Even though it seems as though this would finally be the summer to get out and about on a family holiday, there are several things going on in the world that whisper maybe a staycation would be a bit more realistic. Not only is there still concern over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what that has done to global fuel prices, but there is some concern that the newest Omicron variant is about to surge and is resistant to vaccines and boosters. With rising prices in everything from air flight to hotels and everything you would expect to enjoy on a holiday, perhaps it’s better to simply take one more summer staycation at home. Here are three ways you can enjoy fun with the family and maybe even more than you would have had if travelling abroad!
1. Host Weekly Barbeques on the Patio
Even though it may not yet be fully safe to travel abroad, hosting an outdoor barbeque with friends and family is safe enough. You will be outdoors after all and what better way to show off all that lovely new VidaXL patio furniture you purchased this year? Not only did you get a complete outdoor table with chairs to dine at on your patio, but you also ordered a set of black outdoor chairs to place at intervals around the garden. You’ve been meaning to get together with friends for so long now, and a summer staycation is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
2. Camping Under the Stars at Home
If you had planned on going camping this summer, there is no reason to completely change your plans. However, instead of camping on the Aisle of Eigg or at Newgale, Pembrokeshire, you will be camping in your own garden out back. Not only is it less expensive to camp at home but if the weather turns wet or a bit cool for this time of year, you’re that much closer to the warmth and safety of your home. All but the most seasoned of campers will appreciate this!
3. Take in Local Fairs and Outdoor Concerts
Even though you will be spending your summer holiday at home, there is no reason why you can’t take in some of the local events being hosted this summer. There are sure to be fairs, concerts and even outdoor markets where you can spend your days or evenings close to home without the cost of lodging abroad. It’s also a time when you are likely to encounter neighbours you rarely see because you work different hours and days of the week.
There is no reason why a family staycation can’t be just as much fun as a trip to the continent if you spend your time doing things you truly enjoy. Stay close to home this summer while banking all those pounds you would have spent travelling abroad. There’s always next year to go on a cruise in the Mediterranean or taking in shows on Broadway in NYC across the pond. Enjoy your summer close to home and next year you’ll be better able to enjoy that holiday away.