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Stay at home holiday guide – We’ve got you covered!

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Having a stay at home holiday this year?

Everyone loves going away! But, sometimes life happens and you are stuck at home during the summer holidays. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. You can still make your stay at home holiday super fun and we’re here to help.

Here are a few fun things that will keep you occupied during the December holidays:

Work on your gardening skills

gardening

Gardening is a great outdoor activity that can keep you busy for hours. And, you can get the whole family involved! Planting your own plants and then seeing them grow is an amazing experience.

Have kids? Get them involved too. Gardening is a great way to teach your children about responsibility. Read what experts have to say about gardening for children.

If you don’t have your own garden, you can always plant seeds in flower pots. Don’t have flower pots? Make your own! Click here to learn how to make DIY flower pots.

Sort out the packed away to-do lists

Do you have a to-do list you haven’t completed? Perhaps you haven’t found time to do stuff like sort out the garage and clean out your messy closets. With some free time on your hands, you can cross off more items on your to-do list.

Try out new recipes

There are so many quick and easy recipes on the internet these days. There’re even apps available that provide recipes, ingredients and step-by-step tutorial videos.

Try out a few recipes. Who knows – maybe you will find your perfect Christmas dinner. Just don’t forget the dessert!

Make crunchies now! Here’s a recipe.

take your dog for a walk

Stay active

It’s necessary to stay active during the holidays, especially because we tend to eat extra snacks. There’re various ways to stay active this holiday. Take your dogs for a walk (or, if you don’t have any, offer your services to a friend with dogs), go for dance classes, go for a hike, play garden cricket with your family or go swimming!

Find out the best places to take your dog for a walk in Gauteng.

Get your reading on

Increase your knowledge by reading an interesting book, or discover a new world by indulging in a fiction novel!

Have a spa day

spa day with daughter

Treat yourself after a long and hectic 2018! You can either go to a day spa or do your own pampering at home.

Get some face masks, paints your nails, file your heels and cream up your body! Not only will this be super fun, but it’ll also leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Paint!

Get your creative juices flowing by painting on a canvas or trying out new things like arts and crafts or pottery. Who knows, you might even find yourself a long-term new hobby!

Start on your New Year’s resolution list

There’s no better time to write your New Year’s resolution list than during the holidays. You will have time to think about, reflect on and redesign your goals for the future.

Get involved in charity work

Charities always need a helping hand, even during the holidays. Whether you visit an animal shelter to wash dogs, spend time with kids at an orphanage or collect sanitary items for young, rural girls, your help will be greatly appreciated.

have a picnic

Have a picnic

Pack a snack basket, put on sunscreen and a hat, and go enjoy a fun day out at your nearest park or dam. Some parks even have braais facilities available for you to use. This is a great way to spend time with friends and family, especially during the holidays!

Go on an adventure

Get some adrenaline flowing through your body by doing something adventurous like zip lining, tubing, horse riding or water rafting.

Are you having a stay at home holiday this summer? What’s on your list of things to do this holiday?

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