We’ve just had to postpone our family summer holiday, we were meant to be going in June but have put it back to next year now. I suspect a lot of people have done this, with no real indication on when social distancing will come to an end. So we’ve put our heads together to come up with some brilliant staycation ideas!
This Christmas my parents kitted us out with all the camping kit you need for the ultimate family camping holiday! We’d been glamping a few times last summer and decided this would be the summer we became fully fledged campers. It’s not looking very likely now – but that isn’t going to stop us! Mrs Mumbler got her kids out camping in the back yard earlier this week, a fire burning, she even managed to get them to eat some of the weird and wonderful tinned goods we’ve all been buying recently! Our garden is actually too small for our all singing all dancing tent, so instead we set up camp in the dining room! A few sheets over the dining table and a blow up bed with some torches did the trick! We’ve also heard of people with camper vans and caravans spending a night out on the front drive!
We are always a big fan of Deershed at Mumbler and it’s looking unlikely that it’ll go ahead this year. But there are so many things we can do to create the festival vibes! Get the face paints and fancy dress on, see above for some camping ideas and then watch highlights of your favourite festivals online! You can catch most festivals on You Tube, or take a look at the BBC iplayer for some great Glastonbury highlights! Big Fish Little Fish do weekly Sunday Kitchen raves, me and my little girl have been enjoying these – we even got out in the sunshine last week and had a garden rave – proper Festival Sunday afternoon vibes!
You can spend the whole week in Disney Land, visit the zoo or have a day trip to London! Check out our blog here. One of my favourite holidays was a road trip with my girlfriends across California over 10 years ago, I was able to relive a little bit of that holiday with my daughter this week with a virtual trip to Monterey Aquarium!
Beach vibes in the Garden!
It might not be Costa Del Sol temperatures just yet, but that shouldn’t stop us! Get the paddling pool out, get the plastic slide going into it, get the sandpit out and viola you’ve got your very own water park! Get the BBQ going, tunes and swim wear on and you’ll forget you’re only in the back garden!
If you were looking forward to enjoying some local cuisine on holiday, you could order a themed takeaway and enjoy it al fresco weather permitting. Set up a table outside with a tablecloth and candles, and tuck into some tasty tapas! Or for a sweet treat, afternoon tea is ideal to enjoy at home or in the garden – click here for a handy list of local businesses offering delicious deliveries and takeaway.
Explore the local area and discover some beautiful scenic walks away from the crowds. Check out our blog here for hidden gems in & around Gateshead, there might be some that you didn’t know about that will become new family favourites!
Skiing in the garden
Honestly, it can be done! Check out this brilliant video for a laugh!
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