town! Pick your favourite spirits and browse the internet for the most delicious mixes.
B&M Top Tip: Why not include some mocktails for the kids?
Keep the Family Entertained
Make sure there’s always a range of fun activities close to hand. Many of the things you can do at home are either very cheap or totally free.
Explore local hiking trails for a taste of the great outdoors. Spend a day at a nearby park with a picnic. Plan themed movie nights.
You could also earmark a little “quiet time” for the end of each day, where you can all curl up with a good book.
Try New Activities
A holiday at home is a great way to find a new hobby.
Consider different sports too - you could invest in a garden football set or learn to hula hoop!
Change the Scenery
Staring at the same four walls of your home can get pretty boring. Instead, you could book a few day trips or explore the parts of your local area that you don’t know very well.
B&M Top Tip: You could even revise something about your home to make it feel new and exciting. For example, a fire pit on your patio might encourage the family to spend more time outdoors.
Make the most of staying at home this year by indulging in home spa treatments, exploring exotic dishes, trying a few cocktails, planning fun activities and exploring.
If you plan to spend plenty of time in the garden, you should check out our range of outdoor toys and activities.