Enjoy a vacation at home

Are you tired of the hassle and expense of the annual family vacation? Sometimes it just seems to be more trouble than it is worth.  So why not just have a staycation? What is this you ask? It s a holiday at home, but with none of the hassles of travelling, staying at cheap noisy hotels or packing involved. Sounds boring? Think again!

Here are 6 ways that you can enjoy a staycation summer at home.

  1. Camping: Let the kids enjoy camping outside in your own backyard. This is a fun thing to do. Remember the house will be off limits except if a bathroom break is needed. Make sure the weather is fine and bring some hot dogs, chocolate and marshmallows to roast over the fire under the stars. Even if you do not have kids this is a fun thing to do.
  2. A day at the beach or lake: One of the nicest UK holiday ideas is a day or week at the beach. You do not have to go very far and you will enjoy the fresh air. A local hotel will not be too expensive and there will not be all the hassle of going on an International flight.
  3. Rent a cottage: there are many cottage holiday packages in the UK. They range from staying in a holiday cottage in the Cotswold Hills and Lake District to just renting a cottage by the sea. There are many beautiful locations but you will need to book early. It is like a home away from home.
  4. However if you do not want to stray from your home there is a lot you can do in the way of home entertainment. You can amuse yourself and of course your kids with a fun video game. There are a number of systems available on the market like nintendo wii, sony ps3 and xbox, which all have fun and exciting video games. You can even have fun with an interactive system like kinect, where the whole family can enjoy the activity.
  5. The library often has “readathons” in the summer. This is a good chance to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of books. There is literally something for everyone in this world. You can take the time to catch up on some reading yourself. Nowadays you do not even have to go to the library, you can just make a one time investment in an Amazon Kindle and download books from the Internet. Audio books or books on DVD’s are also fun and can be listened to anytime on your MP3 player or IPod.
  6. Catch a movie: maybe you have been meaning to watch that great movie and never had the time. You can rent a DVD and watch it in the comfort of your home. You can snuggle up on the sofa one evening with your partner and enjoy the movie without worrying about the time. Or you can rent a family movie DVD and all of you can enjoy the show.

These are just a few of the things you can do when you have a vacation at home. Just because you are on holiday at home does not mean it has to be boring. There are so many things to do, including some local sightseeing. So do not resign yourself to boredom because you are not travelling this year. Enjoy the fact you are not stuck at airports or running to catch planes. You are having a staycation and loving it.