A year spent at home can have any family eager to go on a trip. But what about planning a weekend filled with activities to do at home instead? Since the quarantine was first implemented in 2020, we have all been forced to stay indoors in compliance with social distancing measures. Family trips and vacations are now hard to come by these days, especially when we want to keep our loved ones safe and healthy.
That said, there is no reason you can’t turn your weekend at home into a vacation of sorts for the family. As they say, “It’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey.” Your home and neighborhood can be a source of joy and excitement for the little ones. All you have to do is help them find wonder in the familiar–by creating a list of fun things to do with the family. Transform a regular weekend into a vacation to remember with these family activities at home.
Ride your bikes around the neighborhood
One activity you can do together as a family is bike around the neighborhood. Your kids will thank you for taking them out of the house, and it gives you all a chance to stretch your legs. Riding your bikes also allows you to get some fresh air while keeping in with social distancing rules.
Want to make your bike ride even more memorable? Plan a treasure hunt, and let your children hunt for clues on their bicycles. Hide these hints behind trees or bushes, as well as in spots that are not too crowded. If you have enough family members, you can even group them in pairs or in teams!
Rockwell South at Carmelray offers a secure and exclusive neighborhood that allows you and your family to explore the outdoors at ease. Aside from wide lawns and pavements, there is also a dedicated Bike Park where your children can make memories and stay active within the comforts of a vibrant community.
Parent’s choice, kids’ choice
Plan for an even more successful weekend vacation by letting your children have a say in your activities. For example, this works when you’re planning events such as family board game night where parents and children take turns in choosing which games to play. You can even challenge them to a rock-paper-scissors game or spin the bottle in order to decide who gets to choose first. Giving them a more active role in planning these family activities makes them feel more valued and allows them to become more invested in the idea.
This also works even for movie night or an arts and crafts afternoon. Here’s an idea for a major weekend project: Work on a family mural together where parents and kids take turns in choosing the colors to paint parts of. See how their imaginations run wild and get to know them on an even deeper level.
Does your family love the outdoors? Channel this into a fun and safe family activity: camping in the backyard. Allow your children to take a more active role by letting them help set up the tent and bring their favorite pillows and blankets.
Take camping night to the next level by setting up a bonfire, so you and your kids can roast marshmallows and make s’mores. You can even sing campfire songs while gathered around, or share stories. This allows the family to experience the home in a new way and lets them feel they’re on a family trip in the woods instead of the garden.
Celebrate the weekend with a feast
If you can’t take the kids to their favorite restaurant, bring the restaurant to them by ending your weekend with a sumptuous feast filled with their most loved dishes at home. Or, take it a step further by cooking within a theme that highlights a foreign cuisine: Take them to Italy with hand-tossed pizza, pasta, and tiramisu; You can also experience Mexico together with tacos and some churros!
This family activity could also be a chance to teach them some valuable family recipes. Request their help in whipping up a family dish, or in baking goodies for dessert.
While a real family trip away from home may not be in the works for now, create wonderful family memories together by taking in the effort to plan family activities that allow you to spend precious moments at home.
Making family moments and providing your loved ones the life they deserve is possible in a community that allows you to live life in balance. Rockwell South at Carmelray brings the signature Rockwell lifestyle to a wide, nature-filled development in Canlubang, Laguna. An hour’s drive from Manila, you and your family can enjoy the elegant pleasures of suburban living while staying close to the city.
Featuring a master-planned estate within hectares of nature, Rockwell South at Carmelray offers distinct amenities such as recreational parks that allow you to live your family life to the fullest. Bask in open relaxation with three hectares of leisure space. Get fit and nourish your mind and body at the Fitness Park, with 2,800 square meters of expanse for your fitness routines, while the Wellness Park has its own meditation garden and paved paths within 900 square meters.
Create priceless memories with your family at the Treehouse Park with a cabin up in the trees looking over 1,700 square meters of greenery, while you can enjoy a weekend grill with your loved ones at the 2,900-square meter Barbecue Park with its own outdoor grill, treehouse, and lounge.
Your children can spread their wings and wander to their hearts’ content with a 1,400-square meter Play Park and a 4,100-square meter Bike Park, with its own outdoor trail. And even your own furry family members have their own place in the community, with a 700-square meter Dog Park where they can play and socialize with other dogs in the neighborhood.
Find your home in the south, and let your family experience the boundless charms of southern living with Rockwell South at Carmelray. Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rockwellsouthatcarmelray.com to learn more.