Make sure there’s entertainment
From traditional lawn games like swing ball, catch and cricket, to a good old fashioned kick about, there are plenty of options to keep the family entertained when playing outdoors. For something equally as entertaining that requires a little less sporting know how, why not start a game of Barbecue Bingo?
All you need to do is create a tick sheet of events that you think may happen throughout your holiday from home, such as, accidentally burning food on the barbecue, someone winning at cards, an unexpected rain shower or even the kids helping out with the washing up!
Team up, decide on a prize and let the holiday from home unfold as you tick off events on your bingo sheet. From burnt barbecue food to a crowning a new Rounders champion, see how many you and your family can tick off.
Don’t miss out on your favourite events
Whether you reenact the European Football Championships in your back garden or host your very own Glastonbury Festival in your living room, incorporating a little of the events you’d otherwise miss out on into your holiday from home can go someway into compensating for the real thing. You could watch reruns of your favourite ever sporting moments, find clips of the best ever musical performances online or even play your own version of your favourite TV competitions you’re missing most.