5 Family Staycation Ideas to Try this Year

5 Family Staycation Ideas to Try this Year

Sometimes the best getaway is right in your own backyard. It involves less travelling, less planning, less packing and, most of all, fewer expenses! You’re left with more time to enjoy yourself and spend quality time with the family.

5 Staycation ideas to try this year:


1. Go camping.

A weekend camping trip is a great way to break the day-to-day routine and reset. It will allow you and the family to get away, but also enjoy the subtle delights of being in nature. You’ll enjoy stargazing, roasting marshmallows over the fire, and doing activities that you and family may rarely do – think fishing, hiking, setting up a tent, making s’mores, and building a fire.

Tip: If you prefer to stay right at home, you can even camp in your own backyard.

2. Explore the area you live in.

Perhaps there is a gallery, market, or petting zoo nearby that you’ve been wondering about. Take a day to explore your area. You’ll get the adventuresome joy of feeling like a tourist without the expensive vacation costs. When you really explore your local area, you’ll come to appreciate how many hidden gems there are.

3. Spend time in nature.

Head for the beautiful mountains, a lake, a riverside, or a park; and enjoy the beauty of nature. Spending time outdoors is a quick and easy escape from bustling traffic and distractions. Take the family hiking, kayaking, or for a scenic walk or bike-trek.

4. Get a hotel.

Checking into a local hotel is a great way to experience a getaway without travelling far. You can enjoy the benefits of room-service, an indoor pool, and any other hotel activities available – all while being close to home.

5. Create your own film festival.

Instead of going to the movie theatre, set one up at home. Choose your favourite films you’d love to revisit and invite friends over to join you and the family. If you own a projector, set it up in your backyard. The kids will love it, especially with an abundance of snacks and cozy blankets.


At Big Box Outlet Store, we are all about helping people afford more and finding creative ways to experience life without the expensive price tag. By taking your family on one of these 5 staycation trips, you’ll get the benefits of a getaway without emptying your wallet.

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