While we all understand the need for a lockdown in the current health crisis, parents can’t help but feel a little sorry for themselves. Were you looking forward to taking your kids on spring vacation? Yep, so did the rest of the UK. Needless to say, that sucks! But, chin up everyone, there’s a lot we can do at home too.
First of all, it’s fair to remind you that your glorious spring half-term holiday plans were not a waste of time. Fair enough, you can’t make the most of them right now. But you can repurpose your ideas for another time when it’s safe to travel again. In the meantime, you need to figure out what to do instead to chill during the half-term break.
Renovate your home without breaking the bank
Why is renovating your home a good idea when you’re self-isolating? The answer is simple: because you spend the majority of your time at home. As a result, the little signs of wear and tears and other issues you’ve been postponing for later become more apparent. Making your house more comfortable for everyone during the lockdown is, therefore, an excellent thing. You don’t need to go over budget to renovate and improve. Something as simple as flat pack kitchens can be a quick and cost-effective way of transforming the kitchen in a short time. As flat pack designs are easy to build and install, you can manage the whole process from home, using your trusted DIY tools. If you prefer to focus on the bathroom, you’d be surprised by how much you can achieve with a fresh coat of paint and some grout cleaning!
Plan an indoor Easter Egg hunt
Keeping the kids entertained is not as difficult as it might sound. For young children, the prospect of joining the annual Easter Egg hunt in the park is gone. But you can still hide eggs inside your home. With a little creativity, you can make the Easter Egg hunt enjoyable for all, including grown-ups. Here is how it works. For young children, you can create interactive parkour where they have to do an action each time they find an egg, such as hopping like a bunny or mooing. Older kids and playful adults will love a trail of clues to decipher. Toddlers can also participate with a blindfolded hunt.
Play games and relax together
If your family loves a challenge, you can reach out to relatives and friends to play games together. Some families have used Zoom or FaceTime to play scrabbles or other board games across multiple locations. Others come together through an online escape game challenge that lets them solve a mystery together. It’s a fantastic way of spending quality time together. Take a look at The Supervillains Lair that can be played online with kids, laughter guaranteed! As you can play with everyone as long as people have an Internet connection, it’s fair to say that the half-term break isn’t going to be lonely, even though you’re in self-isolation.
Staying indoors and packing a lot of fun during the half-term break? Challenge accepted! While you’ll have to postpone your spring holiday trips for next year, it doesn’t mean you should let self-isolation affect your mood. Keep the family happy with an insolation-friendly programme.
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.