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The Great Australian Staycation : How to Holiday at Home with Kids

Planning a vacation but you want one that you can pull off within a short time and with little money? This is not the end of the amusing family fun that awaits you. That’s why I dedicated this week’s blog post to the Great Australian Staycation – an amazing opportunity to make your home and your kids’ stay smarter and more fun. If you are ready for more inspiration, there are ideas for artistic pursuits, thrifty travels, and general fun for when you’re stuck in one place!

how to holiday at home with kids

As each point reflects a different aspect of the staycation with kids, each one is informative and entertaining for the parents and their children, who may not find ideas on how to make the most of their time being at home. 

With that in mid, here are some creative ideas and activities to spend time and money on holidays at home.

6 Ways How to Holiday at Home with Kids

1. Creating Your Backyard Oasis

In “Creating Your Backyard Oasis,” we’re gonna dive into a fair dinkum guide on sprucing up your outdoor space with some ripper DIY projects that’ll keep the ankle biters entertained during the staycay. We’ll be yarnin’ about how to build a beaut veggie patch that’ll have the little ones learning about where their tucker comes from. And, we’ve also included some tips for a backyard cricket pitch or a footy field for the whole family to enjoy.

And for the creative bunch, we’ll teach you how to make a native bushland corner with Aussie foliage and some birdies will come to visit too. Indeed, it is all about utilizing the beauty and availability of the large space at one’s disposal and developing it into a recreational haven for the kids to play and a respite for the adults. So let’s get busy and follow these tips on how and where to get all the tools you need.

2. Indoor Adventures

If you are interested in changing the atmosphere of your home or just creating a fairy-tale appearance of your apartment, This guide is full of tips on how to attract more people of aboriginal background and become an embodiment of the Australian culture.

Creating a Toy Box Wonderland

First up, we’ve got the Toy Box Wonderland. It’s all about converting your lounge into a playful paradise where the kiddos can have a ripper of a time. Think indoor slides, climbing frames, and a heap of toys that encourage active play and spark the imagination.

Innovative Indoor Slides

Next, we’re talking about Indoor Slides. These aren’t your average backyard slides; they’re a top-notch addition to any modern Aussie home. From sleek, minimalist designs to bold statements, these slides are a beaut way to add a dash of fun to your daily routine.

Winter Wonderland at Home

And if you fancy a bit of festive cheer, why not deck your halls with a Winter Wonderland theme? It’s a bonza way to bring the joy of the holidays into your home, with twinkling lights and cosy decor that’ll make every day feel like Christmas.

Home Decor and Maintenance Adventures

Now, for the practical side of things, let’s discuss about home decor and maintenance adventures. Whether it’s a dodgy tap in the bathroom or a full-blown plumbing mystery, having reliable plumbers Sydney is as important as a cold one on a hot day. For all your plumbing needs, from quick fixes to major overhauls, check out the pros at Bayside Plumbing. They’re the go-to blokes for sorting out your waterworks, ensuring your home remains a wonderland, not a waterlogged nightmare.

So, whether you’re after a whimsical play area for the ankle-biters or need to tackle some serious plumbing issues, these ideas will have your home fair dinkum transformed. 

3. Culinary Journeys at Home

This section is all about bringing the taste of Australia into your home kitchen. This section would be chockers with ideas for cooking up a storm with the fam, showcasing recipes that are dinkum Aussie.

Bush Tucker Bonanza

You might start with a Bush Tucker Bonanza, introducing the family to the rich flavours of traditional Indigenous ingredients. Whip up some lemon myrtle barramundi or a hearty kangaroo stew.

Aussie BBQ Classics

Fetch up some snags and some lamb chops and some chicken and a shrimp on the barbie, mate! That is such a lovely way to spend a day or an afternoon with your closest friends and family members.

Gluten-Free Flour

And don’t forget the Sweet Treats from Down Under. The sweet treats may include the famous lamingtons, pavlova, and Anzac biscuits, which are likely to be popular with the ankle-biters and the adults as well.

In particular, we are offering each recipe as a culinary adventure ideal for creating memories and letting the kiddos learn more about Australia’s diverse food history.

4. Staycation Education

Staycation Education is the process of ensuring that children engage in educational activities throughout the day, especially during playtime when it is impossible to go out and travel. This approach creates an environment in a home setting that blends play and learning as one entity thus making learning effective. Thus, it can be seen that toys, games, and even some common household objects can enable parents or caretakers to create effective learning experiences that encourage cognition, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. 

Like indicated, the concept is to ensure that learning remains fun and part of a child’s daily routine, be it on a holiday or when sick at home, so that their curiosity and knowledge increase while they are not at school. Staycation Education means the propagation of education in a situation where you have to work with what is available to create an environment that encourages learning through play.

5. Crafting Memories

Designing Memories is an inspiring theme that encourages people to discover and appreciate the symbolic value of Australian imagery over artistic. Crafting Memories is a meaningful and immersive concept that allows participants to dive into the fascinating world of artistic representations of Australia’s identity. This concept promotes the production of made-by-hand art concerning prominent areas in Australia, for example, the graceful structure of the Sydney Opera House and the vast land desert. 

Or the bustle of the coral reef. Painting, Sculpturing, Collage and other techniques from various necessities make it possible for enthusiasts of different ages to get engaged with the most ideal creation of knick-knacks. These crafts are not only souvenirs of the Oz’s nature and culture, but they are the means artists reconnect with their personal journey and special places. This way, stories are documented, and the full beauty of Australian sites is touched and captured in a kin thus creating a physical representation.

6. Family Fitness Challenge

Staying Active with Aussie Sports at Home is an innovative project that aims to promote an active lifestyle with the help of Australian sports, right in our homes. This is a theory that involves families participating in a series of exciting sporty activities given the fact that Australia is a sporting nation that boasts of sporting icons such as cricket, rugby, surfing, etc. 

The goal of the challenge is simple: reinforce the importance of regular exercise, uniting the family to play different games, introduce friendly rivalry into the process, and not forget about the true Australian spirit. It is also an opportunity to learn how to play and exercise along with spending quality time with friends and family and ensuring that children grow up with healthy habits and a love for sports and exercising. Family Fitness Challenge is aimed at making the house the most entertaining place that will give the Family members the chance to exercise together and have fun.

this is a contributed article

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Shelley Whittaker

Shelley is the Founder of Wander & Luxe. She is an award nominated blogger and has worked in the travel, motherhood and lifestyle space since 2016. Her mission is to inspire family wanderlust by showing her adventures and sharing her knowledge and know how when travelling with kids. All whilst she tries to conquer motherhood and indulge in life’s little luxuries.

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Shelley Whittaker

Shelley is the Founder of Wander & Luxe. She is an award nominated blogger and has worked in the travel, motherhood and lifestyle space since 2016. Her mission is to inspire family wanderlust by showing her adventures and sharing her knowledge and know how when travelling with kids. All whilst she tries to conquer motherhood and indulge in life’s little luxuries.

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