With the economy forcing families to be more budget-aware, in addition to extremely-busy times, staycations have become an upward trend with Canadian families. Staycations are when families stay and relax at home, potentially taking day trips – versus shelling out thousands-of-dollars to vacation abroad. DIY expert, mom, and “frugalista” Leigh-Ann Allaire-Perrault stopped by to chat with CityLine.ca about a few of her top staycation ideas!
Urban scavenger hunt – Go on an urban scavenger hunt. Allaire-Perrault recommends taking a few family city walking tours. Whether you’re in Vancouver or Toronto, there is certainly no shortage of “funducational” (fun and educational) walking tours.
Christmas in July – Bring some holiday cheer to your summer! A “Christmas in July” is a great way to get the kids in a good spirit. A few ideas include indoor ice skating, baking a few batches of cookies, making frozen hot chocolate, and even singing a few Christmas carols!
Movie night under the stars – A perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbours. Grab the kids on your street; hang up a white bedsheet, pull out the PJs, and catch a flick under the stars. A great birthday party idea, too!
Go outside and visit local attractions – Get to know your city. Fun, local events happen all-year-round – many free as well – so it’s a good idea to make a list of indoor and outdoor attractions for both sunny and rainy days.
Have a backyard Luau – A fun party idea. Erect a few Tiki torches, lay down some flowers, cut up some fresh pineapple, and put on the hula skirts! Have a backyard Luau with the neighbours – an ideal theme party for both children and adults!
Repost from CityLine.ca