[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is fair to say 2020 was a long year! So many families had to sacrifice time spent with loved ones, having to home school, and leave work colleagues behind to work from home where we could. Holidays were cancelled, and what you thought would be a summer of fun in the sun, turned out to be sunbeds in the garden and paddling pools for the children. Although massively inconvenient, for some families, it showed that you don’t have to travel abroad to enjoy your holidays.
Yes, you could plan a vacation abroad, book flights, hotels, organise travel documents, luggage and make sure you have enough money for food and drinks! There are better ways to spend your limited time off.
What is a Staycation?
Staycation is a term that is commonly used when describing a relaxing break with no need to travel. In other words, you can stay at home, or within your hometown and still do activities you would do away from home. There are various examples, but yours should be all about maximum relaxation and plenty of fun.
Tips on Having the Best Staycation
Not everybody considers sunny beaches as a dream vacation. Some people like to Ski, whilst others prefer to hike in the mountains or have a winter break away. Whatever your preference, you will have a picture in mind of what to expect. For example, it may be specific décor, lighting or music. By staying at home, you can still create the perfect atmosphere to relax and have fun. By simply hanging hammocks, lighting torches and scented candles will lift your mood.
Your back garden is the perfect place to connect with nature. Picture the scene! Sat around the poolside reading a book, cocktail in hand, children laughing in the swimming pool and the birds happily chirping in the trees. Then there is the option of adding water features for peaceful sounds of soothing water running and the scents of beautiful flowers.
Get Children Away from Technology
Technology, as important as it is these days for some, can be a huge distraction for the family. It is difficult to drag children away from the latest social media platforms. With being in lockdown for so long, it isn’t surprising that so many of us are lacking in vitamin D. With a swimming pool in the garden, that is all the encouragement you will need to turn off the tech, have fun and boost those essential vitamins. Still take care in the sun and make sure you are all protected with good shade and sun cream.
When on holiday, part of the appeal is not having to cook and being able to try new cuisines in the sun. However, if you do enjoy cooking, now would be the time to experiment. You don’t have to be cooped up in the kitchen. Clean down the BBQ and enjoy the lighter evenings with a family get together. If you do slightly overindulge, don’t worry! You have a swimming pool to burn off the extra calories.
Holidays are all about creating memories and having fun. Plan your days! Make up games that the entire family can enjoy in the pool. Be it pool volleyball, tag, inflatables or relays, you can create hours of fun for the entire family to enjoy.
We hope this article has inspired you. Get in touch for more information on installing a swimming pool in your garden, ready for your Summer holidays.